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Summer Skin Care
Summertime is the best time for your skin, especially if you’ve made the proper transition out of the winter months. In the winter, skin can form a protective layer by drying out, and naturally we need to lose those extra dead skin cells as the summer approaches. Regular exfoliation in the Springtime can bring a new glow to the skin later in Summer as those dry and dead skin cells get properly (and gently!) removed.
After exfoliation it is important to continue to treat your skin well- inside and out…
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Summer Skin Care

Summertime is the best time for your skin, especially if you’ve made the proper transition out of the winter months. In the winter, skin can form a protective layer by drying out, and naturally we need to lose those extra dead skin cells as the summer approaches. Regular exfoliation in the Springtime can bring a new glow to the skin later in Summer as those dry and dead skin cells get properly (and gently!) removed.

After exfoliation it is important to continue to treat your skin well- inside and out…

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Tagged: skincaresummertimeshea butterspfDIYhealth and beautyhome spa

Ingredient Spotlight: Citronella
Citronella essential oil is produced from two specific species of lemongrasses called Cymbopogon nardus and Cymbopogon winterianus. Native to temperate and tropical regions of the Old World and Oceania, it is a tall perennial grass that grows to about 2 meters with red base stems. Current production is mostly seen in China and Indonesia. Citronella’s main constituents are geraniol and citronellol- both antiseptics. Some research suggests that citronella also has noted antifungal properties…
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Ingredient Spotlight: Citronella

Citronella essential oil is produced from two specific species of lemongrasses called Cymbopogon nardus and Cymbopogon winterianus. Native to temperate and tropical regions of the Old World and Oceania, it is a tall perennial grass that grows to about 2 meters with red base stems. Current production is mostly seen in China and Indonesia. Citronella’s main constituents are geraniol and citronellol- both antiseptics. Some research suggests that citronella also has noted antifungal properties…

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Tagged: Essential Oilsinsect repellentbug sprayAromatherapy

Hello Summer!
This week brought the addition of some new staff members, as well as our first real summer heat in the Northwest. In that regard, we’ll be rolling out some summer skincare advice and more spotlights on essential oils, ingredients and products in the coming weeks…
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Hello Summer!

This week brought the addition of some new staff members, as well as our first real summer heat in the Northwest. In that regard, we’ll be rolling out some summer skincare advice and more spotlights on essential oils, ingredients and products in the coming weeks…

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Tagged: summerfacial carecremesorganic cosmeticsnatural cosmetics

Ocean acidification threatening Northwest oyster population →

The world’s top marine scientists are meeting this week in Australia to discuss what many are calling the greatest threat so far to the survival of our oceans - acidification. It’s a problem that’s already attacking one the Northwest’s greatest resources: its oysters.

Local commercial growers like Taylor Shellfish are spending every day trying to create healthier water for their oysters. They’ve seen what acidification has done to others in the shellfish industry.
 
“There have been huge die-offs. There’s been a large inability to produce oyster larvae,” said Katie Schaffnit, hatchery research technician

Ingredient Spotlight: Helichrysum
Helichrysum is yet another prized aromatheraputic botanical with much of its origin in the Mediterranean, Madagascar and other parts of Africa. Helichrysum angustafolium or Helichrysum itallicum are the most common species distilled for essential oil, but there are over 600 species of Helichrysum flowers in total. In the daisy family called Asteraceae, it is also known as the ‘curry plant’, though this has nothing to do with the spices commonly found in Indian cooking, nor with the curry tree.
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Ingredient Spotlight: Helichrysum

Helichrysum is yet another prized aromatheraputic botanical with much of its origin in the Mediterranean, Madagascar and other parts of Africa. Helichrysum angustafolium or Helichrysum itallicum are the most common species distilled for essential oil, but there are over 600 species of Helichrysum flowers in total. In the daisy family called Asteraceae, it is also known as the ‘curry plant’, though this has nothing to do with the spices commonly found in Indian cooking, nor with the curry tree.

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Tagged: AromatherapyEssential Oils

Ingredient Spotlight: Hyssop
Hyssop is a small genus of 10-12 species of semi-woody plants in the Lamiaceae family, which is native to the Mediterranean to Central Asia. Hyssop’s branches can span up 60 cm long; the leaves are narrow oblong, 2-5 cm in length. Its blue flowers bloom on the upper part of the branches during summer. H. officinalis (hyssop) is widely cultivated around the world, outside of its native area in the Mediterranean.
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Ingredient Spotlight: Hyssop

Hyssop is a small genus of 10-12 species of semi-woody plants in the Lamiaceae family, which is native to the Mediterranean to Central Asia. Hyssop’s branches can span up 60 cm long; the leaves are narrow oblong, 2-5 cm in length. Its blue flowers bloom on the upper part of the branches during summer. H. officinalis (hyssop) is widely cultivated around the world, outside of its native area in the Mediterranean.

