While ornamental gardens offer their unique pleasures, I truly missed growing plants that I could use more medicinally, and for nourishing my family. I wanted to be able to provide all of the botanical components that we were using in Essential Apothecary Alchemist products. I loved Seattle, but after over 30 years of living in the city, my spirit longed for a quieter and more nature filled life.
What You're Really Paying For In 'Luxury' Skincare
If you make a salad full of fresh, organic vegetables, and then you dress it with a dressing made of petroleum, aluminum, and denatured alcohol, would you consider the salad healthy for you?
Skin Deep: A Tale Of Marine Phytoplankton
Our skin is made up of 64% water, almost as much as the 71% water that covers the earth's surface. Billions of years ago, tiny microorganisms with the ability to exchange energy from the sun into vital nutrients, thrived in the earth’s oceans. These early stirrings of photosynthetic processes, were...
Green Beauty Guide
Revisiting the most lovely moments of 2019, we came across this article by Green Beauty Guide on a recent visit to our former studio in Seattle. Read on to hear some more expert favorites!
The Dangers of Rancid Oil In Your Beauty Products
Good skin care products will contain a fair amount of oil in them. Oils are usually about half of the ingredients for face creams and body lotions, while a good serum is almost all, if not all, oil. So, with such a concentrated amount of one ingredient in a product,...
Plant Infused Waters: Hydrosols
The only thing that water in your product will do is grow bacteria, and this must be addressed with anti-bacterial preservatives. Most skin care manufacturers would not go to the trouble to source living, clean, spring water for their products. Not only do I do this, I go a step...
Why Is Water Almost Always The First Ingredient?
Have you ever wondered why water is usually the first ingredient in your skin care, or body care, product. If water is not the first ingredient, it is almost always in the top 3. When most skin care lines have their products manufactured for them, these products are made in...
How Are You Feeding Your Skin?
I have always had an affinity to natural medicine and clean living. I raised my daughters on home remedies, and vibrational medicine practices. There was, however, a big disconnect when it came to the products I was putting on my skin.
My Daily Skin Care Regimen
The skin is our largest organ and is certainly reflective of the body’s overall vitality. The body will reflect its internal health in the external organ (skin). Good nutrition and hydration are essential to maintaining radiant and healthy skin tissue. If you have younger skin, taking care of your skin...