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Ingredient Insights: Olive Oil

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We all know the health benefits of eating extra virgin olive oil but what about its benefits for our skin?
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Ingredient Insights: Jojoba Oil

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Commonly referred to as an oil, Jojoba (ho-HO-ba) is actually a liquid wax that comes from the beans of a shrub native to southern Arizona, California, and northwestern Mexico. Unlike other traditional oils used on the skin, Jojoba is very similar to our skin’s natural oil or sebum...
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Ingredient Insights ~ Beeswax

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From the mummification of pharaohs and protecting art in ancient Egypt, to an adhesive to join surfaces together and make cooling ointments in ancient Greece, and even to treating wounds and enhancing skin in China, beeswax has been used for a variety of purposes throughout history... 
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Ingredient Insights ~ Raw Shea Butter

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Shea butter has been used to moisturize, repair and beautify skin for thousands of years. Its history dates back to Ancient Egypt with rumors of caravans bearing clay jars filled with the magnificent butter for Cleopatra herself! 
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Ingredient Insights ~ Coconut Oil

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With the wide array of information out there on coconut oil these days, I'm not sure how many "new"  details I can share with you.  But since it’s a base for practically all of my homemade beauty products, I thought it fitting to write my first Ingredient Insights post about the magical wonders of Coconut Oil and why I love it so.
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