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8 Amazing Yoga Asanas for Glowing Skin

Glowing, radiant, and flawless skin is something that most of us desire. Some are blessed with the good genes that create picture-perfect skin, while others must struggle to get beautiful, glowing skin. We can blame our lifestyle, polluted environment, and poor eating and sleeping habits. Many of us spend large sums on cosmetics and salons yet fail to get that desired results. With yoga, you can bring back the lost gleam and lustre back to your skin.

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1. Matsyasana (Fish Pose)

This asana promotes healthy and glowing skin by improving the function of the pineal, thyroid, and pituitary glands, which makes skin firmer and more flexible.

  • Lie straight on the back on the floor and place the hands under your hips.
  • Now lift your back and shoulders off the floor and form an arch-like shape from hip to head.
  • Your head needs to be lifted with the crown of the head gently touching the floor.
  • Breathe normally and stay in the pose for around 30-60 seconds.

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2. Sarvangasana (Extended Shoulder Stand)

Shoulder stands improve the skin’s texture and quality, reduces acne, blemishes, pimples, dullness, dark spots, and fights the signs of aging.

  • Lie straight on your back on the floor and slowly move the legs off the floor upward.
  • Then move the torso of the body with the support of your hands.
  • Put the body weight on your arms and shoulders, but don’t strain the neck and head.
  • Now breathe slowly and deeply, keeping the eyes closed. Stay in the position for 30 seconds.

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3. Halasana (Plow Pose)

This pose increases blood flow and improves sleep quality, which is required to repair damaged skin making it look vibrant.

  • Lie straight on your back on the floor with the hands beside the body.
  • Now lift the feet and then legs upward to form a 90-degree angle.
  • Support your hips and back with the hands, and slowly move the legs back over the torso and head like a plow.
  • Let the feet touch the ground and put the entire weight of the body on the hands and shoulders.
  • Don’t put a strain on your neck and head. Maintain a steady breath, and stay in the pose for 30-60 seconds.

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4. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend)

Standing forward bend helps in increasing oxygen supply to the cells of the skin and prevents skin damaging.

  • Stand straight in the position of Tadasana and then raise the hands up.
  • Now bend your torso forward from the hips and try to touch the floor.
  • Keep the legs straight.
  • Let the neck and head hang in the air, but don’t put stress on it. Hold the pose for 1 minute.

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5. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose)

Trikonasana increases the oxygen supply to the skin cells that improves the quality and texture of the skin.

  • Stand in the position of Tadasana and then turn the right foot out and stretch out the arms wide open.
  • Now push the right side of your waistline over the left leg and bend it slowly.
  • Keep your back and waist flat. Put the right palm on the floor and stretch the left arm upward.
  • Your vision should also be facing up. Hold the pose for 30 seconds. Release and do the same on the other side.

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6. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

This pose reduces tension, stress, and fatigue, as well as flushes toxins out of the body in order to get glowing skin.

  • Lie straight on the stomach on the floor, and keep your hands under the shoulders.
  • Now lift the torso upwards with the help of hands. Your body forms a slight back arch with hands straight. Hold the pose for 1 minute.

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7. Pawanmuktasana (Wind Relieving Pose)

A great pose that prevents acne and provides clear, more youthful skin.

  • Lie straight on your back on the floor with the feet together and hands beside the body.
  • Now bring the left knee towards the chest and press the thigh on the abdomen.
  • Hold the knee with the hand wrapped around, then lift the head and chest and try to touch your knee with the chin.
  • Hold the pose there for 30 seconds. Release and do the same on the other side.

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8. Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

This asana balances hormones that are responsible for skin discoloration, pigmentation, acne, and pimples.

  • Sit on the floor on your knees, and then bend your back backward and hold the feet for the support.
  • The asana requires a deep bend, but do not strain your body. Keep the head hanging in the air and hold the pose for 1 minute.

Perform Savasana, or corpse pose, at the end to complete the session. You can take Ayurveda treatment along with practicing these yoga asanas for even more benefits.

Manmohan Singh is a passionate Yogi, Yoga Teacher and a Traveller in India. He provides Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India. He loves writing and reading the books related to yoga, health, nature and the Himalayas.

