What are parabens?

Parabens are a class of synthetic, chemical preservatives praised for their bactericidal and fungicidal properties. They are inexpensive, extend the shelf-life of products and are widely used in the manufacturing of food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Products commonly containing parabens: shampoo medication skin care products cosmetics body lotion soap food toothpaste…

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 incredibl…