Welcome to the Quantum Botanika blog, a place to discover the basis of great healthy skin and the realistic tried-and-tested methods.

Aspirin Face Mask-brown post-acne marks

Masks that contain aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) can take the heat out of an inflamed spot and help gently exfoliate dead cells without irritating healthy cells. If you use this mask on a regular basis it can help reduce brown post-acne marks (apply at night once a week).   How to prepare: Mix a tablespoon of natural plain yoghurt with 1/5 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and two crushed aspirin, and add two drops from a capsule of vitamin E and two drops from a capsule of vitamin A. Apply the paste to problem areas, including brown post-acne marks. Leave on for 20 minutes

ForesT Bathing with Siberian Fir

Pine bathing , or Forest Bathing as we call it at Quantum Botanika has been popular for centuries and has been used in many treatments. It is particularly favoured in physiotherapy and the prevention of many inflammatory diseases. Here at Quantum Botanika we like to use the essential oils derived  from Siberian Fir, that is created through the distillation of the the needles and twigs gathered in sustainable ways. Pine bathing is known for they therapeutical relaxing effects so we also recommend it for people suffering with insomnia or if you are going through a phase of high nervous tension. To

Toxic Chemicals in Sun Creams

Learn about the toxic chemicals in sun creams and the difference between mineral and chemical sunscreens. Discover some natural alternatives to prevent burning and long-term skin damage. What is sunscreen and how does it work? Sunscreen, also known as sun cream or sunblock, is a topical product which is applied to the skin; the aim being to protect it from the sun. It works by absorbing or reflecting ultraviolet rays from the sun, preventing sunburn. There are two types of ultraviolet rays: Ultraviolet A (UVA) which is a long wavelength associated with skin burning; and Ultraviolet B (UVB) which is a shorter wavelength


Skin is something that we all have in common. Sometimes it looks good, sometimes it doesnt. Sometimes it behaves and sometimes it lets us down. But what makes it better is when we can talk about it. When I was growing up I spent a lot of time worrying about my spots. Everyone had a suggestion when it came to improving their appearance, and I listened to them all. One day an old woman in my town told me that applying urine to my face would help to calm them down! It was then that I realised that not all advice

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