Rose Water and its Beautiful Benefits

Rose Water and its Beautiful Benefits
The rose has been called the Queen of Flowers for the last 2600 years. Just imagine Cleopatra’s bathing routine. The queen of Egypt would bathe herself and wash her face in rose water. Rose water has been valued for at least three thousand years for its healing and beautifying properties,...

Organic Vs Natural Skincare?

Organic Vs Natural Skincare?
I often ask myself if aiming for 100% organic ingredients in skincare products is the most important factor for a good skincare routine. I always reach the same conclusion that it is indeed, at least for me, but other factors MUST be taken into account as well when choosing the...

Camellia oil, a beauty!

Camellia oil, a beauty!
Less than one year ago, a customer asked me if I was using white tea oil in any of my formulations. She mentioned her age and I could not believe it by the look of her young-looking skin. She told me that one of her secrets is the use of...

Carrier Oils: their Composition in Brief

Carrier Oils: their Composition in Brief
  When blending oils, I like to choose the best organic essential oils, as well as the finest organic carrier oils. Essential oils are diluted into carrier oils, which are the main component of oil blends, used in aromatherapy, massage, and skincare. What are Carrier Oils? Carrier oils ‘carry’ other...

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!
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 skin problem. The skin is...

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...