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Fatty Acids are the Key

Specifically, lineolic vs. oleic acid. Lineolic acid is a fatty acid that is naturally present in your skin’s sebum (the oil produced by your skin to protect it from the elements). A deficiency in lineolic acid causes the skin to produce sebum with high levels of oleic acid which is dry and sticky and may lead to blackheads and clogged pores.

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My Sister the Nutritionist: Magnesium

Although not given much attention in the media, magnesium is the fourth most abundant cation (positively charged molecule) in the body!

Magnesium’s role in the body is primarily regulatory. It participates in more than 300 types of enzyme-mediated reactions in the body! Specifically it has a role in breaking down carbohydrates and fat, forming proteins and antioxidants, the creation of DNA and...

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All Your Skin Ever Wanted, Body Oil

We can’t sing enough praises about body oil as a substitution for body lotion. Is your skin desperate for moisture (hello, winter)? Forget. About. Lotion.image

Body oils are trimmed down to their most essential, close-to-plant ingredients. They provide a function that is much more effective and long-lasting than lotion, which is full of fillers and sometimeschemicals. In one 8 oz bottle of lotion you...

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On Horses and Goats, a note for the New Year

2015, the year of the goat is a Yin energy, a symbol of peace, harmonious co-existence and tranquility. That is the primary and fundamental mood for this year.

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Happy New Year! Yes, yes, we’re a little late here but with good excuse. We were taking a break. 2014 was a wonderful, challenging and teaching year for MMT and we needed a little time to recoup, take a step back and scheme for the new...

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Join us for a soap making workshop on January 29! Space is...



Join us for a soap making workshop on January 29! Space is limited, get your tickets soon!

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December 15, 2014

STILLLIFE Sniffing Party!

Join Tara for a Sniffing Party at The One Well on November 29th from 4 to 9 pm. The first 15 folks that come will get a free sample of the STILLLIFE scent of their choice!

Find out more about her scent project here.

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My Sister the Nutritionist: Vitamin C

When it comes to maintaining the health of your skin, vitamin C plays a critical role. Also known as ascorbic acid, this vitamin is essential for the growth and repair of tissues all over the body! Its healing properties contribute to clearer skin and a brighter complexion. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant, which combats free radicals that can cause skin dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles.

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Halloween DIY / Natural Fake Blood Recipe

  • 1 cup light organic corn syrup (what else is it good for?)
  • 1 Tbsp castile soap (to make clean-up easier)
  • 2 Tbsp vegan, natural Red food coloring (you can also try steeping the syrup in fresh beets, dried elderberries or alkanet root)

Mix together in a mixing bowl and you’re done. If you want darker blood or more realistic blood, add a dash of chocolate syrup or cacao powder.

Thanks for the image...

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Introducing / STILLLIFE perfumes

We are so excited to share a new project Tara has been working on! A natural perfume brand called STILLLIFE...

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