Book Review – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks What a surprisingly fascinating read. I say surprisingly because I really wasn't looking forward to reading the book. Well, sort of… let me clarify: I was searching through audio-books at my local library, in hopes of finding more good books to listen to during my travels. I saw this one by chance, and it caught my attention Continue reading

What the Tongue Doesn’t Know, the Nose Tastes

I always find it interesting when I'm at at an event, showcasing my product line, how one of the first things folks do, is pick up one of my jars of cream, and take in a whiff to enjoy whatever scent I have to offer them. At first people were sometimes disappointed, as I don't use fragrances, only essential oils, and only in limited amounts. Continue reading

Pandora’s Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal by Melanie Warner

Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal This book made me angry, well... not really, but really. Let me clarify. I listened to this book on audiobook during my travels, and found myself completely immersed in the wise wisdom discovered here, that was until I got home, and proceeded to tell my husband about Continue reading

My Favorite Tool for Getting Rid of Spring Weeds

Several years ago, I used to have a neighbor who was very much about how his front lawn looked. While I wasn't being intentionally defiant about his wishes to keep the neighborhood looking clean and orderly, I did have a very good excuse for letting my front lawn fail to meet his standards: my spouse and I were both full time college students, both working full time, and  Continue reading

The Price you Pay for Consistency

What You Don't Know About Beeswax Processing, But Really Ought To When I first started formulating my first personal care products, I started with face creams. After a few trials and errors, I was stunned. The feel of the all natural, preservative free, chemical free cream on my face was amazing. I was sad I started with such a small batch, and I immediately made Continue reading

If you don’t want to read ingredients, get the app

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. Links for the video and app below. Continue reading