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Travel: Do the Beard Capital of America Like a Boss

Travel: Do the Beard Capital of America Like a Boss

According to Orbitz, Portland is the beard capital of America. If you're headed to the Portland Beardsmen's Rose City Beard & Mustache competition, here are a few things to keep in mind to keep your beard performance ready!
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Musings Newest RIDES Fragrance 7th Chakra Aromatherapy

Musings Newest RIDES Fragrance 7th Chakra Aromatherapy

Our new fragrance is in gestation, complete with the now-familiar birthing pangs of finding harmony, balance and agreement with the blend created by World Champion Beard Madison Rowley et moi.  Apparently we're going a new design direction with the packaging as well, haven't seen the full power point presentation yet!  

This blend is for the crown chakra, your connection to spirit/god/universe/whatever you're into. This new essential oil blend would complete a four year journey to create an aromatherapy pallate to maximize each chakra.

So many chakra balancing aromatherapy products on the market!  Have you read Good to Great by Jim Collins?  Based upon an ancient Greek parable, "The fox knows may things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing," Collins talks about hedgehogs being a good model for greatness with what he calls 3 key circles:
1. What you can be best in the world at
  
2. What drives your economic engine
3. What you are deeply passionate about
Been thinking a lot about our mission statement here at the Farm, "spit ball'n" as Sir Rowley puts it.  Taking one simple concept and being inventive and amazing at it. 
Will we reach our goal?  Stay tuned...
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What's In Your Bottle?

What's In Your Bottle?

Recently I checked out some other aromatherapy lines to see what they're up to, I LOVE the smells! I'm seeing a tendency to list fragrances as "essential oil blend", rather than the individual oils.  As a maker, I understand not wanting to share industry secrets, but as a licensed esthetician, I'm going to need that full ingredient list, please and thank you!

My skin care philosophy has always been use what you want, know what you're using, and why. People have sensitivities to a wide spectrum of both natural and synthetic ingredients and it's my job as an empathic skin care professional to ask questions, communicate and use intuition to avoid unnecessary challenges. It's important for people to be fully informed about what is going on their skin, it is our largest organ and one of our most useful detoxifying agents.  

I can take care of your skin using only our organically preserved products, this does not mean they are 100% organic (though many of the ingredients are) we are preserving the product with flower and plant extracts rather than synthetic chemicals.

In other products containing water we use a small amount of other preservatives that rate low to moderate health hazard because we've determined exposing you to bacteria in those products would be worse for you.  Use what you want, know what you're using, and why.

Up until RIDES Rêve I have designed every label for each product and let me tell you, ingredient lists are a beast.  But everything is listed.  I am actively trying to teach future generations of estheticians my industry secrets, how I chakra and energy balance, read tarot, wax, do my facials--people voice concern that the people I've taught will become the competition.  Well, ok.  We do open and transparent economy here on the farm.  
Y'all come back now, ya hear? #peace

 

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Why NOT to Use Coconut Oil in Beard Oil

Why NOT to Use Coconut Oil in Beard Oil

We love coconut oil too, but if you have oily skin or blackheads, don't put it on your face!

If you have just the right ingredients:

  • fine skin texture
  • coarse hair
  • excess oil 

your are genetically primed for ingrown hairs.  Your beard alone can cause additional breakouts. Coconut oil can make your clogged pores and blackheads worse.

What makes good beard oil?

It works great on your hair, is good for your skin and is unscented or uses only 100% essential oils to create fragrance.  

Finding an oil that works for you.

It's hard enough to find oils that both work well and smell good, if you look for ingredients that will benefit your beard and skin type, your face will thank you. 

To learn more about beard oils that don't contain coconut oil click here.

 

Happy bearding, Friends!

 

 

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