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    The Art of Good Sleep

    The Art of Good Sleep
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    A natural temporary state of rest, sleep occurs when an individual becomes physically inactive and unaware of his environment while many bodily functions slow down. Sleep is one of the...

    How to Keep a Healthy Romantic Relationship

    How to Keep a Healthy Romantic Relationship
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    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. If you are in a relationship or looking into entering one, how would you create or maintain a healthy romantic relationship with your partner? There...

    The Power of Aromatherapy to Your Mental Well-being

    The Power of Aromatherapy to Your Mental Well-being
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    A holistic healing treatment, aromatherapy uses natural plant extracts - in the form of essential oils - to promote health and well-being. Aromatherapy benefits not only your physical well-being but...

    Summer Wellness Ideas

    Summer Wellness Ideas
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    How to feel your best this summer Swing into summer with the right mindset. Make the best out of the warmer season by taking the necessary actions to remain healthy...

    Beauty and the Environment

    Beauty and the Environment
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    The environmental impact of using beauty products There’s a connection between looking good and feeling good. When you are well-groomed and presentable, you instantly feel more confident and relaxed. However,...

    From Nature to Functional Art

    From Nature to Functional Art
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    The Making of Leaf Pouches In this year’s Earth Day, which falls annually on 22nd April, Banyan Tree presents a collection of skincare, body care, and aromatherapy products bundled together...

    Stay-At Home Wellness Tips

    Stay-At Home Wellness Tips
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      Many of us around the world have been confined to our homes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. As our lifestyles have suddenly and drastically changed over the...

    The Pandemic and Your Wellbeing

    The Pandemic and Your Wellbeing
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        Even before anyone knew about COVID-19, people all over the world were yearning for more balance and wellbeing. However, the pandemic has now brought on new challenges that...

    Elevate Your Fitness Routine with Essential Oils

    Elevate Your Fitness Routine with Essential Oils
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    Whether you’re looking for motivation to start your HIIT workout or if your inner athlete is wanting to ace or beat a personal record – here are some ways essential oils can aid in boosting mood and rev up one’s fitness routine, before, during and after.

    Amsterdam artists experiment with edible skincare

    Amsterdam artists experiment with edible skincare
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    The creative little city that’s Amsterdam has a quirky art scene, tolerant and out-of-the-box culture, and a thriving community that holds sustainability near and dear. Beauty may come secondary to the ethos of the people here, but female artists Margherita Soldati, Krisztina Czika and Alice Heron recently explored the intersection of art, beauty and food during a four-night pop-up dinner at Mediamatic.

    What’s the Difference: Natural Body Exfoliants

    What’s the Difference: Natural Body Exfoliants
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    When choosing between a natural body scrub or body polish, pay attention to what your skin needs, your skin type, what season it is, and if you intend on following your exfoliation with another skin treatment.

    In Conversation with: Sarah of Poppy Flora Studio

    In Conversation with: Sarah of Poppy Flora Studio
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    Not your typical floral arranger, Sarah Lim is an artist at heart. Her unique creations employ natural movement and whimsical botanical combinations to “emulate Mother Nature ‘dancing’ in the wilderness."

    5 Things to Do to Protect Our Ocean

    5 Things to Do to Protect Our Ocean
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    Since the industrial revolution, human activity has negatively affected our waters. It is more crucial than ever to take action to conserve it. We can all make a difference in protecting our oceans - here’s how. 

    Carrier Oils to try with Aromatherapy

    Carrier Oils to try with Aromatherapy
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    Carrier oils are the means through which essential oils can safely deliver their beneficial properties. Learn more about the 4 common carrier oils utilised in aromatherapy.

    Hair Care Through the Ages

    Hair Care Through the Ages
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    The modern shampoo, as we know it, was only invented in 1927. Prior to this, people utilised several different methods to clean and treat their hair. We look at 4 hair care treatments adopted across different cultures throughout history.

    Should I dilute essential oils?

    Should I dilute essential oils?
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    Undiluted, or also commonly known as “neat”, application of essential oils onto skin is a topic with many divided opinions. Many blogs debate the issue, often using a variety of personal anecdotes...

    6 Myths about Breast Cancer (and Symptoms to Look out for)

    6 Myths about Breast Cancer (and Symptoms to Look out for)
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    Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women worldwide. Here, we allay some common misconceptions about it, shedding light on the condition...

    Rise on: Mind Over Body

    Rise on: Mind Over Body
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    Siti, in her late 40s, is a vivacious mother of three. Dubbed “Queen Chef”, she runs her catering business. She was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in 2013...

    Rise on: Against All Odds

    Rise on: Against All Odds
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    Dr. Piloo Chacha, in her 70s and originally from India, moved to Singapore in 1967. 28 years ago, she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, underwent mastectomy and has been cancer-free ever since...

    Rise on: Love Amid Adversity

    Rise on: Love Amid Adversity
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    At the age of 28, Branda was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer and had to undergo aggressive treatment. Now in her early 30s, she is cancer-free and happily married...

