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New Product: Steam Distilled Turmeric Oil

While turmeric may tend to stain your fingertips, this dish-elevating spice has a long history of use. A rhizome of the ginger family, Curcuma longa is native to the Indian subcontinent. It has been used across Southeast Asia for centuries, and has seen increased usage in the West in recent years. Originating as a dye,…

Shop Local on National Small Business Week

It is National Small Business Week! For nearly 60 years, the first week of May has been celebrated and sported by small businesses and happy customers alike. In 1953, the US Federal Government established the Small Business Administration (S.B.A.) to assist, counsel, and enable small businesses to prosper. With the success of the S.B.A., 10…

Giving Special Appreciation on International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day honors the achievement of women all over the globe and promoting women’s rights. A national holiday celebrated in multiple countries, International Women’s Day was established due to the efforts of the suffragettes and the promotion of women’s rights in America during the early 20th century. With the suffrage movement resulting in success,…

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Ingredients to Improve Your Popcorn

January 19th is National Popcorn Day! Today we celebrate a delicious snack that exploded in popularity during the 19th century in America: popcorn! Evidence of its existence dates back thousands of years, and in the 16th century it was recorded that popcorn was very involved in ceremonies of the Aztec people! While many of us…

Give the Gift of Creativity This Christmas

Consumable gifts are being coming more popular than ever. These are gifts that can be eaten or used up in some way. They’re often budget friendly and not to mention total “space savers”. A lot of gifts usually make their way back to the store shelves from which they came or sometimes they just end…

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NEW PRODUCT: Mandarin Oil

Mandarin oranges and tangerines were once a common Christmas gift in the west, a tradition inspired by the Lunar New Year, where oranges represent good fortune. Oranges (a fruit which doesn’t grow well in most of the United States) would come from Japan beginning in November. Today, with oranges largely available year round in grocery…

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The Power of the Pomegranate

The pomegranate is an ancient, unique fruit. Originally from the Central and South Asian regions, this fruit has quite the history, having been cultivated for several millennia. It has cultural and religious significance in many parts of the globe. In Ancient Greek mythology, for example, it is the fruit of the dead, connected to Persephone:…

Happy Vegan Month!

November 1st was Vegan Day, kicking off a month-long observation of the Vegan lifestyle.  Like any lifestyle, veganism exists on a spectrum. At its core, to be vegan is to avoid any product that comes from an animal. We’re all taught the Pythagorean theorem in math class, but did you know he was may have…

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New Oil Added: Mongongo Oil

Have you been waiting on us to release a new oil? Wait no longer, we’re ready to announce that our latest product line addition is Mongongo oil! Mongongo oil is cold-pressed extracted from the nut of the Schiniziophyton rautanenii tree. The Mongongo tree is also sometimes called the Manketti tree, so you may see this…