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The Ritual of Coffee

I love my morning coffee.  That rich, deep warm feeling, and smell reminds me of those exploratory days in my twenties when I used to meet up with a group of friends every weekend morning. We would brunch all day, dance a little, laugh a

Kombucha – Probiotic Goodness

Why do people drink kombucha or kefir or eat saurkraut or yogurt?  Do you know what prebiotics or probiotics are? Let’s start at the beginning Microbes are all around us, and for the longest time, the world thought that all microbes were bad.  But that’s

A Jamu Lifestyle of Wellness, Community & Love

Let’s start with what we know. We know Jamu is an herbal healing tradition from Indonesia that spans across centuries, and is a part of everyone from ancient royalty, the villager, and the cosmopolitan youth today. We know Jamu utilizes ingredients including turmeric, tamarind, ginger,

Tea Synergy: The Benefits of Togetherness

Antioxidants are supposed to be good for us, and most of us try to consume antioxidants through food, drinks or supplements. But ever wonder if one specific form of antioxidant is better than the other?  Like, if I love to drink tea, should I drink

Candlenut: The Balanced Nut!

Candlenut holds a special place at JUARA.  Our very first JUARA product we launched was our popular Candlenut Body Creme, a.k.a. Bali in a Jar, which became an instant hit with customers, editors and estheticians alike.  By popular demand, many more Candlenut treasures followed. But

Cinnamon: For Health & Holiday Cheer!

‘Tis the season for all things Cinnamon!  Ahhh…what would the holidays be without Cinnamon’s signature aroma.  Whether we’re talking aromatic cookies, spiced cakes or hearty stews, Cinnamon is one of the most popular spices, loved and revered around the world.  Its use originates as far

Body Shaping Ginger – Eat it up or Massage it in!

When winter holiday cheer arrives, the weight gain blues often follow. Did you know that January 2nd is often the fattest day of the average American – gaining an average of 5-10 pounds over the indulgent, food rich holidays? Who can help it? – less

4 Fast Facts to Add Ginger to Your Diet!

 Ever since I learned that ginger is one of only a few spices that has proven anti-inflammatory benefits after consumption, I have been avidly trying to figure out how to add it, and it’s other anti-inflammatory spice friends into my cooking.  Don’t like reading articles?