Posted by Maia on 10/28/2013
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Ready for another sugar scrub project? I wrote this tutorial for crafts.tutsplus.com. Head on over there to learn how to make your own gorgeous sugar scrub cubes. These make fantastic presents. A sugar scrub cube is a solid, single-use dose of sugar scrub. They're super convenient because they don't create a lot of mess, but still deliver all the exfoliation you need.
Posted by Maia on 10/17/2013
A customer came to me with a general skin care question today.
M asks, Q:
Do you have anything for eczema?
Absolutely! Our unrefined shea butter products are the best solution for eczema.
In addition to being a superior, all natural moisturizer, unrefined shea butter (which is shea in its most natural state, unbleached or refined by chemicals) is also a natural source of antioxidants like vitamins A & E which are great for healing eczema.
What makes shea different from other natural butters and oils?
Posted by Maia on 10/9/2013
About a month ago, Lela Barker from Lucky Break Consulting
announced that she would be raising funds
for an orphanage in Uganda that she would be personally visiting. Lela is a mentor of mine and her advice and guidance have been invaluable as I build Astrida Naturals.
I've always known that I wanted Astrida Naturals to give back as we become successful, so naturally I jumped on the opportunity to help. Astrida Naturals donated funds from our sales to feed these children decent, nutritious food for a day. Feeling great about our first major contribution as a company, I wished Lela luck on her trip.