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...
09 May 2019
facial toner natural soap
Sometimes two products work so well together it is shame to keep them apart.  Such is our emu neem soap and our organic rosewater facial toner.  A clean. A fresh. Our emu neem soap was one of the first products we made back in the early part of this century! We had just discovered emu oil and its phenomenal properties and were determined to make a healthy soap alternative to what was the common...
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...
08 Apr 2019
Awww fingernails.  We may love ‘em or hate ‘em, whether long, short, stubby, split, oval, square, pitted, spooned, flawed or perfect. But no matter our relationship with our nails, they are necessary appendages and they do tell us something. Adding the toenails, we have 20 digits to care for. Have you ever lost a big toe nail by severely stubbing it, dropping something on it or even running a...
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!...
20 Mar 2019
Hopefully we are saying goodbye to ‘winter itch’ now that spring is here,but don’t put away the zinc yet.  Zinc is all season. Zinc works for ‘Winter Itch’. Windy. Cold. Dry. The Grey. Bitter. Dry. The  Damp. Frigid. Dry. Say goodbye to ‘dry’ weather. The lack of humidity should no longer play havoc on our skin. In winter, do you suffer itchy ear lobes, chin, chest, eyelids? Does your scalp drive...
05 Mar 2019
WANTED DIMETHICONE aka: SILICONE Wanted For: Possible Environmental pollutant, Endocrine disrupterProbable Locations: Skin care products: creams, lotions, hair and nail care, deodorants, make-up, breast implantsAliases: silicone, dimethicone, methicone, phenyl trimethicone, cyclomethicone, dimethiconol, dimethicone copolyol.Suspected Peers and Cohorts: petroleum, mineral oil, lanolinDescription: ...
27 Feb 2019
100% pure eco-certified organic argan oil morocco
ARGAN OIL- Eco-certified Vegan 100% Pure Plant Based Eco-certified Argan Oil. It's soft, silky, sensual. It's delicious on the skin, lips, hair and fingertips. The pure rich nutty scent is decadent. We love it so much, we add it to our soaps, our creams, our eye oils, our lip balms, our scrubs and our butters. Argan Oil benefits are so powerful and diverse, it has hit the main stream. But there's...
22 Feb 2019
natural lotion unrefined emu and pure neem oil acne rosacea ezcema
Setting: Earth to Body Shop. Pointe ClaireCurrently in production: Moisturizing Lotion Welcome to our shop. Come on in. Watch Steph in action. “It takes time.  So many different ingredients!” Steph admits, with a grin.   Steph still makes our lotion in a small blender. It was one of our first pilot projects, formulated over 15 years ago. To decide on the recipe, I made 2 columns on paper, the old...
20 Feb 2019
Most people associate patchouli with a 'hippy scent' or 'the smell of the sixties' to cover up body odour or the scent of pot. I myself fell into this stereotype prior to doing this research, but I have recently taken a new perspective on this decadent essential oil. It is actually used for a wide variety of benefits. And when I say 'wide', I mean the full spectrum. The paradox of patchouli is...

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