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    How To Melt Shea Butter and Natural Oils for Body Care

    by Andrea Butje on April 20, 2015

    Learn how to melt shea butter and natural oils so you can make your own body products.

    It’s one thing to follow a recipe—and that’s important when you’re creating a product that you want to replicate—but by understanding how to melt natural oils and butters, you’ll be able to get creative. There's no end to the variety of body products you can make!

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    Coconut Oil Production In the Seychelles

    by Andrea Butje on April 28, 2014

    I recently took a trip to the Seychelles Islands.

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    Need Your Deodorant Crisis Resolved?

    June 12, 2013

    Are you having a deodorant crisis? Don't sweat it! Try this natural deodorant recipe. […]

    Simply Elegant Body Cream

    May 06, 2013

    Simply Elegant Body Cream is quick to make and doesn't require any melting on the stove. This body cream has a lovely thick texture, and coats dry skin beautifully. Even a small amount of this cream is deeply moisturizing--and it lasts for hours! If you love the aromas of shea butter, coconut oil and Neroli, you just might fall in love with this easy to make homemade body cream. Shea butter is famous for its moisturizing abilities--and is used for healing and cooking by women in Africa. Coconut oil is perfect for addressing dry, irritated skin (and even conditions like inflammation). Neroli is a gentle citrusy, floral scent, and the oil is known to support skin healing and soothe pain. The addition of the German Chamomile hydrosol to this body cream brings a surprisingly sweet and fruity aroma. Some uses for your body cream: take care of your skin after sun exposure preventing stretch marks during pregnancy for dry skin, hair and nails as a nighttime moisturizer to soothe itchy,  irritated skin to heal babies skin from diaper rash […]

    Marula Oil For Massage Therapists

    April 07, 2012

    Many massage therapists just love marula oil for massage, because of its silky consistency and the benefits it holds for a wide range of skin conditions. Marula oil is a light and lovely South African carrier oil. It has a gentle aroma that easily blends with most essential oils, which is just another reason people love using marula oil for massage. […]

    Coconut Oil To Get Rid Of Fleas?

    March 18, 2012

    Coconut oil prevents fleas? It keeps kitties' coats healthy? Let's find out! I'd never heard that coconut oil prevents fleas, so I never tried giving it to my kitties. […]

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