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  • Serenity by Salt
    Serenity by Salt Kalahari opened here in the Poconos with much fanfare a few years ago. My husband used to be a delivery driver who often brought their heating and cooling equipment onto the grounds and would come home and tell me all about the massive indoor and outdoor waterpark with his eyes sparkling with child-like excitement and as big as saucers as he gave me detail by detail. He and the kids would often talk about how amazing the waterpark looked, but…
  • 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…
  • Topical Application of Hyaluronic Acid: Does Size Matter?
    Topical Application of Hyaluronic Acid: Does Size Matter? Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural polysaccharide (and a biodegradable polymer actually!) that is found in the eyes, skin, connective tissues, and joints of the human body. It works as a lubricant to cushion our joints and helps repair our bodies after damage or an injury has occurred. Many studies have been performed regarding the ability of HA to heal fetal scarring. High amounts of HA are found in growing babies, infants, and small children. The natural production of hyaluronic…