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Making Today…

Bella Stella deodorant and liquid soap. I received a book on liquid soap making by Jackie Thompson, appropriately called Liquid Soapmaking. I know what you’re thinking: Lesli, you already make liquid soap. Yes, I do. You can buy it in the bulk section of GreenStar on Buffalo, where you can…

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BeeFocus: Propolis

I love showcasing the wonderful things that bees make, and how good they are for us! I’ve been infusing propolis in oil for a new balm, and realized that many people might not be aware of what propolis is, let alone why it’s good for their skin. So onward! Honey…

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Que Bella!

Honey bees collect resins from plants, add their own enzymes, and use the result–called propolis–as an anti-bacterial caulking in their hives. Propolis is used in salves, tonics, and soaps for this very reason, including Avital’s Liquid Hand & Body soap. Doesn’t it make sense to use it in a deodorant,…