Singing Flower Studio Blog

Why Witch Hazel is Kind to Your Skin

Why Witch Hazel is Kind to Your Skin

You may have noticed that Witch Hazel is used as a base for our Skin Toners, and for our little roll on No Itch. So you may wonder, “What is Witch Hazel, and how does it work?” Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) blooms late in the fall, sometimes as late as November....

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Earth Day

Earth Day

I’ve been thinking a lot about our earth. We seem to be stalled when it comes to making changes that will protect ourselves and our animals and trees. A few years ago I planted a small prairie plot in northern Wisconsin. It was quite small. I say that because I hand...

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What is Evergreen?

What is Evergreen?

Evergreen simply refers to any plant that is deciduous and doesn’t lose its leaves in the winter. For this reason the palm trees in Florida are “evergreen.” But in common language it has come to refer to trees in forests in the north that do not lose their leaves in...

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All About Blood Orange

All About Blood Orange

Our Lotion this month is Blood Orange Lotion. A lotion of the month is new for us, so we are happy to start by introducing our customers to Blood Orange. So what makes a blood orange different from an ordinary orange? A blood orange (Citrus x sinensis) is very similar...

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Ten Tips for a Happy and Healthy New Year

Ten Tips for a Happy and Healthy New Year

1 Don’t punish yourself trying to correct everything that isn’t perfect. The new year is full of diets and pledges, which are mostly the results of previous issues. Save those things for the summer, when the sun, and our spirits, are full.2 Keep up some kind of...

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Amyris, sometimes called West Indian Sandalwood

Amyris, sometimes called West Indian Sandalwood

Amyris balsamifera is an essential oil that I first started using as a fixative in many of my products. A fixative helps keep other essential oils from evaporating. It helps to maintain the fragrance of the essential oils over time. Amyris was originally grown in...

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Avoid These Chemicals in Cosmetics and Skincare Products

Avoid These Chemicals in Cosmetics and Skincare Products

Manufacturers and big box stores usually want their products to last a long time in warehouses and in the store. This requires strong preservatives to fight bacteria, fungus and yeast. Shipping containers and warehouses may not have temperature control, subjecting...

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Patchouli to Heal Damaged Skin

Patchouli to Heal Damaged Skin

Patchouli, Pogostemon cablin, was introduced to Europeans when cashmere and silk shipped from India was packaged with patchouli laden wrappings to prevent insect damage. It has since been recognized as an essential oil that helps stimulate regeneration of new skin...

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How to Use Essentials Oils

How to Use Essentials Oils

Aromatic oils in glass bottles, aromatic salts, marble mortar and dry lavender. Concept natural ogranic skincare cosmetic. We hear a lot about essential oils. What are they? And how do we use essential oils? How Are Essential Oils Created?  Essential oils are usually...

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What is an Essential Oil?

What is an Essential Oil?

Recently there’s been a lot of talk about essential oils. Have you been wondering whether it is just hype or whether you are missing out on something important? Both are true. “Essential Oil” is a term used to describe the oil created by a particular plant. Each one...

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What Essential Oils Deter Mosquitoes?

What Essential Oils Deter Mosquitoes?

As it warmed up here in northern Wisconsin the mosquito population exploded! I was happy to see the dragonflies had also hatched out and were feasting. But there are a lot more mosquitoes than there are dragonflies and birds. What about us? One of the major reasons...

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