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Why do we give gifts?

Why do we give gifts on special occasions and festivals? For many of us, the whole idea of presents takes us back to our early childhood. Whether it was a birthday or a special occasion, our minds associate gifts with delightful memories and happiness. The anticipation before receiving your present, the suspense, guessing what it is, the joy of unwrapping, tearing off colourful pieces of paper all add to the joy of the gift itself. For some, giving is an act of love. Just as we enjoy receiving, we also like others to experience the same heart warming feeling of receiving. In most cultures it is customary to give gifts even on small occasions e.g. taking a bottle of wine...

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Turmeric - the king of roots

For hundreds, maybe thousands of years this powerful root has been used for everything from cooking to medicinal use. As a spice it is used for flavouring, and colouring. You can use it to heal cuts and wounds, and even apply it on your skin for its numerous health benefits.

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What is Jamaican Castor oil

The new oil in the market for hair growth is Jamaican Black castor oil (JBCO). Why is it becoming so popular and how is it different from the original castor oil?  To begin with, it treats dandruff, moisturises hair, promotes hair growth, treats acne, and even relieves muscle pain. These properties set it apart from other nourishing oils, like coconut or argan. These castor oil beans go through a roasting process which gives it that burnt smell and dark colour (our brand has Rosemary essential oil added which is also known to help with hair growth and itchy scalps.) The key is the ash content while roasting making the oil alkaline rather than acidic like the yellow castor oil. Both...

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What's so good about activated charcoal?

Activated charcoal is one of the hottest items to enter the healthcare market in recent times. Essentially it is coal – often made from wood, coconut shells or peat – which is then treated through heat and thereby creating internal pores. These pores are what give activated charcoal its supreme ability to draw out and trap toxins and chemicals. Also, the pores have a negative charge that magnetically attracts toxins which are positively charged to stick to it. Medicinally this has been used orally for the treatment of poisoning and overdoses. Other uses include water filters and toothpaste.We are concerned with its use in soap and creams. The powerful trapping effect with its porous structure makes activated charcoal a supreme...

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