2018 Business Accomplishments

As I do each year, I’ve looked back at what we have accomplished in 2018. It’s nice to see what has been accomplished over an entire year, rather than day to day. In January, we took part in the Outdoor Industry Association trade show in Denver. This was an exciting...

Two New Herbal Books!

I received advanced copies of these two new herb books; The Healing Power of Herbs, and The Herbal Medicine Cookbook. Both are written by fellow herbalists that I have known for many years. Both are appropriate for those who are new to herbs and those who have used...

Hydrolyzed Protein

. . . or why hydrolyzed wheat protein is gluten free. Various types of hydrolyzed proteins are used in cosmetic products. I like to use proteins in a product for a few reasons; they tend to give a very nice skin feel and they coat the skin to improve the barrier...

Five Pieces of Advice for Grads (or anyone)

It’s graduation season and I’ve been feeling much like a Crone lately. So here are some things that I didn’t necessarily know when I graduated and they are my advice to grads – or to anyone who cares to read it for that matter. 1.  Don’t think that the first job you...

Personal Care Products Safety Act of 2015

It’s happened again. A new cosmetics Safety Bill has been introduced;  the Personal Care Products Safety Act of 2015 was introduced on April 20 by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine). There are a few things in here that I am...