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Lavender, it’s in our lotions, candles, bath products and even made its way into our beverages like lavender lemonade. But, why? Does it go beyond the delicate floral smell so many of us appreciate?  Aromatherapy enthusiasts will tell you it absolutely does, giving you a laundry list of relaxation examples. But I can understand if you aren’t ready to jump on the aromatherapy train just yet, as it is often displayed as “woo woo” like many alternative or natural remedies are. Lavender has had a lot of scientific research done on it, to see if there is any basis to...

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  At one point or another we have all found ourselves browsing Etsy, our pages filled with one-of-a-kind gifts, handmade goods, and the artisan crafts of budding maker/entrepreneurs. This platform allows us to find unique goods and support small businesses and solopreneurs alike.  It sounds like the best-case scenario for those of us who like to support local or small business instead of big box stores, and I was fully bought into that idea until one conversation I saw between makers in a group chat. I had joined a small group of other women who sold bath and body goods...

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The days are slowly getting longer, the sun returning to warm our faces and bring life bursting back from it’s winter slumber. Fragrant florals dance on the warm breezes through our open windows, bringing much needed lighthearted freshness into our homes. As we venture back outside beneath the singing birds and among the blooming flowers, we cant help but feel blessed and appreciating of the glory spring brings. We have dedicated out spring line to celebrating all the spring is, delicate florals, bright citrus and spring herbs. From the first day until the last day of Spring you will find...

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Calendula is basically the unsung hero of at-home skin care and there is a very real chance you have it growing in your spring gardens right now.  Calendula is commonly called Pot Marigold and it is very easy to come by in most nurseries and even some bigger supply stores.  Now that you know just how easy it is to get it, lets look at why you want to.  We are mainly going to be exploring the external benefits of calendula but it is definitely worth noting that if you find yourself with a surplus of this herb it is...

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An herb we most commonly associate with being used in the kitchen due to its aromatic and earthy flavors, thyme has a lot more to offer than use as a seasoning. In fact, thyme has been used for centuries with use being recorded as far back as Ancient Egypt.  When taken internally you will receive the benefits of vitamins A and C (hello immunity boost!) as well as the benefits of lowering your blood pressure.  When used externally,  thyme tincture (an alcohol or vinegar based extract) has shown promise in recent studies as a treatment for acne due to its...

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