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Product of the Week: Devotion Fragrance Oil!
22
November
2017

Product of the Week: Devotion Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 22nd November, 2017

This week's featured product is a gorgeous floral accord: Devotion Fragrance Oil! A modern sophisticated floral with top notes of champaka flower, mandarin and ivy leading onto a heart of rose, violet and exotic orchid. The base note consists of wild plum and blackberry musk. This fabulous fragrance can be used in all sorts of cosmetic concoctions including soaps, bath bombs and even candles!   - The...

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Product of the Week: Oligoquat M!
15
November
2017

Product of the Week: Oligoquat M!

Posted on 15th November, 2017

This week's featured product is wonderfully moisturising for skin and hair: Olgoquat M! A powerfully moisturising quat, excellent for both hair and skin care treatments. This substantive, moisturizing, quaternized oligosaccharide is derived from sugar cane. It can provide damage repair to skin and hair and is effective in leave-on products as well as rinse-off, such as body wash, hair care, and skin care formulations, e...

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Product of the Week: Honey Powder!
08
November
2017

Product of the Week: Honey Powder!

Posted on 8th November, 2017

This week's featured product is super sweet; honey powder! A natural humectant, honey draws and holds moisture close to the skin making it a wonderful addition to your creams, soaps, and lotions. This powder is incredibly beneficial for skin, not only carrying a large amount of nutritious skin-friendly vitamins, but helping it to absorb and hold onto moisture. Honey powder makes for an excellent dry skin treatment, due...

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Product of the Week: Pentavitin!
01
November
2017

Product of the Week: Pentavitin!

Posted on 1st November, 2017

  Is the cold weather giving you dry, tired skin? This week's featured product can help: Pentavitin! Dubbed "The Moisture Magnet" by cosmeticians - Plus its deep, hydrating properties on skin - Pentavitin is excellent for a multitude of cosmetics. A naturally derived, ECOCERT approved cosmetic ingredient for skin care, that effectively reduces moisture loss and dryness in the skin. It is perfect for an array...

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Product of the Week: Avocado Butter!
25
October
2017

Product of the Week: Avocado Butter!

Posted on 25th October, 2017

This week's featured product is derived from one of our favourite superfoods: Avocado Butter! This rich, soft butter is pressed from the flesh of avocados. It contains vitamins A, B1, B2, D, and E and works well in soaps, creams, and lotions. It's especially useful in lip balms. With excellent penetrating properties this butter, derived from the fruit of the avocado tree, is an amazing addition to create a smooth and cr...

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Product of the Week: Butter Powder!
18
October
2017

Product of the Week: Butter Powder!

Posted on 18th October, 2017

This week's featured product doesn't just make foo delicious, it makes your cosmetics fabulous too: Butter Powder! Made from 100% food-grade, unsalted melted butter and spray dried for freshness, our Butter Powder is a wonderful addition to your soaps. 10% protein and a whopping 73% fat produces an ultra-creamy soap. You can also use it as a mask if you'd like!   - The Gracefruit Team

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Product of the Week - Red Embossed EcoWrap!
11
October
2017

Product of the Week - Red Embossed EcoWrap!

Posted on 11th October, 2017

There's no need to compromise on style with this week's featured product; Red Embossed EcoWrap! Our EcoWrap paper is the economical and environmentally-friendly way to package your handmade soaps. Each sheet of greaseproof EcoWrap is made of recycled paper, and is free from petrochemicals. The sheets are completely biodegradable, and come pre-printed with a pretty silver embossed pattern. EcoWrap is breathable and allows...

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Product of the Week - Lemon Powder!
04
October
2017

Product of the Week - Lemon Powder!

Posted on 4th October, 2017

This week's featured product is refreshing and packing with all sorts of fabulous nutrients for the skin; Lemon Powder! Our lemon powder is made from spray-dried lemons and is wonderful in soaps and dry products. Lemon powder is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, iron, phosphorus, and calcium. Perfect for any type of skin. Try it in facial masks, body wraps, and scrubs for a wonderful fresh-lemon scent and skin-re...

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Product of the Week - Shea Soap Base!
27
September
2017

Product of the Week - Shea Soap Base!

