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Black Seed Oil

Black seed oil, that oil of many names with a pungent taste, scent and ability to heal the body! I’ve known about black seed oil for many years and have ordered from many different sources over the years. Recently I ordered black seed oil from a new source as my...

Organizing Oils by Fatty Acid Family

The world of oils is vast and varied, for that reason I am always trying to organize them in my mind, to help me know what to reach for when developing a new formula. I have several ways of studying the oils, but possibly the best way to organize them is by the...

What would Nefertiti use?

Why Moringa oil of course. Or Olive, or perhaps Argan imported from Morocco. With so many fabulous oils to choose from these days deciding on which ones to use is a challenge in itself. Your skin loves oil, it really does and for the most part the cells of the body...

A Pressing Matter

When writing the Power Of the Seed several years ago my research lead me to the food industry as a source for finding new and unusual oils. Particularly intriguing was the idea of raspberry seeds and raspberry oil. Little did I know at the time, that not far from...

One Plant Two Oils

Recently I was able to put my hands on the most beautiful cherry red sea buckthorn oil from one of my suppliers. I was finally able to see and experience the difference between the two oils of sea buckthorn. It is one of the oils I find fascinating because, sea...

Oils For Winter Skin Care

Today I want to share three of my favorite cold weather transition oils for skin care. Jojoba, meadowfoam seed oil and Abyssinian oil. Sounds exotic doesn’t it! But what they all have in common are very-long chain fatty acids. Any why you might ask is this important?...