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WELCOME TO MEADOW MUFFIN GARDENS - Natural, eco-friendly and affordable home remedies and personal body care for the family. Handmade with a touch of the love and wisdom from past generations. Knowledge of what is in your products is the start to taking back control as a consumer.

"Beauty is only an herb away" The quip from my son that started it all.
"Wholesome and practical is the best way to describe our line of body care. Simple pleasures are among life's best treasures. Guided by wisdom and knowledge passed down from past generations, our products consist of ingredients provided by our natural world. Information and recipes often tucked away in quaint old books resurface to remind us that 'simple is best'."

Utilizing herbs, flowers, aromatherapy, and oils without the use of parabens, artificial colorings or synthetic fragrances to create natural solutions to personal and family care needs. Several items can also be used for the care of your dog; a few that are also safe for cats.

Ingredients used are purchased from reputable, certified organic companies or grown organically in my own gardens.

Should there be a sensitivity or allergy to an ingredient in a product, let me know and if possible we can substitute.

No need for concern about the harm to animals as there are no animal products or animal testing involved in these products.

Though there is a section labeled Babies, Children, there are many items throughout the shop wonderful for children. The items within the Babies, Children, Pregnancy section simply make it easier to find items for very young children and pregnant women.

Items are made in small batches as they are needed. In our attempts to avoid the use of parabens as preservatives, only natural preservatives are used. The paraben family includes methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and ethylparaben. Parabens are synthetic (aka chemical) preservatives commonly used to increase the shelf life in cosmetics and personal care products. Being parabens have been known to cause skin problems as well as disrupt the body's endocrine system, we'd rather leave them out of our products. Our philosophy is that your body care products should be fresh (as with anything put into or onto your body) and are not meant to sit on a shelf for lengths of time.

Natural preservatives used include antimicrobial grapefruit seed extract, antioxidant Vit. E and the concentration of essential oils if used. What this means is that while these natural preservatives deter the growth of bacteria and molds, they are not broad spectrum and offer a limited shelf life. Products which contain water such as the creams and lotions are the most at risk for contamination. Such at risk products should be used within about 4 months. The salves, balms, honey, salts, powders, butters, and oils, containing no water, are very stable as is and are fine for months. Keep any of the products in a cool location, out of exposure to heat and sunlight, and have clean hands before using. Refrigeration will extend the shelf life of perishable items.

Natural skin care rewards you with the knowledge of knowing what you are putting on your body, thereby greatly reducing the chance of skin irritation or allergic reaction. Immune systems differ, therefore there is always the risk of sensitivity even with natural products.


Please understand the difference between fragrance oils and essential oils.
Don't evaluate a product just by smelling it. Be aware of what is actually in it.
Aromatherapy essential oils are naturally occurring substances found in different parts of plants. Essential oils are used for their healing and therapeutic benefits.
Fragrance oils are manufactured scents created for use in cosmetics, candles, sprays, etc. They are not natural to our bodily chemistry and may cause sensitivity.

As a wise consumer, take note that the difference between products containing fragrance oils vs. essentials will often be in the price tag. The production of pure, therapeutic essential oils is labor intensive requiring a large amount of initial plant material. Supply and demand greatly effects the availability and price. Examples of the pricier oils include: chamomile, sandalwood, helichrysum, catnip, frankincense and rose

Please note that due to changes in Etsy's policies and new FDA regulations, those of us who make handmade bath and body products are no longer allowed to mention medical conditions within our shops. Alternative remedies for such things as acne, eczema, dandruff, diaper rash, anti-aging, wrinkles, arthritis and athletes foot are no longer allowed to use those terms as part of our descriptions. If you would like more detailed information please convo me or go to this blog post. This is a work in progress so thank you for your patience.
http://meadowmuffingardens.blogspot.com/2012/09/changes-in-etsy-policy.html

Disclaimer:
Meadow Muffin Gardens is the result of a passion to recognize the abundance of natural gifts provided to us by our Creator. Our desire is to utilize the healing power of plants and encourage people to educate themselves towards a greener footprint in their lives.
We supply an alternative choice for personal care products. We are not intending to treat or cure any particular condition. As with any herbal remedy, information and formulas have not been regulated by the FDA. Herbal lore has been trusted and handed down through the years but it is within your discretion how you use this information in treating a condition. Meadow Muffin Gardens does not take responsibility for your use of these products. Ingredients are listed so you as the consumer can use your own discretion as to which herbs, oils and essential oils may be beneficial to your needs. Immune systems differ, therefore there is always the risk of sensitivity even with natural products.

Enjoy a free sample with your first order!

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