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Triclosan - in the news

From our Special Chem partners - here is their article recently about Triclosan - an ingredient used in MANY consumer products..

TORONTO, ON -- The first data on levels of the chemical triclosan were released recently to reveal widespread body pollution in Canadian adults. Seven of eight people tested had the antibacterial chemical in their bodies-with levels higher than those toxic to fish and algae.

Environmental Defence, which conducted the test, says the high prevalence of the chemical means it's time to ban it from household use. This backs up an earlier call from the...

Owning a Business is Hard

Those of you that own a business understand how dificult and stressful it is to own and manage a small business. There are highs and lows, sometimes in the same day! Well, last night we received a reminder email from one of our customers of why we are doing this.

This business was started because I knew there had to be others out there in the world that had skin like ours, and our families. Here it is - I have removed our customer's name for their privacy.. "I just wanted to let you know that I have completely converted...

Caring for Aging Skin

Caring for Aging Skin

Notice how my blogs keep moving along with what I seem to be facing personally?

Interestingly enough these tips are marketed by a large soap manufacturer... see how they call what's commercially produced drying..

Take these steps to prevent dry skin as you age:

Wear sunscreen. Avoid the harmful effects of the sun by using sunscreen year-round, not just in the summer.

Ultraviolet A (UVA) rays ? which cause aging and are known to contribute to skin cancer ? remain constant year-round.

Slather up. As you get out of the...

Is Vitamin E a Preservative?

Is Vitamin E a Preservative?

It is important to us to educate our customers, friends and anyone just wondering about the truth in natural skin care.

There are many myths regarding preservatives and what constitutes a preservative. Below is some information on Vitamin E

What is the difference between a preservative and an antioxidant?


preservative is WATER-BASED and is used to keep bacteria/mold/mildew/fungi from growing in water.

An antioxidant is OIL-BASED and isused to slow down rancidity in oils.


A bit more information on preservatives:

Bacteria and fungus need moisture...

SLS Not in our products

Not sure how many of you are aware of the marketing uproar around Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS).

There is a big push right now to find products that are SLS free.  Specifically hair products.  Like another article on palm oil, there is a lot of marketing mis-information about SLS being released today.

I am in the process of doing research on different surfactants available and in use for expansions in the product line.

If you didn't know (and I didn't until I began researching) The word surfactant is short for "surface active agent" and has ahydrophilic (water-loving) head and a...