Thoughts from The Sage

Sliced Fresh Zucchini
Sliced Fresh Zucchini Here at The Sage we are lucky enough to have a garden at the office. When we have extra time we all chip in and pull weeds and water plants. Right now we are being overwhelmed with zucchini. We only have two plants out there, which may not seem like a lot but, [...]

Zucchini Overload

Cucumbers 2
Cucumbers The other day while I was mindlessly scrolling through Pinterest I came across something that said you could use Neem Oil in the garden to keep the bugs away. In our company garden we have three cucumber plants that were just being eaten alive, they looked on the verge of death. So I went to the [...]

Using Neem Oil in the Garden

How do you apply your perfume? 2
How do you apply your perfume? Our technical support team was recently asked a question about perfumes. The asker wants to know if she can use our fragrance oils straight from the bottle as a perfume. The answer is NO! Each of our fragrance oils is very concentrated. We want people to dilute the fragrance oil into a [...]

Perfumes – dilution is the solution!

Mary's knitted blanket honoring her mother and grandmother.
Mary’s knitted blanket honoring her mother and grandmother. Have you ever wished you could clearly explain what you see? Sometimes when I am in a class and demonstrating I will explain there are fine differences from one phase to the next while making soap. It can be quite difficult to see these minor changes while one [...]

Can you see what I see?

Capture some sunshine! 8
Capture some sunshine! Okay, some days can seem to start out great then flip topsy turvey, leaving me feeling stressed, sad or even melancholy. Those are the days where I just want to go home, pull the covers over my heads and wait for things to get better. While it certainly sounds good, all of us [...]

Sun Shine Day Challenge

I adore fresh peppermint! 2
I adore fresh peppermint! I absolutely adore peppermint. While sometimes the essential oil is too potent for me to work with, I still adore peppermint. I actually have a peppermint plant in the company garden though I am forced to keep it in a pot to prevent it from taking over. I personally wouldn’t mind if [...]

Garden Spotlight – Peppermint