Category: Body

What’s In the Bottle and Why? (3-min read)

Dearest friends of Sage Abbey, Goodness Face Elixir™ is my labor of love.  I say that “a piece of my heart is in every bottle,” because the elixir features what I loved as a child, spending summers by the pristine blue Adriatic Sea or running in the meadows of awe-inspiring Dinaric Alps.  I fondly remember […]

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Random Act of Kindness (+ Two Tomato Slices = 5-min read)

“Practice random acts of kindness.”  You’ve likely seen this adage on a bumper sticker in front of you while stuck in traffic in or around your favorite city.  Even though you may find it corny, I am here to tell you that on March 15, 2019, one random act of kindness made a significant difference […]

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How I cleared my skin – a personal journey (5-min read)

The main reason why the Goodness Face Elixir exists today is a selfish one.  I made it for me, because no other product could clear and balance my skin.  The journey to create it was quite inspirational as well. For years, I’ve been battling adult acne.  Coupled with a thyroid condition, it seemed as if […]

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What’s In a Name? (Part 2 of 2)

Previously we explored the meaning of sage in Sage Abbey.  Now, let’s talk about the abbey.  So welcome, breathe in … exhale … and stay a while. In 1990 I spent my summer touring Croatia with my parents and my friend Mae, a foreign exchange student from the US.  When visiting Croatia, one of the […]

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What’s in a name? (Part 1 of 2)

This is one of those topics that thrills me to talk about.  Every time I think about Sage Abbey, it’s as if I discover another piece of an ancient puzzle, a deeper personal meaning of this magical place.  It’s as if around every corner lies another hidden treasure, another story to tell. So welcome to Sage […]

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What’s in your fragrance? (5-min read)

A recent rerun of a “How It’s Made” episode brought to mind a common ingredient in the majority of cosmetic products out there – fragrance.  Fragrance (parfum) is the collective name for synthetic materials used to scent/perfume cosmetic products.  In this particular episode, a restoration expert was painstakingly restoring a damaged antique religious statue of […]

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A few useful (and nerdy) tidbits on essential oils (5-min read)

Essential oils are not oils as we know them since they do not contain glycerides of fatty acids present in vegetable or nut oils. Characteristic components of essential oils are terpenes, typically obtained by distillation and containing fragrance of the plant or other source from which they are extracted. It takes a lot of “raw” material (plants or flowers) […]

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