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All About Neroli

All About Neroli

Neroli is the essential oil that is derived from the blossom of the sour orange tree (Citrus aurantium var. amara (flos). Sour orange you may ask? The sour orange was the original fruit that was grown before hybridizers began to work with the orange tree to make it...

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How Do You Know When a Product Has Artificial Fragrance?

How Do You Know When a Product Has Artificial Fragrance?

Last summer when I was talking with an acquaintance about essential oils, she showed me her supply of little bottles with essential oils and fragrance oils next to each other in a box. I realized that she did not know the difference. Fragrance oils are artificial,...

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Pamper Yourself This Winter

Pamper Yourself This Winter

Self care is especially important during the winter months. Short days deplete our spirit and cold dry weather depletes our skin, lips and throats. It is a set up for colds and flu, which become a threat during winter months. What to do? Treat yourself to uplifting...

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3 Conifers That I Love to Share

3 Conifers That I Love to Share

When I make my Northwoods Lotion, I use essential oils of three of my favorite “pine” trees. Actually, only one of them is pine. The others are Cedar and Fir. Each one is distinctive and adds to the melody of the north woods. That fresh cut scent when you cut a pine...

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Wild Geranium and its Use in Essential Oils

Wild Geranium and its Use in Essential Oils

When we think of a geranium the bright red horticulture geraniums come to mind. Decorative and attractive, these are not the kind of geraniums used in essential oils.Pelargonium graveolens, the geranium used in essential oils, has a small pink flower, almost invisible...

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How to Keep Insects at Bay Naturally This Summer

How to Keep Insects at Bay Naturally This Summer

Nothing is more annoying than a swarm of mosquitoes on a picnic. They can send everyone scurrying for the shelter of a screened enclosure. But if you want to be standing in the middle of a stream fishing, or out in your garden planting and weeding, it is not at...

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Singing Flower Products Make Great Gifts for Vegans

Singing Flower Products Make Great Gifts for Vegans

Our products make great gifts for anyone who is interested in maintaining a healthy body. In addition all our products are Vegan appropriate. What does that mean to be vegan appropriate? It means that we not only use no animal products in our beautiful lotions, face...

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Do You Know Why Mrs. Rabbit gave Peter Chamomile Tea?

Do You Know Why Mrs. Rabbit gave Peter Chamomile Tea?

We all know about how Mrs. Rabbit gave Peter chamomile tea after he returned home with a stomach ache from eating too many of Mr. McGregor’s cabbages. He had also suffered a fright as Mr. McGregor chased him out of the garden. Mrs. Rabbit was a wise mother, as...

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What Are the Benefits of Rose Essential Oil?

What Are the Benefits of Rose Essential Oil?

Our grandmothers knew about roses. Many old fashioned roses had a beautiful spring fragrance. Of course, they did not bloom all summer, so Grandmother had to capture the rosewater and essential oils before they stopped blooming. Roses have been bred to bloom longer,...

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What Are The Benefits of Lemongrass Essential Oil?

Lemongrass is a wonderful plant that is easy to grow in moderate climates. It looks a little worn from our cold weather here in north Florida, but it will flourish as the season warms, and it will survive the very hot summers here. At our northern Wisconsin location...

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What Are the Benefits of Lavender Oil?

What Are the Benefits of Lavender Oil?

The benefits of lavender oil are many, as we explore in our blog post today. Lavender is a wonderful versatile herb that can be planted directly in the garden or grown in a pot on the terrace. Lavandula angustifolia has slightly pointed thin leaves and a gray-green...

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Should You Go Sodium Laureth Sulfate Free?

Should You Go Sodium Laureth Sulfate Free?

Many people question what sodium laureth sulfate is and why it's used in so many products. Today we ask should you go sodium laureth sulfate free? Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate are often used to boost the ability of detergents to remove oily...

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