Today we're going to be talking about bisabolol. It's the primary constituent in chamomile essential oils, with a sweet scent, and some serious soothing power!
Chamomile. It's sweet, it's calming, and it doesn't really get enough credit! While it's most commonly known for being used in tea, this humble little flower packs a bounty of skin benefits, especially for sensitive and easily irritated skin!
Honey . What's not to love about it? We use it in food, drink, and alcohol. Honey even has a cult status in the DIY skincare community for it's historical use as a preservative and an almost miraculous heal-all. While we recommend you comb through the facts yourself, we here at The Raw Spa will give you just a tiny scoop!
So let's talk about scents. They are an evocative thing- they can trigger an emotion, or bring forward a memory of a place, time or thing. But what is a scent, at is most basic?
Today we're taking a look at polyphenols! Don't let the name scare you- they are awesome phytochemical that are probably in more of your products than you think!
Sometimes the best things stink. No, literally. Neem oil reeks. It's aroma is a diabolical trifecta of raw sewage, fresh garlic and espresso. But it's also a really amazing oil for skin!
Vitamin C gets a lot of attention in the skincare industry, and today we re going to take some time to demystify this awesome phytochemical!
Today is all about the hips! Rose hips, that is! The fruit of the dog rose, or Rosa canina, rose hip has become one of the darling botanicals of the skincare industry, and for good reason!
Flax is your friend! In fact there is no reason why flax shouldn't be your best friend! The plant is a pretty affair topped with gentle blue flowers though it's not afraid to change it up and appear in white, yellow, or red. Let's get to know a bit more about our fine fibered friend.
If you have it, you probably hate it- it makes your skin shine like a disco ball, and all that excess oily that your skin insists on producing can lead to black heads and break outs. But when it comes to oily skin, you do have to be a little careful with how you handle it.