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Turn Back Time with Turmeric: Skin Benefits of This Potent Spice

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turmericThere’s been a lot of buzz about turmeric lately, and we sure know why!  It is valued for its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects both used topically and as a dietary supplement.  Further, it’s great for cleansing and clarifying skin.  This means that turmeric is great for many pesky common skin ailments including premature aging, acne, scars and stretch marks, and pigmentation. Turmeric has been prized by Eastern cultures for centuries for its many benefits. 

Aging Skin

Turmeric is a …

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When Life Gives You Lemons, Lucky You!

organic lemons for natural hair treatments

organic lemons for natural hair treatmentsFar from being a sour surprise, lemons abound in health benefits.  Lemons are known for their cleansing and detoxification properties when taken orally, and are an excellent topical skin cleanser as well.  Read on to find out how to incorporate these tart gems into your health and beauty regimen.

Lemons for Detoxification

Our bodies are designed to filter out toxins, and do so effectively, but only to a point.  In our chemical-laded modern world, we often accumulate more toxins than …

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Health & Body Benefits of Coconut Oil

Cracked Coconut

Cracked CoconutConventionally we’re taught that fats are unhealthy and contribute to obesity and heart disease.  However, certain fats are heart healthy and have a myriad of other benefits.  Coconut oil abounds with beneficial fats, and has mucho of health benefits.  Adding this taste of paradise to your diet will keep you healthy inside and out.

How can coconut oil benefit my health?

The oils found in coconuts have beneficial immune, endocrine, nutritional, anti-aging and cardiovascular effects.  Coconut oil can help us …

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Aloe Vera Done Right

Aloe Vera

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAThe ancient Greeks and Romans believed in it.  The Mesopotamians recorded its use as a healing plant in 2100 bce.  The Egyptians called it the “plant of immortality,” and presented it as a gift to deceased pharaohs.  What is it?  The humble aloe vera, a succulent plant that so many of us today use on cuts and burns.  However, there’s far more to aloe vera’s its story than just a burn gel. 

So What Can Aloe Vera Do for My

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DIY Winter Skincare Tips

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winterRemember when you were a kid and played outdoors or made snowmen for countless hours? Our faces were red, our skin was scaly, and our toes burnt, but we had great fun!  You may not be playing outdoors for hours now, but you still expose your skin to the cold and wind.  Even indoors, your skin is bombarded by dry air, overheated rooms and pollution.  Today, we’re going to talk about what you can do to help your skin combat …

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‘Sup with Surfactants: Do Bubbles Mean Trouble for Your Skin and Hair?

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surfactantsToday, we need to talk a little chemistry before we talk beauty.  We’re talking SURFACTANTS!

Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension of a liquid so it increases the contact between the liquid and another substance. Surfactants are sometimes referred to as “wetting agents”, but they can also act as detergents, emulsifiers, foaming agents, and dispersants.  You’ve probably been using the most famous surfactant since you were a child – soap – which breaks the surface tension on your …

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Why You Should Toy With Carotenoids – For Beauty Benefits Galore

Carotenoids

CarotenoidsEver look at the produce isle in your supermarket and notice how rich and colorful it looks?   What you’re seeing is carotenoids at work.  These health essentials will also give you super-gorgeous skin, adding natural color and even fighting premature aging.  They’re also great for you, and turbo-charge your defenses against inflammation, infection and even cancer.  

The Glow Au Naturel!

We can’t produce carotenoids, but thankfully our skin is especially effective at storing them, so a healthy intake is important.  …

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Neroli for Mind. Body and Beauty Benefits

Neroli Oil

Why is neroli, otherwise known as “orange blossom” the perfect beauty ingredient?

Neroli oil is a pure plant derived oil that comes from the blossom of the bitter orange tree. It has a sweet citrus yet floral aroma, making it a popular essence in many modern fragrances. It also has a rather dramatic history. Neroli oil was first used at the end of the 17th century by Anne Marie Orsini, duchess of Bracciano and princess of Nerola, Italy to

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