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All About Rosehip Oil

You may have heard the hype about rosehip oil – it’s known for being a superstar in skincare for its anti-aging effects.

Rosehip oil is made from the small fruit that sits beneath the rose; it’s a pressed seed oil that has been used since ancient times for its healing properties. It’s shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties while being loaded with skin-nourishing vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. We love the skincare benefits that it provides, which is why we included it as an ingredient in Ambre Blends Skin Tonic.

Benefits of Rosehip Oil

Grab a bottle of Skin Tonic and apply after drying off from your shower or bath – your skin will soak up the benefits of rosehip oil!

All About Pumpkin Seed Oil

October is all about pumpkins. Pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin carving…
But here at Ambre Blends we’re into pumpkin seed oil all year long!

Although it is not widely known, the oil extracted from these tiny seeds provides us with a long list of benefits, which is why we use it in Ambre Blends Skin Tonic. Pumpkin Seed Oil has been produced and used in southeastern Austria since the 18th century as a culinary specialty. It is high in antioxidants, enzymes, essential fatty acids, iron, zinc, fiber, and vitamins E and C. This makes it an oil that’s good for you both inside and out.

Due to the fact that pumpkin seed oil is rich in fatty acids (as well as an excellent anti-inflammatory), it helps calm and soothe redness in your skin while also keeping it hydrated. We love using Ambre Blends Skin Tonic after a long day in the sun, and we can thank the pumpkin seed oil for helping to speed up the repair of irritated skin while keeping proper moisture levels.

The antioxidants in pumpkin seed oil promote anti-aging while protecting the skin from damage. Due to its nice, light, and smooth texture, it penetrates well into the skin as a moisturizer. And since it has a comedogenic rating of only two, you can feel safe using it even if you have oily or acne-prone skin.

We’re not done praising this oil quite yet! The high levels of zinc and vitamin E found inside help to improve skin tone, aid in skin renewal, and even fight acne. You may have heard of vitamin E being referred to as the “beauty vitamin” because it promotes healthy, beautiful skin from the inside and out. This hard-working oil helps regulate proper skin cell production, encouraging cell turnover and maintaining collagen levels. What does this mean for you? More youthful looking skin!

Beyond skin benefits, pumpkin seed oil has benefits for your hair and your diet, too. Loaded with nutrients, we want to shout our love for it from the rooftops! It’s time to give this powerful oil the praise it deserves, not only in the fall but all year round.

Seven Superfoods to Snack on This Summer

One of the best parts of the summer is eating fresh fruits and vegetables, some of which you can grow right in your backyard. Eating in-season isn’t only delicious but it’s great for your health. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get healthy or prevent disease, there’s a superfood that can help you reach optimal health the natural way.

Snack on these seven summer superfoods to look and feel better this season:

Lemon: Rejuvenate your skin from within by drinking lemon water. First thing in the morning, have a glass of water with lemon in it. Not only is it great for weight loss but this vitamin C rich fruit will make your skin glow. Lemon water flushes out the toxins in your body and aids the digestive system, which makes eliminating waste products from your body easier.

Avocado: Full of healthy fats, you might be surprised to know that avocados contain more potassium than bananas. Studies show that having a high potassium intake is linked to reduced blood pressure, a major risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. Add avocados to almost any meal, breakfast through dinner.

Chia seeds: Sprinkle some chia seeds on your yogurt, salad or even a smoothie for an energy boost that will last for hours. Despite their size, they pack a big punch loaded with fiber, protein, antioxidants and other nutrients. There’s a reason chia seeds have been a staple in Mayan and Aztec diets for centuries, so add them to anything and everything you eat.

Garlic: Heart-healthy diets are talked about often, but what about brain-healthy diets? Garlic contains antioxidants that protect against cell damage and aging, which may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Garlic has been used throughout ancient history for its health and medicinal properties, having known beneficial effects on common causes of chronic disease. We’re more than happy to eat garlic and live longer!

Parsley: Parsley isn’t just a garnish, it’s an herb that is rich in vital vitamins such as Vitamin C, B12, K and A. What does that mean for you? A strong immune system, strong bones and a healthy nervous system. Parsley helps flush out excess fluids from your body and is used for its anti-inflammatory properties. Pick up some parsley essential oil and massage into your scalp to reduce hair loss.

Beets: One of the first known uses of beets was by ancient Romans who used them as an aphrodisiac. While this is still true due to their nitrates increasing blood flow, beets are also shown to use their nitric oxide to give your brain and energy a boost. The blood-red betalains in beets help reduce chronic inflammation and have even been used in certain treatments of depression.

Grapes: Who doesn’t want to look younger? Grapes are full of beneficial compounds that fight aging and also prevent cancer. You’ve probably heard that red wine grapes are a source of resveratrol, which is an anti-aging powerhouse best known for its ability to prevent cancer. They also contain a variety of antioxidants, which can reduce the damage caused by free radicals and slow down aging.