05 Jan 2022
A scrub cleanses the body and exfoliates the dead cells. The result: smooth, healthier and softer skin. Brushes, mitts, loofahs, pumice stones, micro derma rollers or microneedling are other forms of exfoliation, but a good scrub can exfoliate and nourish the skin simultaneously. A customer confessed recently that he’d never used our scrub before, but tried it and “Wow!” he exclaimed, “What have...
09 Dec 2021
Wishing you all a Merry Holiday Season     Do I really NEED a mouthwash? Yes and no. Depending. Maybe. If you practice excellent oral care, you may not require mouthwash. But going to the dentist today is so costly we may stretch out the visits. We do need our dental checkups as most of us are not perfectionists in our dental caring. Sometimes a mouthwash can help.   Excellent oral care means a...
10 Nov 2021
Spike, Slick, Fringe, Wet, Pompadour. Choose the hairstyle and make it last. Mousse, Gel, Wax, Pomade, Clay or Spray. Cool. Stylish. For men and women. Using styling aids may cost you in the long run. Sadly, too many of ‘commercial’ hair style products are an almost guarantee of losing one’s hair and or causing other serious issues. This does not mean that you cannot style your hair, it just...
03 Nov 2021
Squeeze the Colgate. Brush the teethCovergirl dark on eyes beneathRevlon the lips, a kiss so sweetApply Estee cream. It can’t be beatMaybelline the lash, a divine allureThis routine?  It is less than pure How much more can the skin endure?   You may have just drowned in siloxanes.   SILOXANE. “Is that the same as silicone?”, you ask?  Similar yes. If you have never heard of siloxane, now you have...
07 Oct 2021
PFAS are forever. They may be in your shoes. You may be wearing them in your jacket or coat. Especially if water or stain resistance is desired. PFAS’s are in our food packaging, lubricants, carpeting, waxes, non-stick cookware. These polyfluoroalkyl substances make products water, stain and heat resistant.  Unfondly called ‘forever chemicals’, lasting for years. Decades. And they are found in...
24 Aug 2021
If you are young and wild and ill-informed and you see a U tube video on how to get high on mouthwash, you may just decide to indulge. Not the smartest of moves. But there you go. People err. Or, maybe you are hanging out at the park and one of the guys starts sharing a bottle of the original Listerine, via the cap that’s doubling as a shot glass. It’s cheap. Smells great and gets you high.  ...
16 Aug 2021
Chafing is challenging. When skin rubs against skin, or clothing, especially in summer when we have so little control over humidity and heat, the sweat ducks get blocked and those little red bumps, the unmanageable itching, the swelling, and the irritations surface. Ouch! Inner thighs, groin, under the breasts, fingers, toes, armpits, buttocks… sometimes in embarrassing areas that we prefer to...
27 Jul 2021
If I was forced to choose only one product in my skin care arsenal for the rest of my life, it would be emu oil.  First world countries are spoiled. We have too many cosmetics choices. Some amazingly good. Others not so. Emu oil is one of the good ones.   Our main interest in emu oil is its skin nutrition. If plowing through medical journals is not your idea of a good read, you might prefer a...
01 Jul 2021
Every day we feed our skin. Creams, lotions, shampoos, soaps, body washes, gels, makeup. Most people follow the trends, shop at the cosmetic counters and pharmacies. Many and perhaps most purchases, I would classify as ‘fast skin care’. Like fast food, lacking in quality and nutrition, but hard to resist.  Products full of hidden toxins that smell and feel good.   Then there is the fairly new...
16 Jun 2021
If you own an iron, you may know of ‘linen water’.  It’s that little spritz of freshness that make clothes smell fresh or the bed linens welcoming. The subtleness of the scent is inviting, relaxing and if you choose the right linen water, nourishing on the skin. But there is linen water and there is linen water.  It would be presumptuous to think they are all equal and comparable, especially to...

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