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Propylene Glycol- One of the most commonly used ingredients in cosmetics

Posted on August 08, 2018 by Customer Service | 0 comments

This is an ingredient widely used in cosmetics as a penetration enhancer. It's considered "natural." Please tell me where this ingredient is naturally occuring in nature.  Here is the definition of Propylene Glycol from the web. "Propylene glycol (also known as 1,2 propanediol) is a relatively small molecule with two alcohol (hydroxyl) groups (-OH). It is a colorless, odorless liquid that is completely water-soluble. PG is a synthetic product obtained from the hydration of propylene oxide, which is derived from petroleum products."

Here is why it's used. "In the skin and hair, propylene glycol works as a humescent, which causes retention of moisture content of skin or cosmetic products by preventing the escape of moisture or water. Propylene glycol is one of the most widely used cosmetic ingredients, as it is a humectant. It is a clear, colorelss, viscous liquid, slightly bitter-tasting. Propylene Glycol USP is the most common moisture-carrying vehicle, other than water itself, in cosmetics. Absorbs moisture, acts as a solvent and a wetting ingredient." It's also tested in a lab on animals.

We use local, slightly filtered beeswax (which IS natural) instead of this ingredient. 

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Super Heroes

Posted on September 01, 2017 by Polly Glasse | 1 comment

I woke up early this morning (2 am-YIKES) thinking about Super Heroes and why I like them so much. I came to the conclusion, they give us hope, they are invincible in tough times, they are very strong, powerful and they care about us. That list could go on and on. Enter Hurricane Harvey which hit the Texas coast last weekend. Harvey was like a Super Villain who did more damage than any storm in the history of the US. It's still causing damage after it's moved and appears as if there is more to come. 

With all the things going on in the world today, with racists, hate groups, discrimination, bombings, gold toilets when people have no food or clothing, etc. our future doesn't look too shiny.  Enter a group of women who came into our store yesterday because we were offering the survivors of Harvey free skin care products to help out.  They were so strong, loving, scared, positive and a family of friends brought together from an extremely difficult situation. I believe when challenges occur, it brings out who a person truly is.  It wasn't too long into an introduction when they all began telling me how Tracy had spent her life savings to get them all out of harms way. I spent at least an hour with them listening, giving them aromatherapy treatments, telling them how awesome they were. I felt like someone had given ME a gift. Thank you ladies for the gift of your presence yesterday. It made my week! Now that's the best of humanity! Tracy, the friend who used all her cash to help her friends, is definitely a Super Hero in my book! Let's all be Super Heroes to everyone else in our lives....every day!  We don't need catastrophic events to be the amazing humans we are!

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We've teamed up with eEcosphere

Posted on January 25, 2016 by Will Reynolds Young | 0 comments

We've teamed up with eEcosphere to help you fulfill a healthy new year's resolution: Switching to safe, nourishing, all-natural lotion! Adopt the idea here for everything you need to replace your usual synthetic lotion with an organic, all-natural, food-grade SKINourishment alternative.

Learn More: http://bit.ly/1OSBuHX #detoxyourlotion

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Central Texas Flood Relief Efforts

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Will Reynolds Young | 0 comments

The Texas floods have been devastating not only for our hometown of Wimberley but much of central Texas. Not long after the floods we saw one of our favorite local resturants in Wimberely reach out to help and we weren't exactly what we could contribute as a business to the flood relief efforts.

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