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Month: October 2020

Fair Trade Frankincense

Fair Trade Frankincense

The medicinal properties of frankincense have become part of mainstream knowledge in the last decade, particularly in the trade of essential oils. However,  the trade in natural resources have had detrimental effects on the environment and the native communities that own the valuable resources. That is the nature of traditional trade of botanical species and […]

Cortisol: How Stress Affects Your Skin

Cortisol: How Stress Affects Your Skin

The link between stress and skin conditions has been well documented since ancient times and recently, researchers have discovered that stress is on the rise. Psychological stress arises when your under mental, physical, or emotional pressure, arising when the perceived pressure exceeds ones adaptive power. This perception by the brain causes stress hormones such as […]