simple faqs

common questions... logical answers

aloe barbadensis leaf juice

treats inflammation and wound healing known for its ability to heal and moisturize the skin and hair

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nopal leaf (opuntia ficus-indica)

deep healing and anti-inflammatory properties with antioxidants that can help neutralize the harmful effects daily activities and stress can have on the skin. helps to prevent wrinkles, balance skin tone and moisturize - to keep skin looking youthful

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vitamin e (tocopheryl acetate)

may decrease some of the harmful effects of solar radiation on the skin

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grape (vitis vinifera) seed extract

anti-aging, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-viral

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green tea (camellia sinensis) extract

powerful antioxidant that helps rejuvenate the skin prevents damage from the sun and promotes elasticity

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ginseng (panax ginseng) extract

improves resistance to the damaging effects of stress enhances overall health and vitality

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chamomile (anthemis nobilis) extract

anti-itching, soothing, antiseptic, purifying, refreshing, and hypoallergenic

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bearberry (arctostaphylos uva-ursi) extract

frequently used as an astringent - which causes skin tissue to tighten

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coneflower (echinacea angustifolia) extract

antiviral - being studied in california as a possible treatment for AIDS

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licorice (glycyrrhiza glabra) extract

anti-allergic, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, and soothing

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absolute

treats inflammation and wound healing highly concentrated prepared perfumes obtained by a method of xtraction of a concrete. absolutes can also be obtained through distillation.

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alcohol

used in the cosmetics industry as an antiseptic, but can be used as a carrier with essential oils.

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allantoin

an organic compound that occurs naturally in comfrey plants used in healing burns and cuts.

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amphoteric

a substance that acts as an acid or base.

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antioxidant

substances such as vitamin E and is in some oils such as grapefruit seed extract.

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aromachology

coined by annette green, of the fragrance foundation.

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aromatherapy

the use of essential oils form plants and other natural materials to enhance health and beauty.

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collagen

a protein found in connective tissues of animals. used in plastic surgery to smooth wrinkles.

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concrete

a french word referring to a particular perfume from basic material concretes are produced by extracting plant tissue with solvents.

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decoctions

a liquid extract of harder parts of plants such as seeds, roots and bark.

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distillation

a process of driving off water vapor from liquids or solids by heating. many essential oils come from distillation.

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emollient

a material that soothes the body and prevents water loss.

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essential oil

a volatile material that contains material from a plant's cells.

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fixative

a material that "fixes" the scent and slows evaporation of the essential

do you use more water taking a bath or a shower?

although most kids probably hate to take either, you might be interested in knowing that the bathtub in your house holds between 40 and 45 gallons of water.

but when you take a shower, say for about five minutes, you are using only about 15 to 20 gallons of water.

so if you are interested in conserving water and the energy needed to heat it, you are better off with the shower.

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"survivors" really could use some cleanlogic...

because the contestants on the hit reality tv show "survivor" cannot use standard exfoliating methods, they rub their skin with sand and rinse off with water to exfoliate.

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blowin' in the wind....

globally, dead skin accounts for about a billion tons of dust in the atmosphere. your skin sheds 50,000 cells every minute.

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