Category Archives: Science of Your Skin

Muscle Rub.

This salve really does wonders for hard-working muscles. Massage into stressed, stiff, and aching shoulders, neck, back, or feet. {This is not recommended for pregnant women.} 1 teaspoon lanolin 1 1/2 ounces extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 ounce beeswax, shaved or grated 2-3 drops arnica essential oil 6 drops ginger essential oil 3-4 drops lemon essential oil 1. In an ovenproof

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Aromatherapy Ylang – Ylang.

Cananga odorata   Ylang ylang is basically a tropical tree indigenous to Asia, especially Indonesia. The blossoms of this tree are used to prepare an essential oil that is widely used in manufacturing perfumes as well as in aromatherapy. The ylang-ylang essential oil is extracted by steam distilling the highly fragrant flowers of the tree. Ylang-ylang flowers have a profound and

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Gypsy Herbal Astringent Lotion.

This wonderful herbal astringent lotion has been hailed as the first herbal product ever produced and marketed. Legend has it that the early Gypsies formulated it and claimed it to be a cure-all. Whether or not it is I hardly know, but I do know that it is an excellent astringent for the face and a great rinse for dark

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CHAKRA HEALING ESSENTIAL OILS.

Just as color, sound and stones have a certain resonance with the Chakras, so do different plants. Essential oils are the fragrant distilled essence of plants, and can be used to help balance the chakras. Use the fragrances which are the most appealing and pleasing to you, and it is recommended to blend the pure essential oils with a carrier

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