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Mar 2

Liver and Lymph: Castor Oil Pack Detox

Castor oil’s a tricky thing. One component of the castor bean is undoubtedly poisonous if consumed, but the oil has been used for centuries internally and topically…topically it’s pretty amazing, which is why I’m stoked to include it as part of my Spring detox…here’s how you can too! In 1999 a study in the Journal [...]

Jan 30

Avocado Hair Mask: Kitchen DIY

As if you need another reason to love avocado. Check out this video of how to make a great all-natural avocado hair conditioner. Avocado oil has a useful pairing of properties: it is very nourishing and absorbs well into skin and hair. It also penetrates quite quickly and so provides deep moisturization. The flesh of [...]

Jan 14

Comedogenic and Non-comedogenic Oils

Oil-free: The myth Although many oils have anti-inflammatory, nourishing, moisturizing, and wrinkle-reducing properties, the use of oils in skin care often gets a bad rap, especially in those products for acne-prone, oily, or combination skin. However, many oils are fantastic to use topically, even on acne-prone skin, and the right types of oils can even [...]