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I Mustache You About Your Beard

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Over the last few years, there has been an ever growing surge of men growing out their facial hair. This requires time, patience, a skilled hand (when wielding clippers or scissors), and some extra grooming. As the fad continues, many men are realizing that the use of a bit of product in that facial accessory really does help. Enter the world of Beard Oil! Here's a quick summary: What is Beard Oil? Beard Oils are a combination of oils, generally plant based, that have beneficial properties for the often coarse hair on the face. Depending on the formulation, beard oils...

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Top Three Plants to Purify Your Home

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Usually when I come up with ideas for blog posts, I try to stick with something related to my products. In brainstorming this morning, I decided to focus on another aspect of personal health... The air you breath! The air in our homes can easily become full of allergens, toxic chemicals, and so much more. I have done the research for you and put together a list of my personal top 3 plants for purifying your indoor living space.   #1, Spider Plant This one takes the top spot in my list for many reasons, but the biggest reason for...

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How to Wash Your Face

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It seems pretty basic right? Water, soap, rinse, dry. But are you washing your face the right way? According to our resident esthetician, there are 6 steps to properly wash your face. Following these six steps regularly will drastically reduce signs of aging, and keep your skin healthy.   Step One... Add Water Using warm water is the most gentle option. Try splashing your face, or using a washcloth (Like one of these). Using warm water will avoid the sometimes abrasive qualities of hot or cold water, and will gently open the pores of your face. Allowing your pores to...

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Soap... Coming to a Museum Near You

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Recently, I was doing some research online, looking for new ingredients for my soaps. I came across a very interesting article, and had to look into it further... Oil Paintings Can Turn To Soap The chemical reaction known as saponification, is the process by which soap is made. Saponification, according to Merriam Webster, is the hydrolysis of a fat by an alkali with the formation of a soap and glycerol. This process has been seen in some oil paintings as early as 1912! Over time, saponification in oil paintings can cause damage both to the overall look of the painting, as...

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The Cure For Soap

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I often get asked how I make my soap, and the thing that always seems to shock people is that my soaps all cure for a minimum of 8 weeks after they are made. Cold processed soaps all require a cure time to make them safe for use, and here's why: Sodium Hydroxide (lye) is a necessary ingredient in the making of soap. The chemical reaction that occurs between the lye and oils is what creates a bar of soap. This chemical reaction is fully complete after about 48 hours, at which point, the lye is neutralized and no longer...

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