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Where Do Essential Oils Come From?

Where Do Essential Oils Come From?

Despite their rise in popularity, there still seems to be an air of mystery around where essential oils come from and how they differ from other oils. So here it is, a simple biological answer to the question: where do essential oils come from? Essential oils come from plants and are actually produced by the plant for several reasons. Essential oils can help competing vegetation from growing within the area, serve as a defense against insects or other animals and protect plants from bacteria and fungus.  Depending on the plant, essential oils are stored in different places such as on...


Common Mistakes To Avoid When Trying Natural Remedies

Karen Avidar

Common Mistakes To Avoid When Trying Natural Remedies

Natural remedies are effective and useful alternatives for treating various types of skin ailments. The trick is to understand how to use them properly so that you can enjoy their benefits instead of ending up with unwanted results. Here are five common mistakes to avoid when using natural skincare remedies. 1. Apple Cider Vinegar Burn A quick google search will teach you that apple cider vinegar (ACV) can help prevent signs of aging, eliminate acne-causing bacteria and improve skin tone. Maybe it's all the excitement that ensues after discovering a new skincare hack that causes many to run straight to...

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