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LESSEN YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

LESSEN YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
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 the summer, there are many little things we can do to be more energy conscious. For the electricity you do use, consider making the switch to solar. It is easy, socially responsible and financially rewarding. My husband Levi works for SolarCity/Tesla Energy, a leader in solar power, energy storage batteries and, of course, also the maker of beautiful electric cars. 2) TRANSPORTATION Speaking of cars, I just returned from visiting my brother in Holland and was so inspired by the energy consciousness and quality of life there. The main mode...

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A Singular Drop of Heart by Amy DeAngelis

A Singular Drop of Heart by Amy DeAngelis
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 Lemongrass. The tiny drops danced and moved through the Aloe like tiny shooting stars and pulsating planetary nebulae. It was a cataclysm of botanicals dancing and whirling through the cosmos. They collided and formed unions with each other, split themselves, made promises, and moved on. In all this chaos and beauty colliding, they formed an infinite suspension of tiny multicolored beads. In this movement is a marvelous beauty and inherent poetry. I am reminded that these mesmerizing drops have traveled a long way. Sixty Organic Roses, thirty petals per rose,...

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Magic of Nettles by Shannon Mooney

Magic of Nettles by Shannon Mooney
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 multitude of healing properties, and as a nutritious food source.The strong stems of the stinging nettle plant are used to make a fiber similar to hemp. The hollow structure of the stems provide strength and insulation when woven into fabric. The earliest known use of nettle fibers are in burial shrouds found in Denmark that date back to the Bronze age, 3000-2000 B.C. Historically, the Native Americans and early Europeans twisted the stems to make cordage for fishing nets, and wove the fibers for sailcloth and sacking. Rich in chlorophyll,...

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

Mermaid Detox Mask in April issue of Health Magazine!!!
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 is a very special type of green tea that uses a strategy of shading the plant at the end of its growth cycle to increase the chlorophyll content and create a mild and bright green tea. Matcha is not only delicious to drink, but it is equally delicious for your skin as well. Matcha is not only high in antioxidants, but it also helps reduce inflammation, fight acne and even skin tone. Your skin will drink it up!    

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