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Do we really need to use moisturizers?

Growing up and back in my 20s, I never used any body lotion or moisturizer or cream. You see, I live in a tropical country - and I don’t like sweaty and worse, sticky, skin! So, I rarely use moisturizer after shower. However, as I get to near the fabulous age of 4-0, I begin to notice flakes on my legs. Yep, my legs look so dry and papery. So I made whipped body butter, you know, the oil-and-butter-only type. I didn’t like it. The all-natural, non-emulsified body butter was greasy and sticky. I added beeswax to make it feel...


Carrier oils and the ones we 💗 to use in our products! 😉

Melanie Ramos

It’s 2019 and I am so stoked to start the year with new blogs, new products, new formulas, and new ingredients!  I was doing inventory of raw materials when I noticed that I still have unused carrier oils - luxurious ones IMO. New ingredients mean new formula or products, right? 😊 I have been quite busy the past holiday season restocking our current product line up. And I figured, the first quarter of the new year is the best time to launch new products with new ingredients. Okay, I digress. Let’s go back to carrier oils 😂.  The most common...


Why I wash my face with oil

Melanie Ramos

Tags cleansing oil, face care, face oil, natural skincare, organic skincare

Why I wash my face with oil

This is a long post. So, please bear with me.  I have a very oily T-zone but dry cheeks. Worse, I suffer from hormonal and cystic acne. Most of the time, I have irregular monthly period, so my hormones are out of whack. I get comedogenic acne on my forehead no matter how many times I have switched shampoo brands (I tried baby, organic, shop-bought, and even dry shampoos). Every month, I get two or three cystic acne on my cheeks and chin. I have uneven skin tone; inflamed skin; and VERY GREASY face at the end of the day. I...


How to make your handmade soap "last" long in the shower

Melanie Ramos

How to make your handmade soap "last" long in the shower

Okay. So, I assume that you have tried handmade soaps. And that you have noticed that it did not last long in your shower. In fact, you might have also discovered that your handmade soap became slimy after just one use.  So, here's the thing: handmade soaps are different than other commercially produced ones. You know, those laden with ingredients I can't pronounce (but if you are quite prolific in scientific and chemical names, good for you). Usually, handmade and homemade soaps are made with oils, butters, animal fats, water, caustic soda (lye) and additives like oats, silk, colorants, fragrances,...


What to expect from a handmade soap

Melanie Ramos

Tags handmade soap

What to expect from a handmade soap

  It's been awhile! I have been quite busy concocting/formulating recipes for our upcoming new products! So, yay!  I have received messages on my social media about how my handmade soap feels and looks after each use. It has been very heartwarming to receive messages from you all about how much you love our handmade soaps. All the time I spend in my kitchen are worth it! So, what can you expect from our handmade soaps, loves? Well, for one, ours, and all other natural, handmade soaps (I believe so) are different from the commercially produced ones. You know, the ones we grew...