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How to Use Dice for Lucky Numbers and Fortune Telling

One of the oldest traditions in hoodoo is the practice of using lucky numbers. Most people used them for gambling and lottery and numerology books were some of the most popular of the early booklets found among hoodoo supplies in magazines. Find Your Lucky Numbers This plan of ascertaining lucky numbers has always been exceedingly popular with those persons who try their fortune at the lottery. The manner of calculating a lucky number is as follows: Take two dice, and after shaking them well in a box, throw them out, being careful to note the whole number of spots on […]

Where to buy essential oils in Nashville

Where To Buy Essential Oils in Nashville TN Our aromatherapy shop has the largest variety of essential oils in Nashville carrying over sixty different essential oils. We purchase our essential oils in bulk from reputable suppliers who buy directly from the farms that harvest the plants and distill the oils. When they arrive to us, we bottle them in half ounce bottle and place our oil resistant aromagregory labels. This is why our essential oils are more affordable than other companies. We do not multi level market our oils, so there is no need to inflate the prices in order […]

Oils for Different skin types

The various types of oil react in different ways with the skin. For example, grapeseed and rice bran oil are good for nearly all types of skin – light, beneficial and rapidly absorbed into the skin.  Wheat germ oil acts as a preservative, so it’s good to include some in all massage oils.  Generally speaking, you will find that the following oils are good for these skin types. Dry skin: almond, castor, cocoa butter, grapeseed, olive, rice bran, wheat germ Normal skin: almond, corn, grapeseed, sesame, rice bran, sunflower, safflower Oily skin: soybean Oils that are effortlessly absorbed into the […]

Cold day, slow sales

a few people came into the shop for loose tea today but that was about it.  Nashville isn’t used to a solid week of below freezing temperatures.  It should be in the 40’s this time of year for us.  So, it looks like most customers stayed in.  The bad part is, for the store, they stayed in all week long!  Gregory. Y8ANUYR22ZE2

History and Definition of Soap

The story that sticks out in my mind most is the Roman legend of Mount Sapo (which, by the way, gave soap its name). Women noticed that washing their clothing was easier when done in the Tiber River which was directly below Mount Sapo, where ritual animal sacrifices took place. After a rainfall, a mixture of animal fats and ashes made its way down the mountain, turning into a crude form of soap along the way.

Later, early soap makers used potash, which was leached from wood ashes as their alkali base for soap making. Its results were often-times unpredictable, sometimes unpleasant in smell, and created soap that was more utilitarian than luxurious.

In the 1700’s, A French chemist named Nicholas Leblanc, invented a process for making an alkali using common salt.

During the 1800’s, a Belgian chemist named Ernest Solvay, discovered …

Using Preservatives in Lotions and Creams

Phenonip and Germaben II, and Germall Plus are actual preservatives. They inhibit the growth of microorganisms, yeast and fungus in lotions, creams, etc. If one is making products for resale, the FDA requires that you put a preservative in any cosmetic that is not a soap. If you are simply making products for your personal use, you do not have to include preservative. However, if you choose not to preserve your lotion or cream (or other formula) then you must treat the finished product as a perishable food item.

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