22 fév 2021
A most disturbing experience occurred about eight years ago at the CNN exhibition in Toronto. We presented our Earth to Body Skin Care booth in the Arts, Crafts and Hobbies building, excited for the 18-day adventure. This indoor setting included vendors, like us, who hand make their own products. We have sold there for close to 17 years, until, sadly, Covid closed us down.  A mother came by with...
17 fév 2021
"Having no intention of following the cohort inside, she generously held open the entrance door and said, “Please, go ahead. You first.”   One job of disodium EDTA is to open doors. It does it well. While entry for others is encouraged, following is not necessarily on its agenda. Disodium EDTA is used in skin care (and food*) and while it is not easily absorbed into the skin, it’s the door opener...
01 fév 2021
1915: Hotel Alexandria, Los Angeles, California Sitting comfortably in green velvet chairs in Hotel Alexandria’s plush hotel lobby, an industrious group of American farmers gathered to discuss the prospect of marketing a newly discovered fruit. The pebbly skinned, pear shaped fruit, called ahuacate. Beneath the high gold leaf ceiling and exquisite chandeliers, a waiter graciously serves the men...
27 jan 2021
Thank god for eyebrows. This little ridge of hair above the eye socket does a great job in saving our eyes. Excess sweat, moisture, rain are diverted sideways, away from our precious orbs. Eyebrows are a much appreciated and useful appendage.   Cosmetically, eyebrows have been altered over the centuries. Hair added or removed. The shape changed. Lots of options to attain the desired goal. Some...
20 jan 2021
If you are thinking about getting a fake tan this winter because your southern Vay Cay was put on hold, you might want to do a rethink. Let’s not get into whether or not you plan to sneak away on the ‘cheapest vacation ever’. Let us assume that for the remainder of the winter months, we are all in a northern lockdown. There is something about a tan, hopefully achieved with caution, that makes...
12 jan 2021
In 2016, Toronto’s CTV news posted a story about a local boutique and customer Tara Lawless. The following scenario is a fictitious recall of the event, based on the facts.  “Hi, Marcie” Tara piped into the phone. “Have you ever heard of Prop 65?”  “No. Should I have?” Marcie queried. “Maybe. The other day, I went to Zee Zee boutique and I bought a cute toque … one with the faux fur pom poms on...
08 déc 2020
A newborn baby delicately bathed in oil is a ritual in many countries: a welcome to enlightenment, protection, peace, light. Emu oil in Australia, Shea Butter in Africa, Kukui in Hawaii. It is kukui we wish to honour here. Now the state tree of Hawaii, Kukui is known as the candlenut tree, the flammable oil to be used as a candle. It is the nut and the oil that are cherished, as the raw fruit...
02 déc 2020
Many of you have heard of Manuka honey. That delectable darkish honey that you paid a fortune for because it’s worth every nickel.  You made sure you did not buy the cheap one, the paler colored, runny, fruity smelling, overly sweet one. You chose the better quality: of thicker consistency, nutty smelling, light brown. THE superfood loaded with nutritious minerals and vitamins. And because you...
25 nov 2020
Covid Staycay. We are adapting and doing our best to deal with these challenging times. For Earth to Body, it means mega show cancellations across Canada. Craft shows, trade shows, exhibitions. We are not flying, nor driving to the events. No car rentals, taxi fares. Hotels, Airbnb’s. No work for the trucking companies who shipped our goods. No work for the hotel or the venue who hosted our craft...
10 nov 2020
While donning our cool weather wear and warming up in wools, we may also be thinking about the coming holiday season. And gift giving. Perhaps a felted soap, homemade in a coat of Merino or Alpaca wool. Merino comes from the Merino sheep and Alpaca from the Alpaca. Alpaca may be slightly softer, while Merino may perhaps be slightly sturdier, but their properties are very similar. Both are...

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