17 Jul 2019
Be armed. Pack your arsenal in a small cooler: Ice cubesEmu OilNeemCotton swabsApple Cider Vinegar or Baking SodaBlack TeaEssential oils: peppermint, lavender, lemongrass, tea tree All legal. Not too costly. No Chemicals. Safe for children and pets. And no danger to you or the environment. The goal is to master the mosquito attack.  ‘Be Prepared’ when you suspect the attack is imminent. ‘Be...
09 Jul 2019
We need to rethink Titanium Dioxide It thickens, whitens, lubricates, and screens us from the sun. It is added to cosmetics, food, toothpastes, pharmaceuticals, food. Some peddle it. Some don’t. Is it safe? We do not know. The jury is out. When there is such indecision, I prefer to err on the side of caution.  By 2020 France is banning it as a food additive claiming links to obesity and diabetes...
03 Jul 2019
Have you watched the ads on TV touting things like a miracle cosmetic ‘Jawline’ treatment. Eliminate the sagging and the wrinkles?  Wow…the ‘before and after’ images are startling and make you want to dive right in. No surgery required. Just purchase this package, apply as instructed and travel back in time. Sounds as fun as ironing linen. If you have ever ironed linen you know what I mean.  It...
18 Jun 2019
My two boys are 12 and 13 years old, and they are the rough and tumble type... especially my youngest. He has always been quite competitive with his older brother and all of his older brother's friends. He's spent most of his life keeping up, keeping active and being physical. I am the type of mother who says things like, "The dirtier you get, the more fun you're having", "Who needs shoes when...
27 May 2019
Perfect, natural oils can transform your skin.They are becoming the rage in our cosmetic world. In the past, they were touted as a no-no.  The reverting back to natural.When synthetics hit the market, synthetic oils became part of the package.  Minerals oils are comedogenic meaning they can clog and block the pores. Not a good thing.When we believed the adage “Don’t wear oils on your skin’, we...
13 May 2019
There's nothing worse than sleepless nights. If you are an insomniac, I feel for you. I used to suffer night after night, so I am well aware of how the curse of wakefulness can run havoc on every aspect of your life. A lack of sleep causes mental and physical fatigue, stress and anxiety. It causes brain fog, moodiness and a general malaise that sucks the life out of life. The secret to sleep isn'...
10 May 2019
Lemongrass Essential Oil. The real thing, not the synthetic version. Fresh. Citrus blossom scent. Magic in every drop.  Added to a favourite carrier oil, or to a blend like our lavender linen spray satisfies many needs.   A customer called recently to share her experience with our lemongrass.  “I’ve experimented a little with your wonderful products. After stopping by your store and speaking to...
16 Apr 2019
Take a venture with me, to my first balcony garden in celebration of Earth Day! Many years ago I built an entire vegetable garden all by my-small-self. Three tiered. Stones for stepping. The whole shebang. And did I mention it was my first gardening experience? Go big or go home, right? I was an all-or-nothing type of character, and in the end it was just too much. I started by digging up a huge...
03 Apr 2019
Decision Fatigue  It's a real thing, and I am certain we all have it. Brains get tired. Decisions expend mental energy, reducing our ability to think straight. And since life is about choices, I wish I didn't have so many on a daily basis. I feel like an exceeding number of products are accumulating around me like an exponentially multiplying bacteria impeding my view on the rest of the world!...
12 Mar 2019
CLUTTER Why do most of us have the tendency to hold onto clutter, only to buy more? Why is it so hard to get rid of things we don't use? We convince ourselves, "I may need it in the future", or "I'll get it fixed one day", or "It holds sentimental value"... or we just couldn't be bothered to discard it, so we shove it somewhere... until it piles up around us. Junk drawers. Cupboards. Full....

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