August 12, 2015

In honor of our new candle and home line, Mer Home, it seems only fitting to go over the problems with paraffin-based candles and how to properly care for your soy and beeswax candles.

 

 

Many candles contain things like acetone, phenol, butane and other respiratory irri...

July 7, 2015

Beard oil has been around for a long time. In ancient cultures like Mesopotamia the elite wore beards smoothed and nurtured with rich oils; after all, nothing screams class quite like a well-groomed set of whiskers. It's been around as a commercial product since the go...

May 13, 2015

 

Mineral makeup is nothing new. In Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra used kohl to rim her eyes. Red ochre was a popular choice to redden cheeks or lips around the same time period. In modern times, mineral makeup really only took off after 1976. Why? In 1976, cosmetics companie...

April 20, 2015

 

 As the owner of a company specializing in natural beauty products and as someone who suffers from sensitive skin, I hear a lot of horror stories from customers and friends who also have sensitive skin. One of the more common issues I hear about is Rosacea. For those...

March 26, 2015

 

Lip balm is something many of use every day – so much in fact, that the lip balm industry generates over $400 million annually. If you’re like me, you’ve tried most of the major brands out there. Some are better than others, but generally, they all leave you wanting m...

January 19, 2015

 

I’ve been receiving lots of questions and comments the past few months regarding skin care products and allergies, dry or sensitive skin. In this post, we’ll briefly look at a few different kinds of skin issues and solutions for them. This is a hefty topic, and each i...

December 30, 2014

Winter weather is sweeping in through most of the U.S., and colder weather means dry –sometimes cracked and painful –skin for most of us.

 

We’ve talked about how important oil-based lotions are, and how proper skin care starts with nutrition, but soap is another to...

December 9, 2014

       With Thanksgiving over, and Christmas just around the corner, many of us are thinking about our waistlines –and delicious Christmas cookies, of course. And pie. And ham. And…I’ll just stop there. Since we’ll all be eating so many yummy foods, it seems like a gre...