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Some of The Health Benefits of Having a Massage

Promotes Relaxation And Reduces Stress A massage dilates blood vessels, promoting relaxation and thus reducing stress. Encourages More Oxygen Into The Body A massage enhances deeper breathing which provides a better oxygen delivery through all parts of the body. Helps Improve Posture Massage promotes flexibility, thus improving posture. This can...

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25 Best Foods To Detox Your Body

Lemons These contain a high amount of Vitamin C, which also strengthens the immune system. Mix it with water and use it as a daily drink. It contains antioxidants which fight off potential toxins in the body. Lime Lime has a slightly higher content of vitamin C than the other...

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Essential Oil Directory

Essential oils have existed since the ancient times and are the precursors of our modern perfumes today. They are a key component to all products which hold deodorizing properties.  Allspice Berry This is a dried fruit of the Pimenta dioica plant. This is also called the Jamaican Pepper or Pimiento...

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Carrier Oils In Soapmaking

Fatty acids are the chemical components of oils and each gives a different property to soap. Combining the different fatty acids can make for a balanced bar of soap. Lauric acid creates a hard bar of soap, is very good at cleansing and lathers well, however, it can dry the...

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The Health Benefits Of Kiwi Fruit

  Rich In Vitamin C Kiwi fruit contains 4 times more Vitamin C than a regular orange.  Vitamin C contains antioxidant properties.   Promotes Cardiovascular Health Kiwi fruit is rich in Vitamin E which promotes optimum heart health.    Rich In Minerals A daily intake of kiwi fruit can comply...

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Natural Remedies & Treatment for Acne

Acne is largely hormonally influenced, but is also thought to be influenced to some extent by genetic factors, stress, epidermal bacteria and diet. It most often appears in teenage years, around the onset of puberty. However, there are cases of acne that start during pregnancy or at other times of significant...

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Properties of Common Essential Oils

Common Essential Oils Essential oils are used for their aromatherapy properties. Oils can be chosen for their relaxation, stress relief, anti-anxiety or healing properties. Safety Rules for Using Essential Oils Keep oils away from fire or open flame and keep a fire extinguisher close by. Store in a cool, dry,...

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Natural Homemade Perfumes & Scented Water

Many perfumes available commercially contain a number of chemicals, including chemical fragrance instead of actual natural fragrance. For instance, a perfume may contain a chemical combination that smells like rose rather than simply an extract from an actual rose. Perfume oils to make your own scent creations can be purchased...

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Introduction to Ayurvedic Methods & Wisdom

Ayurvedic Methods & Wisdom Ayurveda is an earth-based medicine, meaning that it calls upon the fruits of the earth (e.g., herbs, oils, minerals, and mud) to heal the body. Ayurveda also includes an energetic component and the goal of ayurvedic medicine is to bring the body into balance. The Three...

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La Vie en Rose – A day at the spa…Step 4

Step 1…Step 2…Step 3…Step 4 Step 4. Rose & Salt Soak with Rose Petal Facial (20-30 minutes) Draw a bath of hot water for the rose and salt soak. Add the bath salts and several drops of rose essential oil to the bathwater (10-20 drops). Remove the petals from the...

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La Vie en Rose – A day at the spa…Step 3

Step 1…Step 2…Step 3…Step 4 Step 3. Full Body Brown Sugar Scrub (10-15 minutes) When prepping the bathroom for your spa time you’ll want to place the brown sugar scrub by the tub. The brown sugar scrub contains mosturising almond oil and, of course, gently exfoliating brown sugar. How to...

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La Vie en Rose – A day at the spa… Step 2

Step 1…Step 2…Step 3…Step 4 Step 2. Full Body Mud Mask (15-25 minutes) Ah, mud. It’s in the backyard, under your shoes out on your hike, and now it’s all over your body. Clay and mud for therapeutic applications is specially extracted earth that is mineral rich and has many...

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La Vie en Rose – A day at the spa… Step 1

Step 1…Step 2…Step 3…Step 4 La Vie en Rose – A day at the spa… right at home, naturally Spa-like treatments are only an ooh and an ahh away with this simple home spa treatment. Taking time for self-care needn’t involve depleting your bank account on store-bought body care products...

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De-stress Lavender & Jasmine Bath Tea

Most of us enjoy a good bath. Why not enjoy a bath that gives you twice the benefits of your normal bath. Relax and revitalise with these easy and therapeutic bath teas. Bath teas involve dried herbs and flowers that are steeped in the bath. I suggest using a small...

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Simple Brown Sugar, Coconut Oil & Peppermint Body Scrub

I love this combination of coconut oil and peppermint. The coconut oil leaves your skin feeling soft and glowing, while the peppermint is invigorating and uplifting. It can help reduce fatigue and boost mood your senses and will also actually promote mental clarity. How to Use It is best to use the palm...

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The Humble Sprout

Benefits of Sprouting I love eating sprouts sprouts and I love sprouting. It is easy to do at home and it is rewarding for the two year old of the house as he can see the results quickly. Sprouting is a method of germinating seeds that are to be eaten...

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