How Happiness Could Be Killing You

November 14, 2019 Julianne Bonnet

Have you ever hugged a friend or loved one, caught a whiff of whatever shampoo or fragrance was wafting off of them and breathed deeply? Have you ever stepped up to the perfume or cologne section at a shop and sampled each fragrance to find which one might be the most "you"? Have you ever taken warm sheets out of the dryer, put them up to your nose and inhaled the smell of hot, fresh linen combined with the clean scent of your laundry detergent?

Palm Oil

October 21, 2015 Julianne Bonnet

I am re-posting this from an e-mail alert that I recently received. Please, be aware of the products you consume -- whether bath and beauty or baked goods, palm oil is ubiquitous in our consumer goods. If you use a product that is made with palm oil, make sure that it comes from a sustainable source. Faerie Goatmother only uses organic, sustainable palm oil in our bar soaps, which is in line with our "help, don't harm" company policy. Standard Chartered, a massive international bank, is about to bankroll a Malaysian palm oil producer responsible for horrific slave-labour conditions and...

About Face

April 04, 2015 Mo Mellady

Don’t you hate those women who are lil’ miss perfect?  I do and I don't. I’m a fan of Hayden Panetierre, the country ingénue on ABC’s hit show, NASHVILLE. She’s a talented beauty and I've always admired/hated her for her glowing skin. Lately, I've been a magnet to any article on skincare, but recently I was in my local drugstore and saw an interview with Hayden that inquired about her beauty secrets. She says she NEVER goes to sleep without removing her makeup. She even keeps makeup removing towelettes under her pillow, the crinkling sound of the wrapper serving as...

Can Sustainable Palm Oil Save Orangutans?

March 05, 2015 Mo Mellady

  In the Malay language, Orangutan means "man of the forest". Millions of acres of rainforest in Borneo and Sumatra are cut down each year to plant non-indigenous Palm Oil. This destruction of rainforest is the biggest threat to wild orangutans. At this rate, scientists estimate orangutans to be extinct in as little as 10-15 years.  Responsible production of Palm Oil protects the rainforest and orangutans. Fortunately, Palm Oil can be grown without cutting down the rainforest. When it is produced responsibly, we have Sustainable Palm Oil.  By supporting companies that have joined the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO),...

Hemp Hemp Hooray for your Skin!

February 27, 2015 Mo Mellady

At Faerie Goatmother, we take pride in producing our organic goat milk soap, but that's not all we do. We also the make the most amazing skin care products, some of which are made with one of the most medicinal plants on earth.  Hemp Hemp Hooray for your skin Hemp, Marijuana, Weed, Mary Jane, no matter what you call it, the Cannabis plant has been used throughout history for industrial and medicinal uses. The plant was once considered so valuable that up until 1864, you could pay your Federal Taxes with it! George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Madison-the founding fathers of...