All information and resources provided are based on the opinions and experiences of the author, unless otherwise noted. Information is intended to encourage readers to do their own research and come to their own conclusions, and should never substitute or replace the recommendations of a qualified healthcare provider. Always consult your physician before making changes to your diet, exercise, or general wellness plan, even when using holistic methods.

How to Prepare Homemade Virgin Coconut Oil for Skin

Abhyanga (oil massage) is a traditional Ayurveda practice of applying oil to the skin in order to help slow the aging process, promote relaxation, and it’s said to be good for eye health, and ensures longevity. The oil, which can even be used for babies, for this procedure is virgin coconut oil.

I use virgin coconut oil processed with some medicinal herbs for my 20-month-old daughter. This has been an ancient practice in India. Coconut oil is an edible oil, which is extracted from the kernels of mature coconuts.

Virgin coconut oil differs from the ordinary coconut oil because of the way it is extracted and in terms of its health benefits. The term ‘virgin’ essentially means that either no heat is applied during the process or it is subjected to very low heat. Virgin coconut oil has a strong taste and fragrance, and a higher content of antioxidants, protein, vitamins, and healthy fatty acids which may be lost during the industrial processes that regular coconut oil is subjected to. In Kerala, the oil for skin and hair is usually prepared at home. My mom used to prepare it freshly, and it’s a great beauty ingredient that can help in controlling dandruff and preventing acne.

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How to Prepare Virgin Coconut Oil at Home

• 4 grated coconuts

Method of Preparation

1. Extract the coconut milk from the grated coconut by squeezing it with your hands in a muslin cloth. Keep a bowl below the cloth to collect the liquid. You can add very little hot water to it to make it easy to handle and squeeze out all the milk.

2. After extracting the coconut milk sieve again through a muslin cloth to discard any impurities. Place the coconut milk in a vessel and cook for 2 to 3 hours over low heat. Keep stirring it every now and then till the milk becomes brownish in color. However, be careful that it doesn’t burn as coconut milk has a very delicate texture.

3. Once the milk becomes concentrated, remove it from the heat and let it cool down. Place the cooled, thickened milk in a muslin cloth and squeeze out the oil. Collect it in a bowl and then store it in an airtight glass jar.

This homemade coconut oil can easily last for a year, and a minimum of 8 to 10 months. Though the procedure is quite slow and consumes time, believe me it's worth the effort. This homemade oil can do wonders when compared to the store-bought ones.

Now that you have prepared an amazing oil, let's check out some simple beauty hacks that can be done with this homemade coconut oil.

Facewash: 1 cup coconut oil + 5 tbsp lavender essential oil + 1 tsp baking soda. Store this in an airtight container.

Mask: 1 tsp coconut oil + a pinch of turmeric powder –  Apply over face and wash after 20 minutes. Reduces and prevents sunburn and rashes.

Makeup Remover: Simply take a small amount of coconut oil and gentle rub over skin to remove makeup. It softens the skin and act as an excellent night cream.

Lip Balm: Heal chapped lips with nourishing coconut oil by placing it directly on the lips.

Herbal Scrub: 1 tsp coconut oil + 1 tsp coconut sugar – Apply this once every 2 weeks. Wash with warm water afterwards.

A Holistic Connection Between Skin and Mind

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We have grown accustomed to the idea of choosing skin-care products based solely on our skin type, and taking care of our emotional and psychological well-being strictly through mental processes such as meditation. However, people with chronic skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema, know all too well that these two aspects of our being are deeply intertwined—hence the need to care for our largest organ primarily from within. Skin health is a reflection of our state of mind as well as our overall well-being, so it’s only natural that learning about how this link resulted in the birth of psychodermatology. This discipline is a relatively young one and it aims to give us a deeper insight into how our mind and our skin interact, and what we can do to minimize the effects of stress on our largest organ.

