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Survey Says?


Both The Telegraph and The Guardian have cited a sketchy survey about the hygienic habits of UK women ages 18-50. Here’s my question: Is the old trope about “Euro Trash” being recycled or is the study actually honest? Not only does the study seem to be of dubious design, it only surveyed women’s habits. God forbid an Englishman be… Continue reading Survey Says?

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Four aromatic recipes for medical use and personal adornment from Ancient Egypt


The Greek playwright Homer famously opined that the Egyptians of his era were “a race of druggists.”  While archaeologists have never recovered a fully intact Egyptian herbal or complete record of the spice contents of any Royal kitchen or pharmacy, partial records do exist. Queen Hatshepsut is recorded as sending an expedition south to obtain… Continue reading Four aromatic recipes for medical use and personal adornment from Ancient Egypt

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Push to ban microbeads from cosmetics gets a second wind


What are Microbeads? Without getting deep into the science behind their creation, microbeads are uniform polymer particles, typically 0.5 to 500 micrometres in diameter. Bio-reactive molecules can be adsorbed or coupled to their surface, and used to separate biological materials such as cells, proteins, or nucleic acids. What this means is that microbeads could be… Continue reading Push to ban microbeads from cosmetics gets a second wind

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The Profitable Aromatherapy Customizing Bar


I pulled this article wholesale from SkinInc.'s website because it was too good not to pass along! The author is Jimm Harrison and I think you'll agree with me that this is a great new trend for Spas. Thanks also go to ISPA's SmartBrief for sharing it with me. The Profitable Aromatherapy Customizing Bar By: Jimm Harrison… Continue reading The Profitable Aromatherapy Customizing Bar