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Halloween Recipe Roundup

Our Favorite Halloween Recipes With Halloween approaching next month, we wanted to share with you a quick roundup of some of our favorite Halloween recipes! Halloween Bath Bombs Get into the spirit with this fun, kid-friendly activity. This recipe is a spooky take on…

All About Cocoa Butter

Well known in the food industry, cocoa butter is also a key component in cosmetic ingredients. Though it has been used for thousands of years, this notable ingredient made its way into the mainstream with the classic Palmer’s cocoa butter lotion. Did you know…

All About Shea Butter

Loaded with vitamins, Shea butter has such a creamy, luxurious feel that it’s no wonder its popularity and demand are on the rise even after being utilized for generations. This butter is rich in oleic and stearic acids, making it an excellent moisturizer straight…

Small Business Saturday: Never Give Up

Make money. Create your own schedule. Be your own boss. Who wouldn’t want to live this vision? Turning your hobby into a business, like any endeavor, will have its obstacles, but there are so many benefits. One thing I wish people would consider more…

Turning Your Hobby Into a Business

The Birth of Bulk Apothecary Picture it: Streetsboro, Ohio, 2008. A small company called Natural Essentials owned by a family with a dream to expose the public to the benefits of natural living without harsh chemicals. Natural Essentials was a direct supplier to companies…

All About Fragrance

ol·fac·tion älˈfakSHən,ōl-/ noun technical the action or capacity of smelling; the sense of smell. The olfactory system is complex and still being studied in-depth by scientists. What we do know: Neurotransmitters carry the olfaction into the limbic system of the brain, the temporal lobe…