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Essential Oils

Krista Daniels

Essential Oils

Essential oils are simply concentrated plant essences. Although they are called “oils,” this is something of a misnomer, because most essential oils are not in fact oily, unlike vegetable oils which have been expressed from seeds or plant nuts such as sesame, sunflower, peach kernel, or sweet almond. Essential oils are aromatic substances that derive naturally from plants. For example, rose oil is made from roses, eucalyptus oil from eucalyptus. The oils affect the human body in two ways: through the nose and through the skin. Aromas disperse in the air, float, and eventually reach the nose. The aromatic molecules...


Dirty Little Secret

Krista Daniels

Dirty Little Secret

Want to know the skin care industry's dirty little secret Mineral oil. Doesn’t that sound exotic and natural? Mineral oil is a very cheap liquid by-product of the distillation of petroleum to produce gasoline and other petroleum-based products from crude oil. It is artificial, harsh, and terrible for your skin and hair. If you use commercial skin products, yes, even the expensive ones, chances are you are coating yourself with it every day. The skin is the body’s largest organ, and it works together with the kidneys to rid the body of toxins. However, your skin needs to be able...