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What’s wrong with regular perfume?

What’s wrong with regular perfume?

Here's the biggest thing you probably don't know about regular perfumes that are not natural (ie, probs every perfume you've ever heard of, including indie brands): THEY'RE NOT REAL They might have a few notes from actual botanical extracts, but on the whole, the smells are synthetic. They're made in a lab. An incredible feat of science to be able to replicate smells out of a test tube sure, but the unfortunate truth is that there are a lot of synthetic smells that can be irritating and cause major health issues. As opposed to our natural perfumes which don't contain harmful chemicals. ...

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Which oil is best to cook with? Coconut oil vs olive oil vs vegetable oils

Which oil is best to cook with? Coconut oil vs olive oil vs vegetable oils

The oil debate seems to be perennial. Which oil really is healthiest to cook with? Is coconut oil good or bad? We did a deep dive on this to settle it once and for all.  A new study published in the ACTA scientific journal, showed we shouldn’t be relying on smoke points (what we've previously used as an indicator) to tell us which oils are healthiest to cook with. “This study showed smoke point does not predict oil performance when heated. Oxidative stability and UV coefficients are better predictors,” says the study. And here's the big news: “Of all the oils tested, extra virgin...

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Immunity boosting foods

Immunity boosting foods

I don't really need to say why we need to boost our immunity right now, because it's top of mind for all of us. Here's a reminder of the best immune-boosting foods and the tastiest ways to incorporate them into your week.   1. Kiwi Fruit It's got twice as much vitamin C as oranges and lemons. Just one cup gives you 273% of your daily requirement. Plus it's a winter fruit so it's in season now. It's also got potassium, vitamin K and folate and there is a study which shows kiwi supports immune function and may also reduce the severity of...

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Business coach Alison Morgan's Energising Morning Routine

Business coach Alison Morgan's Energising Morning Routine

Alison Morgan is an online business coach at Relauncher, specialising in helping health, wellness, beauty and lifestyle businesses and also founder of Sticky Studio, a branding, content marketing, social media and website design studio. We spoke to the powerhouse about her stellar mornings.  I wake up at 5 am "My husbands description of me in the mornings: “You spring out of bed like you’re catching an international flight at 5am and on an urgent mission!” So funny … but true.  I’m a morning person. I get up at 5am every day and exercise in our studio out the back. It’s pitch dark at...

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Kourtney Kardashian, Priyanka Chopra, Liv Tyler, Alexa Chung share DIY beauty at home: VIDEO from US VOGUE

Kourtney Kardashian, Priyanka Chopra, Liv Tyler, Alexa Chung share DIY beauty at home: VIDEO from US VOGUE

Only the best DIY beauty video EVER from Vogue US, featuring Kourtney Kardashian, Priyanka Chopra, Liv Tyler, Halima, Nina Dobrev, Winnie Harlow, Tracey Ellis Ross and a bunch of other beautiful people like Alexa Chung, above. It's a must watch.  P.S. Want to massage your skin like they do in the beginning of the video with a tool that really works? Try our jade gua sha. It's rooted in acupuncture and actually WORKS.    Watch this video on The Scene.    

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