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Tagged: Essential OilsAromatherapy

Turning Small Business Limitations Into Opportunity
As an independent small business entrepreneur, it can be often a difficult task to decide how much work you can and want to do yourself and how much to delegate to a contracted party. On top of deciding if you want to do the work, ask yourself: what can I do, what are my facilities capable of, and what is cost effective for my business currently?
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Turning Small Business Limitations Into Opportunity

As an independent small business entrepreneur, it can be often a difficult task to decide how much work you can and want to do yourself and how much to delegate to a contracted party. On top of deciding if you want to do the work, ask yourself: what can I do, what are my facilities capable of, and what is cost effective for my business currently?

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EW Recipe Wall of Fame: FunShine HairLights!
Vitamin C is not only a great antioxidant, but it also has fantastic cosmetic benefits- particularly for your hair. It can bring out highlights and add shine. If you have dyed hair it’s important to note that vitamin c can remove coloration.
Sheila put together a hair toner combining vitamin c with an essential oil blend of Neroli, Calendula, Rose, Pink Grapefruit, and Lemon. This is an easy recipe and you could of course use your own blend for scenting, with slightly different results…
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EW Recipe Wall of Fame: FunShine HairLights!

Vitamin C is not only a great antioxidant, but it also has fantastic cosmetic benefits- particularly for your hair. It can bring out highlights and add shine. If you have dyed hair it’s important to note that vitamin c can remove coloration.

Sheila put together a hair toner combining vitamin c with an essential oil blend of Neroli, Calendula, Rose, Pink Grapefruit, and Lemon. This is an easy recipe and you could of course use your own blend for scenting, with slightly different results…

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Tagged: recipehaircarerecipesvitaminsvitamin chair coloring

More On Our Organically Preserved Bases
It’s been a busy and productive week here at EW&L and we are about to enter the last week of our 20% off sale on our Organically Preserved Bases. Below you’ll find reviews of the Rooibos Eye Crème and Clarifying Facial Moisturizer and others that are part of this staple line we manufacture. Wishing you a wonderful weekend as we approach the week of July 4th Celebrations!
Paramount Facial Cleanser — Rating: 5/5 by ValerieThis is the cleanser I’ve been wishing for! I’m turning 50 and have always taken great care with my skin. I’ve known about natural cleansing with oils for a long time, and have tried many other options. This is the BEST cleanser I have ever found…my skin is looking amazing. (even if I do say so myself :) This does not leave your face oily or dry. It imparts the most wonderful velvety texture to my face. I use it with the DMAE/MSM toner & serum…what a combo! I’m hooked & happy!

More On Our Organically Preserved Bases

It’s been a busy and productive week here at EW&L and we are about to enter the last week of our 20% off sale on our Organically Preserved Bases. Below you’ll find reviews of the Rooibos Eye Crème and Clarifying Facial Moisturizer and others that are part of this staple line we manufacture. Wishing you a wonderful weekend as we approach the week of July 4th Celebrations!

Paramount Facial Cleanser — Rating: 5/5 by Valerie
This is the cleanser I’ve been wishing for!
I’m turning 50 and have always taken great care with my skin. I’ve known about natural cleansing with oils for a long time, and have tried many other options. This is the BEST cleanser I have ever found…my skin is looking amazing. (even if I do say so myself :) This does not leave your face oily or dry. It imparts the most wonderful velvety texture to my face. I use it with the DMAE/MSM toner & serum…what a combo! I’m hooked & happy!

Tagged: organic cosmeticsnatural cosmeticscosmetic preservativessale4th of July

Ingredient Spotlight: Lavandin
There are many areas of aromatherapy and essential oils that muddy the waters, and Lavandin Oil, despite its great properties and affordability, is one of them. Lavandin, even though it sounds similar in pronunciation to Lavender, is a far cry from Lavender Oil (Angustifolia). Lavandin’s (Lavendula x intermedia) main difference is its notable constituent Camphor, which is usually present at about 7%.
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Ingredient Spotlight: Lavandin

There are many areas of aromatherapy and essential oils that muddy the waters, and Lavandin Oil, despite its great properties and affordability, is one of them. Lavandin, even though it sounds similar in pronunciation to Lavender, is a far cry from Lavender Oil (Angustifolia). Lavandin’s (Lavendula x intermedia) main difference is its notable constituent Camphor, which is usually present at about 7%.

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Tagged: lavenderessential oilAromatherapynatural cosmetics