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Smelly: Pt 1 – The Real Deal with Botanical Scents and Cosmetics

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?

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WTF is… Neem?!

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!

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The Kitchen Sink Spa Files: A Turmeric Chai + DIY Turmeric Chair Cleanser

One of my favorite drinks is a big soup-sized mug of turmeric chai, but I don't often have an excuse to binge on it. As far as chai's go, it's warm, it's invigorating, and it doesn't came loaded with caffeine like traditional chai made with black tea, so I can drink it before bed without worrying that I'll be wide awake for a few extra hours. Big bonus. Plus, the strained spice blend makes a nice face wash for my seriously sad looking skin.