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10 Reasons Why I Love Dry Body Brushing

The skin is the largest most important eliminative organ in the body and is responsible for a quarter of the body's detoxification everyday. 

Dry body brushing is a fundamental part of my daily rituals. It’s an amazing way to detoxify my system, get circulation going, remove dead skin cells and keep my skin incredibly smooth. 

Our bodies natural detoxification process is performed by many organs, glands and transportation systems including the skin, gut, kidneys, liver, lungs, lymphatic system, and mucous membranes. The dry brushing technique provides a gentle internal massage and stimulates all of these organs and detoxifies our bodies from the outside in. This has a huge impact on the internal cleansing process and systems. 

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Holy Wood

Palo Santo (Spanish for ‘Holy Wood’ or ‘Wood of the Saints’) comes from a mystical tree native to South America. It is known for its remarkable healing and spiritual properties.

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What is Puer Tea?

Puer (pronounced pooh-err) tea is from the Yunnan Provence of Southern China made from large leaf varietal camellia sinensis processed in a way that allows it’s flavour to change significantly with purposeful ageing. Rather than being oxidised like other types of tea, Puer tea is fermented. When left alone to age, a micro-biotic process transforms the flavour and body of the tea over time.

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Frankincense

Frankincense (also known as olibanum) has been an important commodity in trading, medicine and rituals of many ancient cultures for more than 5000 years. It is believed that the Babylonians and Assyrians burned it during religious ceremonies. The ancient Egyptians bought entire boatloads of the resin from the Phoenicians, using it in incense, insect repellent, perfume and salves for wounds and sores. It was also a key ingredient in the embalming process. Interestingly, the heavy kohl eyeliner ancient Egyptian women wore was made from charred frankincense that had been ground into a powder.

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The Power of Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal is extremely powerful for detoxifying and purifying air, water, skin and our bodies. Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine have used activated charcoal for thousands of years and its first recorded use dates back to 1550BC. It is well established in medical literature as a powerful antidote that adsorbs most organic toxins, chemicals, and poisons before they can harm the body. 

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