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Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. It is also sometimes referred to as essential oil therapy and has been around for centuries. It continues to have an important role in Indonesian and Balinese culture to this day.

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With Christmas and the holidays right around the corner, many of us are clamoring to find perfect gifts for those very special people in our lives. However, it can become a challenge to buy something for someone that seems to already have everything, right? So, how do you find the perfect gift?

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Winter is a wonderful time of the year; however, the lack of sunlight during this time can trigger seasonal depression in a lot of people. Today, we will be going through some self-care tips you can use to help combat these negative feelings.

Diffusing stress-busting essential oils, doing yoga, and taking extra care or time for ourselves are just a few examples of self-care routines we will look into below.

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Are you looking for that one natural beauty product to add to your skincare routine that will have the highest impact? We highly recommend an essential oil Face Serum. Face Serums help to fight aging, acne, and scarring while hydrating the skin. Used regularly as part of your skincare routine, Face Serums can give your skin a firmer, smoother texture and reduce the look of fine lines and pores.

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According to the FDA’s definition, fragrance is a blend of chemicals, which gives every single perfume, cologne along with other beauty products, their unique scent. Fragrance is often present in personal care products like sunscreens, shampoos, soaps, deodorants, body lotions, makeup and so on. The exact ingredients, which are utilized to formulate fragrance, also commonly referred to as parfum, are either petroleum based or derived from natural sources. The companies which make beauty products frequently buy fragrance compounds from fragrance houses (companies that specialize in making it), and then use them to ultimately formulate their own proprietary blends.

Continue reading Fragrance in beauty products – is your nose being deceived?

A huge chunk of people in our modern societies are now embracing natural living. This is a leaning towards the use of more natural health and beauty products. It is also about using environmentally friendly household cleaning and body products for better health. Antiseptic or antibacterial soap is mainly used to keep our bodies free from harmful germs. However, recent findings have revealed the dangers of using commercial antiseptic soaps. Most recently, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concluded in a report that there is no evidence to show that antiseptic soap is better than ordinary soap. The report went on to state that some of the ingredients used in commercial antibacterial soaps could even have harmful effects!.

Continue reading Make Your Own Chemical-free Antiseptic Soap at Home

You cannot talk about beauty without mentioning skin care. In fact, the state of your skin determines beauty overall. More people are coming to terms with the fact that natural skin care is the best. This involves using products derived from nature; products made without synthetic additives or ingredients, such as those developed by Utama Spice.

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In the recent years, essential oils have gained a lot of popularity. This is partly because of aggressive selling through models like multi-level marketing. Indeed, some of the leading brand names in essential oils have been put on the spot for various controversies and have – it can be argued – given essential oils the reputation of a fad or a pseudo-science, due to badly-motivated sales practices.

Continue reading Essential Oils: Drawing the Line Between Hype and Health

Whether you are looking to revitalize damaged hair, add shine or strengthen your hair, essential oils have you covered. These natural oils are known to have wonderful properties that work to transform the overall health and look of your hair. If you have never considered essential oils for your hair, this post is for you. Learn about the top oils for hair care and what they do for your crown and scalp.

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Native to the Middle East and northern Africa, frankincense is popularly known as ‘olibanum’ in Arabic. This awesome essential oil is derived from the Boswellia tree and today, the Middle East as well as Somalia and Ethiopia are the leading suppliers of this oil to the world. The most common traditional use of frankincense was aromatherapy. It was a staple when it came to incense burning in many religions and cultures. Today, many still use this incense for spiritual cleansing. Scientists have come to learn that the incense has the power to kill off pathogens in the air as well; so, it can literally cleanse your air for a healthier life.

Continue reading Frankincense: A Favorite Essential Oil with Far-Reaching Benefits