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#stayhome: tips for mind and body wellness

The pandemic has changed the way we go about living our daily lives. The need to be vigilant has added a shroud of stress even as we go about our usual routine. In these uncertain times of heightened alertness, we have to ensure we stay healthy in both mind and body. We recently asked our Rough Beauty community of friends what tips they would give to one another to do just that: 1. Regular exercise The positive effects exercise have on our physical and mental health have long been established but did you know that even short bouts of activity throughout the day, such...

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Mari

Mari

We are working on a product series based on a new scent, it is still a work in progress but we’re really excited to share about it with you ❤️  The Mari range is named after a rescued cat at @studiogerii and we would be donating 10% of all sales from the Mari range to community cat rescue and TNR (trap, neuter, return) efforts in Singapore. 🐈 The first in this series is the Mari Bar, a bar soap with three layers, coloured with Australian reef red and olive green clay. The scent is a blend of citrusy notes -...

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What Is It Like To Run A Sustainable Business?

Running a business definitely takes up more resources than the average Joe and Jane. With conscious effort and planning, running a business while trying our best to minimise our carbon footprint and waste is possible. One of the reasons we started Rough Beauty is to encourage people to reduce their waste with bar soap, which has 10 times less carbon footprint than liquid soap.*  We strive towards making a positive environmental impact with our zero-waste alternatives and ensure everything that happens behind-the-scenes has minimal carbon footprint and waste.  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle We’ve all heard of this mantra, but how often do...

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Scent in the spotlight - Lavender

“What woman, however old, has not the bridal-favours and raiment stowed away, and packed in lavender, in the inmost cupboards of her heart?” – William Makepeace Thackeray Did you know? Lavender is a flower but also a herb! Many people use it as a form of herb in teas and in products such as lotions. These plants bloom through August, ranging from pink to blue and white. There are over 30 species of lavender and they are a common decoration for livening up spaces with their bright colours. Benefits of Lavender One of the most popular scents that is well accepted by people of any...

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Scent in the spotlight - Lemongrass

Many might mistake Lemongrass as a citrus fruit similar to lemon, however lemongrass is actually a type of grass. The lemongrass genus, the cymbopogon, has over 50 species that belong to that genus. You may ask, why lemongrass? That is because Singapore lies at the equatorial zone and is prone to a hot and humid climate. In July, the sweltering heat can almost bake a cheese tart. The heat and humidity in Singapore makes it an attractive place for unwanted visitors – the mosquitoes. This is why we need lemongrass to repel these incessant visitors. Lemongrass brings a very earthly...

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