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Healthy Living: Clay

Healthy Living: Clay

We love nothing more than a relaxing night in with a glass of wine and a soothing face mask. Some of the most common types of face masks are made with clay. Ever wonder what that clay is actually doing to improve your skin? Clay has a number of beauty benefits and each type of clay can help in different ways.    Bentonite clay is one of the most common types used in face masks. It easily absorbs impurities, which makes it perfect for those of us who are prone to acne. When skin creates an excess of sebum and does not receive...

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Healthy Living: Sea Salts

Healthy Living: Sea Salts

When the stresses of work and life start to build up it's important to remember to take time for yourself. A soothing bath is the perfect way to relax and let go of stress. Adding a scoop of sea salts can create a bath that is beneficial for the mind and body.  Sea Salts that have been harvested from the Dead Sea contain at least 21 different nutrients such as magnesium, iodine, potassium, sulfur and zinc. These nutrients give sea salts anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. This not only helps clear blemishes and toxins from the skin, but also soothes muscles and improves...

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Healthy Living: Facial Oils

Healthy Living: Facial Oils

We're always in the process of bettering our skincare routine. This means making sure everything we use is natural and free of harmful chemicals, but it also means that we are frequently swapping out products for ones that deliver better results. Moisturizers are an important part of any routine. When skin gets too dry it overcompensates by producing extra sebum, which can clog pores and lead to acne. Using moisturizer combats this and keeps your skin supple and healthy. However, many moisturizers include emulsifying ingredients and water, leading to a low percentage of active natural ingredients. Facial oils don't use fillers and bring you the...

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Healthy Living: Seaweed in Skincare

Healthy Living: Seaweed in Skincare

There are always "trendy" ingredients and techniques cycling through the cosmetic industry. Some become popular because they introduce an exciting new tool or process that spices up boring skincare routines. Others seem to explode on the scene because they contain ingredients that actually work! As natural skincare has become more common, super ingredients like seaweed have been put in the spotlight as the biggest trends to watch. Marine algae has become the subject of many cosmetic studies. Scientists have found that seaweed can be used for lightening dark spots and for rejuvenating the collagen within skin. This helps keep skin looking youthful and refreshed. Seaweed can...

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Thank You for a Great Year

Thank You for a Great Year

What a year it’s been! At FlyAway BlueJay, we are thrilled to be able to do what we love: work with inspired artisans to bring you products that are creative, ethical and chic. 2016 has been another amazing year for us. This past year we added new products and artisans to our curated shop, updated our web design to better match our creative mission and further honed in on our vision for FlyAway’s future. We couldn’t do what we do without the support of our amazing customers. Thank you for sharing in our vision and for supporting artisans who make...

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2016 Gift Guide

2016 Gift Guide

As the holidays get nearer it's time to finalize that shopping list. We always like to choose gifts that have a positive impact in some way. Purchasing handmade pieces from artisans that focus on eco-friendly, sustainable practices is a simple way to say "I really care" when you give a gift. Check out our gift guide here to see our full list of gift-able pieces. Below we've done the work for you and picked out pieces for tricky giftees. Co-worker who just started at your office - So far she seems lovely, but you are just getting to know each other....

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