Month: February 2016

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense is widely believed to be one of the gifts offered by the three wise men to the newborn Jesus. Long-revered in the Middle East, it’s been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. It’s even been found in the remains of Anglo-Saxons and ancient Egyptians. However, the oil has long-since transcended its original symbolic meanings and is now also used as an essential oil for aromatherapy and other natural health practices. OILS AND FRAGRANCES Firstly, never confuse the essential oil with fragrance oil. Whilst essential oils come from plants, a fragrance oils is usually an artificially-created product...

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Rosacea – Transformation Tuesday

Lara visited the Saks salon in Halifax with concerns about her Rosacea. She’d suffered extreme redness, spots, outbreaks and sensitivity since being a teenager. Now aged 32, she’d long since given up on ‘growing out’ of the condition, and knew it was time to take matters into her own hands. WHAT IS ROSACEA? Rosacea is a very common skin condition that affects around 1 in 10 people. It affects mainly the facial area and is usually found in people with paler skins (although it can still affect people of Asian/African origin). However, although it’s very common, it’s poorly understood....

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12 Ways to Maximise your Exercise Outdoors!

Spring is just around the corner, so now is the time to re-connect with nature as you exercise. If you’ve spent the winter in a stuffy gym or at home on a treadmill, then allow the warmer weather to call you back outside. Not only is it more sociable, the surroundings are more interesting, which, in turn, will motivate you to enjoy exercise more. And when that’s the case – you’ll do it more too. But with so many choices –what will suit you best? Here’s our pick of some of the most enjoyable and varied activities to choose...

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Maca

THE BENEFITS OF TAKING MACA  WHAT IS MACA? Grown in the mountains of Peru, Maca is often called Peruvian Ginseng thanks to its many benefits. While considered a root vegetable and food staple in the Andean diet for thousands of years, Western researchers have only recently discovered this ancient herb and the many benefits it provides, especially for women. WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE? Maca is a root belonging to the radish family. Most commonly available in powder form, the colour of the roots dictates the final look of the powder: White to yellow roots are made into Yellow...

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