Naranjo dulce

 

Citrus sinensis, naranjo dulce o simplemente naranjo, es un pequeño árbol perteneciente a la familia Rutaceae, cuyo origen posiblemente sea el sur de China donde ha sido cultivado por milenios. Las naranjas ahora se cultivan comercialmente en muchos lugares y son una de las frutas más populares del mundo.

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Bergamota

 

Citrus bergamia , también conocido como “bergamota”, es  un árbol perteneciente a la familia Rutaceae, y definido como un híbrido entre el naranjo amargo y el limón.  Y aunque su lugar de origen es aún incierto, se cree endémico de la región de Calabria (Italia).

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Ingredient spotlight: Shea butter

Shea butter ( Butyrospermum parkii ) is a fat extracted from the nut of the African shea tree mainly used in the cosmetics industry for skin and hair related products. It has been used for centuries in Africa for its moisturizing and healing properties, where it has been used to protect and condition skin which has been damaged.

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Shea Butter is naturally rich in minerals and vitamins like A, E and F. And Because of its soothing nature, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating effects, it is a perfect ingredient to incorporate into body and skin care products for you and your pets.
In addition, Shea Butter offers a low level of UV protection (approx. SPF-6).  It is also wonderful to use in the summer as a moisturizer before and after sun exposure.

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The Chilean hazelnut

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The Gevuina avellana tree, Chilean hazel or Neufen in mapudungun, is a beautiful evergreen tree that is native to southern regions of Chile. The tree can reach up to 20 meters tall and bears small nuts. The seeds are eaten raw, cooked in boiling water or toasted and contain high amounts of good quality oil, suitable for both food and for cosmetic applications.

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Chilean laurel

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The Chilean Laurel (Laurelia sempervirens) is an endemic Chilean tree from Valdivia temperate rainforest with smooth, yellow pale bark that cracks with age. The shiny leaves are oblong in shape, arranged in opposite pairs and leathery in texture. The flowers are small greenish-white and the fruit is a small green woody capsule.

The wood and the leaves are strongly aromatic.

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Winter’s bark

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The Winter’s bark or canelo (Drymis winteri ) is an endemic Chilean tree from Valdivia temperate rainforest. The leaves are lanceolate, glossy green above, whitish below and can measure up to 20 cm (8 in). The flowers are white with a yellow center, and comprise a great number of petals and stamens. The fruit is a bluish berry.

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