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Blog Talk Radio Host

Here's a link to the recorded show we did today!


Listen to internet radio with Coach Jackie on Blog Talk Radio

Just a reminder that today I (Becky) will be a guest on the Blog Talk Radio Show "Fun to Be Me" with Jackie Mielcarski at NOON ET.

You can Listen to the show here:

And you can call in to talk with either Jackie or myself at this number..(646) 200-4656

Can't wait to hear from you!!

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...

Children Moving Home

I thought I would share some of our family chos that is going on in our lives for a change. Our daughter is in her first year of college, and was commuting home back and forth to college. At the end of last year we started re-doing her bedroom from the hot pink and black from her "youth".. We didn't even get the room finished and she announced that she was moving out and into a house with her friends near college.

So...while I was sad to have her go, I figured it was a good idea for her to...

Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

TRENTON, N.J. -- More than 400 companies selling cosmetic and other personal care products have removed potentially hazardous chemicals from them, after a seven-year campaign by a large coalition of consumer, health and environmental groups. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics recently said that those companies - all fairly small and in the industry's "natural products" niche - have met all or nearly all of its goals to make items from soaps and shampoos to cosmetics and aromatherapy safer for U.S. consumers.
The coalition of about 150 groups worked with the companies...

Sustainable Palm Oil

Sustainable Palm Oil in the Industry

While here at LocustGroves we are a Palm oil free shop, we do support any and all green practices in the industry. Specific to Palm oil, the Industry has made good strides.

The first one million hectares of certified land for sustainable palm production marks "a turning point" for industry, according to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

Palm oil, palm kernel oil and their derivatives are present in about 70 per cent of cosmetic and personal care products and with global demand fuelling unsustainable growth of the palm industry over the past...