The Significance of the Lotus Flower

The lotus flower has long been a spiritual symbol found in cultures around the world. It has been used in ceremonies and artistic renditions by the people who honored it. Its unique behavior has many believing it is a mysterious flower with God-like attributes. As we uncover some of the magic behind the lotus, you too will see why this seemingly common pond flower happens to be so significant.The…

Will tallow skincare stink?

Absolutely not! Or at least, ours doesn't. Because we render our tallow in-house, we can be sure it is done right. After simmering on low heat to loosen up the liquid gold (tallow), we strain it through progressively finer filters a total of 3 times. This minimizes any microscopic particles in the tallow that can cause odor in some tallow. We then freeze the grass fed tallow and only grab what we…

5 Benefits of Helichrysum

Helichrysum, also known as everlasting, immortelle and H. italcum is a strongly aromatic shrub with a woody base and long stems. The plant produces little golden flowers that resemble the sun and grows wild throughout South Africa, Madagascar and the Mediterranean. Approximately 500 species of helichrysum exist in the world but just a few produce enough essential oil to be distilled. This…

Orange Spots on Soap

THAT SOAP'S NOT ROTTEN, IT'S FULL OF MINERALS! Unlike spots on an old avocado, orange spots on soap should not alarm you. In fact, it should be quite reassuring that they are no more than a natural result of having a mineral-rich bar of soap that has not been treated with artificial preservatives or colorants. LET ME EXPLAIN... Orange spots are extremely common and incred…

Why Handmade Matters

I recently received an email forwarded to me by my husband, written by Donna Marie of Indie Business Network. It was so moving I had tears in my eyes as I finished reading it.  In a world where mass produced products are the "norm" and small businesses like ours struggle to compete, it's refreshing to be reminded about why handmade matters. Please enjoy..... "We live in a world wher…

What makes essential oils so essential?

WHAT MAKES ESSENTIAL OILS SO ESSENTIAL? The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy defines an essential oil as follows: "Essential Oil is a product made by distillation with either water or steam or by mechanical processing of citrus rinds or by dry distillation of natural materials. Following the distillation, the essential oil is physically separated from the water phase."One…