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and Calendula oil to heal cuts and scratches. Tea Tree essential oil could be used to make an anti-bacterial balm, Benzoin for chapped skin and Chamomile for sensitive or irritated skin.


Feed your skin Including foods rich in Essential Fatty Acids is crucial to good skin health all year round and especially important in the Winter. Oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and sardines, nuts such as walnuts and brazils, seeds such as flax, hemp and sunflower, and fruits such as avocados and berries all contain high levels of good Omega fats that help regulate moisture levels within the cells, prevent inflammation and promote optimum skin function. Taking EFA supplements such as Evening Primrose or Borage is worth considering if you suffer generally from dry skin or a skin condition.


Natural cold pressed EFA rich oils can be taken internally – on the spoon or drizzled over food – or used in


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