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Making Botanical Perfumes and Colognes

Did you know that most perfumes and colognes are manufactured using synthetic chemicals, even petroleum? Many of these ingredients do not need to be listed on the labels but are known allergens, hormone disruptors, and irritants. The majority have never even been studied for cosmetic use! This is pretty scary, but the good news is that we can easily create our

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Dilution of Essential Oils for Topical Application: What You Need to Know

Although essential oils are absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream somewhat more readily when applied undiluted than when used in diluted form, this is not a good practice because the risks of experiencing skin irritation and sensitization (a type of allergic reaction) increase greatly when undiluted essential oils are put on the skin and the risk of systemic toxicity and drug

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Palmarosa Essential Oil

Palmarosa is a very skin-protective essential oil. In “The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy,” Salvatore Battaglia says that it hydrates skin, has antiseptic properties, balances all skin types regulates sebum production (the oil that your skin produces) and can stimulate cellular regeneration. Palmarosa essential oil is also deeply supportive of restoring strength, opening your heart, and boosting immunity. It’s perfect for

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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 oil or oil of cypress Place the safflower oil in a glass jar and add as many freshly dried pot marigold petals as possible. Cap the bottle and place in the sun

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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 irritated. Chapped Lips Rough, cracked lips not only feel uncomfortable but also look unattractive. You can protect your lips from summer’s drying heat {and winter’s wind and cold} with a soothing

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Neroli {Citrus aurantium}

Neroli essential oil is obtained from the flowers of the Seville orange trees. This essential is obtained by water distilling the orange blossoms since they are very fragile and, hence, cannot undergo the steam distillation process. The aroma of neroli essential oil has a lot of resemblance to bergamot. Neroli essential oil possesses an invigorating and typical, zesty fragrance with a sweet and flowery tinge.

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