Organic vs. Conventional Olive Oil

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Organic olive oil and conventional olive oil differ in the way it is grown and manufactured. Conventional olive oil is not certified, so it may contain other chemicals. In the other hand, organic olive oil is certified grown without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and other artificial agents.

Here are some benefits of organic olive oil:


-reduces heart problems
-lowers cholesterol levels
-help with weight loss
-boost metabolism
-prevents inflammation
-improves digestion
-delays aging

There are many more. If you want more detailed information on the health benefits of organic
olive oil, check out this website.

#fivesso #organicskincare #coffeeskincare #coffesoap #coffeescrub #blog #oliveoil #health

Sources: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/oils/health-benefits-of-olive-oil.html and https://www.healthline.com/health/olive-oil-benefits-face

 

History of Fivesso

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In 2009, the idea of Fivesso surfaced through a conversation in a local coffee shop. Several years later, we decided to create Fivesso and develop organic coffee soap bars and coffee scrubs. Through a successful KickStarter campaign, we were able to generate funds to create our first batch. From then, we started displaying our products at farmer markets and events all over Central Florida. 

Today, in April 2018, as we look back, the journey has been filled with surprises. Our current projects include an entire package re-brand and the development of a new product line. Even with our growth, we have always stayed true to our values and continue using the highest quality ingredients.

Thank you so much for your continual support. Cheers to ten more years of successes!

-The Fivesso Team

#fivesso #organic #nongmo #coffeeskincare #coffeesoap #coffeescrub #organicbeauty #greenbeauty

 

What is GMO?

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Happy Friday! 

This week, our social media accounts have featured bloggers/influencers who lead a healthy lifestyle through non-GMO ingredients. So, we wanted to make a quick post on what this really means. 

GMO stands for "genetically modified ingredients." In simple terms, these products have been modified to withstand direct application of herbicides and produce and insecticide. These crops have evidence connecting them to health problems and environmental damage.

At Fivesso, we use responsibly sourced ingredients that are non-GMO! Visit the link below for more information.

Have a great day!

-The Fivesso Team

#fivesso #nongmo #coffeesoap #coffescrub #blogger

Source: https://www.nongmoproject.org/gmo-facts/

 

What is coffee?

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Happy Monday to you all! At this time, you may be finishing your first (or second) cup of coffee to energize your day. At Fivesso, coffee is the center of our universe since all our products contain this ingredient. Out of curiosity, we wanted to do some more research on this plant. 

Highlights:

  • A coffee bean is actually a seed and commonly referred to as a cherry.
  • There are two main kinds of coffee: Arabica and Robusta. The ideal growing region is between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
  • Starbucks alone offers 87,000 coffee combinations.
  • The roasting process plays a key role in the taste and caffeine concentration of the final drink.

Our friend Kathy Gallo, has written a detailed piece of this topic on her site at: https://www.dailycupo.com/coffee-explanation

Have a great day,

-The Fivesso Team

#coffee #cafe #greenbeauty #beauty #makeup #skincare

National Fragrance Day?

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We noticed a strange yet relevant holiday pop up on our schedule. Apparently, today is National Fragrance Day. The relevance for Fivesso is that our products DO NOT contain artificial fragrances. Instead, our soaps and body scrubs use lavender, cinnamon, and peppermint essential oils as scents. 

Side effects of artificial fragrances in cosmetics:

  • Eczema
  • Allergy
  • Headaches
  • Nausea

Check out this helpful article (http://www.beautifulwithbrains.com/fragrance-in-cosmetics/) for more details on fragrances and why you should stay away!

-The Fivesso Team

Cinnamon - where does it come from?

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We hope you all had a wonderful weekend! From our last post, you can see the beginning of a trend where we discuss the ingredients in our products. Today we will be discussing cinnamon's history and our reasons for including its essential oil in our soaps and scrubs!

Cinnamon's journey:

Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. According to historians, the Egyptians used Cinnamon as far back as 2,000 B.C. for its scent. Popularity caused the spice to make its way to Europe where it was also well received. Christopher Columbus was attentive to find cinnamon in his voyages.

Today, thanks to modern trade routes, cinnamon can be found in different corners of the worlds. The most popular uses are as perfume and for culinary purposes. Today, we typically encounter two types of commercial cinnamon: Ceylon and cassia cinnamon.

Benefits of cinnamon: We use cinnamon essential oil in our current products. Cinnamon reduces signs of aging and helps fight eczema and acne. 

We hope you enjoyed this mini history lesson and wish you a great rest of your Monday!

-The Fivesso Team

Source: https://www.history.com/news/hungry-history/cinnamons-spicy-history