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Nourish from Within

It’s common knowledge that our immune system can thrive only when we keep our menus filled with healthy bites, but the right choice of foods also affects our skin health. The nutrients from our daily meals have a profound effect on our hormones, which are responsible for regulating numerous processes in our body, and our moods and emotions are among them. Simply put, what you eat is what you feel, and research has shown that a lack in certain nutrients such as vitamin D can lead to, for example, Seasonal Affective Disorder, while fiber-rich diets are known to help your body produce serotonin, the “feel good” chemical. Our skin needs these same nutrients to maintain its lovely glow, collagen production for elasticity, and ample beauty sleep that comes naturally when your hormones are in balance.

Holistic Skincare

Your beauty kit should be filled with items that are created with these same principles in mind. We have come a long way from picking our products based only on how lovely their fragrance is, or if they will moisturize or exfoliate. Today, we can choose medicine-based skin-care essentials known as cosmeceutical skincare, which is designed to target the underlying cause, and not just take care of the aesthetic consequence. Pick items that will help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful radiation, help boost its collagen production, circulation, and provide complete nourishment that complements your diet. Infused with vitamins, healthy acids, and enzymes, these medicinal beauty sets aim to restore and safeguard your skin’s natural balance.

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Stress Detox

An irreplaceable step in understanding how your skin is affected by your mind is reducing the main culprit of many skin conditions, and that is stress. Chronic or otherwise, many issues stem from the way we handle our everyday challenges, at work, in our personal relationships, and dissatisfaction with ourselves. Self-care starts with restoring your emotional stability, and these long-term processes will eventually help you heal your skin as well. Anything from regular exposure to stress, various forms of depression, and anxiety all harm our health, and our skin only lets those effects rise to the surface. However, treating those conditions only superficially is not the solution, as you need to determine and tackle the cause. Try seeking out help from a certified psychologist and introduce methods such as meditation and writing to soothe your mind—the results may not be immediate, but they sure will outlast any topical cream.

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Building Healthy Habits

As a life-long process, striving to lead a healthier life is primarily driven by our desire to feel better, improve our figure (hence the decision to ditch sugar), or boost our immune system. Have you ever heard anyone say something along the lines of: “I will definitely cut my sugar intake to help my skin clear” or “I will start working out to boost my skin health”? Unlikely, and yet, these habits are pivotal in maintaining your skin health. Soon, every dermatologist will incorporate “regular exercise” as the key prescription to improving skin tone and restoring youthful radiance, and cutting down on refined sugar for the sake of a plant-based diet that can be beneficial for your complexion.

The bottom line is that we are now shifting towards a more holistic approach in caring for our health and beauty, as we have only scratched the surface of this intricate connection that helps us understand the essence of our well-being. Keep an eye on your skin to understand your mind, and do your best to keep stress at bay for your mind to be at ease.

All information and resources provided are based on the opinions and experiences of the author, unless otherwise noted. Information is intended to encourage readers to do their own research and come to their own conclusions, and should never substitute or replace the recommendations of a qualified healthcare provider. Always consult a qualified healthcare professional before making changes to your diet, exercise, or general wellness plan, even when using holistic methods.

Healing Your Skin from Within

Now, who doesn’t love flawless, beautiful skin? We all do, but topical treatments or makeup may not give you the results you want. No matter what skin condition you suffer from, whether it’s acne, blemishes, dermatitis or any other kind of skin issue, the only way to treat it and make your skin better is by healing your body from within.

Improving the quality of your skin involves making changes to your diet and a getting a lifestyle makeover. Most of these conditions occur due to hormonal imbalances or lack of nutrition, so the right way to fix your skin is to treat it from within. Especially when there is a shift in seasons, our skin is directly impacted, and that's when our skin needs special care. So, let’s get down to it.

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1. Reduce Sources of Estrogen

Did you know that having an excess amount of estrogen in your body can cause acne? That's right, the dominance of estrogen is the primary cause of hormonal imbalance. Xenoestrogens and phytoestrogens are chemicals that act like estrogen and get attached to estrogen receptors, overburdening the body with their estrogenic effects.

Xenoestrogen can be found in commercially raised meat and dairy products, such as pork, chicken, butter, etc. Any foods containing pesticide residues can also cause estrogenic effects. One more source for xenoestrogen is tap water. When it comes to phytoestrogens, some common sources are soy products, flax seeds, and sesame seeds, and are mostly found in plant sources. Consuming foods high in phytoestrogens can result in drastic acne.

