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Whole Remedies for Holistic Skin Care

By: Jimm Harrison
Posted: June 29, 2009, from the July 2009 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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A green-minded business could provide retail items such as essential oil diffusers and stand-alone home or office air purification systems. Also, to protect the body from electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs), there are bracelets, necklaces and other wearable retail items designed to offset harmful EMFs.

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When dealing with issues of personality and thought, your best choices are plant extracts known for their energetic properties. Leading the list of energetic extracts are essential oils, homeopathic remedies, flower essences and plant hydrosols.

There are many ways to diagnose a personality. For instance, you could use the Hippocratic temperaments or ayurvedic doshas mentioned in Part I of this series, each requiring, at minimum, a strong introductory course to properly utilize them in analysis. When choosing your remedies for personalities, you’ll find essential oils and hydrosols lend themselves to more lenient guidelines. Homeopathy and flower essence therapy have specific guidelines and require direction through reference books and courses.

These energetic remedies can be used to support a healthy philosophy or counteract an unhealthy outlook. A person’s philosophical outlook—positive, negative, realist or spiritualist—quite often will coincide with their emotional state.

Suggestions for a person who tends to be anxious, jumpy, oversensitive and has a doom-and-gloom worldview may include neroli essential oil, heart-centered rose hydroso, and the flower essence mimulus. A self-assured type-A personality who is dominant and inflexible would do well with flower remedy vine, the lighten-up attitude of orange essential oil and spiritually infectious frankincense hydrosol.

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