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A Little Biz Post

This year is about growth for Avital’s Apiaries. I’m participating in the Passenger to Pilot program for women entrepreneurs at REV, a business incubator here in Ithaca, and another class through Lucky Break Consulting. I’ve studied a lot of things in my life… but business wasn’t one of them. Until now. It’s…

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Soap Molds, Reposted

This is an old post–from April 2013, but still relevant! I still use 2 different sized soap molds (and sometimes more!), but even though the bars are shaped differently, they are well over 4 oz, making them a really generous size for your shower.  I was reminded of this a few…

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Checking the Bees

Bees are so at the heart of what I do. They inspire me: they stick together as a family, they work hard, they cooperate, they keep their house clean (really!), they store up the sweetness of summer for winter’s dearth. And they are fiercely protective of their homes, when necessary….

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DIY Lotion Making 101: July 24, 2016

July 24, 2016 2-5 pm at Fallen Tree, 128 Muriel Street, Ithaca, NY Questions? Email Lesli@AvitalsApiaries.com A great hand & body lotion keeps your skin smooth, hydrated, & healthy. Add a bit of essential oil suited to your skin type and you’ve made something unique and personalized, just for you! Avital’s Apiaries…

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Olive Oil & Dead Sea Salt Scrub

This is like a trip to the Med–olive oil, crushed olive leaves, sea salt, and a dry citrus and rosemary fragrance. But in your shower. And without the great espresso, pasta, and a guy named Giorgio yelling “Ciao bella!” at you from his scooter. Oh well. Maybe it’s only a…

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Blue Bombs. Bomber Blue…

This weekend is the Ithaca College graduation. Although I didn’t study there, I did work there (in IT) for almost a decade. So a little homage to the Ithaca College Bombers seems in order. Congratulations, Ithaca grads! These Blue & Gold (Bath) Bombers will be at Sunny Days in about……

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Shimmer Bombs!

Limited Edition Shimmer Bombs are available at Sunny Days of Ithaca and on the ShopAvitals.com site! There aren’t many, and while I’ll no doubt make shimmer bombs again, they’ll never be scented with my much-loved Italian Sunshine essential oil blend. Ever. Again. There will soon be a blog post about…

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Just in time for Mother’s Day… or Any Day!

I generally don’t make holiday-themed items. They aren’t my style–no Santa soaps, or leprechauns or red heart soaps or whatever. But I’m going to make an exception (sort of) this year. I’m making these great bath bombs, fit for a queen (or king). Check it out. Gorgeous, no? I take…

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Shabbat Shalom and Happy Passover

Tonight is both Shabbat and the first night of Passover. Going from slavery to freedom is a great thing to celebrate. 

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Salty, Sugary, Scrubbity Goodness

Having your own business means following your dreams. And your current obsessions. My past obsessions have included soap making, anything with beeswax, the scent of labdanum, and lotion making. Among others. Right now, it’s all about the scrub. Maybe it winter’s end, and a wish to slough off that dead…

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