2. Add Zinc to Your Diet

Another agent that enhances the quality of your skin is zinc and a deficiency of zinc has been linked to acne by experts. Hence, it's safe to say that a healthy dosage of this nutrient is necessary to maintain healthy skin. Zinc regulates the collagen in the skin as we age and promotes skin renewal. Zinc also fights other issues that cause the skin to suffer from inflammation.

Zinc can be found in foods like kidney beans, flax seeds, peanuts, egg yolks, salmon, etc. It controls the inflammatory response of the body, as well as boosts the immune system.

3. Build Up Good Bacteria

The reason why your skin is acting up could be due to an underlying yeast issue. Taking a high-quality probiotic can help replenish the good bacteria in your body. It also regulates the growth of yeast, along with the bad bacteria in the gut. You could opt for foods that will encourage the growth of the beneficial yeast and bacteria in the body like yogurt, coconut kefir, and other fermented foods.

Doing this will help to balance your hormones by enhancing your bacterial defense system. If you are suffering from acne or skin inflammations regularly, it could be due to the overgrowth of yeast. Avoiding excess sugars in your diet could be one way to deal with this, as yeast feeds on the sugar and grows. Avoid consuming too much processed foods, refined sugars, and chocolates, and instead focus on low-sugar foods. Over time, you will see that it has improved your skin dramatically.

4. Take Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are necessary for your body, and if your skin is not doing so well, then one of the reasons could be that you have low levels of omega-3. This nutrient is responsible for keeping the skin healthy by reducing inflammation and other skin-related issues by taking care of the skin at the cellular level. In a way, it acts as a moisturizer for the skin—but from within. Omega-3s help in rebalance hormones and encouraging cell regeneration, which result in clearer skin.

You can increase your intake of omega-3 by consuming nutrient-rich foods like ghee, pastured egg yolks, enriched dairy foods, canola oil, etc. With the visible reduction in inflammation, acne, and psoriasis, omega-3 fatty acids can lead to smoother and younger-looking skin.

These are some ways in which you can fix the hormonal imbalance in the body. To heal your skin, you must fix the root problems behind the skin issues with love and care, and it varies from person to person. It all comes down to the foods you consume and their nutritional content. It also helps to consult with a doctor to ensure your body is functioning normally. By following these tips consistently, you will gradually see your skin change for the better.

All information and resources provided are based on the opinions and experiences of the author, unless otherwise noted. Information is intended to encourage readers to do their own research and come to their own conclusions, and should never substitute or replace the recommendations of a qualified healthcare provider. Always consult your physician before making changes to your diet, exercise, or general wellness plan, even when using holistic methods.

The Importance of Sun Protection for Healthy Skin

It started out as the tiniest bump on the right side of my nose. A pimple, I thought, which could be easily covered with makeup. I was in my early forties but getting a zit from time to time was not unheard of. One day while looking in the mirror, it dawned on me that this zit had been on my nose for longer than usual. I reasoned that we get blemishes on our skin as we age. Even my primary care physician said it was “probably nothing to worry about.” So, life got busy and I simply put it out of my mind. When blood would appear from time to time, a vague foreboding voice told me it needed a second look. It was my Mom who bluntly told me during a visit that I needed to see a dermatologist—immediately.

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One biopsy later my Mom’s fears were confirmed. This little bump was skin cancer. Furthermore, I had let this molehill go on for so long that it had turned into a mountain and now needed something called Mohs surgery. I did get a bit of relatively good news that day, too; it was not melanoma, an aggressive and sometimes deadly skin cancer. Instead, I had a less aggressive form called basal cell carcinoma, a form that rarely metastasizes.

The name of the surgery sounded like some kind of medieval torture. In fact, it has become a standard procedure for nonmelanoma cancers. Using a local anesthetic, this specially-trained surgeon scraped a bit of the skin, sent me to the waiting room, and examined the tissue for cancer cells. Then he repeated a second time and a third until the cancer cells were gone. It was like having multiple biopsies in a single morning. Groundhog’s day in the dermatologist’s office.

