Ailment care, Ingredients, Natural products, Skincare

The role of essential oils in skincare

Some say the term “essential oil” is derived from “quintessential oil”, which originates from the Aristotelian idea that matter is composed of four elements (fire, air, earth, and water) and that the fifth element, or quintessence, is the spirit or life force of the plant. Others simply say that “essential” refers to the “essence of […]

Ingredients, Natural products

Aloe penetrates skin four times faster than water… so what?

It is recorded that Egyptian queens Nefertiti and Cleopatra used Aloe as part of their regular beauty regimes, while Alexander the Great and Christopher Columbus used it to treat their soldiers’ wounds. Aloe is well known and has been used for centuries for its wide range of healing abilities. Aloe has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties […]