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In Person Events - Fall 2016

In Person Events - Fall 2016

Hi there - just a quick note to let you know where we'll be this Fall.   October 22 - Smithfield Farmer's Market & Yorktown Market Days October 29 - Smithfield Farmer's Market & Yorktown Market Days November 19 - Smithfield Farmer's Market November 26 - Smithfield Farmer's Market December 3 - Smithfield Farmer's Market & Yorktown Market on Main Christmas Market December 10 - Smithfield Evening Christmas Market  

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Phthalates, What is the Big Deal About?

Phthalates, What is the Big Deal About?

Phthalates, pronounced (tha-late), is something we’ve been warned to avoid but what really are “phthalates”?  They are synthetic chemicals that allows scent in a product to linger … and linger.  Does that “Fresh Scent” last for days?  Thank phthalates. So what’s the harm?  We like our scents to linger. Unfortunately, phthalates have been linked to birth defects, allergies, asthma and breast cancer. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and EWG (Environmental Working Group) have both warned against use of this controversial chemical.  You don’t normally see them on the labels of even the most offensive products so how can you avoid...

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Essential Oil Reference Information

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Essential Oil Reference Information

One question I get frequently is where to find unbiased, reputable information on Essential Oils.  I can only speak to the information and references I use and I will attest while there is a lot of good information out there, there is a lot of very dangerous information so please do your research and don't blindly follow someone's advice just because they have a pretty website or lots of "followers". My Essential Oil "bible", the one book I would not be without is Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand.  It is comprehensive and is a great reference book when I'm...

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Ingredient Highlight - Rosehip Oil

Ingredient Highlight - Rosehip Oil

Ingredient Highlight - Rosehip Oil Rosehip Oil is a skincare powerhouse! Cold Pressed from wild roses, this oil is full of vitamin A, vitamin C and the essential fatty acids omega-3, omega-6 and gamma linoleic acid (GLA).  Rosehip Oil is an excellent choice for use on dry, dehydrated, weathered, or prematurely wrinkled skin. Some Benefits:The quick absorbing, dry feel of this oil and the high amount of GLA helps skin with moisture retention.Vitamin A helps promote healthy skin cell rejuvenation, giving you fresh, supple skin and it also helps the antioxidants and fatty acids in the oil penetrate deeper into your...

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Product Highlight : Lavender Essential Oil

Product Highlight : Lavender Essential Oil

Product Highlight : Lavender Essential Oil Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender or English Lavender), is a highly aromatic evergreen flowering shrub.  Commonly used as an ornamental plant, its also known for its medicinal properties. It has even been used as a useful, natural aid in keeping pesky bugs at bay. Pure and clean, this versatile herb has been widely used for centuries. To make lavender essential oil, the flowers are steam distilled to extract the strong, woody-floral camphorous oil.  This oil boasts antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-microbial, antiseptic, deodorant, insecticide and sedative properties. Lavender Essential Oil Blends Well With Any Citrus, Bay, Bergamot, Cedar, Chamomile,...

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