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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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Scent in the spotlight - Geranium

June ushers in the start of the summer and it marks the full bloom of Geranium. These flowers (also known as Cranesbill) come in white, pink, red, purple or blue and are processed for the geranium essential oil. They begin blooming from early spring and last till autumn and are easy to grow and versatile, easily making it to the list of a gardener’s favourite. The geranium essential oil is a popular floral scent that is well liked by people and is a crowd favorite amongst ladies. When the flower fully blooms, the sweet scent of these perennial plants disperse through the winds of June. June being...

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South Stack

Of sea cliffs and crashing waves. Nesting seabirds and sedimentary rocks. The sea after a storm.

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Geranium Scruffy Cleansing Grains

Your new exfoliation buddy Our newest addition to the Rough Beauty line of bath and body products was launched some weeks back to lots of encouragement from friends and family. The Geranium Scruffy Cleansing Grains are made with a special blend of rice, oats, bentonite clay and essential oils and have been tested to achieve the desired constitution and texture. It allows effective exfoliation and cleansing but yet is gentle enough for your face. The geranium essential oil blend lends a luxurious quality and combined with the ground rice, results in a scent that is both soothing and pleasant. Our cleansing grains are...

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Mindful Marketplace at Keong Saik Road

This past Saturday we participated in the Mindful Marketplace curated by Green Is The New Black. Part of the Urban Ventures instalment, we saw Keong Saik Road, located in one of the country’s conservation area transformed for the day from a one-way road into a street carnival with music, food, workshops and a marketplace. It was an evening of music, meeting new vendor friends and trying to imagine how Keong Saik Road was like in the past. It was also where our newest product made its first public appearance. It’s a product in the making for some months now and we...

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