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You probably know that essential oils are great to make a room smell nice - most of us love citrus scents, like oranges or lemongrass, or floral scents of jasmine and rose. Or you might have heard or even used a few drops of eucalyptus oil in a vaporizer to fight away cold and flu during colder seasons. But do you know that essential oils have research-backed psychological properties and can help with common conditions affecting our minds? Using essential oils

Marketing experts that are trained in this field know exactly how to execute the end result “Sales”. From eye catching packaging, bright logos, consistent colour schemes and catchy slogans, somehow they have a win and make you feel very special and create the need to have what they are selling. The beautiful artworks, together with cleverly selected and artfully positioned claims like Natural, Organic, Magical, Effective, Active, High-Performing lead us to believe that the wonder skincare product we have just purchased online

I don’t think there is a person out there who does not get stressed once in a while. If you are a parent, work and run a household, then stress is just a part of your life.  When we are stressed, our body produces cortisol, a stimulating hormone vital to our survival in life-threatening situations. But as cortisol rushes our blood supply to critical body parts like heart and lungs, it reduces the supply of oxygen to our brain. Which basically

One of my favourite subjects at the Make Your Own Skincare Workshops is the topic of pH. Unless I have a chemical engineer in the room (happened once so far!), most people shake their heads when asked if they know what pH is and why it’s important in making skincare products. So here is a quick and – hopefully - easy to absorb guide to pH in skincare and haircare products. 1. What is pH? Quite unscientifically, there is no single opinion

Unsurprisingly, there are no winged reptiles involved with dragon’s blood. Also called Sangre de Drago, dragon’s blood is a resin, sap, extracted from a tree indigenous to South America - Croton lechleri. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀As this tree is commonly referred to as “dragon tree” and its sap has a vibrant deep red 🩸 colour, the red resin received the name of Dragon’s Blood. Dragon trees native to South America and Asia Here are some interesting facts about this ingredient:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀-> 🩸Dragon’s blood has

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