Grapefruit Essential Oil

Grapefruit Essential Oil Grapefruit essential oil is a great addition to one’s wellness routine. It is full of vitamin C and antioxidants. HollyBeth uses grapefruit essential oil in several of her products, for it greatly benefits the health of the skin. Origins of The Grapefruit Grapefruit, Citirus Paradici, is the only citrus fruit whose beginnings […]

pink grapefruit… the mutant hybrid

According to the American Institute for cancer research the components of grapefruit can lower the risk of cancer. But did you know that grapefruit is a hybrid and red grapefruit is a mutant? Grapefruit seeds were introduced to Florida in the 1700s from the West Indies. From there they went to Texas where red grapefruit […]

Bergamot

Bergamot Origin Bergamot has been used for hundreds of years by perfumers in Western Europe for its ability to mingle with other fragrances. Its medicinal history dates back to the 16th century when the Italians used the oil for fevers, as an antiseptic, for respiratory problems and skin ailments. The tree has a curious history. […]

Spring Skincare

Spring Skincare Spring is the time we get motivated to clean out our homes, to get rid of things to start fresh. But spring cleaning isn’t just about purging physical items from our lives. After a long winter, it’s also a great time to think about purging toxins from our bodies. Your skin deserves a […]

Are Organic Skin Care Products Effective?

Are Organic Skin Care Products Effective? Are organic skin care products effective? A legit question to ask for those of us who have been raised on products containing benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. Though these chemical-based skin solutions can produce results, they can also irritate delicate facial skin, engender skin allergies, and disrupt the natural […]

Choosing the Best Skin Care Line

  So Many Choices With so many different body products out there, how do you choose the best skin care line for you? Watching television last night, I counted five different skin care advertisements in an hour time slot! And what about all of the ever-changing ingredient fads? From grapefruit and charcoal, celebrity-endorsed concoctions infused […]

Daily Defense from Dry Winter Skin

Daily Defense from Dry Winter Skin Ah, winter. A season of warm fires, big cozy blankets and yummy hot drinks, as well as freezing cold temperatures , bone-chilling winds, and constant runny noses. The harsh winter weather can wreak havoc on the skin, stripping it of moisture, leaving it dry and irritated. Guard your body’s […]

The Royal Attraction of Neroli

​The Royal Attraction of Neroli The twisted, thorny branches of the Bitter Orange, Citrus aurantium, produce leaves, fruit and blossoms used for centuries — native to regions from Asia to Africa to the Amazon, the tree enchanted European explorers and traders who delighted to see it root beautifully in the Mediterranean climate. Their cultivations rewarded […]

neroli essential oil

Did you know that it takes approximately 2000 lbs of flowers to make one pound of neroli essential oil? The oil is extracted from the bitter orange tree and is believed to have orginated in Asia. However, the Italians were the first to steam distill the oil in the 17th century. Around the same time, […]