Posted on 27th September, 2017

Shea butter soap base has great moisturising, soothing and emollient properties from a very high Shea and glycerine content, which provides a pleasant skin feel. With no added scent, this provides an excellent lift for fragrance. Create your own custom soaps with our easy-to-use melt and pour soap base. Our fragrance-friendly base is odourless giving you a truer scent from your fragrances and essential oils. It's also easy to...

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Product of the Week - Orchard Fruits Fragrance Oil!
20
September
2017

Product of the Week - Orchard Fruits Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 20th September, 2017

This week's featured product is just the thing for a little pick-me-up as the darker days approach - our lovely Orchard Fruits fragrance! A fresh, fruity fragrance with predominant notes of sweet dewy apple supported by notes of juicy pear, mandarin and raspberry. This fragrance is perfect for all sorts of cosmetic applications, plus it can be used in candles too! We hope you'll give it a try.  

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Product of the Week - Clear Soap Base!
13
September
2017

Product of the Week - Clear Soap Base!

Posted on 13th September, 2017

This week's featured product is fast, fun and lets you get super creative - clear soap base! Our fragrance-friendly base is odourless giving you a truer scent from your fragrances and essential oils. It’s also easy to colour using any of our melt and pour soap colourants. To use, cut the base into small pieces and melt over very low heat, stirring constantly. Once the base has liquefied, add your fragrance and col...

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Product of the Week - Citric Acid!
06
September
2017

Product of the Week - Citric Acid!

Posted on 6th September, 2017

A common cosmetic ingredient typically found in products such as bath bombs and skin care formulations, citric acid has an incredibly wide range of uses and benefits. With a varied array of uses and applications, it's easy to see why citric acid is such a popular cosmetic ingredient. Often used to make bath bombs, our anhydrous citric acid does not contain water, therefore it is suitable to use, create and display in even damp...

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Product of the Week - Tabac Vanille Fragrance!
30
August
2017

Product of the Week - Tabac Vanille Fragrance!

Posted on 30th August, 2017

This week's featured product is one of our most beloved and popular fragrance oils of all time; Tabac Vanille! The lovely scent notes are as follows: A zesty pergamot, pink pepper and cardamom concoction that gently makes way for more floaral aromas such as heliotrope and iris before fading into an earthy blend of cedarwood tonka and amber. We recommend this for all sorts of lovely soaps, creams and more...

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Product of the Week - Himalayan Pink Salts!
16
August
2017

Product of the Week - Himalayan Pink Salts!

Posted on 16th August, 2017

This week's featured product is one of the most beneficial salts we can think of: Himalayan Pink Salts! Perfect for spa treatments and soaks, Himalayan pink salts is an excellent treatment for tired, dry skin, helping to maintain and balance healthy skin. It is an excellent cosmetic ingredient for soaps or scrubs to help deeply exfoliate the skin, or just a bath salt to help relax at the end of a stressful day. As...

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Product of the Week - Indian Lotus Fragrance Oil!
09
August
2017

Product of the Week - Indian Lotus Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 9th August, 2017

This week's featured product is one of our all-time favourite fragrances, and we think you'll enjoy it as much as we do: Indian Lotus! The lovely notes are as follows: Melon, tagette and geranium leaf cascade into a light lotus flower, soft lily and jasmine blend, ending in sandalwood, warm cedarwood, rich vanilla and sheer musk. This beautiful floral scent can be used in all kinds of formulation such as...

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New Fragrances from Gracefruit!
04
August
2017

New Fragrances from Gracefruit!

Posted on 4th August, 2017

With August already here we've started to get quite excited about the festive soapmaking season – we're also looking forward to all our favourite nostalgic scents of autumn!We have worked very closely with the UK's leading perfumers to create a fabulous selection of autumnal fragrances that stir up memories of cosy days in, our favourite autumn treats and strolls in the countryside: Delectable - A rich sensual frag...

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Product of the Week - Raspberry Powder!
02
August
2017

Product of the Week - Raspberry Powder!

Posted on 2nd August, 2017

This week's featured product is both delicious and wonderful for your skin: raspberry powder! Raspberry powder is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, iron, phosphorus, and calcium. Raspberries are reported to have skin stimulating properties, and can soothe reddened skin as well as help regulate sebum levels. Perfect for any type of skin! Try it in facial masks, body wraps, and scrubs for a wonderful fresh-raspberry scent...

