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The Alchemy of Things | Exploring the Science of Skincare & Healthy Living

The Alchemy of Things | Exploring the Science of Skincare & Healthy Living

By Brandy Searcy
Diving into the science of skincare and self care, the freedom of (w)holistic living, and the energy that connects us.
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What is aromatherapy?
Today we're talking all things aromatherapy... it's history, and why aromatherapy is so great for your body, mind, & soul.  Check out today's shownotes for a list of plants & essential oils recommended for a variety of conditions.
24:03
May 5, 2021
What's the difference between floral waters and floral hydrosols?
Have you ever wondered why rose water and rose hydrosol are different?  We're talking about essential oils, absolutes, floral waters, and floral hydrosols (hydrolats) today using rose as the example.  You'll learn how they're different, and which ones better for your skin and your hair.
18:57
April 28, 2021
How your food choices impact your carbon footprint
Which is more eco-friendly?  Oat milk or almond milk?  Grass fed beef or feed lot beef?  Is eating locally and in season really that effective at reducing your carbon footprint?  We're talking about each of these on today's episode of The Alchemy of Things. Do you want more on skin science, nature's rhythms, and living (w)holistically?  Subscribe to The Alchemy of Things podcast and go even deeper by signing up for Rain Organica's newsletter.
14:17
April 21, 2021
The problem with phthalates
You've likely heard that phthalates are bad for your health, and in this episode, we're talking about why they're a health concern and how you can reduce your exposure to phthalates in your daily life.
22:44
April 14, 2021
Skincare Ingredient Spotlight: Why is Vitamin C is so great for your skin?
In today's episode we're talking about why vitamin C is so great for your skin (hint: it's a multifunctional ingredient providing antioxidant protection, enabling collagen synthesis, and even helping to brighten your skin).  There are some formulation challenges around Vitamin C, so we'll talk about why you'll often find vitamin C derivatives in skincare products rather than ascorbic acid (the technical name for vitamin C). Are you looking for more juicy tips on simply caring for your skin?  Sign up for Rain Organica's newsletter for your dose of healthy and simple skincare tips.
21:43
April 7, 2021
What are antioxidants and why does your body need them?
We're talking about reactive oxygen species and antioxidants (including one you may not be familiar with) in today's episode.  You'll learn why using antioxidants in your skincare is so important (in addition to including plenty of antioxidants in your diet).
18:40
March 31, 2021
Simplify your skincare routine
In today's episode we're taking a look at what your skin needs and how to meet those needs with your skincare in just 3 steps. Get ready to declutter your counter with a simpler routine.
28:58
March 24, 2021
Exploring your skin's structure & function. The Hayflick Limit, cellular senescence, & aging.
In this inaugural episode, we're talking about the layers of the epidermis, the Hayflick Limit, and cellular senescence. These concepts tie into skincare and set a solid foundation for future episodes.  We'll explore these together, so dive in with me.
19:05
March 19, 2021