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Stop and Smell the Roses

Stop and Smell the Roses 0

Ahh the everlasting rose! Love it or hate it, the rose is probably the world's most loved flower. And so classic! How did all this rose mania start?

Frankincense and Myrrh: More Valuable Than Gold

Frankincense and Myrrh: More Valuable Than Gold 0

We often hear about Frankincense & Myrrh during the holiday season as it relates to Biblical history. As the story goes, three wise men brought to newborn Jesus, gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. We all know that gold still is valuable, but few know that frankincense & myrrh were just as valuable as gold 2,000 years ago.

  • Julia Kahlig-Garuba
The 2000 year history of Tiare Tahiti

The 2000 year history of Tiare Tahiti 0

Simple and elegant, Tiare flowers are used to make leis, flower headdresses, and fragrant spa treatments. But the history of this dainty little flower can be traced back over 2000 years when it was used in an ancient beauty secret.
The Fascinating History of Lavender

The Fascinating History of Lavender 0

From ancient times, lavender has played a role in the practical and fantastical history of humanity. Called ‘spikenard’ or ‘nard’ in the Bible and other ancient texts, the popular herb’s name was originally derived from the ancient Syrian city of Naarda, where it was exported to Greece.
  • Julia Kahlig-Garuba
You Know Yuzu?

You Know Yuzu? 0

America meet yuzu. One of the freshest, cleanest, most vibrant citruses on the planet. This little fruit has been touted in foodie chef circles as the next big thing to hit the US. And it’s not surprising why.
5 Facts about the Acclaimed Aphrodisiac Vanilla

5 Facts about the Acclaimed Aphrodisiac Vanilla 0

Elusive, sensual, and irresistible, vanilla has all the characteristics of a modern aphrodisiac. Whether you prefer to eat or smell vanilla, you are savoring one of nature’s most complex and rare plants.  Here are a few facts to get you excited about vanilla.