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Cranberry Seed oil

Cranberry Seed oil

by Susan Parker December 01, 2016

When cranberries come up in conversation the next thought is probably a year-end holiday and turkey on the table. Cranberries a native North American fruit and in the same family as blueberries, are highly nutritious, tart and bright red color. Why I’m bringing them up is that they also make wonderful OIL that is particularly great for the skin!

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Six steps for a skin healthy fall

Six steps for a skin healthy fall

by Susan Parker September 05, 2016

Six things to do to transition from summer towards the cooler months of fall. Transitions from season to season can be difficult especially from the carefree days of summer to the cold and damp that can come with cooler weather. Six steps to help your skin make the move gracefully.

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    Pomegranate Seed Oil

    Pomegranate Seed Oil

    by Susan Parker August 10, 2016

    For older skin, pomegranate seed oil is one of the best helping support the health of the collagen and elastin layers, the structure underlying the skin to slow the aging of the skin while keeping it looking and feeling as young as possible.

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    Raspberry Seed Oil

    Raspberry Seed Oil

    by Susan Parker July 30, 2016

    Raspberries, big, red, and juicy, now’s the prefect time of year to enjoy them! The tiny seeds buried in the fruit are the source for our oil of the month, Raspberry seed oil.

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    Simple Skin Care Tips for Oily and Combination Skin

    Simple Skin Care Tips for Oily and Combination Skin

    by Susan Parker July 18, 2016

    Consistency in skin care is important so it's better to keep it simple and consistent rather than time consuming but sporadic. If you like to do a little more, you can add the suggested extra steps to nourish and protect your skin.. 

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    Simple Skin Care Tips for Mature Skin

    Simple Skin Care Tips for Mature Skin

    by Susan Parker July 18, 2016

    Mature skin needs support but it's also important not to smother it with too many creams, serums and anti-aging products. All our products are formulated to be gentle and supportive with plant extracts, natural oils, anti-oxidants  and vitamins.

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    SKINCARE OILS for SUMMER

    SKINCARE OILS for SUMMER

    by Susan Parker June 28, 2016

    These oils are NOT sun screens which block the sun’s rays from the skin’s surface. Because our health depends on a variety of interactions between sunlight and clean skin, I recommend protecting the health of the skin with nourishing compounds instead. This ancient practice by indigenous peoples of the tropics is still in use today. Most importantly, enjoy the sun but protect your skin from burning. Download a copy here.

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    Chef Inspired Creams for your Skin

    Chef Inspired Creams for your Skin

    by Susan Parker April 08, 2016

    Emulsions made easy! Simple actually, oil, water and small amount of wax! The trick is to get them all to hang together without separating into a gooey mess. For those of you who purchase your skin care and aren’t interested in getting into the weeds of making it, this is only to reassure you that our creams are made with the best, most wholesome and pure ingredients possible to use on your skin.

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    How natural is your natural skin care?

    How natural is your natural skin care?

    by Susan Parker March 31, 2016

    As with anything that becomes popular and sought after, in our case skin care, there are a number of ways the new popularity can distort the once noble intention. Once something has ‘legs’ its interpretation can take many forms. As a pioneer of modern natural skin care, having started 20 years ago, I find the claims of newer natural products to be somewhat inauthentic. It’s easy to claim natural, add a few botanical extracts, and voila, a new product is born; but how does the whole help nourish and care for the skin?

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    Compatibility of Ingredients for Healthy Skin

    by Susan Parker July 22, 2015

    SOLUM&HERBE products contain so many food grade ingredients because we see skin care as skin nourishment. ....Modern definitions focus on the compatibility of computers, digital programs and equipment but we are interested in the compatibility of ingredients and the human body as the pathway to healthy skin. 

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    Understanding Skin Care Labels 

    by Olivia Parker July 20, 2015

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    How to Use Oils for Skin Care and Health

    How to Use Oils for Skin Care and Health

    by Susan Parker April 22, 2015

     Oil on the outside, oil on the inside, your cells are composed of half fats, or lipids, a word borrowed from the Greek meaning fat, lipos. Being made up of so much fat our cells need quality fats to support and replenish them. To nourish from the inside; eat high quality fats and oils daily, to supplement from the outside, massage high quality oils into your skin. Using oils to nourish both sides of your skin is a path to health. Lipids include the liquid oils and solid butters from both animal and vegetable sources.

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    Smell Receptors in The Skin?

    by Susan Parker April 22, 2015

    So it turns out the skin can smell. An article published in the New York Times published on October 14th, 2014  Smell Turns Up in Unexpected Places discusses new findings of smell receptors in the skin. According to the article, the skin and the nose share 15 olfactory receptors. 

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    How to Use Camellia Seed Oil For Skin Care

    by Olivia Parker November 24, 2014

     

    Camellia seed oil is light, absorbent and slightly astringent. Though high in monounsaturated oleic acid — up to 80% —  the astringent quality makes it one of the best single oils for oily skin or blemish prone skin. I love it for the light, slightly grassy scent and silky texture on the skin. 

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    The Oil Cleansing Method 

    by Susan Parker November 12, 2014

     

    Oil is a gentle cleanser that works well for all skin types, even for oily skin. It dissolves dirt and makeup without stripping the skin. Using cleansers that contain drying soap and detergents strips the skin of natural oils. 

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