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Intro to Aromatherapy; Part 2: Our Brain/Nose Connection

  Essential oils enter our bodies in three ways, through the nose, through the skin and sometimes your mouth. * Today we will talk about our noses. Our noses are 10.000 times more sensitive than any other sensory organ we posses. Making it our most direct connection to the environment. When reading about essential oils, […]

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Intro to Aromatherapy- Part One

Aromatherapy, What is it, how does it help us, and where do essential oils come from?   Most people have heard of the term “aromatherapy” or have perhaps seen it on a label of a product and another term associated with aromatherapy is essential oils. So what exactly are they?   Essential oils are highly […]

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Ingredients Commonly Found in Cosmetics- Which ones to stay away from and which ones to look for and why

There are roughly 69 million individual chemicals or chemical combinations used in the world today. Additionally, approximately 15,000 new chemical substances are submitted everyday. Who tracks all these chemicals? An organization called Chemical Abstract Society, or CAS.  They assign the unique numbers used to track each substance. Just thinking about the vast number of chemicals […]

Soap History, facts and folklore from ancient days

Soap gets its name from Mount Sapo, Italy; a hilly area near Rome.  The ancient legend dates back from 100 B.C. and tells the story about women washing their togas at the Tiber River below the mountain. As the folklore unfolds, we find out that sadly, this mountain was where the populace sacrificed animals. A […]

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Palm Oil: the good, the bad and the ugly

Palm oil: the good the bad and the ugly It was a Facebook posting with a picture of an abused orangutan that introduced me to the devastating global ramifications due to large scale palm oil production. Being an animal lover and a buyer of palm oil for my business, I was compelled to research the […]

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why handcrafted?

Handcrafted products are produced out of love from sparks of personal and genuine inspiration. This spirit is transferred throughout the creative process ensuring that the end result will be a superior product carefully inspected by the proud eyes of the maker. That is reason #1 to buy handcrafted. As I sat down to write this […]