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    Seaweed Sugar Cookies and How Baking Can Help Make New Friends

    Seaweed Sugar Cookies and How Baking Can Help Make New Friends

    If you're looking to add nutrition and deep flavor to your baked goods- try adding seaweed.  Seaweed adds minerals, vitamins and natural salts and sugars to your recipes- making everything healthier.  Try using flakes or powders for ease and a punch of natural flavor.

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    Seaweed and Stress

    Seaweed and Stress

    The transition into fall is often bittersweet. Seaweed can help ease body, heart and mind with an abundance of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Your skin type and age do not matter, seaweed is healing, calming and restoring to all. There are a few easy ways to incorporate seaweed into your life. Our Seaweed n' Roses...

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    Making a Vinegar Rinse for Your Hair

    Making a Vinegar Rinse for Your Hair

    Summer is the time to DIY with herbs and vinegar is an easy way to save summer in jars.  Make infused vinegars for salads but also try making an herbal vinegar hair rinse.  

    Simply pick or buy some of your favorite herbs, pack into a clean mason jar, fill with vinegar and let steep in a cool, dark-ish spot for a few weeks.  Strain, rebottle and label.  Be sure to label- I always think I'll remember what I've picked or made but months later there I am sniffing to try and determine exactly what's in the jar.

    An Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Rinse is a great addition to your natural hair care routine.  Rinsing with ACV is super nice when you are making the transition to shampoo bars because it helps to keep your hair at the proper pH level.  We highly recommend an ACV rinse if you are new to shampoo bars.  And if you've been using shampoo bars for awhile, chances are you've found the perfect bar for your hair type and you don't want to switch around.  ACV rinses can help "clarify" which is simply getting rid of product build up.  

    Herbal Vinegar for Hair

     There are lots of benefits of rinsing with ACV including-

      • less tangles, less frizz because an ACV helps smooth the cuticle.  Think of the cuticle as the outer layer of your hair, sort of like bark on a tree.
      • more shine because if your cuticle is smooth it lies flat which increases shine.
      • helps clarify and reduce build up.
      • adds bounce without weight.
      • ACV rinse is a tonic for your hair with nutrients that help stimulate hair growth.
      • full of natural antibacterial and anti-fungal properties which can help soothe an itchy, flakey scalp.
      • balances the pH of your hair especially with shampoo bars.

    It's easy to make your own Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse.  In general, you can use any type of vinegar but apple cider vinegar is the popular choice.  A natural unprocessed vinegar will give you the "mother"- full of bacteria, nutrients and enzymes.  When you're ready to use the vinegar on your hair put some in a spray bottle and dilute with water. How much depends on your hair type, in general 1/4 vinegar for dry hair  and 1/2 and 1/2 for oily.Herbs for Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

    There are many herbs which are beneficial to your hair.  Our favorites include rose petals, rosemary, chamomile and calendula petals.  Pour your vinegar into a glass jar add your herbs, fresh or dried.  Place in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks, shaking and admiring occasionally.  Strain to remove all the herb bits and pour back into your clean glass jar.  Remember to dilute before use.  

    It's fun and relatively easy to make your own ACV hair rinse and it's a great way to use garden herbs.  But for busy folks who want a high quality natural hair rinse filled with our own Maine island flowers try our handcrafted Herbal Vinegar.

    And remember always be a Goldilocks and experiment to find the right combination for your unique hair.

    Simply pick or buy some of your favorite herbs, pack into a clean mason jar, fill with vinegar and let steep in a cool, dark-ish spot for a few weeks.  Strain, rebottle and label.  Be sure to label- I always think I'll remember what I've picked or made but months later there I am sniffing to try and determine exactly what's in the jar.

    Seaweed, Spinach, Chive, and Feta Omelette

    Seaweed, Spinach, Chive, and Feta Omelette

    Cooking with seaweed doesn't need to be daunting.  Try treating seaweed as a spice and you'll be amazed and the creative flavors you'll be dishing up.  Our Chive and Seaweed Omelette recipe celebrates the arrival of Spring in Maine.

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    Sustainable Gifts for Super Moms

    Sustainable Gifts for Super Moms

    When you're thinking about zero waste gifts for mom, it's important to think about what your mom likes, enjoys and considers a special treat.  If at all possible, give the gift of you. It's important to VOTE with your dollars and support the types of businesses that you value.  Shop small, indie, farm and eco friendly.

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