Category Archives: Gift Ideas

Bayberry Candle Christmas and New Year’s Eve Tradition

Giving and lighting a bayberry candle on Christmas Eve and/or New Year’s Eve has been a long time American tradition. The history dates back to colonial times. The early colonists of North America discovered bayberries gave off a greenish-white waxy … Continue reading

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Wind Chimes: History and Purpose

I have always been fascinated by wind chimes and love hearing their sound as the wind blows by them. My earliest memory of wind chimes is the small metal one that hung inside my grandmother’s home in the doorway leading … Continue reading

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Aromatherapy Candles vs. Scented Candles

Many people think candles are either scented or unscented.  However, there are two different types of scented candles – those scented with fragrance oils and those getting their scent from essential oils. Fragrance oils are not as expensive as essential … Continue reading

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Facts About Shea Butter

Where Does Shea Butter Come From? The nut comes from the Karite tree found in wilds of West Africa. The cream is extracted from the nuts using different methods.   What Are the Different Types of Shea Butter Available? The … Continue reading

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What Did the Goats Milk Say to the Aloe Vera?

“I’m the better moisturizer,” the goats milk replied. Is this true?  Goat’s milk and Aloe Vera have been used for centuries in a variety of applications. Evidence of their use has been found as far back as Egypt more than … Continue reading

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Difference between Commercial and Handmade Bar Soap

There are many varieties of bar soap, but not all bar soap is the same.  There are major differences between commercial and handmade soaps.  The differences begin with how the soap is made and the additives to the soap before … Continue reading

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What Makes Whole-Leaf Tea Better?

Whole-leaf or loose leaf tea refers to the size of the tea leaves. The main difference between whole-leaf tea and the typical tea bag is the size of the leaf. The less broken tea leaves available in the tea results … Continue reading

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Homeopathic Medication – What is it?

More than 200 years old, homeopathy is based on the idea that specific natural substances are able to stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms, resulting in self healing. Although homeopathy is the second most used form of medicine worldwide, allopathic or … Continue reading

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Cleansing, Testing and Using a Pendulum

In last month’s blog, we talked about what a pendulum can tell you and how it works. Due to the limited number of movements a pendulum can make, it answers questions phrased for a yes or no response. But how … Continue reading

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What Can a Pendulum Tell You?

Definition: “a body suspended from a fixed point so as to swing freely to and fro under the action of gravity and commonly used to regulate movements (as of clockwork)” – Merriam-Webster Dictionary When you think of a pendulum, do … Continue reading

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