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Night Time Skincare Routine

It’s 6:30 pm, the kids are in the bath, tummies are filled and I’m ready to go to sleep with them in one hour! Somehow I have to juggle the steps between now and then and get myself taken care of (because I NEVER go to sleep without washing my face and brushing my teeth.) A few nights a week, I smear on the mask while the kids are in the bath, which gives me at least 10 mins to have it on, sucking out the dirt and grime of the day. But before that, I cleanse with jojoba oil. “With whaaaat?!” you may ask. I find that cleansing with an oil cleanser removes my eye makeup, dirt, makeup etc...

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Flower Essences.

  Flower essences have been used for centuries in one form or another to treat health conditions. It is referred to as “vibrational medicine”, and the concept is that the vibration of the flower essence has a positive health effect on the user. This is not a stretch, seeing as flower teas are used in Chinese and Western traditional medicine for various ailments, chrysanthemum, for example is good for the eyes and for colds. The huge variety of flower essences offers remedies for almost every ailment imaginable.  The most commonly available ones are Bach Flower Remedies, but this is just the top of the iceberg.  They work, and you don’t have to believe in them, either. From mood imbalances to...

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Under Eye Dark Circles

How does it feel to look in the mirror and see Ricky the Racoon? Under eye circles are indicative of a few things. One is hereditary and there is not much that can be done in that case, but mostly it’s about the health of the liver and kidneys.  Blood flow is another issue, causing toxic accumulation in the eye bags, and it can be taken care of quite easily in the short and long term.  But first of all the holistic method. For liver and kidney deficiency it will take a week to ten days to remove the sub-occular luggage discoloration; cut down the coffee and up the water. If you drink alcohol, stop the beer and switch to...

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Tea: Ancient Origins - Modern Health Benefits

Tea has ancient origins (see title) and has  proven to be an invincible social adhesive as well as the focus of rituals and ceremonies and a health-based medium for both recovery from illness and strengthening of the energy system.  Chinese Emperor Shen Nong allegedly discovered tea in 2737 BC while boiling water in the shade of a tree. A light breeze caused some leaves to fall into the water, which the emperor tasted and found to be delicious. Since then science has both discovered and evaluated the healthy properties and benefits of tea, from pleasant beverage to tonic herb with various topical applications. Here is a short list of teas and their potential health benefits: Green tea: Made with steamed tea leaves, it has...

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Why Bodhi Vida? Light Cream “Enlightened” Ingredients

There is a reason we named the Bodhi Derma light cream, “Illuminate.” The ingredients brighten the skin, clear the complexion and promote an internal glow that radiates out, from within. With potent plant based ingredients such as: Bright Madonna lily leaf stem cell extract, mango seed butter, apple stem cells, white tea extract, globularia cordifolia, acai berry extract and purple saxifrage flower essence collagen production and elasticity increase complexion evens and appears brighter Skin feels silky smooth Skin is hydrated and soft Apple stem cells nourish and stimulate skin cells as they divide, essentially replenishing the supply of youth-restoring stem cells. Bright Madonna lily leaf stem cell extract promotes a consistent skin tone, making the color appear even throughout. Gloularia...

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