11 Jan 2020
“Please don’t open”, I begged the suite door to our adjoining rooms. “Be well, my daughters.”. I was in the claws of a severe food poisoning that night and was sick beyond any nightmare I could have imagined. Day number 3 at our Cuban resort. Thankfully, the door remained silent. In the morning, my husband summoned the doctor for me.   “Where did you get this arsenal?” he exclaimed, as he perused...
06 Jan 2020
If you have found a skin care line that works for you, kudos. Stick with it. It is like having a job you are happy to greet each day. I tried to find the % of people who were happy with their skin. Google was confused with this request, but did acknowledge discussion on ‘one’s skin and happiness’. Our skin is our mirror. No one likes to hear, “You look tired.” If the person is a good friend and...
17 Dec 2019
The holiday season is here. For some, it brings to mind the nativity scene and the gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. A few years ago I wrote an article honouring myrrh, the reddish brown sap from the thorny tree, native to northern Africa and the Middle East.  Myrrh has many uses in the cosmetic and health worlds. Being the season, it is a good time to revisit. Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh...
09 Dec 2019
But then try to find it Argan oil should NOT be considered just another oil flooding the market. But it is. There are creams, lotions, hair treatments, shampoos, and soaps proudly advertising ‘with argan oil’.  It happens…something really good comes along and the market jumps on the bandwagon. Something too good to be true is an invitation to all.  We have a history with the pure, the real, argan...
02 Dec 2019
A southern duo. Sheamu and you. To travel south without your sheamu is like venturing into an arctic storm without a hooded parka. Not a wise decision. The hot can often be as equally challenging as the cold. Snowbirds know to go prepared. The sun takes its toll. Protection is key. Individually, the Shea, native African and the unrefined Emu, native Australian, are both unchallenged. Centuries...
30 Nov 2019
It's that time of year! Make gift giving easy and delicious with REAL Skin Nutrition for your loved ones! Handmade. Always High Quality.  1 For Dry & Itchy $41 The X-Pack - Effective Nutrition for the 'troubled skin'.  ESP Soap, Apple Cider Rinse and the X-cream.   2 For Him $11 esp bar - Men love the head to toe.   3 For Everyone $19 soap stone dish- Green Friendly Handmade for lovers of...
24 Nov 2019
I was shocked, well, not really, when the trouncing of coconut oil hit last week on Marketplace. It was bound to happen. Any billion-dollar industry such as coconut would increase the competitors' angst and ire.   I wish I could have been a fly on the wall when Marketplace did the final editing. Even knowing how incredible coconut is, I was fascinated at how easily one might be swayed by the...
23 Nov 2019
(Jasper, age 14, is one of the youngest members of the Earth to Body family.  He is an avid reader and writer and has a particular fondness for plants, animals and team sports.  We asked Jasper to share with you, once again, a favourite Earth to Body product.) First, let me note that the All Purpose Sanitizer is one of my favourite products to date and I use it frequently. The main bunch of...
11 Nov 2019
A vegan alternative to our beloved Emu Oil for burns, Aloe Vera has been around our homes for as long as we can remember. This plant contains a soothing gel hidden within its thick green spiky leaves. For any type of burn, we run to the plant and break off a leaf, extracting the cool, soothing goodness. We believe every household should have an aloe plant! Recently, we are noticing quite the...
04 Nov 2019
Feet tired and sore and odourful after a long day in work boots.Achy bones, feeling sluggish, must persevere.Fingers splintered from stacking logs. Should have worn gloves.Arthritis flaring. Hands swelling. Knuckles screaming.Alligator skin. Itchy, scaly. Wishing I could vaycay in Cuba.Racquetball game. Injured knee. I feel old.Stressful bad boss day. Coworker wearing too much perfume.Teaching...

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