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Skin Care Products and Aquatic Ecosystem Pollution

Skin Care Products and Aquatic Ecosystem Pollution

There are many reasons to use natural skin care products and cosmetics, but did you know commercial skin care products and cosmetics contain ingredients that actually harm our environment by polluting our water? Here are three ingredients found in most beauty and personal care products that have been found in our water sources, wreaking havoc on aquatic ecosystems:

 

 

  1. Triclosan- an antimicrobial agent used as a preservative in personal care products such as soaps, detergents, toothpastes, sunscreen, and deodorants. Triclosan is unable to be completely...


Essential Oil Safety + Toxicology

Essential Oil Safety + Toxicology

With essential oils becoming so popular nowadays, everyone assumes they are safe because they are all natural and derived from plants. This could not be further from the truth. Essential oils are safe when used correctly, but most are not aware of the correct way to use them. In this blog post we’ll be going over essential oil toxicology and safety.

Why Our Soap Is Palm Oil Free (And Why You Should Avoid It)

Why Our Soap Is Palm Oil Free (And Why You Should Avoid It)

Palm oil is an oil extracted from the seeds and fruit of the oil palm, a palm tree grown in Africa, Asia, and South America. Palm oil is found in many products from beauty and cosmetics to food. Oil palm crops produce a high yield for an extremely low cost, making it one of the cheapest oils you can purchase- especially for soap making. Here we're going to be going over a few of the reasons why I will never use palm oil in Sage & Stone's soap or skin care products. 

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Ingredient Spotlight: Rose Clay | Uses + Skin Benefits

Ingredient Spotlight: Rose Clay | Uses + Skin Benefits

Rose clay is a type of naturally occurring, gentle clay that contains kaolinite. It's a very gentle clay that is suitable for sensitive skin. 


The Amazing Benefits of Dry Body Brushing + How to Body Brush

The Amazing Benefits of Dry Body Brushing + How to Body Brush

Dry body brushing is an amazing practice to add to your morning routine. Dry brushing is normally done by using a wooden, natural bristle brush...