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ABC News affiliate KJCT in Grand Junction Colorado reports on dangerous chemicals in personal care products, and a new app from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) that you can use to avoid them. Glad to see this topic of dangerous ingredients getting more mainstream coverage. Read the full story here. You can download the app from EWG's site here.

Personal Care Product Preservatives, And The Truth (Part II)

Fancy Names to Fool You "According to our survey of 2300 people, on average, respondents use nine products daily. These contain 126 unique ingredients. One man in 100 and fully 25 percent of women surveyed apply 15 or more products each day. Your grooming ritual probably includes shampoo, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, hair conditioner, lip balm, sunscreen, body lotion, shaving products if you’re a man, and makeup if you are a woman. Continue reading

Personal Care Product Preservatives, And The Truth (Part I)

What Are Some Of These Ingredients? Note: This article was written by both Tober and Rob, so if this article switches between "I" and "we" that is the reason. I would love to find preservatives for my products that are non-toxic, and do the job effectively. So far, that has been a challenge, and given that I myself find my skin reacts to most of the so called “natural preservatives,” I don't dare suggest for someone else to wear them. Continue reading

Putting Things into Perspective

So I have several articles/blogs ready for publishing, but have been procrastinating a bit on publishing them. Why? Well, because I know that I’m going to get attacked by believers of myths they have heard on television, read on the Internet, or were even taught by their parents. This isn’t to say that what your parents teach you, what you hear on television, or even read on the Internet is not true, but neither does it mean it is true. I had the most amazing teacher for one of my first biology courses. She is one of those teachers that I will never forget, because Continue reading

From Kitchen To Store, and You

Wonderful news everyone! If you live in the Reno/Sparks area, you can now buy my products locally at the Great Basin Community Food Co-op: This is a second location that carries my product line, but the first in the Reno/Sparks area. For those that know me, you already know that I have been splitting my time between Continue reading

Reckless Traveler by Walter Rhein

I decided to read this book because I’ve been doing a lot of research for my future trip to Central and South America. I order many of my raw ingredients from all over the world, and many are claimed as fair trade and organic, and well… I just want to verify for myself. Plus I want to see the beautiful trees that some of these oils come from, and unfortunately many just do not grow here in the US. Continue reading