growing, harvesting and processing damask roses on the niagara escarpment provides a wonderful opportunity to daydream (and nightdream, if truth be known) about the legendary history of healing that this plant provides us mere mortals
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if we can grasp anything from the soap-making traditions of our forebearers it must be this: washing your skin with a detergent is something you, your skin and the world does not need. the luxury of washing using plant-based oils and delicious plant-based fragrances is a daily ritual that should be cherished at every opportunity
the botanical world was joséphine's passion and salvation: her spirited curiosity of botany not only helped to recreate the verdant paradise of her youth at malmaison, it also helped her cope with her greatest social anxiety. today, an awkwardness exists in our remembrance of joséphine as we learn how her zeal for horticultural treasures and her formidable gift of persuasion was seriously flawed.
are you ready to travel to france and the indian ocean? curious how a pair of fabled love-struck lovers accelerated a global demand for this horticultural treasure? the bottom-line is, hundreds of years of production has left us with a highly valuable skin care ingredient that continues to deliver unparalleled modern-day experiences.
are you ready to part with products that no longer serve you? are you looking for a cleansing option that is effortless, simple and sustainable? you are not alone. in 2021, the hashtag #skinimalism is trending and its bringing reality back to skincare ... plant-based, cold process soap eliminates a slew of these non-serving products and best of all? it will elevate your cleansing routine to a whole new level.
agronomic analysis of this high-value crop is such an after-thought as the growing of marijuana evolves into a horticultural-thrill-ride aiding and abetting the progression of these beauties from gawky, spindly branching to thick, voluptuous kolas laden with trichomes oozing with thick, sticky resin.
it was here, in the proverbial waiting room of the almost-dead, i learned of some of the 'crazy' remedies that people with no hope had resorted to and it was here my disgust for the shoddy/fake/hope-in-a-bottle-wildly-promoting-medicinal-herbs that were being pawned off on the desperate was instilled. i vowed then and there to create something real using true plant extracts.
and then the magic starts to happen ... have you ever seen a chamomile crop dancing in the wind? well, it is a sight to behold! the graceful habit of the plant itself and the lovely colour play of the green, lacy foliage against the cheerful white and yellow flowers blooming extravagantly is chamomile's reward.