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Know the Ingredients in your Lotion [and how they affect you]

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Know the Ingredients in your Lotion [and how they affect you]

What skin care ingredients should you avoid? For one, WATER. Find out why water in your skin care can actually be making your skin worse.

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Beesilk Jr as an Emollient and Beesilk Lotion as a Hard Lotion Bar...

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Beesilk Jr as an Emollient and Beesilk Lotion as a Hard Lotion Bar...

What's the difference between Beesilk and Beesilk Jr? Beesilk Jr is an emollient while Beesilk is a hard lotion bar. Each has its own use.

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Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter - what's in it?

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A question that came in: "Hello, I’m interested in some of your products. My wife is 6 months pregnant and I was looking into belly butter…what is your version of this and is the price comparable?" He attached a photo of Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter (with the tagline "Be Good to Your Bump" - ahh, love that tagline!) What a great question to research. At first peek, their first ingredient is water, which makes it completely different than ours. We purposefully avoid water because it introduces the need for other ingredients, like these:  glyceryllaurate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, sucrose...

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Making Perfume from Essential Oil Blends

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Researching essential oil blends for perfumes is actually somewhat stressful for me (unless it has lavender... then it should calm me, right? 🤣) There are so many factors involved - the obvious is that I need to love the scent blend. But there's more to it than that. What to know before making your own perfume bottles: What percentage of essential oil to carrier oil? Which essential oils are safe for the skin? Within the overall percentage of essential oil to carrier oil, what percentage of individual oil should I consider to 1.) keep it safe, and 2.) balance out...

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Homemade Natural Blush Recipe

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Make your Own Natural Blush Ready to look your best for summer?With a little extra sun on your face, you may want to skip make-up altogether or apply just a bit of color. I was digging around Wardee's Women's Health Masterclass to see what type of skin-related DIY projects she has going. She's a great friend and was happy to let me share this recipe with you.Let's start! First, when it comes to colorants, you as the home DIY'er have many more options than I do. While you can make whatever you want out of whatever natural and edible ingredients...

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