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Know Your Ingredients

DIY Face Mask Ingredient - Raw Cacao

It’s not often that a skincare post can work in a reference to Quetzalcoatl, but here we are. Arguably one of the most decadent skincare ingredients ever used – I'm talking about chocolate. More specifically, raw cacao. This uncooked form retains more of the amazing benefits from cacao seeds (roasted = cocoa powder). Cacao has been consumed with adoration for thousands of years. The Aztec people believed the seeds were a gift from Quetzalcoatl, the god of wind and wisdom, and were so prized that they were even used as currency at one point. Scientists have confirmed the presence of...

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DIY Face Mask Ingredient - Quinoa

As conscious as we are of eating healthier these days, I assume everyone knows the outrageous magical powers of quinoa, right? All the wonders it packs into an adorable little curlicue are also wonderous on your skin. Quinoa is amazing because: it is a complete protein – it contains all nine essential amino acids science side note: amino acids link to form peptides, peptides link to form protein. For a great explanation from a professional, read this post from Kahn Academy its vitamin E content is a fierce free radical fighter the high vitamin B content may break up melanin...

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DIY Face Mask Ingredient - Mesquite Powder

Growing up in South Texas, cactus and mesquite are a part of almost every picture, painting, and memory. I remember breaking the thorns off mesquite trees so I could climb them without puncture wounds, feeding the beans to horses as a sweet treat, and watching the thick sap pooling up on the bark. I also remember being so surprised to find out that my common, not very pretty tree with the tiny, boring leaves and beans that I thought were only good for making horses salivate, makes a unique and ultra durable wood floor. Then I was surprised to know...

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Botanical Steam Ingredient - Hibiscus

When we think of hibiscus, we often think of the delicate, crepe like leaves – bright and big and bold. Possibly swaying in a warm, tropical breeze. A symbol of femininity, a hibiscus behind the ear of a Polynesian woman can denote if she is married or single, depending on which side she places it. Did you know the origin of the hibiscus is a bit of a mystery, but likely comes from South China? Or that there are over 200 species of hibiscus? And something I never realized, even though I have one in my own backyard, is that...

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Botanical Steam Ingredient - Passionflower

Passionflower. It’s a name that seems like it might be hard to live up to. If you’ve ever seen a passionflower, you know that its name and the thoughts it conjures may give too little credit to its unique beauty. This alien looking flower is most famous for its use as an amazing sedative, typically used to calm general anxiety disorders. Ironically, when the passionflower got its name it was meant to represent the suffering of Christ. Seems appropriate that passion’s Latin origin comes from suffering, but that’s an existential crisis for another time. The plant was named by Christian...

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