Jojoba oil is actually a liquid wax derived from an evergreen shrub plant that grows in areas with desert-like climates. This wax contains many essential vitamins and minerals needed for healthy hair and skin because it is very similar to the natural sebum our bodies produce. Specifically, the vitamins and minerals in jojoba oil are vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium. Continue reading “Ingredient of the Week: Jojoba Oil”
Fall is in the air – the time of cozy sweaters, warm beverages, pumpkin spice everything and Halloween! While summer skin care is all about controlling oil caused by the hot and humid weather and sun protection, fall brings it’s own skin care challenges. The humidity in the air decreases and the cooler temperatures can cause our delicate facial skin to become dry and dull. Skin care routines in the fall should focus on repairing the damage done during the summer months and preparing your skin for the much harsher, colder temperatures. Although many don’t realize the importance of adjusting your skin care routine with the seasonal changes; it is very important to take climate/ environmental changes into consideration when choosing the best routine for your skin type. (If you don’t know your skin type, check out our post about it here!) Continue reading “Fall into Perfect Skin Care!”
Chamomile has been used since ancient times by the Greeks and Romans for medicine, drinks and incense. This “miracle herb” has been is known to ease inflammation, upset stomachs, nausea, heartburn, vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety and insomnia.
There are two types of chamomile: Roman and German. Both German and Roman chamomile plants grow wild in various parts of the world and have similar soothing properties. Roman chamomile is a small evergreen perennial plant that grows very low to the ground with large flowers and has a sweet apple scent. German chamomile, on the other hand, is not a perennial plant and it has fewer flowers than Roman chamomile. It also has more of a sweet straw scent.
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