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Henna is wonderful stuff. Around the FAR Botanicals studio we refer to it as “sacred mud”. For thousands of years it was used in Africa and Asia not only as a hair and skin coloring agent, but also as a health and healing aid. In...

In the curly hair and natural hair care communities, the use of conditioners to "wash" hair has been a hot trend for several years. Another option for "no-poo" has been to use baking soda and apple cider vinegar as a shampoo substitute. In most cases,...

A number of customers have emailed us asking if Amarula Preservation Butter, a product we designed for hydrating and protecting dry or damaged hair, is also suitable for skin? If you are an avid follower of FAR Botanicals, then you already know that one of...

One of the primary causes of dry hair is the degradation of its hydro-lipid layer through common hair grooming practices. With proper care this integral part of the hair can be replenished and preserved. Essential fatty acids play a primary role in the structure of...

As people have grown more aware of ingredients contained in their grooming products, the Internet has become a convenient tool for helping consumers conduct their own research. Online research however is a double-edge sword because anyone can publish any information no matter the quality, intent...

Human beings, like many other living creatures, have an affinity for flowers. From their stunning beauty to their beguiling fragrances, flowers have pulled people under their alluring spell probably for as long as our species has existed.Beyond just being enticing to smell and gaze upon,...

What is a "Patch Test" A patch test is a simple procedure where a person applies a small amount of product to their skin to see whether or not they will have an allergic reaction. It's a common misconception that just because a product is natural...