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    The Heart of Winter

    The Heart of Winter
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    Snuggling in for the winter days ahead can be a wonderful time for self-reflection and nourishment. With the shorter days and longer nights comes a natural tendency to draw our energies inward and cultivate self-love. Our bodies microcosms of our environment. With the frosty and dry weather settling in the Northeast, our bodies crave moisture and warmth.

    Inspiration: Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray

    Inspiration: Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray
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    Inspiration for our best-selling Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray from our Captain:   "Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray was one of our first products. It is also my ongoing obsession! As...

    How to Get Mermaid Hair

    How to Get Mermaid Hair
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    Harvest Beauty: Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe

    Harvest Beauty: Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe
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    Harvest time in the Hudson Valley reminds us why we love it here so much - bountiful farm-fresh food! Apple orchards, CSAs, farm stands, and farmers’ markets abound at this...

    Follow Your Nose: Essential Oils

    Follow Your Nose: Essential Oils
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     “Of all the senses, the sense of smell is the one that reaches most readily beyond us even as it most powerfully taps the wellsprings of our inmost selves. It...

    Join Our Crew: We Are Hiring

    Join Our Crew: We Are Hiring
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    Captain Blankenship, a clean beauty company based in Gardiner, NY seeks a new teammate to handle our customer care and general office management. We are growing by leaps and bounds...

    We Can Reverse Climate Change!

    We Can Reverse Climate Change!
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    “We see global warming not as an inevitability but as an invitation to build, innovate, and effect change, a pathway that awakens creativity, compassion, and genius. This is not a liberal agenda, nor is it a conservative one. This is the human agenda.”  - Paul Hawken

    Why We Choose Ocean-Bound Plastic

    Why We Choose Ocean-Bound Plastic
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    Have you heard the terrifying prediction that there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050? The oceans are becoming our garbage dumps and plastics are one...

    Sharing the Love in Uganda

    Sharing the Love in Uganda
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    We are excited to form our first partnership with a cooperative supplier of shea butter! Friend, entrepreneur, and healer, Ssanyu Birigwa, has a personal history and vision to change the economy and improve the lives of Ugandan women by providing a fair wage for their work in harvesting this resource and supplying beauty companies like Captain Blankenship with luxurious, cold-pressed, organic shea butter. 

    We're a B Corp!

    We're a B Corp!
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    We are so proud to be a part of the B Corp community!  For us here on the ship, we are thrilled for this opportunity to be able to learn from like-minded partners about how to use our organic beauty business as a force for good that benefits people and the planet.

    How Clean is Your Regime?

    How Clean is Your Regime?
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    Green beauty is all the rage right now as we watch mainstream stores pick up indie green beauty brands and traditional print media begin to inform us of the benefits of...

    Sea Mineral Extracts: Food For Your Hair & Skin

    Sea Mineral Extracts: Food For Your Hair & Skin
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    Many of us are aware of the amazing health benefits of eating seaweed - it's the superfood of the sea! Seaweeds are a potent source of vitamins A and C, antioxidants, and other micronutrients including calcium...

    Love Anchors the Soul

    Love Anchors the Soul
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    In celebration of love, we are offering some simple self-care tips to cultivate more love as a daily ritual and fill your life with happiness and wholeness. Taking the time to care for your body's physical, emotional, and mental needs on a daily basis allows all parts of yourself to awaken and be nourished. Body, mind, and soul can come together as an integrated whole being, the true foundation of who we are.
 

    Welcome home, Sailor!

    Welcome home, Sailor!
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      We are so thrilled to announce our new line Sailor available exclusively at Target and online at Target.com Sailor is a plant based unisex line of skincare and grooming...

    A Treasure From the Sea

    A Treasure From the Sea
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    Sea sponges are a special beauty tool from the depths of the ocean. Each sponge is uniquely beautiful, enhancing your bathing ritual as you gently cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Sea sponges are a renewable resource when they are harvested responsibly, and often grow back more prolifically after being cut.  

    An Evergreen Wreath to Warm Your Spirit

    An Evergreen Wreath to Warm Your Spirit
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    Sometimes the simplest holiday traditions can be the most beautiful and meaningful. This past weekend we created a wreath with grapevine and greens foraged from our own wild backyards! Begin by finding a 10-15 foot length of flexible grapevine. Form a circle and weave in the ends. Weave the ends of the greenery into the grapevine, alternating varieties along with the holly berries at regular intervals. We found an abandoned bird's nest that we nestled into the vine. Feel free to add other natural decorations to enhance your creation!

    Welcome Mer-Mane Shampoo & Conditioner and Sea Mineral Soaps!

    Welcome Mer-Mane Shampoo & Conditioner and Sea Mineral Soaps!
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    I can't believe the launch of our Mer-Mane Shampoo, Conditioner and Sea Mineral Soaps is only a week ago. They will be launching on our site for cyber monday and make sure to sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media for news of a sale to celebrate.

    Bathing Rituals

    Bathing Rituals
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    Many are familiar with the transformative, calming, and gently meditative qualities of the ocean. The therapeutic benefits of taking a warm, salt bath are quite similar! The healing power of...

    Golden Turmeric Spiced Milk

    Golden Turmeric Spiced Milk
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    This is the season for Golden Milk! Spiced warm milk is one of the most nourishing and medicinal beverages that can help to ground and calm the body as the days turn cold, dry, and windy.

    EVERYDAY SUNSHINE

    EVERYDAY SUNSHINE
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    During these fast-paced days of autumn, it can be difficult to slow down and take time to nourish ourselves on a daily basis. Now that the cool, dry weather is upon us here in the Hudson Valley, our skin is beginning to show signs of needing more hydration as we transition into colder seasons.

