• ‘Beauty and the Bees’

    That syrupy stuff is not just for sweetening your favorite herbal tea. Find out how ingredients made by bees can help boost your beauty routine. An Apiary is a place

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  • Benefits of Carrot Seed Oil

    IN ESSENCE… Carrot Seed Essential Oil is steam distilled from the dried seeds of the Daucus carota botanical. This oil should not be confused with Carrot Carrier Oil or Carrot Seed Carrier Oil.

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  • The Health Benefits of a Body Scrub

    Just like the skin cells on your face, the cells on your body regularly shed to reveal new, healthier skin underneath. That turnover process slows as we get older; to

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  • In Essence: Bergamot Oil

    The fruit of the Bergamot tree is a cross between the Citrus limetta (a species of Citrus that can be referred to as either “Sweet Lemons” or “Sweet Limes”) and the Orange.

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  • Rose and Chamomile Clay Face Mask

    Our skin is designed to do its job naturally. Eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated and using whole, simple products all support the idea that our skin can breathe and do

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  • Rose Water Hydrosol

    Winter in Utah/Oregon means a lot of time indoors and, we hope, a lot of time for projects. I have a penchant for all things floral, so it’s only natural

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  • Rose Essential Oil: Embodying the Sacred Feminine

    THE ROSE BEARS RICH MYTHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATIONS WITH THE DIVINE FEMININE, SO IT IS NO COINCIDENCE THAT ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL IS ASSOCIATED WITH FEMININE ENERGETICS. Chinese Medicine names rose a powerful

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  • Lotus {Nelumbo nucifera}

    ALSO, KNOWN AS: Bean of India Indian Lotus Lotus Sacred Lotus Sacred Water Lotus The aquatic plant family Nelumbonaceae comprises two species and one of them is Nelumbo nucifera. Currently,

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  • A Few Soothing And Nurturing Skin Care Recipes To Tempt You!

    Soothing Massage Oil. 1/2 cup safflower or sunflower oil Dried pot marigold petals 12 drops essential oil of rose geranium 12 drops essential oil of lavender 10 drops essential pine

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  • Body Care Extras

    Skin and hair aren’t the only pieces of your body care puzzle. Healthy and beautiful lips and nails are every bit as important to appearance, left untended, they can become quite

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6 Health Benefits of Bentonite Clay

For centuries, cultures the world over have turned to ancient clays like bentonite for therapeutic purposes ranging from healing rashes and bug bites to drawing out poisons and promoting digestive health. Fast-forward to the twenty-first century and bentonite clay is still a popular and effective therapy. Here we’ll look at how bentonite clay supports whole-body wellness and cleansing. What Is

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Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

IN ESSENCE… Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is derived from the steam distillated flowers of the Cananga odorata botanical. There are 5 classifications of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: Ylang Ylang Extra, Ylang Ylang I, II III, and Ylang Ylang Complete. The numbers refer to the number of times Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is distilled through fractionation. Used in aromatherapy applications, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil soothes

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Foot Detox: Know the Facts

Foot Detox: Know the Facts, Top Benefits, and Recipes When you think about detoxing, you probably think about detox diets, colon cleansing, or fasting. But, in recent years, detoxing through the feet has gained popularity. Proponents say foot detox therapy eliminates toxins from the body, increases energy, offers immune support, and improves overall health and well-being. However, foot detoxes are

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Geranium Essential Oil: Creating A Complete Balance

There is so much to say about the “flower of constancy”. Its elegant aroma is fresh, green and sweet with a strong rose note. Its sweetness increases as it evaporates into the atmosphere. A strong oil that is also light and soft at the same time that eases mental stress and worries, while lifting the spirits. So, did that grab

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almond, cardamom & rose beauty latté

This latté was inspired by the rich flavors and aromas of the Middle East. It’s warm, soothing, and uplifting! The rose water compliments the almond milk and almond extract beautifully, while the hint of cardamom and cinnamon adds a burst of exotic spice. Make it as a soothing light breakfast, or as a warming caffeine-free treat before bed. Benefits of Rose

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Reading A Ingredient Label: Everything You Need To Know

When I first started researching cosmetic ingredients due to my chemical sensitivities, the information available was scarce. There were few books, websites, and apps to guide me through the swapping process. The lack of trustworthy, easy-to-consult resources forced me to learn more about cosmetic formulation and regulations than I originally intended to. However, it ultimately helped me to make more informed decisions.

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