17 fév 2020
Toxic sunscreens are being banned. It is about time. The Republic of Palau, an island in the western Pacific ocean, has passed a new law, as of January 2020, banning the sale and use of sunscreen skincare products that contain toxic chemicals.* This follows on Hawaii’s proposed ban of 2 of the toxic ingredients, oxybenzone or octinoxite , that will take place in 2021. Other tourist destinations (...
12 fév 2020
swoosh the counter wipe the dishsparkly clean a fairy wishspriz lavender wash sweet inhaleadd baking soda to washing paildance the mop across the tilenature clean elicit smile toilet bowl of borax bubblesswirling eddy flushing troublesswish the brush round the bowleco friendly no danger flushed down the hole avoid the Parma SLScommercial cleansers NOT the bestthey claim to clean and yes they...
15 jan 2020
No Scents Please. Fragrance Free Space. No Scents Makes Sense. We Share the Air.  The signs are popping up everywhere. Public waiting areas and increasingly more work places are demanding that we refrain from using perfumes and "scented" products.  I get it. We are allergic and sensitive and sickened by the toxicity in the air, sharing close quarters with petrochemical and carcinogenic affects...
25 aoû 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...
06 aoû 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...
17 juil 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 juil 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 avr 2019
Decision Fatigue  It's a real thing, and I am certain we all have it. Brains get tired. Decisions expend mental energy, reducing our ability to think straight. And since life is about choices, I wish I didn't have so many on a daily basis. I feel like an exceeding number of products are accumulating around me like an exponentially multiplying bacteria impeding my view on the rest of the world!...
20 mar 2019
Hopefully we are saying goodbye to ‘winter itch’ now that spring is here,but don’t put away the zinc yet.  Zinc is all season. Zinc works for ‘Winter Itch’. Windy. Cold. Dry. The Grey. Bitter. Dry. The  Damp. Frigid. Dry. Say goodbye to ‘dry’ weather. The lack of humidity should no longer play havoc on our skin. In winter, do you suffer itchy ear lobes, chin, chest, eyelids? Does your scalp drive...
12 mar 2019
CLUTTER Why do most of us have the tendency to hold onto clutter, only to buy more? Why is it so hard to get rid of things we don't use? We convince ourselves, "I may need it in the future", or "I'll get it fixed one day", or "It holds sentimental value"... or we just couldn't be bothered to discard it, so we shove it somewhere... until it piles up around us. Junk drawers. Cupboards. Full....

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