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How Essential Oils Are Extracted
April 19, 2016

How Essential Oils Are Extracted

Essential oils are natural aromatic extracts from plant material including grasses, leaves, flowers, needles, twigs, peels of fruit, seeds, bark, and roots. The aromatic essential oil compounds are stored in tiny pockets in plant material and must be released. The type of plant material being used determines which method of extraction will produce the best results.
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Bamboo Charcoal in Skin Care
March 30, 2016

Bamboo Charcoal in Skin Care

Bamboo has become popular with environmentally conscious consumers because it is one of the most sustainable resources available. When harvested responsibly, bamboo can renew itself for generations without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.
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The Nitty Gritty of Exfoliation
March 23, 2016

The Nitty Gritty of Exfoliation

It may surprise you, but I have never been obsessed with skin care products. My skin care regimen consisted of a shower with soap and water--and I was done! If you would have told me 10 years ago that I would soon be massaging myself with sugars, salts and pulverized beans, I would have politely disagreed. But my skin now thanks me each and every day!
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Will A Palm Oil Boycott Really Help?
January 15, 2016

Will A Palm Oil Boycott Really Help?

Palm oil has been used in soap making for thousands of years. Despite its great attributes in soap and other products, palm oil has become a highly debated topic. The effect of the growing number of palm oil plantations on the rights of indigenous peoples and the destruction of wildlife and biodiversity must be addressed, but a palm oil boycott may not be the answer.
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