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  • crazy for kukui

    Nina Naidu

    Posted on August 04 2019

    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, the oil from this little nugget has been used to bathe babies, hydrate the skin, and nourish the hair. But did you know that it can also ease pain, decrease inflammation, and assist wound healing?

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  • Preservation

    Nina Naidu

    Posted on September 06 2017

    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 a thorny issue for both manufacturers and consumers. Consumers wish to have little to no preservatives in their products, hoping to avoid potential side-effects, while ethical manufacturers know that some degree of preservation is necessary to prolong shelf-life and ensure the consumer's safety.  
  • balancing bergamot

    Nina Naidu

    Posted on August 08 2017

    balancing bergamot
    Bergamot orange (Citrus bergamia) is a fragrant citrus fruit which is the size of an o...
  • carrier oils

    Nina Naidu

    Posted on February 16 2017

    carrier oils
    Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils prior to application to the skin, as es...
  • clary sage, feminine power and balance

    Nina Naidu

    Posted on February 06 2017

    clary sage, feminine power and balance
    Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) is indigenous to southern France, Italy, and Syria, but is...