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  • What is Frankincense oil?

    Frankincense oil originates from the resin of Boswellia Carterii or the Boswellia Sacara tree that can be found in Somalia, Yemen, Oman, and Etheopia. The milky white sap is extracted from the tree bark, allowed to harden into gum resin for several days, and is then scraped off in tear-shaped droplets. The highest-quality frankincense is clear and silvery, but with a slight green tinge. Brown-yellow varieties are the cheapest and most readily available. In Oman, the best frankincense is usually reserved for the sultan and is rarely shipped out of the country. How does it work? It is believed that...

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  • Magnesium Deficiency

    Magnesium is involved in over 300 metabolic processes in our bodies. It is also used by every organ! Most magnesium is stored in your bones and organs, yet, it’s possible to be deficient. This is why it has been dubbed the “invisible deficiency”. Many people focus on the importance of taking vitamins. What they don’t know is that minerals are even more important because vitamins need minerals to properly do their job. Due to the depletion of mineral content in our soil, thanks to modernized farming methods, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides are to blame.   Furthermore, up to 80% of...

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  • What are Parabens and is There Cause for Concern?

      The average adult consumer uses around nine personal care products a day. Several of these products, if not all, contain the use of parabens in their ingredients. Many of these include; lotion, make-up, soap, shampoo, deodorant, shaving products, and the list goes on.  Let’s begin with what a paraben is and why it is used. A paraben is a low cost, effective way to preserve a product by preventing fungus, bacteria, and other microbes from growing within. They largely replaced the use of formaldehyde as a preservative several years ago. Women, in particular, are likely to receive a steady...

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  • Organic Coconut Oil

    There is a lot of information on the web about coconut oil because of all the health benefits.  Black Birch goes the extra mile when choosing the right type of coconut oil for our products. What do we look for when selecting our coconut oil? Black Birch only uses virgin coconut oil which is certified organic and unrefined.  Our coconut oil is handmade on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic hand picked coconuts.  Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital...

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  • See you at the Farmers Market on Saturday!

    Hi All! We will be at the Lake St. Louis Farmer Market this Saturday (June 27th) from 8-12pm!    The Lake Saint Louis Farmers & Artists Market is located at The Meadows shopping center at Highway 40 & Lake Saint Louis Blvd.   The weekly farmers market will operate on Saturdays from 8am-noon through late October at The Meadows in the south lots by the fountain. The Lake Saint Louis Farmers & Artists Market is St. Charles County’s only producer-only market. The market only sells goods that are produced by the vendors themselves within a 100-mile radius of the market....

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  • ESSENTIAL OILS: 101

    I’ve heard a lot of feedback recently from friends and family getting into essential oils. This is awesome! I grew up in health food stores. I was that weird 6th grade kid with a pocket sized herbal remedy book on their night stand and would eat raw tofu as an afternoon snack because I thought it was delicious. The fact that there are more people out there opening their minds to natural remedies and ingredients gives me a big ole smile. And since all of Jayme and I’s Black Birch products are made with essential oils and never synthetic fragrances, we love that...

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  • Farmer Market

    Farmer Market appearance this Saturday (July 27th) from 8-12pm at Lake St. Louis!   The Lake Saint Louis Farmers & Artists Market is located at The Meadows shopping center at Highway 40 & Lake Saint Louis Blvd.   The weekly farmers market will operate on Saturdays from 8am-noon through late October at The Meadows in the south lots by the fountain. The Lake Saint Louis Farmers & Artists Market is St. Charles County’s only producer-only market. The market only sells goods that are produced by the vendors themselves within a 100-mile radius of the market.   Market brings the goods of...

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  • Spring Thaw Pop-up Store(s) is right around the corner...

      SAVE THE DATE(s) for Black Birch's 3rd annual pop-up store event, Spring Thaw!  This year we are doing things a bit different. There will be two Spring Thaw events. The first one will be on March 3rd at Chandler Hill Winery that is open to the public and an invitation only event on March 10th. Both events will feature all of our latest Black Birch products with FREE gift wrapping and even FREE shipping to your out of town friends! Pssk…Mother’s Day is right around the corner. More information to come shortly!

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  • New Item: Whipped Salt Scrub

    New Scent, New Texture Welcome to tropical hydration! Introducing Whipped Salt Scrub in Blue Ocean. We’ve taken the powerful moisturizing properties from our salt scrub line and have added a new soft foaming whip texture. This new blend is infused with traditionally handmade Philippine certified organic unrefined Coconut Oil, mineral rich Sea Salt, and the invigorating organic scent of Eucalyptus. Why We Are Different There are other companies selling coconut oil in the US mass-produced by machines from dried coconut. Not at Black Birch! Our coconut oil is handmade on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts. Coconuts are...

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  • Upcoming Events!

    You can easily find Black Birch around the STL-metro area. Check out our Locations page for all the stores that carry our brand. We also hit up a number of farmers markets Spring-Fall. Check out our Facebook wall (http://www.facebook.com/BlackBirchStore) weekly for updates on where we will be. Below is our latest schedule of events... Nov 11 - Chandler Hill's Annual Harvest & Holiday Market. 11:30AM-4:30PM Nov 17 - Frost Pop Event at The Foundrie located in the Chesterfield Mall. NOON-4PM Dec 6 - Ladies Holiday Boutique at Forest Hills Country Club in Chesterfield, MO. 10AM - 9:30PM

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