The weather here in Rochester, NY, has been amazingly summer-like. We've broken two temperature records, and it's been warmer here than in some parts of the south! I, for one, am not complaining. :-) What has your weather been like?
I've been pointing out the qualities of the various oils I use in products; and this week, I'd like to discuss the three A's, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, and Avocado Oil.
Sweet Almond Oil - Light, yet moisturizing, nourishing, almond oil is often used in massage and skin care. It's sweet, nutty odor is appealing, but subtle so that it doesn't interfere with other ingredients. High in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, D, and E, SWO is used in all face and body products.
Apricot Kernel Oil - Related to the almond, AKO is also a light and moisturizing oil, and is used in virtually all skin care products. Rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B17 and E, it is particularly useful in aging, dry skin, or inflamed skin. It's non-greasy feel is particularly appealing.
Avocado Oil - Like olive, Avocado oil is pressed from the avocado fruit, itself. It is thick and rich in vitamin A, making it a valuable contributor to products for anti-aging. Positively indulgent!
Blog readers: this week only, take 10% off an order of $25 or more! Just mail me the code, GMAP4. Sale ends on April 12th at midnight. To get what you want, don't delay.
The following products are not on my site, but are available:
Herbal Bath Teas: Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey, Purely Herbal Blend, Four Milk Blend, and Relaxation Blend - just $2/ea.
Liquid shower gel: All natural. 2 oz. for $4; 4 oz. $6.00
Lotion: Hand and body lotion - 4 oz, $7
Foaming Soap: Comes in the seasonal Apple Pie, plus Gingered Orange, Summer Tropical, and Lavender. Just $7/bottle for 6 fl. oz.
Donations made to Missionary Flights International and Cleantheworld.org., bringing soap to people who can't afford it, stemming disease in third world countries.
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