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Why we use olive oil and why we reject coconut and palm oils.

Choosing skincare products can be a challenge, especially if you have skin allergies and sensitivities. You know to look for products that say they are hypoallergenic. However, many commercial soaps, creams, and balms are so loaded with ingredients that not only sound like they are full of chemicals; they are full of chemicals! It can […]

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7 Extraordinary Days in Panama

  Thanks to our friends, Kristen and Ivan Morales, I visited The Reserva Ecologica Panamaes in western Panama. It was an amazing adventure to explore the natural flora of Panama where everything seems to grow. Plants I have only studied in books were there in profusion; Ylang ylang (found in our Rose Clay Mask and […]

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In the past few years, deodorant, specifically antiperspirants, have been under scrutiny for their high levels of aluminum-based compounds. These specific compounds temporarily plug the sweat duct, stopping the flow of sweat to the skin. It is not just the aluminum that can be irritating your pores; parabens, and artificial fragrances can cause allergic reactions […]