Bacteria and Essential oils

When Should You Use A Preservative In A Formula?

For your safety and maximum shelf life, it is best to add a preservative when you are making a formulation that contains water or water rich ingredients. Products that contain water are called hydrous products. Water rich ingredients include water, hydrosols, and aloe. Examples of water rich products include creams, lotions, toners, and masks. Anytime…

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Essential Oils: Finding Relief From Environmental Allergies

Every day we encounter environmental irritants and while many of us can continue through our lives without being affected by them, others spend a lot of time and money attempting to prevent and relieve the symptoms that arise with exposure to these elements.  The allergic reaction that occurs when we are exposed to an environmental…

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MRSA and Your Child: What Every Parent Should Know

What is MRSA? Each year worldwide, people young and old alike, develop an infection from the drug-resistant staphylococcus bacteria. This bacteria, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is known as (MRSA). MRSA is now resistant to even the most common antibiotics used today. This bacteria naturally accumulates, as part of our “normal flora” on the skin and inside…

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