An apple a day…

An apple a day…

‘Blackthorne walked back along the corridor…he unlocked a drawer and carefully rewrapped the last of the apples he had hoarded so carefully all the way from Santa Maria Island, off Chile. It was bruised and tiny, with mold on the rotting section. He cut off a quarter. There were a few maggots inside. He ate…

Don’t sweat the sweat – Earth to Body natural deodorant
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Don’t sweat the sweat – Earth to Body natural deodorant

Is it the odor or the sweat that bugs you the most? If it is the odor, you want an anti-odour a.k.a. deodorant. If it is the sweat, ouch! Be forewarned. Wanting an anti-perspirant to BLOCK the sweat glands could get you into trouble. Sweating is a good thing. It regulates your body temperature. Whether…

The temptations of Tulsi – Earth to Body
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The temptations of Tulsi – Earth to Body

Perhaps sweet basil, the culinary marvel, greets you from a kitchen window perch or herb garden each morning? Perhaps, by chance, it is another family member that welcomes you, Holy Basil, aka Tulsi.  Not sweet, but more spicy or peppery with different uses and applications. While edible sweet basil (Ocimum Basilicum) is renowned mainly for…

Allergic to commonly used cleaning disinfectants – Earth to Body

Allergic to commonly used cleaning disinfectants – Earth to Body

He slots his keycard into the hotel room door. Immediately, upon opening, his throat seizes up. His eyes itch and burn. Tears swell. At check-in the night before, he had forgotten to leave a message with the hotel front desk to please inform housekeeping that he was allergic to the commonly used cleaning disinfectants. He…

Put your best foot forward – Earth to Body
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Put your best foot forward – Earth to Body

“There is no way I can wear sandals or go barefoot this summer. My feet are an embarrassment” sighed Sabrina, as she and her friend, Erica, eyed the newly arrived summer sandals on display.  “Maybe you could go to a podiatrist or a chiropodist?  Get some help.” “What’s a chiropodist? “ Sabrina asked “Same really….

Octinoxate overlaod – Earth to Body
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Octinoxate overlaod – Earth to Body

She uses sunscreen. She is a skier. Downhill. Snow glare, especially during spring skiing, demands skin protection. She slathers on the sunscreen. Today it is Clinique. Perhaps containing PABA, oxybenzone, and definitely octinoxate. She does not read the labels. She is a trusting consumer and an outdoor enthusiast. She has no idea of the danger…

A Scrub is what you need to cleanse your body – Earth to Body

A Scrub is what you need to cleanse your body – Earth to Body

A scrub cleanses the body and exfoliates the dead cells. The result: smooth, healthier and softer skin. Brushes, mitts, loofahs, pumice stones, micro derma rollers or microneedling are other forms of exfoliation, but a good scrub can exfoliate and nourish the skin simultaneously. A customer confessed recently that he’d never used our scrub before, but…

Real soap takes us back in time – Shave the old fashioned way
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Real soap takes us back in time – Shave the old fashioned way

It was over 5 years ago that I first wrote ‘Shave the Old Fashioned Way’.  Being the holiday season when we are all looking for gifts for loved ones, I thought it an appropriate time to share this again.  What could be a more ideal gift than a real, honest and true old fashioned home…