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Balm, chapped, Lips, wintertime -

Let’s Talk Lips     It’s cold. It’s dry. Your chapped lips are dry as the desert.I am such a lip balm user in the wintertime. I have my handy lip balm tubes everywhere.   I admit it! I’m a lip balm addict. I have them everywhere, all the time, no matter the season. I LOVE the stuff. I love the way it feels, the smooth silky texture as it glides across your lips.    But I need it more than ever in the winter, and I’m sure you do, too.    Some interesting facts about Lipstick (lip balm)…Did You Know:...

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about, antibacterial, antifungel, blog, body washes, classes, consumer products, essential oils, Grapefruit, Homemade, Lavender, natural beauty, Oregano, sex drive, Soap, Tea tree -

Another Reason to start making your own Soap!              Last night I stayed up to watch a health report. It had to do with soap so it caught my interest. Is your soap hurting your sex drive”?  NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Triclosan is found in all kinds of products from toothpaste to deodorant to soap. The industry started using the compound about 40 years ago. But the things we use to get us clean and attractive are also responsible for killing our sex drive. What Is Triclosan? C12H7Cl3O2Triclosan, similar in its uses and mechanism...

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about, blog, essential oil, essential oils, orange-sweet -

Essential oils are liquid aroma compounds that are directly obtained from various plants. The oil is essential because it contains the essence of that plants fragrance.  There are countless essential oils to choose from.  Join us in this series that will detail some of our favorite essential oils. Orange-sweet (Citrus sinensis) is my “happy oil”.  I say so because it the aroma reminds me of inner joy.  The primary countries of origin are Israel, South Africa, Italy and Brazil.  This oil is the only warming citrus.  The aroma is a beautiful combination of fresh, warm, sweet, citrus.  The oil is extracted via col...

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Clays, Exfoliants, Homemade, Scrubs -

Exfoliation               Let's talk exfoliation. What exactly is an exfoliant? And how do you choose which one is right for you? Exfoliation: typically deals with the epidermis, the process of removing the older, dead skin cells from the top layer of skin.  It takes from 14 to 28 days for new skin to reach the surface, where they die and shed from the skin, to be replaced by newer cells that rise to the surface. Most of the visible skin is composed of dead cells, which are tough and help protect you. Newer skin cells...

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Chinese New Year -

A Little Chinese New Year History The exact origins of the New Year celebration in China are unclear. It is said to have begun from the year-end religious ceremony during the Shang Dynasty (1766 BC - 1122 BC). A few believe that it started as early as Emperors Yao and Shun (~2300 BC).  At the beginning, the date of celebration varied from mid-winter to early spring. With the maturity of the solar base calendar, Emperor Wu (157 BC - 87 BC) of the Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220), established the first day of the first month as the beginning...

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