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DIRTY DOZEN: 12 INGREDIENTS TO AVOID IN COSMETICS

Posted on 11 August, 2017 at 23:55 Comments comments (21)

There are over 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products, as many as 1 in 8 which are industrial chemicals. These toxic ingredients include carcinogens, reproductive toxins, pesticides and hormone disruptors. They are used in industrial settings for things like keeping concrete soft (plasticizers), taking grime off car parts (degreasers), and reducing surface tension in paint (surfactants).

A recent study by the David Suzuki Foundation found tha approximately 80% of cosmetic pro...

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Arnica Montana

Posted on 24 March, 2017 at 21:55 Comments comments (7)

ARNICA

Arnica is a perennial herb from the Asteracea botanical family (part of the same family as the sunflower) with orange-yellow daisy-like flowers heads. It is commonly found in the northern hemisphere in the mountains areas of Europe, North America and Siberia and the dried flower heads have long been used as an astringent and to treat skin disorders. The genus name Arnica is said to be derived from the Greek word arnica,...

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The Healing Power of Rose Essential Oils

Posted on 4 November, 2016 at 0:05 Comments comments (3)

The Healing Benefits of Rose Essential Oil

 

The benefits of Rose Essential Oil are varied and can assist in many healing modalities in the body. It has been used for thousands of years in many cultures around the world.

 

Roses are widely considered the most beautiful flowers in the world. The flower is an integral part of innumerable stories, legends, myths and legacies. With its varied colours, incomparable fragrance and range of shapes and sizes, you can ...

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The Benefits of Dry Skin Body Brushing

Posted on 1 June, 2016 at 1:40 Comments comments (1)




The Benefits of Dry Skin Body Brushing

Your step-by-step guide

What if we told you there was a simple beauty trick that only takes five minutes out of your day, costs next to nothing, and helps your body inside as well as out? Too good to be true? It’s not.

Dry skin brushing is the secret and it has long been a part of Ayurveda’s cleansing philosophies. ...

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10 Reasons you should use Natural Clay Part 2

Posted on 12 April, 2016 at 2:10 Comments comments (3)

Part 2

Around 200 million years in the making clay comes in a variety of colours, which vary according to its mineral content. A good quality Clay has high absorptive properties and a high cation exchange or drawing power, it has a very fine, velveteen feel and is odourless and non-staining. While it contains a wide variety of trace minerals, these minerals are not absorbed ...

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10 Reasons you should use Natural Clay Part 1

Posted on 12 April, 2016 at 2:10 Comments comments (5)

Part 1

Around 200 million years in the making clay comes in a variety of colours, which vary according to its mineral content. A good quality Clay has high absorptive properties and a high cation exchange or drawing power, it has a very fine, velveteen feel and is odourless and non-staining. While it contains a wide variety of trace minerals, these minerals are not absorbed from applying clay to the body. High bonding...

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The benefits of Apricot Oil

Posted on 5 April, 2016 at 1:20 Comments comments (9)

What are the therapeutic benefits of Apricot Oil?

Apricot kernel oil is extracted from seeds of Apricot (Prunus armeniaca). It is a light and gentle oil used in creams, lotions and other beauty products to balance, nourish and lubricate the skin. Apricot kernel oil is cold pressed and has a very faint aroma, which makes it an excellent carrier oil. Carrier oils are used to dilute fragrant essential oils before they are applied to your skin.

Apricots are native to Armenia, although...

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What is a Chemical Peel?

Posted on 19 November, 2015 at 19:55 Comments comments (9)

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical facial peels, also referred to as chemical resurfacing, are used to produce a controlled injury to the skin to promote the growth of new skin. Chemical peels have been around for hundreds of years from ancient Egyptians bathing in sour milk and old wine - that contained lactic and fruit acids that are still commonly acid used in mild chemical peels tod...

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The Ancient History of Aromatherapy Part 1

Posted on 1 October, 2015 at 22:55 Comments comments (6)

The Ancient History of Aromatherapy Part 1

 

Essential oils are concentrated substances that are extracted from certain species of flowers, fruits, grasses, leaves, roots and trees. You could say it is the heart and soul of the plant. These powerful substances are the chemical components of the plant cells that are released during the extraction process...

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