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  • What is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)?
    January 15, 2020 Diane Hagerstrom

    What is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)?

    Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) is a widely know skin irritant, and a product added to many hair care, toothpaste, soaps, mouthwashes, detergents and body washes for its lathering ability. It’s inexpensive and creates the lather by breaking surface tension and...

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  • Winter Hydration
    January 7, 2020 Amy Hughes

    Winter Hydration

    Staying hydrated during the winter months is crucial if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. There are plenty of reasons to increase your daily water intake, no matter what the season. But most importantly, your body needs water to...

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  • What is Calendula?
    January 3, 2020 Diane Hagerstrom

    What is Calendula?

    Calendula (more commonly referred to as marigolds) has been around for thousands of years and have been an invaluable natural treatment for many conditions. Not only is it a pretty flower, it’s one of the top herbs that can be...

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  • Methods of Soap Making
    November 14, 2019 Diane Hagerstrom

    Methods of Soap Making

    Thinking of trying your hand at making soap? We all need something to scratch the itch of creativity that lives in all of us. Soap making can seem not so difficult, yet like anything else we try in life, the...

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  • The Joy of Lavender
    October 19, 2019 Diane Hagerstrom

    The Joy of Lavender

    Lavender. Love it or hate it you have to admit it’s one of the most soothing, calming scents there is. It’s one of our most requested scents, simultaneously refreshing and relaxing with its light floral aroma.  It’s said that lavender...

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  • What is Jewelweed?
    October 12, 2019 Diane Hagerstrom

    What is Jewelweed?

    Jewelweed is an herbaceous plant that is often called nature's antidote to poison ivy. It is a succulent much like aloe with moisture rich stems that contain a gel-like substance very useful in the alleviation of skin irritations and specifically...

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