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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preservation

preservation

how do we preserve nature's bounty in a way that maintains the quality of the ingredients and product, without harming the user? preservatives are ...

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what is natural skin care?

what is natural skin care?

what is “natural”?  how do we determine if a product or ingredient is truly natural? while there are strict requirements for use of the term "organ...

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balancing bergamot

balancing bergamot

bergamot has been shown in scientific studies to reduce anxiety and depression, act as an anti-microbial, decrease serum cortisol levels, and lower...

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ylang ylang

ylang ylang

ylang ylang is a scented flower derived from a tropical tree native to Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, although it has also been introduce...

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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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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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