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June 1st Celebrates Olives with National Olive Day!

Olives hail from the Mediterranean region, and we have been cultivating them for thousands of years. Some of the oldest olive trees still standing are over 2,000 years old! Surprisingly enough, celebration for this fruit didn’t become recognized globally until June 1st 2015, established as National Olive Day. Ever heard of the “olive theory?” As…

National Vinegar Month Spotlight: 20% White Vinegar

May is National Vinegar Month—yep, you read that correctly, vinegar gets a whole month dedicated to this special material! And, it truly deserves one!  It’s a large part of cooking and evidence suggests that humans have used it for an extremely long time! Historically, it’s been used as a cleaner for ages before the invention…

Stop Soap Sweating With This Melt & Pour Soap Base!

Live in an area with high humidity? You’ve probably experienced moisture wreaking havoc on some of your personal items. In the soap-making industry, one of the most common issues that humidity causes for bars of soap is sweating. Sweating makes a soap bar look frosty as water droplets form on the surface. Glycerin, a natural…

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National Walnut Day Spotlight: Walnut Oils

Walnuts: known in the Byzantine era as the royal nut. It’s actually not a true botanical nut, but the seed of a drupe! We’ve been harvesting walnuts for centuries, but not just for food. Walnut husks were used for pigments and dyes, and walnut oil had a variety of uses. Today, the 17th of May…

Three New Oils Added to Our Catalog!

As you probably know, every essential oil carries its own unique aroma, purpose, and benefits. They have a multitude of different uses, such as aromatherapy, topical applications with carrier oils, perfumery, skincare, and even as a flavoring agent for those that are GRAS listed (Generally Recognized as Safe for Consumption). Our growing portfolio is a…

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Cinco de Mayo Spotlight: Agave Nectar

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we want to celebrate a Mexican crop famous for one popular drink indulged in especially today: Agave! Agave tequilana is responsible for—you guessed it: Tequila! The plants belonging to the agavaceas family also produce a powerful sugar-alternative. Agave nectar, which is a syrup, comes from the filtered juice of…

Revel in May by Saving 15% on Select Items!

May is such an enthralling month with a number of festivities to kick off Spring: The Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo, National Nurses Day, World Fair Trade Day, Mother’s Day, National Chocolate Chip Day, and Memorial Day! It seems as if we suddenly get spoiled with nonstop celebrations this month! In honor of this eventful…

What’s Under The Wool: Lanolin Wax and Lanolin Oil

Wool-bearing animals, such as sheep and goats, have been domesticated and bred by mankind for millennia. Their wool, which is a textile fiber, is used in a variety of ways from clothing to tools to furniture—but did you know it also contains a natural wax? This substance is lanolin, a sterol ester-based wax-like substance secreted…

GO NUTS: It’s National Pecan Day!

Nuts are an integral part of modern living. From being in snacks to using their oils in multiple applications, they are all around us! In the pantheon of nuts and their uses, one of the most overlooked nuts is the pecan. With April 14th being National Pecan Day, it seems fitting that we shine a…