03 sep 2023
When you find a scrub that just does it all, well, life just seems to be perfect. Whenever I visit a friend or we take a vacation together, I always bring my box of goodies. Soaps, creams, butters, mask, and of course the Manitouka Scrub. The one that makes the Spa Day!  it such a beautiful product that fills all the rough spots all over the body and can be used in a lake, or a spa, or even just...
10 aoû 2023
He said:“You think it’s my spray making me sick? Seriously? It feels so good.  We both love the scent. Do you really think that my asthma is aggravated by my Axe Phoenix Body Spray?  Or my depression? My rash?  Who would market a deodorant that makes me sick?” She said:“Maybe Axe and the enticing sexy ads. With lures like RISE UP LIKE A PHOENIX, how can you not buy in? But the ingredient labels...
20 juil 2023
Aaron has a cough and fears a cold is coming on. His throat is drawing attention. “You best try antibiotics for that cough” a friend suggests. “I prefer to use honey first. I believe antibiotics are actually NOT the best for a viral infection like a cough.  Are you familiar with Manuka?” he asked. When Aaron arrives home, he retrieves his honey from the cupboard and swooshes a small spoonful...
01 juil 2023
The picture on the box shows a little girl, smiling.  Her skin is brown and her hair dark. This product is an over-the-counter conditioner. It is a partner for 'Just for Me Shampoo' which has made the 10 TOP Dangerous list from the BCPP report (Breast Cancer Prevention).It means that it contains the highest number of hazardous chemicals that are linked to cancer, hormone disruption, developmental...
25 juin 2023
Good things come in small packages. Ask the teen who did not mind hiding behind her once mandated mask because she was self-conscious of her skin. Ask the middle-aged librarian who was once embarrassed to serve the public.  Both discovered the Skin Manager. They no longer hide their smiles. Magically, the Skin Manager helps keep the skin healthy, smooth and clear. Our blend contains unrefined emu...
12 juin 2023
  A facial wipe is a quat.  A.k.a.  QAC (quarernary ammonium compound)  Most of us have used wipes at one time or another. On our hands, removing eye makeup, cleaning, dusting, shining, disinfecting, freshening, removing grease, soothing babies. Trade names may pop to mind:  Sani- Wipes, Germs Be Gone, Oxivir TB, Ki-ose disinfectants, Clorox Disinfecting Wipes…and more. Covid expanded the wipe...
24 mai 2023
“No sunscreen please.  I’m too young.” Babies under 6 months should not be doused in sunscreen. This does not mean they do not need protection. It means NO SUNSCREEN. It means PROTECT ANOTHER WAY.  The chemical bath of sunscreen is disruptive for their sensitive newborn, melanin reduced skin. It is dangerous to present any chemical onslaught to a very young baby.  Instead, protect them in...
17 avr 2023
Last week we introduced an article on the dangers of DMDM (formaldehyde releaser preservative.) We continue. If you are a carpenter, an embalmer, a medical technician, a textile or metal industry, or work in a salon where formaldehyde products are numerous, you are being exposed to more formaldehyde than the average person and could therefore have developed a sensitivity.   Your job is your job,...
09 avr 2023
  DMDM.  Reads like some text abbreviation? It is not. But it should be. DANGEROUS MERCHANDICE DANGEROUS MERCHANDISE.  DMDM  is an antimicrobial formaldehyde releaser preservative. For sure, you have come across it.   You might see it on one of your skin care labels as DMDM Hydantoin. The trade name is Glydant. Confusion reigns as it can also read Dimethyloldimethyl hydantoin or 1,3 dimethylol-5,...
28 fév 2023
She is a compulsive hand washer.  She is only 8 years old and her hands are red and raw. She has OCD and washes her hands to control her fears of touching dirty objects.  Her name is Emma. The past 2 years of masks, mandates and sanitizers have exacerbated Emma’s fears of contamination. Washing is her way of coping. When Emma showed me her hands and arms, I showed her our homemade soaps and...

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