    SUMAC SUMMER

    SUMAC SUMMER
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    The deep red velvet berries of sumac begin to appear along roadsides and lush meadows in early August, and bloom late into fall. Each cone of berries contains beneficial minerals, is high in vitamin C and good for the immune system. Sumac has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. The Chippewa tribe makes a decoction of sumac for smooth digestion. The Iroquois still use the roots and berries as a diuretic and a gentle way to cleanse the liver. Early settlers used sumac as a way of reducing fevers and cooling down in the warm summer evenings.

     

    Captain Jana featured in MOTHER MAG!

    Captain Jana featured in MOTHER MAG!
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    We are thrilled about this feature on Jana and her family on MOTHER MAG! Photo: Heather Moore

    LESSEN YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

    LESSEN YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
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    1) HOME ENERGY CONSUMPTION For most of us, the energy consumed in our homes is the largest contributor to our carbon footprint. From LED light bulbs to air-drying laundry in...

    A Singular Drop of Heart by Amy DeAngelis

    A Singular Drop of Heart by Amy DeAngelis
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    I was standing in stillness over a batch of our Aloe & Rose Toner. As the Aloe and Witch Hazel sat patiently, I released the drops of Willow, Rose, and...

    Magic of Nettles by Shannon Mooney

    Magic of Nettles by Shannon Mooney
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    The stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) has an amazing history of being a powerful multi-use plant. It has been used since ancient times as a durable fiber, effective medicine with a...

    Mermaid Detox Mask in April issue of Health Magazine!!!

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    Eye spy our Mermaid Detox Mask in Health Magazine! They give a shout out to one of the superhero ingredients we use in our mask, organic Matcha Green Tea. Matcha...

    Tutorial for the beautiful nautical rope braid!

    Tutorial for the beautiful nautical rope braid!
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    We love a good braid and were so excited to learn about this very mermaid-y rope braid from friend and amazing stylist Stephanie Campbell at Campbell & Campbell Salon in...

    Ginger Bug Soda

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    For years, I have on and off been making Kombucha, which I love. I tend to get really into it and then quickly overwhelmed by how it tends to take...

    Magic Pumpkin

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    I live in the upstate New York surrounded by apple orchards and farms. Fall is particularly spectacular up here not only due to the leaves but to the epic number...

    Interview with Jenny and Bea from our amazing stockist Nectar!

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    Captain here. I feel so proud of this interview that talks real deal about running a business while being a mama and trying to keep balanced amidst it all! Please...

    Hold Onto Summertime Songs

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    Why switch to natural deodorants?

    Why switch to natural deodorants?
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    I am asked often why switch to natural deodorants when the deodorant people are using works for them? I wanted to dig into the pits today. Conventional deodorants and many...

    Summertime Songs

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    Spring Rain, Budding Blooms & Earth Day Tunes

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    It is hard to believe it is already this time of the year again. Rain, sunlight, grass, flowers, leaves coming back, magical wonder of growth. Sweet speckled violet's spell springtime....

    Early Spring Tunes!

    Early Spring Tunes!
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    Energy Juice!

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    I am currently obsessed with this amazing elixir adapted from this recipe from the incredible restaurant Dimes in NYC that was featured in the NYT. With two kiddos and a...

    February Tunes!

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    Happy Groundhog Day! Got some mid winter get outta the blues tunes for ya'll!  

    Daniel Combs Photography

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    You may have noticed the beautiful new photograph gracing our homepage of a woman descending into a golden sea. The beautiful image of our friend Amanda was captured lovingly by...

    Good Karma Sale

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    We are excited to be part of a sale you can feel good about! Get 20% off all products on our site and get a matching 20% donated to an...

    Cold Weather Essentials

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    There is a winter chill in the air today! Here are some of our favorite cold weather essentials for face, body, hair and senses. 1) Meteor Spray: A magical spray...

    Halloween Sale!!!!

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    At Captain Blankenship, we consider ourselves white witches, brewing up experiential products to benefit your skin, body, hair and your senses. We always hope they bring some joy to your...

    Mix: Physical Work

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    Everyone's working so hard! We hope this mix helps groove you through the rest of the week. 

    Baby Caspian

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    I am so happy to announce that we had our little boy Caspian Vuk Heath Blankenship at home in the wee hours of Saturday, October 3rd. My labor started when...

    I am a Child in These Hills: Soundtrack to Early Fall

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    Mysteriously dark intros, haunting harmonies and songs about feeling like a child- welcome to our early fall playlist. 

    The World Around Us

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    While we happily live in a place that we consider to be full of healthful things such as fresh air, sun, blossoming meadows and rushing streams, we know that we...

    Beautiful review of our perfumes

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    We were so thrilled to read this lush review of our scents by Emily Grosvenor for Pioneer Perfume! Her descriptions are so poetic and evocative and encapsulate the essence of each perfume so eloquently.

    Eleanor Friedberger for Captain Blankenship

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    We are beyond thrilled to announce our collaboration with our dear friend and one of our favorite musicians, Eleanor Friedberger. We got to do a photoshoot with Eleanor in the Hudson River Valley on a hot May day and you can see some of the images on our new site.

    Late Summer Tunes

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    The first in a series of monthly playlists. That late summer feeling.

    Essential Oil First Aid Kit

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    Essential oils are powerful plant medicine that can be used everyday for lots of different ailments (plus they uplift you with scent!). The four essential oils that I feel it...

    Poison Ivy

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    It's Summer, poison ivy is lurking everywhere. I unsuspectingly got it this year in March all over my face and neck and have since been warding it off like the...