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?
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!
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!
Green Tea is pretty much universally loved and hailed as the best thing since sliced bread. It's even older than the concept of sliced bread, making it a serious contender in the global commodities market. Considering that entire countries have waged wars all over the world to get this simple herb, we thought we'd take a second to steep in what makes Green Tea such a hot topic.
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.
Turmeric is what the layman would describe as an 'exotic spice'. It doesn't help that it's a widely used ingredient in several Indian dishes, and a well known component in Ayurvedic medicine. But before you go raiding your spice cabinet, let's get some facts for your cerebral curry!
Possibly the most ubiquitous of natural skin care ingredients, the humble oat is one heck of rock star when it comes to skin!