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  • Are Ultraviolet Glass Bottles Worth the Price?
    Are Ultraviolet Glass Bottles Worth the Price? If you’re an avid skincare maker or consumer of small batch, artisan skincare products, I’m guessing that you’ve heard of ultraviolet glass bottles. This is a special type of glass that many natural formulators use to maintain the integrity of their products. Though it’s really violet in color, it appears black, and it’s become the preferred packaging for many of my students and colleagues. Ready for me to say something shocking about how Miron violet glass actually doesn’t work how you think…
  • Top 4 Skin Benefits of Licorice Root Extract
    Top 4 Skin Benefits of Licorice Root Extract Growing up, my mom would make this natural tea from the licorice root whenever we had a sore throat. She would grind up the licorice root into a coarse powder or just boil the whole root in a kettle full of hot water. To this day, I still have a fond memory of drinking the licorice tea. It tasted better than other teas we usually had. We liked it so much that we would sometimes lie about having a scratchy…
  • Inflamed Skin? Stress? Digestive Upset? Have a Cup of Chamomile
    Inflamed Skin? Stress? Digestive Upset? Have a Cup of Chamomile Inflamed Skin? Stress? Digestive Upset? Have a Cup of Chamomile by Samantha Lahonen, R.H.N. Chamomile is an herbal plant commonly taken internally as a tea. Did you know that chamomile has sedative, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant effects? CALMING POWER Chamomile is highly known for its sedative or calming effects. This is due to its apigenin content. Therefore, it is great to drink a cup or two before bed for insomnia or for anxiety. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY POWER Many studies show that chamomile has…