Posts tagged plant medicine
A (Somewhat) Secret Ingredient: Cacay Nut Oil

The high levels of vitamins A and E in Cacay make it an excellent tool for skin regeneration: it reduces wrinkles, improves elasticity, and leaves the skin more soft and firm. It also includes a high dose of Linoleic Acid and also is within the optimal ratio with the other essential fatty acid: Oleic Acid (about 5-1). This helps

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Balancing the Natural Lipid Barrier

The Extrait de Maison is a fundamental skincare product. To start the Maison/Made line, I didn’t want to create a product that targeted one specific ailment or deficiency, but rather take the time to design a product that helps the skin no matter what it might be suffering from.

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Biodynamic Farming

If you support the tenets of organic agriculture, a healthy planet, and high-quality products, then you should definitely know about biodynamic farming because it encompasses all of these things.

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On Antioxidants

Antioxidants refer to a chemical property, it’s the ability to act as an electron donor to a free radical, thereby preventing the free radicals from stealing the electron from a healthy functioning cell.

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Harvesting Throughout the Seasons

The whole process starts in the Spring (pretty self-intuitive) where we need to plan the different herbs we want to grow for our formula, where to plant them, what needs to get done to prepare the soil, when the right moment is to actually plant them, when they will mature, best practices in harvesting, drying, and processing, etc.

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Botanical Portrait: Lavender

I chose lavender to inaugurate this section because it is a truly foundational plant for skincare. It’s such a complete plant that it is widely used and well-known for many things: cuisine, herbal medicine, adornment, and cosmetics.

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Farm Update #1

The quality and ecology of the soil, seeds, plants, and farming/gardening methods are paramount to the core ideals of this project: developing vibrant and effective skincare products, and creating a space on this planet that, although small, brings life and vitality back to the soil and has a positive impact on the environment.

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Wildcrafted vs Organic Herbs

There seems to be a lot of confusion out there regarding the term “wildcrafted” or “wild-harvested” and what it actually means and if it’s “better” than something that is grown “organic”.  

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11 Awesome Herbs

We are planting 11 different plants and will be observing them over the course of the growing season in order to see how they react to our land, their potency, and how we can use their vibrant powers towards healthy, well-balanced skin.

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