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Announcing Chemnist Music Playlists

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Announcing Chemnist Music Playlists

You know how the right music can improve your mood, focus, and even influence what you're working on? At Chemnist headquarters, we like to have South Asian music queued up while we're working on your orders. 

In a strange way, it feels like the music is adding something a little extra to what we create for you. It's a source of inspiration and enjoyment and now we'd like to share it with you.

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Hacking Happiness Chemicals Naturally

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Hacking Happiness Chemicals Naturally

What is a Happiness Chemical? There are four major chemicals in the brain that influence our state of wellbeing: Dopamine Oxytocin Serotonin Endorphins Each play a part in how your body regulates mood. Dopamine is associated with the anticipation of happiness. Oxytocin engages empathy which helps us feel close and bonded to others when it’s released. Serotonin helps regulate mood, and endorphins help you power-through as it masks pain or discomfort. Here are some simple ways to increase your feel-good hormones and neurotransmitters - naturally and at your own pace. Dopamine a.k.a. The Reward Chemical Eat what your heart desires (but...

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Reading Skincare Ingredient Lists

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Reading Skincare Ingredient Lists

We've all been there. Browsing the halls of your favourite skincare store, drugstore or luxury, and there it is. A product touting the latest, most trendy skincare ingredient. The packaging is beautiful. The reviews have hyped it up. It's time to treat yourself.

But lo and behold, you try it once. You try it twice. And now your skin is on fire.

What went wrong? You deserved none of this.

How do you make sure it doesn't happen again?

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Understanding Essential Oils and Attars: How They're Made and Why They're Good for You

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Understanding Essential Oils and Attars: How They're Made and Why They're Good for You

Our Body Butter Melts are scented with essential oils, attars, and fragrance oils. Essential oils are all-natural and are distilled from botanics like plants and flowers.  Often times, essential oils have anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, so they're often used in homeopathic and Ayurvedic remedies.  Steam distillation is the most common extraction method for essential oils, but some raw ingredients require cold-press, solvent or CO2 extraction. In the steam distillation method, depending on the plant or flower, the end result is both essential oil and floral water which are further filtered down before they become commercially ready to use. Inhaling the aromas from essential...

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