Best Photo

Niepce’s First Photograph From Bedroom Window

Photos have the ability to tell a story and leave a lasting impression on all walks of life. When you are long and gone with times final ending; your photo can endure through the ages.  We all have had that image that captivates us in awe, bringing in a rush of emotions and feelings beyond measure.

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce

In 1826/1827, French inventor Joseph Nicephore Niepce was the first to give trend to photography. The word itself comes from the Greek meaning light and writing. Niepce’s trials with heliography led to the creation of the earliest known surviving photo. He is one of the first photographers inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in 1966.



For this months blog, I have decided to share with all of you a picture that I continue to look at till this very day, not just because I was the person modeling in it but the experience and feelings of magic it invokes.

The picture shown below was taken last year by a very talented photographer named Ashton Dundas. It was such a learning experience for me and continues to stay with me even now. Its a constant reminder that anything is possible with the power of creativity, hard work, and belief. Have you ever been inspired by an image/photo? Did it somehow change your life in any way?



“Harvest Lord” /Photographer: Ashton Dundas /Photo Credit:







Reply Below if you have ever been moved or inspired by an image/photo.

Beneficial Ingredients

I want to spend a few moments and go over a few of the beneficial ingredients that Earths Curious Goods, LLC uses in the production of its products and the reasoning behind it.  I created the company with the goal of using sustainable practices and using natural materials as much as possible.  Creating products that future generations will come to appreciate. Hope this blog will enlighten you and help you make a few choices in the future.  So lets begin!

 Shea Butter:  A favorite of mine and in my opinion, the best! The natural vitamins and fatty acids in shea butter adds moisture and helps the skin naturally produce collagen which improves skin elasticity; giving it a smooth youthful look.  Since it helps reduce inflammation, its great using after a day at the beach or prolonged sun exposure. (Our bath bombs and few of our soaps contain shea butter)

Coconut Oil:  An excellent moisturizer and often overlooked, coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and antifungal. The antioxidant vitamin E is found in coconut oil which helps soothe eczema, sunburn, and psoriasis. Also, the antioxidant vitamin E could help delay the occurrence of wrinkles because its known to protect skin cells from damage over time. Helping to strengthen the skin tissue and eliminate dead skin cells, coconut oil absorbs quickly into the skin. Studies have found that coconut oil reduces water loss in very dry skin and aids in hydration.

Epsom Salts:  Getting its name after a saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England. Epsom salts absorb easily in the skin and helps cleanse your body. Also, it soothes muscle pain, decreasing swelling and aches  Stress has been known to drain the body of magnesium and increases the levels of adrenaline.  The use of Epsom salts help replenish magnesium in the body and the magnesium helps to produce serotonin, which is a mood elevator in the brain that helps create a feeling of calm and relaxation. 

Sodium Bicarbonate:  A salt also known as baking soda, it balances the pH level of the skin and is a natural deodorant.  Sodium Bicarbonate relieves itching and minor skin irritation by neutralizing toxins on the skin’s surface.  It has also been known to improve the skins complexion over time.  (All of our bath bombs contain sodium bicarbonate)

Kaolin Clay:  Found naturally in the Earth, kaolin clay nourishes the skin and makes it smoother.  Effective in the care of oily skin, and helps purify the skin .    

Olive Oil:  A wonderful moisturizer and doesn’t clog the skins pores.  It may help protect the skin from premature aging by preventing free radical damage to the skin.

Citric Acid: Great for acne prone skin! Citric acid is an antioxidant that cleanses the skin and can help reduce the process of aging.

Cocoa Butter: Naturally heals dry and sensitive skin.  Cocoa butter absorbs in the skin and remains for hours and could help in diminishing the signs of aging.  Improves skin elasticity and skin tone, plus soothes skin suffering from rashes or dermatitis.

Soy wax: Invented in the 1990’s by Michael Richards, soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oils of the soy bean.  Completely renewable and sustainable, soy wax burns clean, burns longer, and is eco-friendly. 

Hope you enjoyed reading a few things and hope that you will look at using a few products with natural ingredients, whether it’s from my company or someone else. A favorite of mine that I personally use and find beneficial for my skin is St. Ives lotion. In particular the ‘Pear Nectar & Soy Body Lotion’, I find that the smell is pleasant and stays on my skin through the day. I like how they use natural moisturizers and does not contain animal ingredients.  I love the stuff and use it daily! If you have sensitive skin, try this stuff out. See pictures below.


We do have plans to make our own lotions in the near future so keep a look out! 🙂

Blessed Be!



  I would like to begin by saying that a hurricane is a truly devastating force and should never be taken lightly.  This entry is not meant to lessen the effects it has had on the world or the lives it has affected in a terrible way. Positive thoughts and vibes for all that have suffered or experienced a loss due to this storm.  Now to begin, I remember receiving the news that a hurricane may hit our area and that we should evacuate as soon as possible.  Our governor, Nikki Haley, did a wonderful job at evacuating South Carolina residents that would most likely be affected by the on-coming beast known as Hurricane Matthew. I am located here in Charleston, South Carolina; so of course, I was one of the residents that needed to evacuate. Still, I was a child of the old ways, something inside of me told me that I would be fine.  I can’t really explain it but it was a feeling of calm and clarity.  Almost like a mom coming home to her family and knowing that everyone is safe. Ever since I was little, I have always had great intuition and as I got older, this has only enhanced. 

  In the old days, runes and tarot cards would be used to hone your skills at gaining knowledge. Whether it was to see into the future, gaze into the past, or feel the present situation. Lighting a few candles,  I immediately took my cards and runes out to see what clarity I can gain in the situation.  I wanted to stay but everything around me and everyone I came across was leaving.  After using my tarot and casting the runes, the reading was in agreement, they recommended that I stay and all would be fine for me.  The more the storm approached our city, the more peoples fear began to take hold.  I would look at the news and see how people reacted and how tempers  would rise as gas stations were crowded with people and in some cases, the stations were running out of gas.  I watched on my social media timelines on all the negative comments and spreading of more fear.  I wonder, is it easier to go with fear and be negative?  Do we all just follow suit and whatever we see, we do?  I even witnessed an instance where a news reporter announced to the world that if you stay during the Hurricane, you would die and that your kids would die.  Majority of the population would call it reckless for me to stay, especially with Matthew leaving a trail of death and destruction. 

  Long story short, the day came where the Hurricane finally hit us.  It was during the morning and the winds and rains were unforgiving.  I could look out my window and see across from my building the water begin to rise and the road disappear under it like a tidal wave of destruction.  I of course lost electricity, everything went quiet and the only sound was that of the storm and its roaring voice. Rain dropping harder and harder as if tiny bullets hitting everything in sight. I remember thinking that its scary to think how all of this could possibly destroy the city and me along with it. Yet here I was, no electricity and Matthew here to destroy everything it touches. The next day was probably the hardest, having no electricity and seeing the damage it cause to people I knew and didn’t know. It was very sad. I of course survived Matthews onslaught of horror and mayhem but there were a lot of people that did not have such luck. Some lost their houses and in some cases, even their lives. I was lucky that no one I knew was harmed by this storm and only suffered minor damages. It would be days before electricity would be restored. The city was standing strong and began to rebuild almost immediately. Frustrations among the masses were still there but recovering from Matthew  was a goal we all seemingly agreed upon. Some cities weren’t as lucky as ours and in some places the devastation that Matthew brought was on a grand scale.  I cant help but wonder, even with the advances of science and technology, did our ancestors have a knowledge and skill that maybe we lost along the way?