a bit of oil

a bit of oil

Forget everything you thought you knew about skincare - oil is not the enemy. When layered into your daily skincare routine, nourishing facial oils...

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it starts with a kiss...

it starts with a kiss...

The skin of our lips is thinner than on almost any other part of our bodies. While facial skin may have up to 16 layers of cells, the lips have onl...

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finding balance

finding balance

ayurveda, the "science of life", aims to help us achieve balance between the mind and body. although the solution is often multifaceted, its route ...

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what is ayurveda?

what is ayurveda?

the word "ayurveda" translates literally as the "science of life" (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). in addition to providing guidelines ...

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pitta season

pitta season

pitta season is the predominant dosha of the summer season. it is associated with heat, energy, and fire. key words associated with pitta dosha inc...

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kapha season

kapha season

kapha season is now officially upon us, running from the last part of the winter through spring. moisture associated with melting snow and frequent...

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vata season

vata season

vata season occurs during the late fall and winter, and is termed such because it carries the same qualities as those seen in people with a predomi...

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carrier oils

carrier oils

carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils prior to application to the skin, as essential oils and absolutes may cause severe irritation or sen...

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neem

neem

neem is an extraordinary evergreen tree native to India which has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for at least 5000 years for its anti-fungal, ant...

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