• Do comedogenic ingredients make comedogenic products?

    COMEDOGENIC RATING: too many different charts available online and often not the best advice on how to look and avoid comedogenic ingredients in a skincare product. let's try to understand more. Comedogenicity is generally defined as the ability of an ingredient to clog pores and cause pimples.  ... View Post
  • Fatty Acids, Alcohols, and Esters - can they be natural?

      Getting confused when reading cosmetic labels of natural and organic skincare? Spotting strange and synthetic-like ingredient names like Cetyl Alcohol or Isopropyl palmitate that don’t sound right? Many naturally-derived emollients are in reality plant oils that go through a reaction (between ... View Post
  • How To Use Safely Essentials Oils

    Essential oils can be used in three different ways: SKIN APPLICATION (Essential oils diluted with Carrier oils or creams or gel, Carrier oils applied undiluted) Our skin is generally permeable, and in areas, with sweat glands and hair follicles, the absorption […] View Post
  • Essential Oils Safe Use Charts

    Diluting Essential Oils Safely – guidelines for all ages by application type Confused on how to use safely Essential oils, especially with children, during pregnancy or with the elderly? Wondered how to add few drops of your favorite essential oil […] View Post
  • Aromatic Ayurveda

    Ayurveda medicine has strong holistic foundations and incorporates yoga, controlled diet, massage, herbal remedies and therapeutic plant oils. From an Ayurvedic perspective, each individual has elements of the 3 Doshas (Energy of the body and mind), Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, but has one dominant, which determines his/her […] View Post
  • Aromatic TCM(Traditional Chinese Medicine )

    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a very systematic approach based on the Qi, Yin and Yang and 5 Elements. It incorporates acupuncture, reflexology, cupping, moxa, massage, acupressure, herbal remedies and therapeutic plant oils. Modern Aromatic TCM includes not only traditional Chinese plant […] View Post
  • From Phytotheraphy To Aromatherapy

    Aromatherapy,  Phytotherapy (or Herbal medicine), essential oils, herbs, extracts… it can be very confusing at times. While all these disciplines have in common plants and their powerful healing properties, they both have a specific way of extracting and using botanicals. […] View Post
  • Herbs, Essential Oils or Both?

    I personally love sipping my Chamomile herbal tea before bedtime to relax and feel cozy. When my skin breaks out and have some form of irritation, I make a quick blend of 1 drop of Chamomile Essential oil in 2-3 ml […] View Post