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eczema, founder, newborns, sensitive skin, young mothers -

Hi everyone, it's me, Rachel - the founder of Utama Spice Singapore and mother of a 14 month old (at the time of writing). I usually shy away from the camera or sharing about my personal journey, but recent conversations with friends has encouraged me to share what I have learnt in my journey so far, in the hope that it will help others. Why I started Utama SpiceI never intended to go into business with Utama Spice. I was just a happy customer and friends with Ria, the founder's daughter who is based in Bali and who continues to run...

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We are already in December and before you know it Christmas and New Year's will be upon us. The stress of the holidays can overwhelm anyone. Our everyday routines are disrupted and even the best of us can find that we are losing track of our normal, healthy habits. It’s fine to let ourselves enjoy the holidays, but the problem is when it starts affecting us negatively. The holiday season can often be stressful. Over-indulging during festivities, not getting enough sleep, stress from planning events and buying gifts are all common problems we experience. So if you find yourself struggling with any of these,...

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Essential Oils in the New Year 2020 is coming up quickly. The new year is the biggest opportunity for us to reflect and work on self improvement. If you’re looking for a healthy way to start the new year, let’s talk about bringing essential oils into your life. Essential oils are seeing a resurgence in popularity here in Singapore even though aromatherapy is an age old tradition practiced in folk medicine throughout the world. By now, you've probably heard something about essential oils if you don’t already have a few in your home. Essential oils are a popular choice for people looking for a...

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Some essential oil producers purporting to sell therapeutic grade oils may be circulating inaccurate information. No governmental or regulatory body licenses or otherwise endorses any essential oils as being of medicinal, therapeutic or aromatherapy grade.

Here at Utama Spice, we advocate a more honest and sensible approach to emphasize an essential oil’s therapeutic qualities, rather than using a made-up “grade” or categorisation.

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argan oil, castor oil, coconut oil, eczema, jojoba oil, liquid soap, sensitive skin -

Rachel, the person behind Utama Spice Singapore, decided to bring Utama Spice into Singapore after battling severe eczema that developed in her late 20s (odd because you’re generally supposed to grow out of eczema after childhood). Rachel visited many different doctors who couldn’t find a cure or long term solution for her eczema and only helped her manage her condition by prescribing oral and topical steroids. Rachel’s frustration eventually led her to become more conscious of what she was consuming and what she was putting on her skin, and motivated her to find more natural solutions to managing her condition....

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