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What Is Annatto Powder?

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Annatto powder is a natural coloring agent made from the seeds of the plant Bixa Orellana, which is also called the lipstick tree. History Traditionally, annatto powder was used for body painting, as sunscreen, and as an insect repellant. Moreover, throughout history, annatto powder has been primarily utilized as a coloring agent for makeup, textiles or to …

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What is Petitgrain Essential Oil?

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What is Petitgrain essential oil? Petitgrain oil is obtained from the bitter orange tree, Citrus aurantium, which produces three different essential oils: petitgrain, neroli (from the flowers) and bitter orange (from the rinds of the fruit). Petitgrain oil is steam distilled using the tree’s twigs and leaves. What does it smell like? Petitgrain has a refreshing, …

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Why Use Natural Candles

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Candles Candles create a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere in our homes and help with stress and anxiety, lowering blood pressure and heart rate. They symbolize the light conquering darkness, hope, strength, and illumination. For Christians, the burning candle represents the presence of Christ as the light of the world. Why natural There are so many reasons …

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DIY Bath Salt

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I don’t know about you, but I always love adding a little gift made by myself when it comes to gifts for birthdays, Christmas or any occasion for that matter. If I have time. Which is not easy when you’re a mom of a preschooler and a toddler. Unless we talk about soap. Then yeah, …

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Is Coffee Good for Your Skin? Or Why I Put Coffee in Soap (And Not the Other Way Round)

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Yes, coffee is good for your skin. Now that we have that settled, let’s see why. I know very few people who don’t enjoy a hot cup of coffee at least from time to time if not every day. And I am one of those very few. I never drink coffee. Or almost never. I …

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