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Why We Use Palm Oil

The question of why we use palm oil comes up a lot.  Mostly, it is good for us!  This oil comes mostly from the African Palm.   It is extracted from the pulp and kernel of the fruit.  Since it is made from the fruit, the plant is not destroyed!  The color is orange - red because it is rich in beta-carotene but becomes white when boiled.  We use pure palm oil, not processed flakes. Most of the benefits are lost in the process of making the flakes.             Natural Palm oil                                          Palm oil flakes Benefits in...

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How much milk is in our products?

 Obviously, our main products are made with goat milk.  Fresh goat milk, not powder or a premade “base”.  We use the milk from our farm.  Our animals are fed organic grain and hay plus they have free access to pasture.  Our goats are happy and content, so they produce rich, wholesome milk which is sweet and yummy! The “yummy” part doesn’t apply to our products, but the rich, wholesome part does!  This is what sets our products apart from others.   This means your skin gets rich, creamy products that are high in nutrients that it can use.  Thus, your skin is hydrated and healthier!  (More about goat milk in skin care) If you have read the ingredients page, then you...

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Tea Tree Essential Oil

Why is Tea Tree essential oil so popular? The use of Tea Tree oil originated in Australia where, for centuries, the Aborigines used the oil from the leaves medicinally.  Now we use the oil that has been extracted from the leaves, thus it is handy and widely available. Studies have shown that Tea Tree oil may be helpful for many ailments, so here are some. Athlete’s foot – use a cream with the oil in it twice daily. Tea Tree Intense Moisturizer  Acne – apply cream lightly daily.  Lemongrass Tea Tree Hand & Body Lotion Hand Sanitizer – Some studies have shown Tea Tree oil to be antibacterial which makes it great to use in a natural hand sanitizer.  We...

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HOW DOES GLYCERIN BENEFIT YOUR SKIN?

  Glycerin can be made from either vegetable oils or animal fat.   I use raw vegetable glycerin in my moisturizers and facial creams, but the soap is full of natural glycerin on its own.  In its natural state it is a thick sweet syrupy liquid.  Even though it is syrupy, it is not sticky rather it is smooth and sliky. Here are some of the benefits of using glycerin on your skin: It helps retain moisture, therefore keeping your skin hydrated throughout the day.  This is why the soap is hydrating also. This quality of retaining moisture also helps heal oily skin and the problems that come with it.  (Once again, both soap and moisturizer will be helpful). Helps aging skin! ...

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Coconut Oil

     Coconut oil is misunderstood a lot.  Many think that the suntan oil that smells like coconuts is coconut oil.  There may be some in it.  I have not looked at the ingredients, but mostly, it is a sales technique.   Natural coconut oil has NO smell.  If it does then it is likely that it is not pure. A fragrance oil has been added, not even an essential oil!    Coconut oil is extracted from the meat of the coconut palm.  In many cultures it is highly prized for its medicinal uses. I use coconut oil in most of my products.  It has many attributes that are beneficial to natural skin care.     The oil itself is solid at...

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