Essential Oil Basics: A Guide To Carrier Oils
May 10, 2022

Essential Oil Basics: A Guide To Carrier Oils

What are carrier oils? Unlike essential oils which are distilled or expressed from the aromatic components of a plant, carrier oils are derived from oily seeds, kernels, or nuts. Carrier oils allow you to dilute concentrated essential oils so that they be safely applied to the skin, but they are not all alike. Each oil contains different fatty acids and nutrients and has its own set of therapeutic properties. So let's explore some carrier oils.
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Cayenne Pepper Applied Topically Can Help Ease Pain
April 11, 2022

Cayenne Pepper Applied Topically Can Help Ease Pain

You probably already know that cayenne pepper provides a powerful punch when it comes to flavoring your food. But it does much more than flavor recipes, it is also gaining popularity for its pain-relieving properties that have been used medicinally for thousands of years. But how does it work?
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Photosensitivity and Citrus Essential Oils
January 20, 2022

Photosensitivity and Citrus Essential Oils

The scents from citrus essential oils like grapefruit, orange, lemon, and lime are magnificent when you need to boost your mood or brighten your day. You may have heard the terms “phototoxicity” or “photosensitivity” when reading about citrus essential oils which may scare you away from using these wonderfully uplifting oils. If you do your research and use them properly, you can reap the benefits of these refreshing oils while keeping your skin safe. Since many people are misinformed about photosensitivity and citrus oils, let’s explore some information.
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Clay Facial Mask Recipes & The Science Behind Them
November 21, 2021

Clay Facial Mask Recipes & The Science Behind Them

Clay Face Masks can be a versatile addition to any skincare regimen. While clay powders are very effective when made into a simple paste with water, they can also be mixed with other ingredients for an added benefit or just for fun and experimentation. There are many websites that provide recipes for additives to clay masks. Unfortunately many do not understand the science behind how a clay mask works.
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