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The Oil Cleansing Method - A simple, cleansing facial massage for clear skin!

The Oil Cleansing Method - A simple, cleansing facial massage for clear skin!
Clear, glowing, dewy-looking skin, free of blackheads, pimples, cysts, and other imperfections seems to be an elusive goal. The booming skin care industry would have you believe the same with their claims of the need to rid your skin of oil completely and apply burning chemicals in order to avoid these imperfections. Modern society has been so strongly influenced by these marketing claims that some find themselves washing the delicate and easily-inflamed tissue of their facial skin with "grease cutting" or "antibacterial" dish and hand soap only to find that their skin condition worsens. The anxiety that rises when yet another pimple flares up or another painful lump begins forming beneath the skin sends many into overdrive in attempt to counter the impending damage, but does it ever work? Does the panicked scrubbing, disinfecting, and drying ever work? Why is it that if something works for a few days, or if you get lucky, a few weeks, the long term brings the blemishes back?

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How To Make Raw Cultured Vegetables After hearing about my friend Judith Barnes, aka Zucchini Breath, and her fermented sauerkraut-making extravaganza this winter, I decided to give it a go. Now, I've gotta be honest. Having been raised by the Hungarians, when I think of sauerkraut, memories of kolbász (garlic sausage) and székely goulash (pork stew) come to mind. So, it was a little bit of a stretch for me to envision eating sauerkraut in the raw. But hey, this journey into Raw Food Land has been all about stretching my self-imposed limitations, exploring new foods, and creating new taste memories. Health Checks: How Often Should You Check Your...? Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Thinkstock Today’s warp-speed doctors’ office visits rarely address all of your Qs, which is why it’s more critical than ever to be in tune with your body—it can help yield some important insight. Here’s what to check for.

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Essential Oils from Mountain Rose Herbs Our essential oils are 100% pure steam distilled aromatic oils with no carrier oils, diluents, or other ingredients added. We offer one of the largest Certified Organic selections, and we source the world's finest 100% pure essential oils from reputable distillers we know and trust. Our essential oils are supervised by our Certified Aromatherapist Christine Guerts for extraction methods, material used, data reports, purity, and quality. All of the essential oils offered by Mountain Rose Herbs are obtained by steam distillation of whole plant material with two exceptions Absolutes/Resins- are extracted with a solvent, usually alcohol and sometimes other hydrocarbons, such as benzene, hexane, etc. While they are not suitable for therapeutic aromatherapy, they do make wonderful perfumes and are alcohol soluble.

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