Essential oils have lots of amazing benefits for your skin, emotional well-being and general health. And recently they became a regular in natural health stores, pharmacies and spa salons, making it very easy for anyone to start using them. However, it seems that education about how to use essential oils safely still needs more work.Youthful skin looks and feels great mainly due to its high content of water. Day-to-day external stressors, such as UV exposure, plus just the normal ageing process lead to loss of moisture. And the key molecule responsible for retaining water in our skin is hyaluronic acid (HA).Why essential oils are better than many drugs, how they work and which ones to use for fatigue, feeling blue, anxious or help with sleep.Category: plant extract Properties: skin-soothing, hydrating INCI (name shown on the label): aloe barbadenis Often used in skincare instead of water, aloe vera (aloe barbadenis) gel is a brilliant hydrator. In addition, its soothing properties help reduce inflammation. Aloe vera also nourishe...Marketing experts that are trained in this field know exactly how to execute the end result “Sales”. From eye catching packaging, bright logos, consistent colour schemes and catchy slogans, somehow they have a win and make you feel very special and create the need to have what they are selling. The beautiful artworks, together with cleverly selected and artfully positioned claims like Natural, Organic, Magical, Effective, Active, High-Performing lead us to believe that the wonder skincare product we have just purchased online is our skin’s or hair’s new best friend and will take the best possible care of us. And in many cases it is so – but certainly not always.So if you are like me, in need of realistic self-care tips, here are my 5 personal, tried and tested everyday self-care rituals. Each of them can be done as quickly as in 20 minutes – so great for busy mums.Unsurprisingly, there are no winged reptiles involved with dragon’s blood. Also called Sangre de Drago, dragon’s blood is a resin, sap, extracted from a tree indigenous to South America – Croton lechleri.Here is a quick and – hopefully – easy to absorb guide to pH in skincare and haircare products.