• New Seasonal Products

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  • Skin Benefits of Myrrh Essential Oil

    Myrrh, in the scientific nomenclature system, is called Commiphora Myrrha and is native to Egypt. Myrrh is one of the most popular scents in the world and has been used for centuries for helping repair damaged skin. The skin benefits of Myrrh essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antimicrobial, astringent, expectorant, antifungal, stimulant, carminative, stomachic, anticatarrhal, diaphoretic, vulnerary, antiseptic, antioxidant, circulatory, tonic, anti-inflammatory, and an antispasmodic substance.

    The essential oil of myrrh is extracted from resin and contains between 70-80% sesquiterpenes. The main components of this essential oil are alpha-pinene, cadinene, limonene, cuminaldehyde, eugenol, cresol, heerabolene, acetic acid, formic acid, and sesquiterpenes.

    What does all this mean for healthy skin / hair?

    Myrrh essential oil is high in antioxidants to fight free radicals that can damage or destroy healthy cells. It can also destroy bacteria that can lead to acne or fungas that can cause red itchy skin. As an added benefit, it can also strengthen the hair roots helping to prevent hair loss.

     

     

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  • 5 Beauty Tips for Essential Oils

    Mix with your moisturizer

    Add 1 drop to your daily moisturizer for added therapeutic effects. If using our CoQ10 Facial serum or Lycopene Facial Oil use a 2 to 1 ratio, 2 drops serum/oil to 1 drop Essential oil.

    Bath & Shower 

    Add some essential oils to a warm bath or shower to inhale the therapeutic benefits of the oil and have it absorbed through your skin. For adults, add up to 5 drops directly into the water or into your favorite cleanser. For adults with sensitive skin, reduce the amount to 2 drops per 1 tbsp of cleanser. 

    Aromatherapy

    Inhaling the essential oils helps to calm your mind, open up your sinuses and can soothe an inflamed throat. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, place a towel over your head and breathe deeply. 

    Massages

    Relaxes your body and mind while helping to soothe aching muscles. Add to any lotion, cream or oil. For adults, use up to 15 drops in 2 tbsp of product.

    Diffusers & Burners

    A natural air freshener, this technique creates a relaxing ambiance and can clean the air by removing germs and bacteria from the air. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. 

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  • Anti Aging Benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil

    Frankincense essential oil is high in monoterpenes, the main component responsible for making this essential oil antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Frankincense essential oil has the ability to promote the regeneration of healthy skin cells and at the same time protect already available healthy skin cells. Working at a cellular level means skin starts healthy helping to avoid damage and omitting the need to repair damaged skin cells.

    As old skin falls off naturally or is removed by cleansing / exfoliating, new skin comes to the surface. Frankincense can also kill bacteria that can interfere with this process making this essential oil great for reducing acne, cleaning out clogged pores and brightening the skin. Aging skin can be the result of many factors including inflammation, overgrowth of bacteria or lack of hydration. Frankincense essential oil helps eliminate many of these common factors that lead to dull, lifeless skin.

    Frankincense oil can also help with wound healing and may decrease the appearance of scars. Be careful not to apply it to broken skin, but it’s fine for skin that’s in the process of healing.

     

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  • Healthy Food for Glowing Skin

    Want glowing skin but not sure where to start. Here is a quick guide to help reduce inflammation, brighten your skin and reduce puffiness. Not only will your skin start looking better but your health will improve as well. These foods are all high in antioxidants, trace minerals and vitamins to make them anti-aging with loads of skin benefits. These can easily be added to smoothies, pastas and salads to make eating healthy easy, fun and beneficial. 

    Turmeric - Its active antioxidant, curcumin, has shown to be one of the most effective anti-inflammatory and free-radical fighting options out there, according to a study in Oncogene. Plus, research shows this spice can also be used to lighten dark pigmentation blotches or scars caused by aging, hormone imbalance, or sun exposure by inhibiting an enzyme in the skin that produces pigment—just combine with coconut oil or milk to create a healing facial mask!

    Avocados - The fruit is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which have been proven to hydrate and shield the skin by lowering the risk of premature aging caused by ultraviolet radiation. Avocados potent source of fats also helps you absorb many of the fat-soluble vitamins that also help protect your skin from sun damage.

    BlueberriesBrimming with antioxidants, blueberries help your body quash cell-damaging, skin-aging free radicals. These berries also help boost the strength of collagen fibers thanks to their high concentration of anthocyanins: phytonutrients that give these berries their bright blue hue. Not to mention, this fruit is also a great source of prebiotics—fiber-rich foods that your gut bugs ferment into anti-inflammatory fatty acids—which can help heal your immune system and alleviate inflammation-induced skin conditions.

    Pineapples - Bromelain is an enzyme that softens skin and has been used for hundreds of years in South and Central America to fight inflammation and swelling. Drinking pineapplejuice helps the body synthesize collagen, which helps skin stay firm and flexible, while vitamin C and amino acids aid in cell and tissue repair

    FlaxseedsThese seeds over a beauty double whammy: helping alleviate inflammatory skin issues and improving overall hydration of your skin cells. Flax seeds offer a payload of omega-3 fatty acids, which erase spots and iron out fine lines. A study in the British Journal of Nutrition found participants who downed about half a teaspoon of omega-3s in 6 weeks experienced significantly less irritation and redness (thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties), along with better-hydrated skin.

    OatsA nutrient-dense whole foods diet won't just help you lose weight—it'll also brighten up your skin. That's because introducing high fiber foods like oats will feed your inflammation-reducing gut bacteria, minimize spikes in blood sugar that can contribute to skin problems, and strengthen and firm up your body tissues. That last benefit is because of oats' high source of silicon, a trace mineral that also helps skin retain elasticity, slowing the signs of aging.

    Kale - You may have thought it was just a trend, but kale has proven that it earned its spot as a superfood. This cruciferous veggie is loaded with the skin's favorite anti-aging vitamins A, C, E, and, uniquely, vitamin K. Leafy greens are one of the most potent sources of vitamin K, a vitamin which helps with blood clotting and faster healing when ingested. And when applied topically, it can minimize the visibility of bruises, scars, stretch marks, and spider veins.

    Cucumber Infused WaterCucumber water can help soothe your skin from the inside out. Staying hydrated helps your body to flush out toxins and maintain a healthy complexion. Cucumbers are also high in pantothenic acid or vitamin B-5, which has been used to treat acne. According to the National Institutes of Health, one cup of sliced cucumbers has about 5 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin B-5.

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