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We live in the green house -- you can't miss it!

by Jenny Diehl | 02 September, 2019 |

"We live in the green house — you can’t miss it!!"  

That's what we always told everyone we invited over when we lived in California with Grandpa. Grandpa's house was green. 

Ingredient Spotlight - Citronella

by Cura Team | 12 July, 2019 |

What’s that crisp, lemony aroma that fills the summer air? It’s the yummy (and useful!) citronella. This summer-themed scent is common for keeping the bugs away, but what is it anyway?

Don't let DEET bug you!

by Cura Team | 02 July, 2019 |

Bugs can ben pesky! At what length do we go to get rid of them? Let me just get on my soapbox here for a minute...

Unfortunately a lot of bug repellents on the market contain DEET (the common name for N,N-Diethyl-m-toluamide), which is a very concerning chemical. Research shows that DEET may cause damage to our nervous system and affect our cells in a negative way, plus it is very toxic when inhaled or applied to the skin...ahem, like in a s...


Cura.Te Ingredient Spotlight - Carrot Seed Oil

by Jenny Diehl | 17 June, 2019 |

Carrot seed oil is full of many amazing health benefits, and we are going to share with you just how important it is for our skin, why we use virgin, cold pressed, wild harvested carrot seed oil and why we use it in our Sunshield Salve.  

Sunscreen Nasties - Avoid These Ingredients!

by Jenny Diehl | 17 June, 2019 |

Did you know that sunscreen is being banned in places like Florida and Hawaii?  Do you know that it is being banned because it is killing off the coral reefs?  True story. Researchers estimate that over 5,000 metric tons (a metric ton is approx 2,200 pounds) wash off s...

Why Do We Need The Sun?

by Jenny Diehl | 17 June, 2019 |

Our perception of the sun has become a negative one. While we are told to stay out of the sun’s rays and wear more sunscreen, the instances of skin cancer are on the rise. I would like to challenge our thinking here.