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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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Tutorial for the beautiful nautical rope braid!

Tutorial for the beautiful nautical rope braid!
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 Beacon, NY! Step 1: Blow dry hair or brush hair Step 2: Set hair with a curling iron for defined waves and then give texture with Golden Waves Shimmer Spray or Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray. You can also just use salt sprays, no curling iron, for less defined curls. Step 3: Starting on one side of part, take two pieces of hair. Twist each piece of hair from roots to ends. Step 4: Wrap two twisted pieces of hair around each other. Pin or clip at back of head....

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Ginger Bug Soda

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 over our house. I just started making another fermented probiotic beverage, Ginger Bug Soda. It is delicious and so far, a lot easier to keep under control. I love making it with hibiscus tea, but there are endless variations. For recipes and soda ideas, l have been looking at this blog: http://wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/organic-fermented-ginger-bug-soda-recipe/ Enjoy!

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