the spirit of sandalwood

the spirit of sandalwood

Sandalwood (Santalum album), which has been said to bring one closer to the divine, is the name of a class of woods.  Sandalwood trees are indige...

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the rose

the rose

The alluring rose is a wonderful source of beauty remedies.  As one of the most ancient flowers in the world, and is believed to have been cultiv...

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the sweet orange

the sweet orange

The orange (Citrus species) is the most widely cultivated fruit in the world.  Believed to have first been cultivated in China around 2500 BC, the...

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oatmeal

oatmeal

Oatmeal (Avena sativa) is a gentle and highly beneficial grain used for thousands of years in skin care. It was first discovered among the remain...

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neem

neem

Neem (Azadirachta indica), also known as Indian lilac, is an extraordinary evergreen tree native to India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sr...

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for the love of milk

for the love of milk

  Milk and milk products, such as yogurt, have been valued since ancient times for their soothing and luxurious properties. Cleopatra herself is s...

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mango: food of the gods

mango: food of the gods

The mango (Mangifera indica), also known as "the food of the gods", is an enormously popular fruit throughout the Indian subcontinent.  Mangoe...

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the sacred lotus

the sacred lotus

  The lotus flower (Nelumbo nucifera) has been treasured throughout history as a sacred symbol of purity and vitality.  Native to India, Tibet, an...

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seductive and healing: jasmine

seductive and healing: jasmine

  The jasmine flower is one of the most beloved and fragrant flowers found throughout South Asia.  The small, white or yellow flowers are surround...

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The rejuvenating gotu kola

The rejuvenating gotu kola

Gotu kola (Centella asiatica), also known as Indian pennywort and brahmi, is found throughout the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The p...

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