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...
24 Jun 2019
You could butter your toast with our Sheamu, it is so pure and so full of goodness. But we do sell it for the skin. Lucky skin, all those omegas and vitamin E.  Shea is called the Karite nut, native to Africa. It has been known for centuries as a beautiful skin treatment. Besides doing all of the wonderful things like moisturizing, nourishing, mending foot cracks, enhancing the hair, smoothing...
19 Jun 2019
A pure soap BAR is the best soap choice for the skin and for the environment. You may prefer a liquid. Pump. Squirt. Scrub. Rinse. No mess. "Are bars not passé?" you ask.  And heaven forbid if you have to use the same soap bar as a stranger. But before you toss the bar idea, you need to know the difference between a liquid and a bar and between a soap and a detergent.  Real soap is natural.  ...
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...
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...

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