rejuvenating

Here in the United Kingdom, the cold, wet, dark and gloomy weather has really set in now, with record-breaking levels of rainfall in many parts during January. Thank goodness we’re not knee-deep in snow, but nonetheless, right now Spring seems far, far away. During dreary weather like this I like to pamper myself a bit from time to time, and usually qualify my actions with a declaration along the lines of ‘I work hard, so I deserve it’. I heartily recommend that you do the same! Read more…

Article by Sue Charles | Mind and Body | Tags: , , , | Thursday, February 6th, 2014 - 2:37

Frankincense essential oil is obtained from the hardened oleo-gum resin collected from Boswellia carterii or related species found in the Boswellia family. The genus Boswellia comprises of approximately 23 species, but only about 6 of these exude oleo-gum resin that yields frankincense oil with the beautiful, classical fragrance we are familiar with.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , , , | Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 - 2:12

The colder winter months are finally upon us which means it’s time to make changes to our skin care routine before the winter weather starts to take its toll on us. Just as your body needs different clothing to protect it against the changing weather, your skin needs a different skin care regime to properly protect it from the harsh weather too.
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Article by Sue Charles | Mind and Body | Tags: , , , | Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 - 12:55

Recognised as a significant medicinal herb for over 3,000 years, aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis) today still remains a living legend in the world of natural medicine. Scientists continue to research into how this plant produces its amazing healing properties with absolutely no side effects.
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Article by Geoff Lyth | Botanical Stuff | Tags: , , | Monday, November 4th, 2013 - 11:32

A vast range of natural materials is available to protect and care for your skin, and you’ll find many of them conveniently brought together for the gentle healing art of aromatherapy. And I’m not just talking about essential oils either; carrier oils also have the ability to revitalize, nourish, and shield your skin from the ravages of the weather and environmental pollution. Read more…

Article by Sue Charles | Beauty Tips | Tags: , , , , , , | Monday, October 7th, 2013 - 6:05

Every woman knows that her hands reveal the truth about her age. No matter how much money is invested in cosmetic surgery, absolutely nothing can be done surgically to turn back the hands of time with your hands! We use our hands to communicate and express our feelings to everybody we meet, so this makes it vitally important to care for your hands properly to keep them feeling soft, smooth, and looking good.
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Article by Sue Charles | Beauty Tips | Tags: , , | Thursday, September 5th, 2013 - 11:12

Most people today are skin conscious. We want our skin to look young and healthy, and will usually do as much as we possibly can to protect our skin from whatever possible harm there may be in our environment. Of course every woman wants to have a beautiful, clear, radiant complexion. But are you doing as much as you possibly can to care for your skin?
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Article by Sue Charles | Beauty Tips | Tags: , , , , | Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 - 4:29

I read once that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love who arose from the foaming depths of the sea, owed her beautiful flawless skin and glossy hair to the natural elements she had just emerged from. Fanciful as it may sound, there is much truth in this legend because science has now proven that the unique combination of chelated minerals, vitamins, enzymes and amino acids found in seaweed and algae really can beautify the skin and hair. Read more…

Article by Geoff Lyth | Botanical Stuff | Tags: , , , | Sunday, July 14th, 2013 - 1:15

Elemi is a soft, fragrant oleoresin obtained from the trunk of Canarium luzonicum trees, and elemi essential oil is extracted from this oleoresin. For over 100 years the name ‘elemi’ was used as a collective term for a number of oleoresins derived from several botanical species and geographical origins. However today, ‘elemi’ generally relates only to oleoresin and extracted essential oil originating from the Philippines, which is known and traded internationally as Manila elemi. Read more…

Article by Geoff Lyth | Profiles - Essential Oils | Tags: , , , , , | Friday, September 7th, 2012 - 9:26
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