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Accurately speaking, Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia chinensis) is a wax not an oil - even though it acts like any other base oil. On a molecular level, it is a chain of mono - unsaturated liquid wax esters. It is a golden colour when in its pure unprocessed form, and totally clear and colourless when processed. It is extracted from the seeds of the plant, which is indigenous to the USA and Mexico, however most commercial farms are now in Israel and Argentina.
Summer will soon be here and we can finally start to peel off those layers and enjoy the sunshine! If, however, you're feeling a little lack-lustre and not so happy with what you see in the mirror, read on!
Grapefruit essential oil (Citrus x paradisi) is a versatile aromatherapy oil with a wonderfully refreshing citrus, green scent. The oil is yellow to orange/green in colour and is normally expressed from the peel of the ripe grapefruit - although some companies do steam distill the oil too. The cold-pressed (expressed) oil is the highest quality but it does oxidise fairly rapidly.
Are you still trying to decide what to get Dad for Father's Day? Do you want to give him something that's just a little bit different, something that will be useful and that will enhance his health and wellbeing at the same time? If so, why not make your own aromatherapy gifts to give him a 'boost' and show him you care!
Argan oil is known as ‘Moroccan Gold’. This highly sought-after, precious oil is excellent for both skin and hair. Can help to moisturise, soothe and protect the skin, boost elasticity, encourage skin cell renewal and reduce inflammation.
Giving our hands and feet that special attention, is a wonderful way of treating ourselves. These hardworking parts of our body are so often neglected which can then result in painful problems such cracked skin, blisters and corns.