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How Self-Awareness Can Benefit Your Body and Mind

Keeping your mind and body in good shape is not always easy. In a world where hidden threats such as stress, junk food, and addictions run rampant, self-awareness is not a luxury but a necessity. Self-awareness is not only about feeling at peace. It also allows you to be in tune with your inner self and determine which changes you have to make to enjoy a better life. Health, habits, and the way you live are all affected by it. Here are a few ways self-awareness can help you. Reaching a Diagnosis Being self-aware is an essential step in discovering the health issues that might be plaguing you. You have to be honest with yourself. Quite likely, there are things...

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What’s so Special Special about Ylang Ylang?!

Ingredient Spotlight! Ylang Ylang Essential Oil. One of the special ingredients in @mysticsapothecary Love & Passion Potion Bath soak. Here are some facts about this magical elixir. Ylang ylang is considered an antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic and sedative. It has a positive effect on immune health, blood flow and emotions, making it a natural remedy for the endocrine, cardiovascular, reproductive and digestive systems. Plus it’s known to be a powerful aphrodisiac! Soooo Cool, right!? 

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Is coconut oil bad for you?! The actual truth...

Oh Coconut Oil...you’ve been getting a bad rep lately. Some facts... {follow @mysticsapothecary} —Coconut oil is high in fats called medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently than most other fats. These special fats are responsible for a lot of the health benefits of coconut oil. (p.s. we feature coconut oil in our Lip Magick which you should totally try!)—Several populations around the world have thrived for multiple generations eating massive amounts of coconut.—The fatty acids in coconut oil can kill harmful pathogens, including bacteria, viruses and fungi. This could potentially help to prevent infections.

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Sweet Basil Essential Oil: the secret underdog

Oh the mighty little magnificent Sweet Basil Plant, you truly are nature’s Wonder... BEAUTY/HEALTH FACTS:Sweet Basil Essential Oil, an ingredient we blend into several of our @mysticsapothecary products (like this miracle face mask)is effective in revitalizing dull hair and skin and is also used in treating acne and skin infections. Sweet basil oil also offers health benefits for your: Digestive system. Due to its carminative properties, basil oil helps reduce indigestion, constipation, stomach cramps and flatulence. Pretty amazing stuff, right!?

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