Stephanie Bird

The Regal Heaven Scent: Neroli and Orange Blossom Oil
The Regal Heaven Scent: Neroli and Orange Blossom Oil
We’ve been hearing a lot about orange blossom oil lately as an additive to hair-care products, and for good reason. This sweet and floral oil, better known as neroli, has been used for everything from revitalizing hair to promoting emotional balance.
Honoring the Quebradeiras de Coco: The Story of Babassu
Honoring the Quebradeiras de Coco: The Story of Babassu
Babassu is intimately tied to women, fair trade, tradition and community. Unlike shea butter, babassu has not yet become a household name. But with the benefits of babassu, there are many reasons to give it a try. Because of the health and prosperity it lends it is considered by many, a Tree of Life.
Just Peachy: Peach Leaf and Peach Kernel Oil for Healthy Skin and Hair
Just Peachy: Peach Leaf and Peach Kernel Oil for Healthy Skin and Hair
These days, peach is finding its way onto the ingredient list of cosmetics. Why, you may ask, would I want to lather up with a peach? In this article, we explore the wholesome qualities of peaches. By showing how to use peach tree parts as herbs, it will help explain why peaches are not only tasty but also an herb useful in healing, hair conditioning and skin treatments.
The Benefits of Tamanu
The Benefits of Tamanu
Tamanu oil has become a highly prized raw material, popping up in a variety of cosmetics and hair-care products because of its ability to regenerate, strengthen and protect.
Honey Kisses for Body and Soul
Honey Kisses for Body and Soul
Our friends the bees produce many items useful for natural hair and body care products.
The Beauty of Meadow Foam
The Beauty of Meadow Foam
Products containing meadow foam oil may also be just the ticket to simple, healthy, sexy-looking curly hair. To begin to understand why it is such an important oil for us, let’s explore the plant that yields the oil.
Monoi Tiare: The Tropical Elixir for Fabulous Hair and Skin
Monoi Tiare: The Tropical Elixir for Fabulous Hair and Skin
This article features Monoi Tiare (also called Monoi de Tahiti), the fabulous Tahitian oil featured in intoxicating soaps, shampoos, conditioners, oils and even styling pomades -- all designed to protect the hair and skin from the ravages of salt water, overexposure to sunlight and everyday dryness we curly tops are all too familiar with.
Murumuru: The New Kid on the Curly Haircare Block
Murumuru: The New Kid on the Curly Haircare Block
Local people cherish Murumuru nuts for their numerous contributions to health and wellness.