IN ESSENCE... Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is derived from the steam distillated flowers of the Cananga odorata botanical. There are 5 classifications of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: Ylang Ylang Extra, Ylang Ylang I, II III, and Ylang Ylang Complete. The numbers refer to the number of times Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is distilled through fractionation. Used in aromatherapy applications, … Continue reading Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
All About the Uses and Benefits of Orange Oil: Orange Essential Oil, most commonly referred to as Sweet Orange Essential Oil, is derived from the fruits of the Citrus sinensis botanical. Conversely, Bitter Orange Essential Oil is derived from the fruits of the Citrus aurantium botanical. Orange Oil’s ability to naturally enhance immunity and reduce several symptoms of numerous … Continue reading Essential Oil Spotlight: Orange Oil
Clary sage, also known as Salvia sclarea, is a plant native to the northern Mediterranean Basin. It is widely used for medicinal purposes and as a spice.Many parts of the clary sage plant can be used, including the leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds. In alternative health practices, clary sage essential oil is used in aromatherapy. In this article, … Continue reading What Are The Health Benefits of Clary Sage Oil.
Frankincense is a special sap from the Boswellia tree and it’s had a wide array of cultural applications for over 5000 years. Boswellia trees are hardy trees that yield the valuable resin when the bark is “striped”, or slashed open. It’s a process that’s done by hand to ensure the highest quality resin. Frankincense originated in … Continue reading How Can Frankincense Oil Aid in Natural Skin Care…
Palmarosa is a very skin-protective essential oil. In “The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy,” Salvatore Battaglia says that it hydrates skin, has antiseptic properties, balances all skin types regulates sebum production (the oil that your skin produces) and can stimulate cellular regeneration. Palmarosa essential oil is also deeply supportive of restoring strength, opening your heart, and … Continue reading Palmarosa Essential Oil
Elemi essential oil is distilled from a resin, is very skin-loving, and is great for the respiratory system. Elemi has a lot in common with Frankincense. But while Frankincense resin is produced in response to a wound in a plant’s trunk, Elemi resin is produced when the Canarium luzonicum tree sprouts leaves. When the resin … Continue reading Elemi Essential Oil
Though there are a variety of ointments available for treating minor wounds, many of them are made of synthetic compounds that can irritate the skin or provoke allergic reactions in people with chemical sensitivities. Fortunately, there are simple natural remedies that often prove themselves effective against painful stings, cuts, bruises and infections without producing side … Continue reading Natural Balms for Cuts, Stings, and Bruises
Much of what we use, consume and put on our bodies in modern society account for increasing health issues today -- and synthetically produced spa and soap products are no exception. Many common soap formulas today contain: Parabens Synthetic fragrance Synthetic colorants Petroleum derived ingredients Formaldehyde Aluminum... and many more harsh chemicals. These chemical ingredients … Continue reading Organic Soap and Spa Products!
Green Beauty Guide It would make sense, I suppose, to start from the top with hair care products, but instead I've decided to start with your skin (not including the face just yet, that's a whole other thing). Your skin is your largest organ, and what we put on it has a lasting impact on your … Continue reading Clean And Green Series
Collagen is a substance that is naturally produced by the body. However, the production of this substance diminishes as people grow older. The results of the low production include wrinkles, thinning skin and brittle hair among others. There are a number of collagen supplements available on the market that can restore the amount of collagen … Continue reading Collagen.