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Scenes from on the road…

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Featured Item: Organic Soap Gift Box

There’s something incredibly luxurious about nice soap. So, a box of beautifully packaged soap makes a wonderfully indulgent gift for that certain someone. I think giving someone lovely soap is the equivalent of bringing someone flowers – it’s a sensory … Continue reading

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beautanical is on the road for the holidays!

A few shots from yesterday’s show at the Bellevue Club: It’s always fun to get to actually talk with people about my soap, to meet new crafters and artists, and to ogle all the creative goodness around me. I’ll be … Continue reading

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Yuzu Bath for the Winter Solstice

This Friday the 21st is the Winter Solstice, and I just discovered that in Japan they traditionally take a hot bath with Yuzu fruits on the Solstice (called TO-JI in Japan).  Yuzu is a cold hardy Japanese citrus fruit, and … Continue reading

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Treating Overworked Muscles with Essential Oils

Summer seems to be prime time for sore muscles.  There’s just a lot more running biking, hiking, camping, weeding, mowing, swimming, walking, digging, building, hoisting — you name it — going on than normal.  Finishing off the day with a … Continue reading

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Green Cleaning 101 (on the cheap and easy)

Skeptics abound in the natural cleaning world.  Noxious smells like bleach are actually associated with effectiveness, so it seems impossible that a cleaner made of non-toxic ingredients, not to mention ones you can mix yourself, could actually work.  Yet, when … Continue reading

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The Magic of Handmade Soap

I love talking to people who have just discovered handmade soap for the first time.  They’re always surprised to discover how different it is from the soap they usually buy at the grocery store.  And they always get excited about … Continue reading

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The disappearing bees – organic connection

The disappearance of bees has gained widespread media attention over the past few years, and there have been a lot of theories as to the mysterious cause of their collapse. In the beginning, there was speculation that it was caused … Continue reading

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Featured Item: Cleansing Grains

Cleansing grains remove oil and dirt without stripping the skin, making them an ideal cleanser for maintaining the delicate moisture balance of the face. As much as I’m (obviously) a huge fan of soap, I don’t advocate washing your face … Continue reading

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