28 juin 2020
The other evening, I asked my husband to humour me in mime. Intrigued to be on stage, he paused the TV news.  “Ok. What’s up?” he asked. “You are entering a store and are greeted by the sanitizing dispenser. What do you do?” He mimes pressing the pump, receiving the imaginary glop onto the palm of one hand, and then proceeds the cleansing hand dance, vigorously rubbing the palms together, round...
20 juin 2020
“Amazon delivery!  Wahoo! My new shadow from ColourPop is here, Spiker.” Val chimes to her pet lab as he barks his approval. She then rips open the package and being smart and savvy, peruses the label. “OK. Label. Let’s see what you say. Everyone is telling me to READ YOU. So here goes.” Val scrunches her face as she skims the listing. The ingredients do not seem to be making much sense.   “OK. I...
15 juin 2020
This is a reminder. Cold Water Power works. Repeat. Repeat. Take a cold Shower. When things get heated good advice is, ‘Take a cold shower and calm down.”  Cold water does reduce stress.  Cold water can prevent you from getting sick in a number of other ways too. At the start of Covid, I wrote Add Cold Showers to Your List . In case you shivered at the thought, please reconsider. Summer weather...
02 juin 2020
Here is what we've heard. You wash the hair, shave the beard and clean the body with the same shampoo/soap. Whether you like a quickie shower or a lingering one, the soap does the job. You are clean and the hair and skin feels amazing.  The ESP is the favourite, but you also like the fresh clean scent of the Regular Bar. And most interesting, the Basic Bar is the creamiest, the black Charcoal the...
02 juin 2020
Business as usual. Well, almost.We are happy to be re-opening our boutique in Valoisfor 3 days a week.  This weekTuesday   10 AM- 4 PMThursday 10 AM- 4 PMSaturday  10 AM- 4 PM After June 27th we will NOT be open on Saturdays. We will be open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays For  those of you who do not know us, we make organic and natural skin care. All homemade, handmade and free of all the...
26 mai 2020
It is time to venture outdoors, safely. We know the new rules: moose distance, mask handy, wash, wash and wash again. We can do that. But do not forget the Zinc. Summer and Zinc are synonymous. Zinc is protection against the sun. I have written often about this important topic and as I do not always agree with the methods of protection offered out there, I do love zinc. An important excerpt from...
14 mai 2020
Salmon, kale, eggs, tuna. All high in Retinol. Cheese. Liver, Cod, Squash. All high in retinol. Aka Vitamin A, an essential. When consuming fatty acids, we also consume the fat-soluble vitamins, like retinol. Our skin needs it. Today, with Covid precautions that dictate recommended products on the skin, we need all the help we can get. Since time began, oils containing natural retinol, have been...
06 mai 2020
“Is This Product ‘Dermatologist Tested’?” An understandable query for one who is trying to make sure the product is ‘approved’ by people in the know. BUT, if the true nature of the question was really understood, there would be no question. Because both question and answer mean nothing. Seeing the term ‘dermatologist tested’ on a label or in advertising should actually reduce the product’s...
30 avr 2020
Covid Hands. Dry, raw, red, cracked, sometimes bleeding. Many people suffering terribly. Sanitizing with alcohol based cleansers and or wearing gloves for hours on end are heroic deeds executed by heroes. I received this testimonial from Danette. I do not know where she lives. I do not know what job it is that requires her husband to wear gloves all day long. Perhaps he is a postal worker, a...
20 avr 2020
Dictionary definition before Covid 19:moosenoun: 1. a large deer with palmate antlers, a sloping back, and a growth of skin hanging from the neck. It is native to northern Eurasia and northern North America.  Dictionary definition during Covid 19:1. same as above 2. the distance of 2 metres required in ‘social distancing’ *advised during the Covid 19 pandemic based on the length of a moose verb: ...

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