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Is Your Deodorant Making Your Underarms Darker?

Lina Arsad

Your underarms should naturally be about the same shade as the rest of your skin. But sometimes, the skin in the armpits can turn a darker hue. Dark underarms usually aren’t a sign of anything serious, but some people may find them embarrassing. Dar

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Benefits of Vitamin E

Corey Whelan

Vitamins and skin health If you’re looking for natural ways to support healthy skin, vitamins are important to help maintain skin’s appearance and health. The best source of vitamins is from nutrient-rich foods, but vitamin supplements and topical pr

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Benefits of Rice Bran Extract

Lina Arsad

Overview Information Rice is a plant. The outer layer of the grain (bran) and the oil made from the bran are used for medicine. Rice bran oil is popular as a “healthy oil” in Japan, Asia, and particularly India. Be careful not to confuse rice bran wi

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Benefits of Rosemary Extract

Summer Fanous

What are the uses of rosemary? Rosemary is a popular herb most commonly used in cooking to add flavor to food. While its culinary potential knows no bounds, what’s not so commonly known is that rosemary also has many health benefits. Rosemary is a cu

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Benefits of Camellia Japonica Seed Oil

Lina Arsad

What is Japanese Camellia ? Japanese Camellia oil is best when wildcrafted by cold-pressing seeds of the wild Camellia japonica flower (called Tsubaki in Japanese), unrefined by any chemicals. Benefits Japanese Camellia oil is a rich source of Palmi

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Benefits of Macadamia Nut Oil

Kathryn Watson

Overview According to some, macadamia oil can calm, smooth, and add shine to hair when topically applied. Macadamia oil comes from the nuts of macadamia trees. It has a clear, light yellow appearance. Unlike coconut oil, it’s liquid at room temperatu

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Benefits of Evening Primrose Oil

Annette McDermott

What is it? Evening primrose oil (EPO) is made from the seeds of the flowers of a plant native to North America. The plant has traditionally been used to treat bruises, hemorrhoids, digestive problems, and sore throats. Its healing benefits may be du

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Benefits of Argan Oil

Anna Gotter

Overview Argan oil is made from the kernels that grow on the argan trees native to Morocco. It’s most frequently sold as pure oil, which can be directly applied topically (directly to the skin) or ingested in order to provide several health benefits.

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Benefits of Sunflower Seeds Oil

Marsha McCulloch

What Are Sunflower Seeds? Sunflower seeds are technically the fruits of the sunflower plant (Helianthus annuus). The seeds are harvested from the plant’s large flower heads, which can measure more than 12 inches (30.5 cm) in diameter. A single sunflo

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Benefits of Grapeseed Oil

Annette McDermott

What is Grapeseed Oil Grapeseed oil is a byproduct of winemaking. After wine is made by pressing grapes, grape seeds are left behind. Grapeseed oil is extracted from these leftover grape seeds. Grapeseed oil is used as a natural beauty product. It’s

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Benefits of Sweet Almond Oil

Mandy Ferreira

What is almond oil? Nearly half of a dried almond’s weight is oil. Ripe almonds are pressed to extract the oil with minimal heat. This unrefined almond oil protects the nutrients and the flavor of the oil. High heat and sometimes chemicals are used t

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Benefits of Jojoba Oil

Kathryn Watson

What is jojoba oil? The jojoba plant is a hearty, perennial plant that grows in North America. Not only does it thrive in the harsh, desert climates that could kill most living things, but it also produces a nut with many healing properties. The nut

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Benefits of Shea Butter

Kathryn Watson

Overview Shea butter is fat that has been extracted from shea tree nuts. It’s off-white or ivory colored and has a creamy consistency that’s easy to spread on your skin. Most shea butter comes from shea trees in West Africa. High concentrations of fa

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