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What Is It Like To Run A Sustainable Business?

Running a business definitely takes up more resources than the average Joe and Jane. With conscious effort and planning, running a business while trying our best to minimise our carbon footprint and waste is possible. One of the reasons we started Rough Beauty is to encourage people to reduce their waste with bar soap, which has 10 times less carbon footprint than liquid soap.*  We strive towards making a positive environmental impact with our zero-waste alternatives and ensure everything that happens behind-the-scenes has minimal carbon footprint and waste.  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle We’ve all heard of this mantra, but how often do...

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Scent in the spotlight - Lavender

“What woman, however old, has not the bridal-favours and raiment stowed away, and packed in lavender, in the inmost cupboards of her heart?” – William Makepeace Thackeray Did you know? Lavender is a flower but also a herb! Many people use it as a form of herb in teas and in products such as lotions. These plants bloom through August, ranging from pink to blue and white. There are over 30 species of lavender and they are a common decoration for livening up spaces with their bright colours. Benefits of Lavender One of the most popular scents that is well accepted by people of any...

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Scent in the spotlight - Lemongrass

Many might mistake Lemongrass as a citrus fruit similar to lemon, however lemongrass is actually a type of grass. The lemongrass genus, the cymbopogon, has over 50 species that belong to that genus. You may ask, why lemongrass? That is because Singapore lies at the equatorial zone and is prone to a hot and humid climate. In July, the sweltering heat can almost bake a cheese tart. The heat and humidity in Singapore makes it an attractive place for unwanted visitors – the mosquitoes. This is why we need lemongrass to repel these incessant visitors. Lemongrass brings a very earthly...

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Scent in the spotlight - Geranium

June ushers in the start of the summer and it marks the full bloom of Geranium. These flowers (also known as Cranesbill) come in white, pink, red, purple or blue and are processed for the geranium essential oil. They begin blooming from early spring and last till autumn and are easy to grow and versatile, easily making it to the list of a gardener’s favourite. The geranium essential oil is a popular floral scent that is well liked by people and is a crowd favorite amongst ladies. When the flower fully blooms, the sweet scent of these perennial plants disperse through the winds of June. June being...

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South Stack

Of sea cliffs and crashing waves. Nesting seabirds and sedimentary rocks. The sea after a storm.

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