You’ve likely asked yourself a lot of times – what type of skin do I have? And why do you have breakouts and other skin challenges whereas others don’t have? This comprehensive guide will answer all that for you. (more…)
Used as a spice in the kitchen for centuries, Nutmeg is known for its aphrodisiac and aromatic properties. Nutmeg is rich in body-enhancing nutrients: sodium, potassium, protein, carbohydrate, magnesium, vitamin B-6, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-12, and Calcium. Hence, its inclusion in daily meals.
Nutmeg plant is similar to an apricot, and it is a tropical plant that grows very tall. (more…)
In this short article, you’ll learn how to produce your acne cream for a clear, blemish-free skin. If you’ve been following my articles, you’ve probably come across one of my articles on the causes of acne. If you haven’t, you can check it out.
With close to 90% of the people from ages 13 to late 50s experiencing this skin problem called acne, you’re probably (more…)
Do you have acne marks you’ll like to eliminate? Are you tired of those tiny, black spots that still covers your face even after defeating the unwanted pimples? Then this short guide on how to remove pimples scars is for you.
Before I delve into the topic proper, I believe, by now, you already know what acne (pimples) is and the best way to (more…)
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, extracted from the fresh flowers of the Ylang Ylang Tree by steam distillation, has been used for thousands of years in cosmetics and Beauty products. It is commonly found in Asian rainforest (examples are Sumatra, Comoro, Philippines, and Java). The scientific name is Cananga adorata.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is slightly yellow with a sweet floral scent. It has a thin to medium consistency. It has a low (more…)
Cedarwood Essential Oil, loaded with fungicidal, sedative, insecticidal, expectorant, emmenagogue, diuretic, astringent, tonic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, and antiseborrheic properties, is extracted by steam distillation of the wood pieces or needles of the Cedarwood tree (usually found in cold climates and on high altitudes). It is loaded with a lot of medicinal, skin, and hair-enhancing benefits. The ancient Egyptians make use of Cedarwood Essential Oil for embalming practices.
Cedarwood has four major species: Texas Cedarwood (Juniperus Mexicana), Virginia Cedarwood (Juniperus (more…)
Cetyl Alcohol is derived from the coconut. You shouldn’t confuse the word “alcohol” in cosmetics with the alcohol you find around…they’re totally different from each other. It is usually a solid, waxy cosmetic ingredient.
So below we’ll look at the various skin and hair uses of Cetyl Alcohol you should know: (more…)
Bergamot Essential Oil, also known as Citrus bergamia and sour orange, has a floral, citrus, spicy, and fresh aroma. This sweet aromatic oil is highly effective on the skin and hair as a multi-purpose beauty oil.
Bergamot Essential Oil is produced from the skin (rinds) of the bergamot fruit (having an orange size but with a color similar to a lemon). South Africa and Ivory Coast are currently the African countries cultivating Bergamot oil, with Turkey, Italy, and France being the major cultivators. (more…)
Extracted from two types of Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus and Cymbopogon winterianus) by steam distillation, the Citronella Essential Oil has a thin consistency with a refreshing, sweet aroma. The oil is one of the most used in aromatherapy. The oil obtained from Cymbopogon nardus is considered to yield the best Citronella Essential Oil.
Citronella Essential Oil has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antidepressant, antibacterial properties. (more…)