the smoking gun

the smoking gun

You know it's bad for your health. But did know how bad it is for your skin? If you need yet another reason to quit smoking, read on.

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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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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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vata season

vata season

Although it's unseasonably warm today in NYC, we are fully in vata season in the northern hemisphere.  Vata season occurs during the late fall an...

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lemon, calm and bright

lemon, calm and bright

The lemon (Citrus limon) is native to Asia, and is thought to have first grown in Assam, India.   Lemons first entered Europe through ancient Rome...

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geranium, scent of tranquility

geranium, scent of tranquility

Geranium oil is derived from Pelargonium graveolens, which is believed to be originally from Egypt. From there, it spread to South Africa, Madagas...

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