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Product of the Week - Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Prill!
26
July
2017

Product of the Week - Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Prill!

Posted on 26th July, 2017

This week's featured product is a bit of a mouthful, but creates gorgeous cosmetic applications; Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate Prill (or SCI for short!) Derived from the natural fatty acids occurring in coconut oil, sodium cocoyl isethionate is a natural, mild surfactant that is perfect for increasing the mildness of foaming cosmetics. When mixed with stearic acid, this surfactant creates a beautiful, luxurious foam without l...

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Product of the Week - Fine Sea Salt!
28
June
2017

Product of the Week - Fine Sea Salt!

Posted on 28th June, 2017

This week's featured product is easy to find and use; fine sea salt! Perfect for spa treatments and soaks, fine sea salt is an excellent treatment for tired, dry skin, helping to maintain and balance healthy skin. It is an excellent cosmetic ingredient for soaps or scrubs to help deeply exfoliate the skin, or just a bath salt to help relax at the end of a stressful day. As a natural detoxifier, sea salts help to draw unwanted...

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Product of the Week - Dimethicone 1000!
21
June
2017

Product of the Week - Dimethicone 1000!

Posted on 21st June, 2017

Creating fabulous texture and conditioning, this week's featured product is Dimethicone 1000! Dimethicone comes in various viscosities, ours is 1000 centistokes, a medium thick viscosity which offers excellent barrier properties when used in skin protectant formulations. It adds slip and glide, reducing tackiness. It offers conditioning properties when used in hair and skin care applications. This oil-soluble silicone i...

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Product of the Week - Lavender, Basil & Jasmine Fragrance Oil!
14
June
2017

Product of the Week - Lavender, Basil & Jasmine Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 14th June, 2017

This week's featured product is from our latest range of fragrance oils: Lavender, Basil & Jasmine! A smooth fougere lavender with basil, eucalyptus, camphor, clary sage and rosemary supported by cedar and musk. This fragrance was one of our big summer-inspired scents, for those of us who need to unwind at the end of a long day in the sun. Give it a try in your favourite soap recipe or a nice, calming candle!

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Product of the Week - Grapeseed Oil!
07
June
2017

Product of the Week - Grapeseed Oil!

Posted on 7th June, 2017

This week's featured product is both easy-to-use and easy-to-find: Grapeseed Oil! Rich in linoleic acid, essential vitamins and beneficial minerals, grapeseed oil is a popular candidate for skin care cosmetics; it is easily and well absorbed, light and non-irritating. Grapeseed oil is made from the seeds of wine-producing grapes, helping to reduce...

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Product of the Week - Polysorbate 20!
31
May
2017

Product of the Week - Polysorbate 20!

Posted on 31st May, 2017

This week's featured product is not often talked about, but works well in so many different things: Polysorbate 20! A popular non-irritating emulsifier, polysorbate 20 is also known for its stabilising and solubilising abilities, making for long-lasting and stable cosmetic formulations. It is commonly used in cream preparations such as shamp...

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Product of the Week - Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate!
24
May
2017

Product of the Week - Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate!

Posted on 24th May, 2017

This week's featured product may be tough to say but it's super easy to use; Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate! This gentle, easy-to-handle surfactant is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types, and can be applied to several daily cleansing formulations for it. It produces a high quality foam without being hindered by oil, making it widely compatible with a range of pre-existing formulations without having to change...

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Product of the Week - Macadamia Oil!
17
May
2017

Product of the Week - Macadamia Oil!

Posted on 17th May, 2017

This week's featured product is a fabulous favourite - Macadamia Oil! Cold-pressed, high in Omega-7, and, highly emollient, macadamia oil is beneficial to dry and ageing skin, and can also be used in massage oils to promote skin suppleness! An incredibly stable oil with high levels of palmitoleic acid, omega acids and natural tocophe...

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Product of the Week - Emulsifying Wax NF!
10
May
2017

Product of the Week - Emulsifying Wax NF!

Posted on 10th May, 2017

This week's featured product is a mild and easy-to-use emulsifier is perfect for your creams, body butters, emulsified scrubs and lotions; Emulsifying Wax NF! This wax offers not only emulsifying properties but added emolliency, making it an excellent addition to all sorts of conditioning cosmetic formulations. It helps to condition...

