Not Just a Pretty Face by Stacy Malkan

Book Review: Book Review: Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry As Alice, or in this case, Stacy, fell down the rabbit hole, she shares her story of self discovery into the very products she’s loved all her life. The same products that turned out to be nothing but a lie to take her money and likely even harm her health. What I thought would be a book about Continue reading

Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy

Book Review: Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy. A true real life tragedy of allowing society to lead you in the direction of how you view yourself. My curiosity for Lucy Grealy's book was raised after reading Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchet, which I originally read because I wanted to read any book Continue reading

Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett

Book Review: Truth & Beauty: A Friendship by Ann Patchett. How does a book both end up as required reading in a college course, and at the same time end up the target of an attempted ban? My curiosity was sparked. Required reading that includes pornography? What? No way. Can't be. Eventually Continue reading

Why You Don’t Want An Insect Repellent That KILLS Bugs

Natural ecosystems should be, and can be, our friend. We need bees, ants and other pollinators to pollinate our food such as fruits and vegetables; we also need them to pollinate our flowers. We even have insects that eat our decaying matter, including some not so pleasant Continue reading

Our Cool Velvet Aftershave Is Here – And How It Came To Be

Have you ever walked into a room full of people, or had someone walk by you, and the smell of cologne and/or perfume was so overwhelming it made you choke? I recently had a not so pleasant experience along this line while traveling. Continue reading

Cleanse Laundry Soap Concentrate Refill Now Available!

Most people have had moments of insight of either the "aha!" or the "doh!" kind. I had one of those moments while I was developing our new laundry soap. I must admit, I struggled a bit initially trying to figure out how I'm going to manage the cost of shipping a gallon of laundry soap at a time, Continue reading