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Calendula

Calendula officinalis, also known as pot marigold, is a yellow/orange flower in the daisy family that is native to the Mediterranean. An infusion of its dried petals and stems contains unique properties that can significantly soothe irritated skin. It can treat various skin conditions as well as improve the quality and appearance of the skin. Calendula oil is very gentle and has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antibacterial properties that could make it useful in healing wounds. It can also help to reduce the inflammation, redness, itching and pain caused by eczema, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, diaper rash, poison ivy, and other similar skin issues. Calendula is also hydrating and full of natural antioxidants and carotenoids – perfect for all facial skin types...

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Lavender

Pure, therapeutic-grade lavender essential oil is a powerhouse oil with many benefits for the whole body. We love it because it is so versatile! It is the perfect oil to have in your medicine cabinet because it is naturally anti-fungal and anti-septic. Apply a drop to a bug bite or minor burn for immediate relief (lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be safely applied directly to the skin). It has bug-repellent properties and has been shown to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.  It has properties that increase blood circulation and it is also anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant. All this makes lavender essential oil useful in products meant to ease joint pain and sprains. Adding some oil to...

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Neem

Neem is a large evergreen tree in the mahogany family and is native to India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It has a long history of use for internal and topical issues. Over 135 medicinally active substances have been identified within every part of the tree. Neem oil is pressed from the seeds and is very moisturizing with vitamin E, essential amino acids and fatty acids. It is also anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and bug-repellent (mosquitoes, biting flied, sand flies and ticks). An extract of neem leaves has similar properties to the oil, but to a lesser degree. Neem leaves are one of the botanicals that are "steeped" in witch hazel to make our Balancing Face Toner. The oil has a very...

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Holiday Greetings from Our Family to Yours

It has been 8 years now since I first sold my creations at a holiday fair at Coonamessett Farm in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I began researching natural soap and body care because I had developed skin and scent sensitivities and wanted to create products for my own and my family’s use. From there, my friends and their friends wanted to buy my products. “Pure Goodness” began from these humble beginnings and has now evolved into Artliss Natural Soap & Body Care. I am very passionate about what I make and how my products seem to help people – I continue to learn something new every day! What a blessing to love what I do! This year my husband and I...

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Understanding Body Butters

Our customers love our handmade, small-batch body butters and so do we! Why would someone use a body butter instead of a lotion you may ask? Most importantly, in our opinion, a body butter can be made with 100% natural ingredients and will provide skin penetrating, lasting moisture. Let’s discuss what goes into our body butters that makes them so great for your skin... Shea and Mango Butters Shea butter is extracted from the nut of the African shea tree and mango butter is expressed from the kernel of the mango fruit. We love to add these to our body butters because they are so rich in vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and fatty acids. These components rejuvenate and hydrate the skin and are especially beneficial for those who suffer...

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