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Want to cut down on hair products but not sure about the 'no poo' movement?

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Simply put, the 'no poo movement' is ditching shampoo in favour of an alternative that is soap-free in most cases. The most popular alternative is using baking soda for washing your hair and apple cider vinegar rinse as your conditioner.

A modified 'no poo' variation:

  • Wash with our rosemary & mint shampoo bar instead of baking soda.

  • Use an apple cider vinegar herbal hair rinse (recipe below)
  • For long hair, dab your tips/ends of your hair with olive or sweet almond oil, or takea few drops of one of our facial serums, which are excellent moisturizers for hair tips too!

BONUS: You can still wash less frequently because our soaps are moisturizing and gentle on the hair, similar to the baking soda & ACV method. I call this modified 'no poo' as I am using a soap, but it's a natural soap with glycerin still in the soap and no sulfates, phosphates, parabens, phthylates, propyl compounds, PEG compounds, or other nasty stuff found in conventional shampoo! Bar soap is hands down better for your hair and scalp than a liquid shampoo!

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Welcome to PLANTiful!

Posted by Amy Beaith on

Photo credit: Brick & Bubble You may have come to know our company over the years as Ameya Studio. We recently changed our name that we hope will better reflect the work that we do. We wanted a name and logo that captures our desire to promote the power of plants in healing and nourishing the skin. Our products are FULL of plant-based ingredients, such as our own herbal-infused oils, wild herbs, locally grown oats, pure essential oils and more! We have always strived to include as many locally grown ingredients as possible and will continue to do so under our new name.

As part of our rebranding, we are expanding our skincare line to include some new items as well as new packaging under our new brand. These new items include: 

  • Sunscreen (we call it Sunscream!)

  • Whipped body butters - The first one available is called: Cocolicious!
  • Our castille olive oil soaps will be wrapped in plantable paper filled with Canadian wildflower seeds! How fun is that?! You can start your own garden project at home! 

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Ameya Studio goes PLANTiful!

Posted by Amy Beaith on

[caption id="attachment_1941" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo credit: Brick & Bubble[/caption] We are excited to announce that our company is changing names!! We have chosen a new name that we hope will better reflect the work that we do. We wanted a name and logo that captures our desire to promote the power of plants in healing and nourishing the skin. Our products are FULL of plant-based ingredients, such as our own herbal-infused oils, wild herbs, locally grown oats, and more. We have always strived to include as many locally grown ingredients as possible and will continue to do so. As part...

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Microbeads - what are they and how to avoid them!

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Microbeads are becoming an increasing concern for environmentalists and conservationists around the world. Why? They account for nearly 20% of plastic pollution in some of our water systems such as the Great Lakes. Yikes! This means our oceans and waterways are become a plastic soup which affects wildlife and their habitat. That fish you are eating, well they may have swallowed lots of plastic microbeads before being caught. yuck, right?! So, what are they and how are they getting into our water? They are tiny balls of plastic added to many cosmetic and personal care products marketed as exfolliators. They...

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Mineralizing fluoride-free toothpaste

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For over a year now I've been using a homemade fluoride-free toothpaste I make with bentonite clay, purified water, baking soda, finely ground sea salt, cinnamon, and clove. Simple ingredients, easy to make, and it lasts a long time! Is homemade toothpaste safe or healthy? What about cavities? We have been told over and over how important fluoride is in preventing cavities, but there are more and more studies questioning it's use in our public water as well as toothpastes. Not only is fluoride a toxin, but there are all kind of other nasty ingredients in conventional toothpaste, and even...

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