Neroli Oil: How Divine!

Neroli Oil: How Divine!
During the 17th century, Princess Anne Marie Orsini of Nerola (an Italian town close to Rome), perfumed her gloves with an extraordinary scent, so fresh and unforgettable that the people of Nerola started calling it “Neroli”. This is the essential oil that I most adore, extracted from the small white flowers...

Good Habits for Great Skin!

Good Habits for Great Skin!
Good Habits for Great Skin! Many times people ask me to give them my opinion on what type of cream they should use based on a skin condition, as they look for a solution in the world of creams. Often it is not just a cream that will solve a...

Argan Oil, Fairtrade, Organic: what is it?

Argan Oil, Fairtrade, Organic: what is it?
I appreciate and support sustainable living, fairtrade production and a sense of community. Strangely enough, I found all three when researching the production of an oil that has become one of the most expensive carrier oils in the world, due to its great qualities: I am sure you have heard...

Massage using organic oils: tips!

Massage using organic oils: tips!
While we all lead busy lives, we should take some time out for ourselves during the day, be it for a tea-break, reading a book, or spending some time pampering ourselves. I find that the best few minutes of me-time are those following a shower, when I can use my...

Expiration Date of your Skincare Products: do you know it?

Expiration Date of your Skincare Products: do you know it?
In this article we explore the following: Why Do I Need To Throw Old Products Away? Is There An Expiration Date On Your Skincare Or Cosmetic Product? Incentive for Manufacturers. What Does This Mean For Consumers? Natural Preservatives. So How Do You Stay Safe While Also Preserving Your Skin Health? Some Tips to Help.

Calendula oil: gold for the skin!

Calendula oil: gold for the skin!
The winter's cold and windy weather can adversely affect our skin, especially the hands and lips, by leaving it dry, cut, peeling and in need of extra care. A golden flower comes to our rescue, the calendula flower (calendula officinalis), also called marigold. Originally from the northern parts of the...

Frankincense: a Gift this Christmas!

Frankincense: a Gift this Christmas!
This is the time of year I tell my children stories of giving and receiving, as we prepare to celebrate this festive period. The story that comes to mind is the one of the three Kings, gifting myrrh, gold, and frankincense to baby Jesus at his birth. Frankincense has been...

Make sure you Know what you Buy!

Make sure you Know what you Buy!
Our body dislikes chemicals. They interfere with our immune system, and that is how some allergies and skin problems develop and manifest themselves. Every cell in the body constantly rejects toxic chemicals. This cleansing process becomes harder as we eat processed food and use body products such as cleansers, moisturizers,...