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That wasn’t the end of it. Because the surgeon had needed to dig somewhat deeply to remove the cancer, I needed one more outpatient surgery. That afternoon a plastic surgeon would remove a small piece of skin from behind my ear and stitch it over the divot on my nose. Following this second surgery, as I was getting dressed in the recovery room, I glanced in the mirror and gasped. A large neon-yellow chunk of gauze was sutured to my nose. Panicking, I ran to find a nurse. “How long will this thing be on my nose?” “Oh, not long,” she replied, “only a week or two.”

Two weeks later, when I finally returned to public, I made a few important changes in my lifestyle.

1. The sun is my friend. But even good friends need boundaries. Each morning regardless of the season, I apply a face lotion with an SPF of at least 15. The drugstore shelf holds many brands; some are heavy or greasy. Neutrogena sells an oil-free SPF 15 lotion that works well for me. It provides protection during those short daily tasks outside like running errands, walking the dog or plucking some vegetables from the garden. During longer periods in the sun, like riding my bike or cross-country skiing, I use heavier armor. Dermatologists recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.

2. I bought myself a big floppy hat. The sunscreen provides one line of defense, the hat provides a second. I try to wear it as often as possible when in the direct sun for a period of time such as sitting through my son’s soccer and baseball games or recreating near the water—swimming, canoeing, hanging out at the beach.

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3. Lips can be damaged from the sun just as skin can. I use a lip balm with an SPF of 30. Anyone who has gone out in the sun with a shiny lip gloss and has ended up with burned or even swollen lips knows just what I mean.

4. I monitor my skin much more closely. Dermatologists warn to watch for new growths or moles that have changed size or shape. Also, anything that bleeds is a red flag. I may be a step or two shy of paranoid, but I do go straight to the dermatologist when I question something new on my skin. (It’s only happened once since the surgery.) Otherwise, I see the dermatologist annually for a checkup.

5. Most importantly, I am making my health a priority. Fortunately, aside from this minor incident, I have been blessed with good health. However, in the future even if one doctor tells me things are fine, but I continue to have doubts, I will take the time to get a second opinion.

One in five people will be diagnosed with skin cancer during their lifetime. We can’t reverse those childhood days in the sun without protection, but we can be smart about skin care in the present. We can pass down our wisdom to our children, too.

5 Budget-Friendly Beauty Treatments

Everybody wants to be beautiful and keep this state during the whole life. However, most women consider beauty as a synonym to the word “expensive.” Is this true? Can you maintain your beauty without spending too much money? What’s more, do beauty treatments at an affordable price really work or do they just have a placebo effect? Let us consider a few budget-friendly tips that can help you stay young- and fresh-looking, even on a tight budget.

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Homemade Treatments

Many people are skeptical when talking about homemade skin care, or just don’t want to “cook” a mask, scrub or cream. Though, homemade skin-care products can really help improve the state of your skin. Of course, most of them have a cumulative effect, thus you should use it regularly to see the difference. On the other hand, you are 100% in control of the ingredients used and can add what is necessary for you. For instance, you can create an effective coffee scrub for your body, using the leftovers from your coffee grounds and mixing it with your body shower gel. Or create DIY masks for your face using ingredients you have in the fridge.

Organic Care

More and more people are searching for organic products now, thus prompting the appearance of many brands that are targeted at being natural and cruelty-free. These companies produce beauty products that are GMO-free, without antibiotics, hormones, preservatives, and, often, chemical ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, synthetic oils, and other harmful substances.  Amidst the best natural brands available today are KORA, 100% Pure, Weleda, RMS Beauty, and many others. They offer a wide variety of products, including everything from makeup and different creams to sulfate-free shampoos and shower gels.

Affordable Beauty Brands

Due to the abundance of skin care brands available on the market, many companies choose the affordable price policy to attract more clients. How do they try to lower the price? Some brands avoid using extra components and add only the most effective compounds or reduce funds for advertising and marketing campaigns. For example, the famous DECIEM company has created the subsidiary brand The Ordinary, which has affordable pricing because of no advertising and, what is more, use only ingredients that really work. They are mostly specialized in various serums, so if you wish to try their skin-care regimes, check their website.

