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blog referral and new skin care stuff

I only have a couple of minutes to check in--I should be studying. However, I want to share a few things.

My friend, Stacy, has created a blog to share her experiences as the mother of a child born at 25 weeks. Folks, that is 15 weeks early, almost half a pregnancy that her child missed. Please go read her blog: http://www.thepreemieexperiment.blogspot.com/. It is extremely educational. Stacy chose to have her child saved, and her perspective has helped me to bridge my experience as a former preemie with a somewhat positive outcome (although difficulties related to living with non-prematurity issues) and the perspective of people who had no choice and whose children have not had positive outcomes. I haven't changed my general view on the issue of the sanctity of life, particularly when we don't always know which outcomes will be positive--there are verified instances of kids who should not be walking or talking but are functioning at grade level and walking without assistance. There are no easy answers ethically.

My supplies from Nature's Gift arrived yesterday. I ordered some new carrier oils: cranberry and red raspberry. Both are supposed to be beneficial for eczema and dry skin. So I've been trying them in my baths... I could not be more satisfied! They are expensive but very much worth it.


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Feb. 22nd, 2007 06:47 pm (UTC)
Re: The link for Stacy's blog
Thanks. Fixed it.
Feb. 23rd, 2007 04:56 am (UTC)
Cool! I just found Natures Gift a week ago and got my order this week. I requested jasmine,orange blossom, bergamot and tuberose EO samples. They smell so good!

How are the cranberry and raspberry oils? Are they real or synthetic? How real do they smell?
Feb. 23rd, 2007 11:13 am (UTC)
cranberry and raspberry
They're carrier so only have a very mild odor. I'll be using them as skin softening agents in my lotion recipes. I wouldn't recommend them for diluting oils because of the odor--it's a bit stronger than the nutty odor of something like macadamia nut oil, more like the strength of the olive smell in olive oil. It doesn't smell fruity in the sense that we're used to eating; but what we eat is heavily sugar-coated. If you were to pick a berry off a tree and eat it, you would probably get this. The raspberry scent you find in stores mimics the sugar content very well.
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