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Allison Roman
Skin Barrier Love: Thick Skin For Resilience, Radiance, and Rejuvenation

Skin Barrier Love: Thick Skin For Resilience, Radiance, and Rejuvenation

And no I'm not talking about the age-old idiom here that leads into a rant about energetic boundaries, although that's not a bad topic. Today, I'm discussing the actual physiology of your SKIN. As you may or may not know, many skincare products and cosmetics are full of hormone disruptors, unnatural fillers, toxic chemicals, heavy metals and nasty preservatives with harmful side effects to both skin and body. *Gasp* These should be banned and regulated, right? RIGHT. But they're not, so it goes without saying that you have to pay attention to what you put on and into your body...it greatly impacts...

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Allison Roman
Skin Barrier Love: Hydrosols That Make A Difference

Skin Barrier Love: Hydrosols That Make A Difference

In a previous post we explained what hydrosols are and how they are made. If you missed it, check it out here.  Today, we are discussing 3 reasons why they might be your skin's new best friend. 1. Hydrosols have a true affinity for the skin. These aromatic waters carry all of the essence of the plant in every drop, which means they have some pretty powerful benefits to share. The specific properties depend on the plant distilled; however common benefits cited are hydrating, anti-inflammatory, soothing, anti-bacterial, balancing and tonifying. They are truly a perfect natural ingredient to improve and restore your...

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Allison Roman
Herbal Ally: Why We Use High Vibe Hydrosols, The Superfood of Water.

Herbal Ally: Why We Use High Vibe Hydrosols, The Superfood of Water.

Hydro=water.   Sol=solution. Hydrosol is a chemistry terms that essentially means "water solution." So let's break down the science and history of these seemingly magical waters... Hydrosols are the water condensate produced during a steam or water distillation of plant material–think about the process that occurs to create essential oil. Distillation isn't a new art form. It has been traced back to as early as 2600 B.C. where ancient Egyptians boiled plant material in large pots covered with heavy cloth. They often used wood extracts–like myrrh and sandalwood– which were important elements in many aspects of their culture. Paintings showing...

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