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Is Vegan Skincare for You?

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If your immediate answer was, “No way, I’m not vegan!,” just hold on. Even if you eat animal products (even meat), there are benefits to vegan skincare products beyond the fact that they don’t harm animals.

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Trouble Shooting DIY Projects: Bath Bombs

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Bath bombs are a favourite amongst crafters and the DIY crowd, because they are relatively easy and inexpensive to make, and they make great, compact gifts! However, they can also take a bit of practice. Results can vary from one batch to the next, due to a number of factors — for instance, variations in temperature or humidity. Continue reading

Spotlight On: Baking Soda

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Baking soda in a wooden bowl

Baking soda is one of those unglamorous skincare stars that benefits us more than we really acknowledge. It doesn’t have a fancy name, a flashy story or the advantage of being a new ingredient on the market. It wasn’t recently discovered, deep in the rainforest, and it hasn’t ever been labelled a super food. But it’s a standby ingredient in many bath products, and for good reason! Continue reading

Spotlight On: Lavender

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Lavender field

This week, let’s take a closer look at another of the classic herbs, lavender. The first written record of the medicinal use of lavender is said to be from 77 AD, when a Greek physician wrote that lavender could be used internally and externally for a variety of benefits. Continue reading

Spotlight On: Coco Glucoside

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Coco glucoside

In our search for a natural foaming agent to create a gentle, high sudsing bath foam, we had a few non-negotiable requirements: first, we needed it to be free of questionable ingredients like diethanolamides (DEAs), lauryl sulfates, laureth sulfates, parabens and formaldehyde. Second, we wanted it to be both sustainably produced and completely biodegradable — for a cosmetic ingredient, this means it needs to be easily broken down by enzymes in bacteria (or plants and animals). Third, we were looking for something non-drying and gentle.

A lot to ask, maybe, but luckily for us, coco glucoside is the perfect option!  Continue reading