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Ways to make your hair grow fast

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Long healthy hair, we all want it at some point in time of our lives. Unfortunately, expensive products will not get you long hair, heres why. Hair is made up of proteins and amino acids.Stop spending hundreds of dollars on hair growth products W...

How often should I wash my hands?

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With increasing amounts of bacteria and new bacteria forming due to overpopulation, hand sanitizers are really handy. Yes, there was a time, where we didn’t have to worry about these sorts of things.We washed our hands after using the restroom, be...

Lavender Production in Provence France

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Lavender growing in the Provence: history of lavender cultivation, emergence of Lavandin and the distribution of individual species in lavender cultivation in Provence.Lavender and the Provence  The Provence in the sunny south of France is s...

Preparing Your Skincare Routine for Spring

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As spring approaches, many of us are getting ready to embrace the lightness, rejuvenation, and new beginnings associated with winter's end. I recently met the owners of Opas Soap at an event in Malibu, where I was able to check out some of their w...

Handmade Pumpkin Soap

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It's pumpkin season! Our beautiful pumpkins, molded out of a real pumpkin are here! Enjoy handmade custom pumpkin spiced miniature pumpkin-sized soaps. Use for decoration, Halloween Ball, party, wedding, or use it for soap. NutmegMyristica fr...

Water and its memory

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For any form of life, water is of fundamental importance and plays an important role of chemical and biological processes. Biophysical aspects of water applications Water is not a simple liquid - it has strong polar hydrogen bonds, which are res...

Big Bad Corn

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Our frends at learnstuff.com asked us if we want to share their infographic with our customers, we gladly accepted. Here's the great graphic. "If you’ve ever creeped your way through a corn maze at Halloween, you know how it can grab ahold ...

At the Beekeeper

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Meet Alfred, beekeeper in Henndorf (translated Chicken Village). Alfred has been beekeeping most of his life. While some people enjoy helping animals or working in a zoo, Alfred loves his bees. Check out a short introduction as we go behind the sc...

Difference between Salts

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The difference between Table Salt, Cooking salt, and Rock Salt. We just started carrying Rock Salt for our customers who are interested and also for conscious eaters like myself and Thomas. We have been using rock salt for a couples years now. If...

Chemical of the week: Phenoxyethanol

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Phenoxyethanol is a newer glycol used in the skincare industry. Glycols are made up of various chemicals and used in cosmetics as a anti-bacterial agent. You may see Phenoxyethanol in inks, dyes, insect repellents, and shampoo. In perfume, phenoxy...

Chemical of the week: Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

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Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) linked to heart disease. A chemical found in 98% of Americans has been linked by research to risk factors for heart disease. Perfluorooctanoic acid is found in many household products such as -- food packaging, paint,...

Our Social Future

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Many of us take part in social networking on the Internet as there is no time to visit friends or take a trip with our family. We simply like to view what activities others are partaking in and wish we could be there to join them. Sadly, we are so...

The control of a World

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Vote with your dollar

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Most likely you did not escape the horrifying way our world works nowadays. Politically, economically and the ever growing cleft between the rich and the middle class. Politics is thriving on smear campaigns and childish behaviors, majority of fol...

The Story of Cosmetics

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The Story of Cosmetics, released on July 21st, 2010 at storyofcosmetics.org, examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo.Produced by Free Range Studios and hosted by Annie Leo...

A sweet problem...

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Princeton researchers find that high-fructose corn syrup prompts considerably more weight gain When male rats were given water sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup in addition to a standard diet of rat chow, the animals gained much more weight...

Reading a book?

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Reading is fundamental and proves to exercise the mind. So what book are you reading this summer? Reading stimulates your brain. Studies have shown reading allows your mind to stay sharp even as we age. Reading to the brain is like exercise to the...

Vitamin Shampoo?

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All right readers it is time to crack this one open. Vogue international has a shampoo and conditioner line called "Vitamin Shampoo".  Vogue international advertises their natural sulfate and paraben-free shampoos and conditioners. ...

Soap vs. Dove - We lose?

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Doves new ad campaign makes soap users uncertain of soap scum. First of all, don't PANIC. Second, soap scum is formed by mineral in tap water combined with soap. With hard water you have more soap scum than with soft water. If water is "hard"...
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