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Product of the Week - Cocoa Butter & Iris!
28
April
2017

Product of the Week - Cocoa Butter & Iris!

Posted on 28th April, 2017

May is on the way and warm weather seems likely to follow! This week we're featuring another nostalgic fragrance that reminds us of summertime - Cocoa Butter & Iris! An oriental floral accord opening with fruity fig hints leading to a heart of iris, rose, orris and hints of honey supported by a balsamic base of patchouli...

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Product of the Week - Gracefruit® Bathsorb!
21
April
2017

Product of the Week - Gracefruit® Bathsorb!

Posted on 21st April, 2017

We're back with another featured product this week, and this time it's a unique one of our own; Gracefruit® Bathsorb! Gracefruit® Bathsorb is a specially modified type of tapioca starch that is a wonderful additive to bath related products, creating luxurious formulations with ease. The starch behaves in a way that creates little...

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New Fragrances from Gracefruit
11
April
2017

New Fragrances from Gracefruit

Posted on 11th April, 2017

We know it's only April but summer is very nearly upon us, especially in soapmaking terms! That's why we've once again worked with the UK's top perfumers to bring you a collection of exclusive fragrances that remind us of relaxing at the beach, nostalgic childhood holidays and long, hazy summer days: Cactus Flower - ...

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Product of the Week - Gracenotes Natural Amber!
07
April
2017

Product of the Week - Gracenotes Natural Amber!

Posted on 7th April, 2017

This week's featured product is one we have decided to highlight in with our natural fragrance theme for April; our stunning, luxurious natural amber fragrance! This beautiful natural fragrance has made a gorgeous addition to our Gracenotes range, adding that extra flair to any product it is added to. This gorgeous, multi-face...

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Product of the Week - Cocoa Butter!
31
March
2017

Product of the Week - Cocoa Butter!

Posted on 31st March, 2017

This week's featured product is another big one; Cocoa Butter! The cocoa tree, native to South America and commonly found in most tropical climates, produces the perfect ingredient for a deliciously versatile butter. Our cocoa butter contains excellent healing and restoring abilities, with it traditionally being used to soothe dry and damaged skin,...

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Product of the Week - Wheatgerm Oil!
24
March
2017

Product of the Week - Wheatgerm Oil!

Posted on 24th March, 2017

This week's featured product is another wonderful treat for the skin; Wheatgerm Oil! Wheatgerm oils has one of the highest percentages of vitamin E of any carrier oil, offering unbeatable antioxidisation properties to skincare - helping to boost the life of your product as well as helping to combat signs of aging and reducing scarrin...

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Product of the Week - Shea Butter!
17
March
2017

Product of the Week - Shea Butter!

Posted on 17th March, 2017

This week's featured product is an incredibly popular one; shea butter! Shea butter is often used in an array of different cosmetic formulations, being so versatile and packed with beneficial properties. Our Shea butter is produced in communities from Africa, where it has been traditionally used to treat dry, ageing skin by healers. The ingredient pr...

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Product of the Week - Apricot Kernel Oil!
10
March
2017

Product of the Week - Apricot Kernel Oil!

Posted on 10th March, 2017

This week's featured product is one known for being wonderful for your skin; Apricot Kernel Oil! This fabulous oil is loaded with all sorts of beneficial properties, such as oleic and linoleic acids, that easily penetrate the skin without leaving that uncomfortable, oily layer we sometimes find with heavier oils. Due to this wonderful feel on...

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Product of the Week - Argan Oil!
03
March
2017

Product of the Week - Argan Oil!

Posted on 3rd March, 2017

This week's product is another one heralded for its near-miraculous skin and hair care benefits; Argan Oil! Our organically produced Argan oil is freshly harvested by the Berber community in Morocco, who refer to this lovely oil as originating from the "Tree of Life." Argan oil is considered one of the rarest oils in the world due to it being a...

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Product of the Week - Dead Sea Salt!
24
February
2017

Product of the Week - Dead Sea Salt!