    Rise on: Life after Cancer

    Rise on: Life after Cancer
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    Amy Neary moved to Singapore 15 years ago. In 2014, she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and is now 6 months from remission. She opens up on her journey and tells us why life after cancer is better than ever before...

    In Conversation with: Lucinda Law

    In Conversation with: Lucinda Law
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    For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’ve collaborated with botanical watercolour artist Lucinda Law on the Lotus Wrap. Here, we introduce the talented artist who brought the symbolic plant to life...

    All You Need to Know About Sunscreen

    All You Need to Know About Sunscreen
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    How do you go about choosing the best and most protective sunscreen? What is SPF and how much sunscreen should you use? We explain all these and more for your sun protection, no matter the season.

    Your Conscious Guide to Summer Wellness

    Your Conscious Guide to Summer Wellness
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    The season of sun and sand is upon us. Before you throw caution to the wind for a summer of pure fun, here are some ways you may exercise mindfulness while making the most of your vacation.

    No Love for: Paraffin Wax (and why we don't use it)

    No Love for: Paraffin Wax (and why we don't use it)
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    Paraffin wax is a byproduct of the oil purification process. Through a dewaxing process that crude oil undergoes, paraffin wax is obtained and is then processed further for use in products...

    No Love for: Parabens

    No Love for: Parabens
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    The term ‘parabens’ is used to refer to a group of chemicals, mostly synthetic, that are commonly found in health, beauty and personal care products. They act as a form of preservative, preventing the growth of potentially harmful microbes such as bacteria or fungus, thereby increasing shelf-life...

    An Ode to Her: A Mother’s Struggles

    An Ode to Her: A Mother’s Struggles
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    Mary Jane’s story is not one that is easy to tell. MJ is a mother to three teenage children; she also shares a complex relationship with her mother. Last year, MJ was diagnosed with multiple myeloma and fibromuscular dysplasia, and is still battling poor health...

    An Ode to Her: A Mother's Son

    An Ode to Her: A Mother's Son
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    Known for his witty humour and strong drive, Gabriel Gn is part of the Business Development team at Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts. This Mother’s Day, he opens up on how his mother has shaped him into the person he is today, and how her unwavering support and continual guidance still serve as guiding pillars of his life...

    An Ode to Her: A New Mother

    An Ode to Her: A New Mother
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    Three months ago, Jojo Wu, 30, embarked on one of the most transformative journeys of her life. She became a new mother to a baby boy, Kayson, now 12-weeks old...

    Press for Progress: Khun Dow's Story

    Press for Progress: Khun Dow's Story
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    Khun Dow is a mother of 2 sons, where she works as a farmer alongside with her husband at Thai China Flavours & Fragrance (TCFF). She was introduced to this...

    Press for Progress: Khun Soi's Story

    Press for Progress: Khun Soi's Story
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    Khun Soi’s story is an embodiment of love and commitment. Khun Soi started working with IPLUSQ - our lab partner - since 12 years ago, making sure that all sticker...

    Press for Progress: Khun Jum's Story

    Press for Progress: Khun Jum's Story
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    Born and raised in the Loei Province of Thailand, Khun Jum is a diligent and dedicated lady who is now a production controller since starting her career 30 years ago...

    Press for Progress: Khun Seangchan’s and Khun Sureepon’s story

    Press for Progress: Khun Seangchan’s and Khun Sureepon’s story
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    The first makers of our ceramic die-cut logos, Khun Seangchan and Khun Sureepon are each other’s pillar of support through different seasons of life. This pair of friends started their...

    Embracing the Environment, Empowering People

    Embracing the Environment, Empowering People
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    Earth Day, for us, is a time to take a step back and reflect on how our actions take impact on the environment, and hold ourselves accountable to the shared responsibility in bettering our planet. We can make...

    She Inspires: Khun Sor's Story

    She Inspires: Khun Sor's Story
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    As we celebrate the importance of personal strength in our everyday life, it is also the people who walk with us in our journey of ups and downs which makes...

    She Inspires: Spring’s Story

    She Inspires: Spring’s Story
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    Spring’s story is one of conviction and tenacity. In her time at Banyan Tree Spa Lijiang, she quickly rose from a trainee therapist to a senior spa therapist and trainer....

    She Inspires: Sasmita's Story

    She Inspires: Sasmita's Story
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    International Women’s Day is when we celebrate the diversity of beauty in women from all walks of life and to honour their personal achievements in respective... 

    Rekindle Ritual Stories: Ciara & Wen Ling

    Rekindle Ritual Stories: Ciara & Wen Ling
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    Life is made meaningful when we better the world in our own little ways. And many times, the best way to foster this is by encouraging a more reflective and...

    Rekindle Rituals Stories: Angeline & Stefanus

    Rekindle Rituals Stories: Angeline & Stefanus
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    The best kind of love isn’t one which stays the same, but one which grows... 

    Rekindle Rituals Stories: Yu Hui & Ellis

    Rekindle Rituals Stories: Yu Hui & Ellis
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    It’s everyone’s favourite time of the year where we gift a little more, and love a little louder.


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