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Posted by Staci Hamalis | 08 January 2018| Blog
5 PRODUCTS TO FIGHT WINTER SKIN

Hello Midwest DRY Winters!  I think living somewhere with all four seasons is the BEST, but as seasons change you also may have to switch up your skincare routines.  The dry temps outside and the indoor heating takes moisture out of the air - which leaves you with dry skin in the winter months. To...

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Posted by Staci Hamalis | 13 November 2017| Blog
WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID PHTHALATES, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR TRYING TO CONCEIVE

This is a very informative article written by a gynocologist on the dangers of phthalates. Heard the buzz around phthalates, but not sure what they are? Phthalates are plasticizing chemicals that are toxic. Some have been banned in the EU but not in the US. They are hard to detect on the label ingredients because...

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Posted by Staci Hamalis | 05 November 2017| Blog
20 USES OF OUR LAVENDER SOOTHE & REPAIR BALM

Our multi-tasking Lavender Soothe & Repair balm uses a traditional Greek apothecary recipe (known as kerilifi) to help with skin issues, aging skin, and scars and is even gentle to use for the entire family.  It is a waterless, highly concentrated formula loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and omega fatty acids.  A little goes a long way. It...

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Posted by Staci Hamalis | 30 September 2017| Blog
5 BENEFITS OF BODY OIL

5 BENEFITS OF BODY OIL In the US, body oils are not as common as they are in Europe.  I discovered the benefits of body oil while living in Greece and it was actually my Australian friend that got me to start using body oil – she swore by it!  Previously, I used lotion, and...

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Posted by Staci Hamalis | 30 September 2017| Blog
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BODY BALM?

When living in Greece, I came across different types of balms (there they are known as kerilifi) at the farmer’s market.  The traditional keralifi is made with local olive oil, beeswax, and st. john’s wort oil.  Keralifi (balm) is a staple in the Greek homes and seriously magic in a jar. There is a reason...

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Posted by Staci Hamalis | 30 September 2017| Blog
5 BENEFITS OF SOY CANDLES

I have always loved candles - the cozy feeling they give a room, how they just put you in a relaxing mood, but it wasn’t until recent that I learned that all candles are not created equal! Natural Source Soy candles are made with natural soy wax (a vegetable oil derived from soy beans).  The...

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Posted by Staci Hamalis | 31 July 2017| Blog
HOW I GOT RID OF CYSTIC ACNE

I never really had acne throughout my teenage years but when I got in my late 20’s and early 30’s, it hit me.  The dermatologist put me on topical steroid treatments which caused dry skin, were expensive, and frankly I didn’t like putting all those chemicals on my face – it just didn’t seem right!...

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Posted by Staci Hamalis | 21 April 2017| Blog
OUR STORY STARTED IN CHICAGO

I was very excited when I found out I was going to be interviewed by Windy City Greek.  Why?  Because that is where our story started!  I was a small town American girl living in the big city of Chicago when I met my now Greek husband (who was only visiting the city).  After whisking...

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Posted by Staci Hamalis | 29 December 2016| Blog
GET HEALTHIER SKIN IN 2017

One of the top New Year’s resolutions is to get in shape and eat healthier.  Ok, those are good resolutions and they are on the top of my list always and they should be for everyone.  Eating healthy and exercising are great, but do you also know that the skin is the biggest organ of...

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Posted by Staci Hamalis | 26 October 2016| Blog
UNDERSTANDING YOUR SKIN TYPE

It is important to know your skin type before you start any skin care regimen because it will allow you to select the right products to use that will compliment your complexion, slow down the aging process, and give you healthy glowing skin. HOW IS YOUR SKIN TYPE DETERMINED?  Skin type is determined by genetics,...

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