Category Archives: health

Exploring the Healing Properties of Aloe Vera

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Exploring the Healing Properties of Aloe Vera Records of Aloe Vera, a succulent plant, date back to the 16th century BC. According to the Indian Journal of Dermatology, the Ancient Egyptians called Aloe Vera “that plant of immortality”. Aloe Vera has also been used therapeutically throughout the world for centuries. Everyone has heard of the […]

Penetrate Deeper with Sodium Hyaluronate

Penetrate Deeper with Sodium Hyaluronate So you think you’re doing the best for your skin by using a product with Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid in it? What if I told you that my TEScosmetics line uses Sodium Hyaluronate instead— a more effective version of the popular AHA? Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the well-known polysaccharide which is […]

Benefits of Manuka Honey for Acne-Prone Skin

What are the Benefits of Manuka Honey for Acne-Prone Skin? Manuka honey is a variety of honey native to New Zealand. It’s produced by bees who pollinate the Manuka bush, also known as the Leptospermum scoparium flower. Manuka honey tends to have a higher price-point than other honeys on the market. Its proven antibacterial properties […]

The Benefits of Hemp Tea

Superfood Spotlight: The Benefits of Hemp Tea Steeped Superfood This weeks Superfood Spotlight is a steeped superfood — hemp tea — a powerhouse brew with so many healing properties that it can replace several other herbal concoctions! Despite the diverse proliferation in the variety of hemp products on the market in recent years, many people […]

The Anti-aging Skin Benefits of Hemp

Hemp extracts and oils are a superfood for your skin when used topically. CBD oil, which is derived from hemp, is extracted from the buds, leaves and stalks. Hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of cannabis sativa, also known as the hemp plant. Hemp is rich in antioxidants, and paired with the vitamin C […]

Superfood Spotlight: What are the benefits of eating sweet potatoes?

Superfood Spotlight: What are the benefits of eating sweet potatoes? Nutrition plays an important role in self-care. A balanced intake of whole foods with a variety of vitamins and nutrients allows us to maintain healthy and strong bodies from the inside out. Making sure to take in the beneficial elements found in many plants helps […]

Cannabis Has 2 Different Species

Cannabis Has 2 Different Species Cannabis has 2 species, so let’s dispel the myths! Cannabis has 2 species and I like to say that they are like cousins. Species 1 is Hemp, and it contains less than 0.3% THC. Species 2 is Cannabis, and it contains more than 20% THC. CBD extract comes from the […]

What are Parabens?

What are Parabens? Parabens are a class of preservatives. Chemically, they are a series of parahydroxybenzoates and esters of parahydroxybenzoic acid. Concerns about parabens come from a growing overall awareness of the use of endocrine disruptors in cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. Endocrine disruptors are active agents in foods or topicals that mimic hormones in our […]

The Human Body has its own Cannabinoid System!

The Human Body has its own Cannabinoid System Our body makes its own endocannabinoids. Endocannanibinoids are endogenous cannabinoids. The ECS, or endocannabinoid system, is a system in our bodies which was only discovered by researchers in the 1990s. Cannabinoids are the different compounds found in cannabis. The two most well-known cannabinoids are CBD and THC. […]

What are UV Rays?

What are UV Rays? UV Rays are a form of ultraviolet radiation generated by the Sun. Ultraviolet rays fall in the middle of the electromagnetic spectrum. There are different types of UV rays which all fall on the spectrum from short (high frequency) to long (low frequency) rays. UV rays are ionizing radiation and they […]

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