More than 2,000 years ago in India, oils were found that healed illness and prevented future imbalances. One important benefit from abhyanga is the stimulation of the lymphatic system. Lymph contains about half the concentration of proteins in the plasma and returns the serum proteins into the blood.
Are you taking care of your lips? Pucker up ladies and gentlemen, let’s talk about your lips. What exactly are you doing to take care of them? The skin that covers your body is not the same skin that makes up your lips. Because of this, your lips need special care.
First off – what are phthalates? “Phthalates are a group of chemicals used in hundreds of products” They are most commonly used to help make products durable. Phthalates have been found to be a hormone-disrupting chemical that can then cause many issues in humans.
A wax differs from a serum because of the solidifying aspect. This allows the properties of the wax to create a barrier along the skin, aiding in slow absorption. However, the body wax and serums have more similarities than differences! They both have moisturizing, antioxidant, soothing, and protective properties.
Squalane’s sebum-like properties help hydrate skin but unlike too much naturally occurring sebum, its lightweight nature keeps it from feeling too heavy or greasy on your skin. When thinking of your skin, think of it as a barrier. This vital organ needs proper care, and when properly cared for, your skin can appear younger and less sensitive.
Coconut oil has a questionable reputation as of late, which can make people wary about trying any product with coconut oil in it. But I am here to tell you that you are really missing out on a great ingredient that has so many benefits in skincare.
Meditation is the ultimate purification practice. It is the way to become more powerful because you cast aside the ego for the Self, and once rooted here we operate on a different frequency. It creates awareness of your thoughts and mental patterns.
Under stress, the body diverts energy away from the immune system because immune activity is perceived as nonessential for short term survival and well being, unless the stressor is pathological, such as in the case of an acute infection.
Problems with sleep are quite common and can be caused by many factors: age, stress, improper daily habits. But there are herbs available to us that can assist in calming the nervous system down and promoting a more restful sleep experience.
Aromatherapy is considered one of several complementary and alternative medicines. As a holistic therapy, aromatherapy clearly is able to affect the mind/body/spirit aspects of the individual. However, to date, aromatherapy has lacked a framework for whole health. Ayurveda provides us with such a framework.