ylang ylang anokha skin care

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

modern medicine recognizes the antihistaminic and antibacterial properties of the fruit itself, while the leaves and stems are also noted to have a...

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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, Madagasc...

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peppermint, dream maker

peppermint, dream maker

Peppermint (Mentha piperta) is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint.  Although it is native to Europe and the Middle East, it is now widely cultiva...

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turmeric, spirit and medicine

turmeric, spirit and medicine

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is an herbaceous plant of the ginger family which is native to South Asia.  Although it is widely used as a spice in Sout...

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tulsi, queen of herbs

tulsi, queen of herbs

tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), also known as holy basil, is an aromatic plant native to the Indian subcontinent and cultivated throughout Southeast Asia. ...

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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 indigeno...

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