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Violet

Violet

Violet Latin name: Viola spp.Family: ViolacaeaeEnergetics: Cooling, moisteningTaste: Sweet, mucilaginous, cool, minerally The Violet by Jane Taylor Down in a green and shady bed,A modest violet grew;Its stalk was bent, it hung its headAs if to hide from view. And yet...

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Is Jojoba an Oil or a Wax?

Is Jojoba an Oil or a Wax?

  One of the more common questions we have been asked over the past couple of years has been: Is Jojoba an oil or a wax? And when one of our editors for the Botanical Body Care Products course asked me "Why don't you include Jojoba in the wax palette?", I knew I...

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The Best Time to Sleep

The Best Time to Sleep

Contributed by: Robert Sachs In most cultures, we are familiar with the increments and movement of time - the seconds, minutes, hours, days, and years. We may be familiar with the concepts of centuries or millennium, but for the most part, it is in the seconds,...

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Essential Oil Allies: Cedarwood

Essential Oil Allies: Cedarwood

Cedarwood syn. Atlas Cedar Cedrus atlantica Cedrus atlantica is one of the true cedars and is a native of the Atlas Mountains in Algeria and Morocco. Cedarwood is a member of the Pinaceae family, which includes fir, hemlock, spruce, and pine species. The essential oil...

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