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Home Spa Treatments

Home spa treatments can help you to find relaxation after a long day and it is really cheap. You can use sea salt and essential oils together with bath bombs to get a real aromatic pleasure. Frankly, you can create these things yourself with ease having watched a DIY video tutorial and considering your own preferences. Another spa option is using body mud, which is rich in different minerals to clean your skin effectively and get soothing, exfoliating and renewing effects. These are very affordable and effective ways to pamper your skin.

Korean Skin Care

Korean cosmetics have received much hype recently. Having tried some of the Korean brands, I can say for sure that for the cost, they are magical. You should definitely try their peeling gels, AHA serums, famous aloe vera soothing gels, cleansing foams and masks. I could provide you an endless list of Korean must-have products that every woman should have to keep skin fresh and healthy.

If you’re interested in trying any Korean skin-care brands, check out brands like Mizon, CosRX, TONYMOLY, Nature Republic, and The Face Shop to decide what’s right for you. Most of the Korean brands pay careful attention to the packaging of their products, and for many people they look quite childish, but you will be really impressed with what is inside those bright and frilly boxes.

I hope this small list of tricks will come in handy as you change your daily skin routine or add new products to your existing regimen, without costing too much. However, don’t forget that you should always love yourself and stay positive no matter how you look, as beauty comes from the inside.

Nicole Cowart is a prolific freelance writer who has worked for EduBirdie for the last 10 years. She composes excellent papers paying extra attention to each detail to comply with all her clients’ requirements. In her free time, she likes playing sports, playing the guitar, and being in the stream of the last trends in the beauty world. She believes that beauty exists in many forms, but the most powerful and beautiful thing is self-confidence and self-love.

8 Benefits of Cannabis Oil

Anyone who knows me knows that I’ve never smoked or have taken illegal drugs. I know several people who do use recreational intoxicants, and have made my distaste for anything related to cannabis well known.

So, it was a huge surprise to my husband when he opened the box of free body oils that Eden’s Garden recently sent me to review and found a bottle of Yuza Cannabis body oil that contains essential oils. Why would someone like me even consider using this oil? Well, the benefits of the oil intrigued me. I linked to several sources below. Because the topic of cannabis-related products is so controversial, it's difficult to find credible sources. Feel free to comment in the box under this post if you have any corrections for me!

Benefits of Cannabis Essential Oil

Can help fade the appearance of scars and shed dead skin
Promotes good sleep
Acts as a pain reliever.
Has antioxidant properties.
May protect the skin against eczema and psoriasis.
Can relieve headaches.
May treat PTSD
The oil is not an intoxicant (and is legal in the U.S.). It does not contain any CBD or THC.


As a common disclaimer for using any herbal remedy, I suggest that you talk to your care provider before using Cannabis oil. I particularly advise that you discuss this oil with a doctor before using on children, or pregnant or nursing women.

Review of Eden’s Garden Yuza Cannabis Oil

I hate the smell of cannabis when I’m around people who smoke it recreationally. However, the oil that I received smelled citrusy (thanks to the yuza) and not how I expected. Honestly, the patchouli-coconut-oil-salve that I use on my pores smells more “hippie-ish” than this body oil. I apply a little to my acne scars, and have seen some fading in those scars. Although I make my own salves with coconut oil and essential oils, I appreciate that I don’t have to mix this oil with a carrier oil for topical use. This means that I can directly apply the oil to my skin without first diluting it. I tend to use this particular body oil on acne scars on my face shortly before going to bed. It’s quick to apply (I use it after applying rose hydrosol to my face as a toner). The only issue that I have with this body oil is that it pours from the bottle too quickly. A little goes a long way, as with most oils. I suggest transferring the oil to another glass bottle or adding a roller ball to the orifice. Currently, this product is only offered from Eden’s Garden in their “Create Your Own” set of body oils. Their four-ounce bottles of body oils come with a little “pump”, so finding a soap or serum pump that fits the bottle may be another way to not waste product.

While I’m not about to change my stance on recreational drug use, I do appreciate other uses for cannabis plants and recognize that there is a difference between intoxicating and non-intoxicating products of the plant.

Marissa Coyle is a mother, blogger, and digital content assistant. You can follow her blog Transitioning to the Good Life, where she chronicles her adventures in learning how to live healthier, cleaner, and happier.

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