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THE BENEFITS OF FERMENTED FOOD

Today we’re on the subject of probiotics - another easy way to supplement to your beauty routine and support overall health. Probiotics are strands of healthy bacteria that improve the functioning of the digestive system, decrease inflammation, improve our immune system, clear skin, boost metabolism, and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.Probiotics are available in manufactured capsules but our preferred way to enjoy them is via fermented foods such as krauts, yogurt, pickles, kimchi and kombucha. Almost any vegetable can be fermented - and trust me we’ve had lots of fun experimenting! Not only is fermentation a more delectable delivery system but the probiotics in fermented food have a more comprehensive collection of probiotics than supplement capsules: there are trillions of bacteria in...

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MAINTAINING A DAILY INTAKE OF H2O

Maintaining a healthy daily intake of H2O is one of the most important and simple ways to boost our skin’s overall health. The human body is on average 60% water, even our bones are 34% water! Given that the skin is the largest organ, mostly made up of water, it’s no surprise why keeping hydrated is a well-known beauty hack.Ingesting less than two to three liters of water per day may lead to chronic dehydration, which causes the body to pull water away from all organs, including the skin. This causes damage to the cells involved, and damaged skin cells lead to wrinkling as well as skin thinning and sagging throughout the body.Unfortunately, the reverse isn’t true, you can’t fill...

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RISE AND REST DURING PREGNANCY

Though this duo was formulated early in my pregnancy I had no idea how much they would come to serve me towards the end of term, during labor, and now postpartum (yes, I’m a mama - baby Elle Walker came into the world on 12/24)As for many pregnant women, sleeping during the final weeks of pregnancy can be a challenge and the REST fragrance was such an aid. I applied it to my lower back and along stretched ligaments to ease local pain and inflammation. To promote sleep and calm my racing mind, I would also roll it on my temples, neck, inner wrists and arches of my feet. I can confidentially say that l experienced a notable improvement in...

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SKIN ABSORPTION

The skin is a membrane uniquely structured to protect our bodies from environmental toxins. While highly sophisticated and incredibly protective, it is not impervious to micro molecules. At LINNÉ we see this as an opportunity to provide the body with desirable nutriment, and encourage the use of not only clean skincare, but clean fabrics, fragrances and cleaning supplies. We cannot control everything in our environment but perhaps understanding more about how chemicals behave will make us more aware and empowered by the choices we make.There are three ways that chemicals can be absorbed into the skin: intracellular absorption, intercellular absorption, or follicular absorption. Thanks to the dense network of functionally dead cells in the stratum corneum, only tiny molecules are...

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FUEL YOUR WANDERLUST

With travel on pause many of us are experiencing wanderlust. To celebrate the launch of our Dopp Kit, we have curated a list of films, books and blogs to bring the adventure home. LITERATURE  100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway A Passage to India by E.M. Forster Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak Euphoria by Lily King Exit West by Mohsin Hamid Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Laharir Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami Life of Pi by Yann Martel Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia...

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