The Debut of Maple Syrup

As winter appears to be coming to an end and signs from Mother Nature offer promises of spring, mature maple trees scattered throughout New England and Canada are being drilled into and tapped with the hopes of an abundant sap flow.  The sap that dribbles out of the taps is collected, then filtered to remove…

Sustainability is Key for the Argan Tree

  The fruit of the Argan tree, endemic to Southern Morocco, has enjoyed hundreds of years of locally celebrated usage, unbeknownst to much of the rest of the world.  The Berbers, an ethnic group indigenous to North Africa, have used the fruit of this “Tree of Life” as a source of food, charcoal, firewood and…

Cha, Cha, Cha CHIA SEED OIL!

Many of us today primarily relate the word “chia” to the once famous pet plant that took the retail industry by storm in the 1980’s.  A clever ram shaped object that grew sprouts became a trendy gift idea, changing the face of Christmas for several years.    Nowadays, the term chia, which is a species of…

The History of Soap Making

  The word soap, from the Latin root “sopa” has created abundant interest throughout time, and much original usage speculation, as well as the first introduction into civilization, has been debated.  There is a fascinating re-publication, originally published prior to 1923, aptly titled, “The Handbook of Soap Manufacture,” by W.H. Simmons and H.A. Appleton, which…

Ringing in 2017 with AMAZING specials!

  Celebrate the New Year in style and savings!  Jedwards International is promoting a few products in January that are sure to please our customers.  We are offering 10% off the following select materials (also listed below) in January if you mention the special code FBJan17.   Grape Seed Oil (S1220) is a popular material used…

Captivated by Cranberries!

  “I made cranberry sauce, and when it was done put it into a dark blue bowl for the beautiful contrast.  I was thinking, doing this, about the old ways of gratitude: Indians thanking the deer they’d slain, grace before supper, kneeling before bed.  I was thinking that gratitude is too much absent in our…

December 2016 Coupon Codes

    Check out our delightful discounts for December!  Castor oil has been around for a very long time but is growing in popularity for usage on the hair and skin, as well as a plethora of uses around the house.  It is derived from the seeds of the Ricinus communis plants that grow wild in wastelands across…

Weighing in on Wintergreen

“And now he shook away the snow of time from the winter-green of memory, and beheld the fair years of his childhood uncovered, fresh, green, and balmy, standing afar off before him.”~ Jean Paul In botany, the term “evergreen” refers to all plants and trees that maintain their greenness throughout the winter.  When we hear…