FEED YOUR SKIN

(picture from: catwalkfashion.co.uk/…/healthy-skin-month.jpg) Skin Acid Mantle – sound familiar? It should, it is the largest and first protection we have. SAM is a layer of bacteria that covers our entire body. There are plenty of different bacteria, all specialists in their fields. For example, we have the little guy (the lash-sweeper) who comes out andContinue reading “FEED YOUR SKIN”

DERMATITIS

(picture from: http://www.medical-look.com/Skin_diseases/) Many people suffer from dermatitis (eczema) on small or large areas of their bodies,very often on the hands and arms.  (You can read more about dermatitis here.) One type of dermatitis, contact dermatitis, is a reaction to a substance which the body part is in contact with for a prolonged time. ThisContinue reading “DERMATITIS”

OUD PERFUME

In Paris I found a shop the specializes in Oud-perfumes; blends, pure oils and wood-chips. On the shelves were the most luxurious  perfume-bottles I have ever seen, like glorious gem-stones glittering in the light. They cost a kings ransom. I love the oil of Oud (Agar-wood; Aquilaria malaccensis) and entered this beautiful realm for aContinue reading “OUD PERFUME”

Tao te ching

Tomorrow I start living the Tao. I will document this in a special blog: http://annastao.wordpress.com In this blog I will chronicle every aspect of the journey; frustrations, learning and understanding. I believe it will take about a year. If anybody else is doing, or about to do, anything like this, please share.

ORGANIC SKIN-CARE?

(Sorry about the bad picture, took it with photo booth and I don’t want to point at any brand in particular) I have studied and formulated skin-care for almost 20 years; first for my own pleasure and then professionally.  I have always wanted to keep my products as natural and pure as possible which isContinue reading “ORGANIC SKIN-CARE?”

FEAR

Fear is the most effective way of control. Fear is one of the strongest emotional drives within every individual; Fear of dying, fear of failure, fear of being shunned, fear, fear, fear. One of the biggest fears in society is about money and economy; to not have enough. Upon this fear one of the biggestContinue reading “FEAR”

THE BRAIN

Previously I have talked about how we react to scents and how essential oils can interact with us through the limbic system of the brain. We constantly program our brains (subconscious) with different information; the more emotional the information is, the stronger the programming. Every time we are subjected to an impulse we immediately goContinue reading “THE BRAIN”

SELF-HELP

There is a saying; “don’t give them fish, teach them how to fish”. Many people who  come to see me want a “quick fix”, hoping that I will wave my magic wand and all that is difficult will just vanish. It doesn’t function like this. We have become so used to the quick fixes ofContinue reading “SELF-HELP”

A GREAT SPEECH

The Great Dictator, released in 1940, was Charlie Chaplins first real talking movie. In it he gives a beautiful speech that is as true and important today as it was then, the words could actually have been written today. What is surprising is that not more has happened over the last 70 years; that weContinue reading “A GREAT SPEECH”

THE INVITATION

The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a foolContinue reading “THE INVITATION”