Posted on 24th February, 2017

This week's featured product has been heralded for its wondrous benefits for centuries - Dead Sea Salt! This miraculous salt if fantastic for a detoxifying soak, offering not only your normal benefits that you gain for other salts, but adding its unique range of restoring, balancing components. Dead Sea Salt contains vital elements and minerals for our skin, such as magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride and bromides. N...

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One Day Without Us 2017
19
February
2017

One Day Without Us 2017

Posted on 19th February, 2017

Here at Gracefruit Limited we believe it is important to treat our employees, coworkers and distributors as we would our own friends, often describing ourselves as one big family, regardless of how far apart we are or where we have come from. That's why we will be participating in One Day Without Us by closing shop for a day tomorrow. We feel it is important to highlight the contributions and benefits that migrants from all ov...

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Product of the Week - Coconut Fragrance Oil!
17
February
2017

Product of the Week - Coconut Fragrance Oil!

Posted on 17th February, 2017

Meteorological spring is on the way but here at Gracefruit the team can't stop thinking about our plans for summer! That's why this week's featured product is our Coconut Fragrance Oil. This gorgeous scent reminds us of scents of holidays gone by, days spent at the beach, dreams of tropical island getaways...This warm, lush coconut fr...

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Product of the Week - Organic Rose Hydrolat!
10
February
2017

Product of the Week - Organic Rose Hydrolat!

Posted on 10th February, 2017

This week's featured product is so fabulous it's rumoured that even Cleopatra herself kept a bottle to hand; Rose hydrolat! Rose hydrolat is a very interesting ingredient that is merely a byproduct of the rose essential oil creation process - who knew it would become such a popular cosmetic item! Even though this wonderful rosey water is a byproduct, that doesn't stop it from being wonderful for dry, tired skin, offering mild...

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Product of the Week - Olive Oil!
03
February
2017

Product of the Week - Olive Oil!

Posted on 3rd February, 2017

This week's lovely featured product is one we're all very familiar with; olive oil! Whether it be for cooking, baking or cosmetics, this "liquid gold" oil can be found in cupboards and counters across the country. One thing we think makes an ingredient extra special is versatility, and olive oil certainly ticks that box. We find it can be used for almost everything!Containing a fair amount of vitamin E,

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Product of the Week - Almond Wax!
27
January
2017

Product of the Week - Almond Wax!

Posted on 27th January, 2017

Hey everyone! We're very excited to be posting our very first featured product of the week! This week we've decided we'd like to highlight the benefits and uses of our favourite alternative wax; almond wax. As plenty of us already know almond wax is often used in place of beeswax for an array of vegan products - it can be used in candles,...

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New Fragrances from Gracefruit
23
January
2017

New Fragrances from Gracefruit

Posted on 23rd January, 2017

It's the start of a brand new week, and what better way to celebrate than with 10 brand new fragrance oils! As you know we work very closely with the UK's top perfumers to create exclusive, unbeatable fragrances to keep your soaps and cosmetics ahead of the game. We thought we'd go all out and treat you to a carefully sel...

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Welcome!
16
January
2017

Welcome!

Posted on 16th January, 2017

We are very happy to welcome you to our brand new website! There are plenty of exciting new features we've been looking forward to sharing with you, including a long-awaited low-cost shipping option for UK customers, through the UPS access point for only £3.79! We also wanted to offer, as a special welcoming present from us to you, a free gift with every order over &poun...

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Hydrating Facial Mist
29
February
2016

Hydrating Facial Mist

Posted on 29th February, 2016

One fabulous beauty trend we've been seeing a lot of lately is the use of all these gorgeous facial mists to help hydrate and repair skin! With this (hopefully) final cold snap of winter hitting us hard and drying out our skin, we thought we'd give our own hydrating mist a try. Here's a wonderful new recipe for you to try and use at home: 76.5% Hydrolat (we like rose)10% Glycerine7% Gracefruit Soft...

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Springtime Restorative Oils
15
March
2015

Springtime Restorative Oils

Posted on 15th March, 2015

Posted on Mar 15th, 2016 by Elizabeth C With winter weather (hopefully) out of the way it's finally time to help our skin recover from the harsh dryness and cold. Here are a few oils which you can use to help repair skin, hair and nails as well as maintain and improve their condition over the year with just a few drops every so often. Rosehip -

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