07 Jun 2022
Triclosan. Maybe you squirt it on daily and don’t even know it.  I do not read the labels on the hand sanitizers I use to enter a store. I pump or squirt or pull and tear, rub on palms and proceed about business. Like everyone.  I have yet to see anyone pick up a container and search for the label ingredients. Most containers are big plastic jugs and are labeless anyway.  And who wants to...
11 May 2022
Is it the odor or the sweat that bugs you the most? If it is the odor, you want an anti-odour a.k.a. deodorant. If it is the sweat, ouch! Be forewarned. Wanting an anti-perspirant to BLOCK the sweat glands could get you into trouble.  Sweating is a good thing. It regulates your body temperature. Whether it is just hot outside or you are working out, sweating helps to cool you down. If your body...
29 Apr 2022
Ginkgo. Number one on Anthea’s SHOPPING  list. Followed by blueberries, oranges, eggs, dark chocolate, coconut, broccoli,  turmeric, pumpkin seeds… Anthea loads the car and just before backing out of the parking lot, remembers to double check her list."Damn…forgot the ginkgo.” She shakes her head. She has no time to go back. Arriving home ginkgoless, Anthea forces herself to smile at the irony....
12 Mar 2022
He slots his keycard into the hotel room door. Immediately, upon opening, his throat seizes up. His eyes itch and burn. Tears swell. At check-in the night before, he had forgotten to leave a message with the hotel front desk to please inform housekeeping that he was allergic to the commonly used cleaning disinfectants. He does not blame the housekeeper. His first reaction is to open the window,...
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.  ...

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