sustainable beauty

sustainable beauty

We look for sustainable products in our everyday household items - metal straws, shopper totes, reusable water bottles - but why not carry this pr...

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crazy for kukui

crazy for kukui

Native to India and Indonesia, the kukui nut eventually migrated to Brazil and Hawaii. Translated as "light" or "enlightenment" from the Hawaiian, ...

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Preservation

Preservation

How do we preserve nature's bounty in a way that maintains the quality of the ingredients and product, without harming the user? Preservatives are ...

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balancing bergamot

balancing bergamot

Bergamot orange (Citrus bergamia) is a fragrant citrus fruit which is the size of an orange, but which has a green color similar to that of a lime...

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carrier oils

carrier oils

Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils prior to application to the skin, as essential oils and absolutes may cause severe irritation or se...

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lemon, calm and bright

lemon, calm and bright

The lemon (Citrus limon) is native to Asia, and is thought to have first grown in Assam, India.   Lemons first entered Europe through ancient Rome...

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geranium, scent of tranquility

geranium, scent of tranquility

Geranium oil is derived from Pelargonium graveolens, which is believed to be originally from Egypt. From there, it spread to South Africa, Madagas...

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peppermint, dream maker

peppermint, dream maker

Peppermint (Mentha piperta) is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint.  Although it is native to Europe and the Middle East, it is now widely cultiva...

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turmeric, spirit and medicine

turmeric, spirit and medicine

  Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is an herbaceous plant of the ginger family which is native to South Asia.  Although it is widely used as a spice in So...

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tulsi, queen of herbs

tulsi, queen of herbs

  Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), also known as holy basil, is an aromatic plant native to the Indian subcontinent and cultivated throughout Southeast Asi...

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