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March 27, 2014 0 Comments

Spicy Saffron
Saffron has throughout history remained one of the world's most expensive - and exotic - spices.  legend has it that Cleopatra bathed in saffron-infused water prior to amorous liaisons! Saffron oil is replete with nourishing essential fatty acids and its rich red pigment has long been used as a dye source.
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Cuckoo For Cacao
There's a reason why the cacao bean's Latin name translates to "Food of the Gods."  But the cacao beans are more than just the basics of chocolate-- they're also potent antioxidants, helping to defend against damaging free radicals. 
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Amber's the Answer
Long prized for its beauty and therapeutic benefits - writings date back to the father of medicine, Hippocrates - as well as its insect-preserving abilities, amber moisturizes and protects against free-radical damage. 
Try This: Ambre Natural Eyeshadow

Nacre Bleu!
Resilient and iridescent, mother of pearl has a long beauty legacy-- it was used as a skincare ingredients back in the Ming Dynasty (1365-1644). When micronized and added with water and glycerin, it moistures and adds sheen to tresses.
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Sweet Coralline
An algae with high calcium content and good hydration properties, coralline prevents color loss and supplies the nutrients need to achieve soft stands and skin. There are more than 1,600 individual species of coralline algae!
Try This: Ocean Kelp Soothing Face Mask

Deep Purple
Revered for its soothing and aromatherapeutic benefits, lavender also offers moisturizing and free-radical protection. Interesting side note: Accoring to German nun Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179), lavender water- and extract of vodka, gin or brandy mixed with lavender - is ideal for treating migraine headaches. 
Try This: Calming Lavender Mineral Mist

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