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Our Natural Ingredients and Why We Love Them

Our Natural Ingredients and Why We Love Them

Sweet Almond Oil The oil is easy to apply and keeps the skin moisturized for arelatively long time. It also protects the outer layer from wear and tear when applied byforming a thin barrier while giving it a smooth and healthy appearance. The oil has highamounts of vitamin E and antioxidants, making it great for reducing fine lines andwrinkles on the skin. Vitamin E is also a natural preservative. It combats aging bydestroying free radicals and provides the proper nutrients for the skin to repair itself. Avocado Oil This oil is known for its natural sun protecting properties and acts...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

I'm sure we all know or know of someone who has been diagnosed with a form of cancer at some point in their life. In some way or another we have been affected by this; whether it was a friend's friend, distant relative or immediate family, we understand that cancer is no laughing matter. It is a very serious, and growing disease that we struggle to collect enough research to be able to cure all. My mom (left) and my sister (right) were both diagnosed with the same breast cancer 6 months from one another. They both had the same procedure, a lumpectomy,...

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Honey Essential Benefits and Uses

Honey Essential Benefits and Uses

There is fossil evidence of the existence of honey bees as far back as 150 million years ago. However, it isn't until about 8000 years ago that Stone Age paintings show bees, hives, and people in hieroglyphics. So, honey has been created from pollen by bees for millions of years and humans have become wise to its effectiveness since finding a way to collect it. In ayurvedic civilization honey was considered one of nature's most remarkable gifts to mankind and ayurvedic experts used honey for a wide range of skin disorders. Ancient Egyptians medicine records show honey incorporated in one way or another...

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Lemon Essential Oil Benefits and Uses

Lemon Essential Oil Benefits and Uses

Where did lemon essential oil come from?   Go back to the second century AD.  A small but very special evergreen tree that seems to be a hybrid cross between the citron tree and pomelo tree sits in the foothills of the Himalayas in North East India bearing a brilliant, yellow, spherical fruit. It’s bright scent immediately relieves and awakens the mind and stimulates a more positive mental outlook. This powerful fruit that provides the uplift to the psyche was later classified as Citrus limonum, more commonly known as the lemon.    Now fast forward the early 1900’s in Sicily where they began cold pressing...

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Grapefruit Essential Oil and Benefits

Grapefruit Essential Oil and Benefits

The grapefruit tree, Citrus paradisi, a tall glossy leaved tree with white flowers and large pale yellow fruit has an interesting history. Some believe that the first record of the grapefruit is from the mid nineteenth century when an Englishman from the East India Trading Company visited the West Indies, leaving behind what he called “shaddock” seeds (later known as the grapefruit) in either the Barbadoes or Jamaica. Others believe the fruit originated as a hybrid between sweet orange and pomelo trees in Asia. While still others think it originated in Africa and was spread world wide by seamen. Either way, the first known historical record is...

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