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Here Are The Top 5 Essential Oils for Men

Here Are The Top 5 Essential Oils for Men

 Essential oils for men haven't been cool for about 2000 years. The last time men were interested in essential oils was when they were gifting them to baby Jesus. The three wise men were onto something though, they understood the value of essential oils and gifted them to the man of the hour.   Women have traditionally been viewed as the primary caregivers in most households - the ones to administer herbal remedies and hold your hand through it, and because of this, aromatherapy has felt distinctly feminine. But, it's 2019 and breaking down gender norms helps men experience...

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How to Feel Your Best on Your Birthday

How to Feel Your Best on Your Birthday

Birthdays are always wrapped up in emotions. Sometimes you want to celebrate and sometimes you want to lay low and ponder every decision you've ever made in life. But if you're going to be having a fete to celebrate the day you came into this world, then you're going to want to look like a million bucks on your birthday. Especially if all of your family and friends will be insistent on snapping as many selfies as possible and documenting the entire day’s (or night’s) events on their respective social media accounts in a race to see who can get...

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Overcoming the Summer Scaries

Overcoming the Summer Scaries

The summer scaries are here. The summer scaries are that sinking feeling in your soul when you realize that it's the end of August and the last few weeks have been punctured by notes of "I can't believe summer's over" and "it went by so fast!". If you're a student then you're probably most affected, as August begins to feel like one long Sunday as you lament replacing free time with study time, and returning full throttle into a hectic semester. Even if you've worked, as many of us have, all summer long, back to school mentality is a shared...

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How to use Ylang Ylang for Libido, Skin, Hair, Sleep and Energy

How to use Ylang Ylang for Libido, Skin, Hair, Sleep and Energy

Benefits of Ylang Ylang essential oil are well documented in Indonesian culture. This mature, floral scent is a natural aphrodisiac and a multifaceted oil that can be incorporated into skincare and hair conditioning treatments. Vellum's Ylang Ylang oil is steam distilled from freshly picked flowers in Indonesia. Check out the different benefits of Ylang Ylang below: SEX Wondering where your sex drive went? The daily stressors we face have an impact on all facets of our mind and body and that includes the libido. This oil is an aphrodisiac which lessens sexual anxiety, and sends signals to your brain to...

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