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Here's How: Make the Perfect Herbal Infusions

Here's How: Make the Perfect Herbal Infusions

Herbal infusions may be the simplest and most commonly used form of herbal medicine. They're easy to make and a tasty way to get your daily dose of vitamins and nutrients. Teas and infusions vary slightly so let’s get into what makes them different. Teas are weaker than infusions and are generally consumed for pleasure, refreshment or to aid acute symptoms. Herbal infusions are made using a higher herb to water ratio, steep for longer periods (4-10 hours) and are used daily for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. Infusions provide a higher dose of vitamins and minerals due to the longer...

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Allison Roman
Herbal Ally: Bamboo Water Ferment

Herbal Ally: Bamboo Water Ferment

Herbal Ally Almanac We harness the power of plants to create beautifully effective botanical formulations. Informed by the wisdom of traditional, natural beauty rituals and confirmed by recent scientific studies for products that help your skin become stronger, more resilient, and forever blooming. Engrossed as we are in the world of plant wisdom (and magic), it’s always a delight to find an ingredient that catches us by surprise by including everything we are seeking in an herbal skin ally: skin barrier benefits, sustainability, and efficacy. Our Herbal Ally series fills you in on our unique botanical ingredients and the role...

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Allison Roman
Skin Barrier Love: The Cure All

Skin Barrier Love: The Cure All

The key to glowing, smooth, and clear skin is as simple a strong skin barrier.

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Allison Roman
Here's How: Moisturizing Masks

Here's How: Moisturizing Masks

Why Mix Up A Mask? When your skin is feeling dried out, irritated and sensitive, a soothing mask helps the skin barrier to restore balance. We use Liberate, our facial polish and mask, as the base of all masks and then use our favorite soothing, moisturizing mix-ins to support the skin; each mix-in provides an extra boost of plant wisdom and skin benefits to soothe dry and irritated skin.  For best results, support your body (and skin barrier) from the inside by boosting internal hydration with plenty of water and healthy fats - always essential, but especially so during seasons...

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