08 Sep 2019
Jellies. Jewels. Glass. Honey and fudge. Unique clothing designers. Sports memorabilia. Soaps and lotions.  Artists, on site, creating magic at their easels. The  Arts, Crafts, Hobbies Building, CNE Canadian National Exhibition (Toronto) is now closed.  Working 18 days straight is considered a long stretch in our world of motion. Craft show vendors united in the set up, the venture, the take down...
02 Sep 2019
Murky, misty, muddy, mysterious.  Have you ever wondered what floats around at the bottom of an apple cider vinegar bottle? This murkiness lurking is called the ‘mother’.  Not all vinegars are created equal and therefore not all have this mother. Instead of educating us as to its attributes, some manufacturers have removed it, making the vinegar clear and attractive. They claim it removes any ‘...
25 Aug 2019
If you are in our Montreal area, please do stop by.  Our shop ‘La Boutique Earth to Body’, in the suburb of Valois, Pointe Claire, has been in production for over two years now. Customers have dropped in from as far away as Vancouver. We have customers from Toronto and Ottawa who shop when in town and as we become more known in this area, we now have many regulars to frequent our store. We attend...
18 Aug 2019
Toronto. 5 PM. Hopping into a taxi outside the Direct Energy Building.  Exiting a work day at One of a Kind Craft Show.  “Neem? You know about neem?  My turbaned cab driver beamed. “We have neem trees in our back yard in India.”  Our banter proceeded to fill the cab with animated stories about this miraculous tree. He was so pleased to learn we incorporated the neem oil and powder into many of...
13 Aug 2019
The Versatility of St John’s Wort If you research this yellow star shaped flower, you will encountercons as to its usage.  For some, taken internally, it can help with minor depression, a positive feature for many.  We are interested in its use in skin care. We incorporated st St John's Wort into our Skin Manager as a skin aid, and over the years, our customers have shared the Manager’s wide...
06 Aug 2019
Several years ago, I wrote an article called ‘A Love Story’. A revisit is timely. Summer fun. Vacation. Cottage country. Wherever there is sand, there lays the perfect partner for your feet.  A Love Story A beach. A riverbed. A desert. An ocean floor.Sand, sand and more sand. Those tiny gritty eroded rocks. Those small loose granular grains that can do absolute wonders for our feet. A perfect...
30 Jul 2019
Open up the average bathroom cupboard or a bed side drawer and chances are you will find a jar of petroleum jelly, commonly called Vaseline. Vaseline is a trade name and rest assured, it is the best choice if opting to put petroleum on your skin.  In Vaseline, most of the carcinogens have been removed, so that part is positive…unlike many other petroleum jelly imitators out there. Petroleum jelly...
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...

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