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Lesli Sagan
So Much Plastic...

So Much Plastic...

From the very start of Avital's Apiaries back in 2010, plastic has been an issue. Even before I knew what it was doing to the oceans, even back when I thought everything tossed in the recycle bin really was recycled, plastic didn't feel right to me.  The Body Butter that has become so popular started in glass jars, and quickly transitioned to sturdier, lighter tins. Soaps have always been wrapped in paper or paperboard boxes, with occasional special bars wrapped in biodegradable shrink wrap. When I introduced a Hand & Body Lotion, there was long, hard thought about the container...

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Lesli Sagan
Let's Talk Palm Oil

Let's Talk Palm Oil

Avital's soaps are palm-free. Read about how we came to that decision.

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Lesli Sagan
Small Biz Blues: Postage Edition

Small Biz Blues: Postage Edition

We have a new potage option, and I'd love to hear your ideas on keeping shipping costs low: Bundles? Subscriptions?

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Lesli Sagan
It's -4F in Ithaca This Morning

It's -4F in Ithaca This Morning

Avital's Body Butter has all the great stuff you need to combat the cold: organic butters, vitamin-rich avocado oil, beeswax, and evening primrose extract to soften and protect your skin.

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