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Deb's Thoughts on Caring for Your Face

There are many skin care products that make claimsto be ani-aging, or they will heal troubled skin, and some my actually work.  Do we do the research to see if they are what they claim to be, or if they are truly safe?  They might be, but are you sure?

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Holistic or Not?

 Recently I purchased a bag of dog food and in the title, they used the word holistic.  Holistic is used a lot so I wondered if I knew what it really meant.  I basically knew, but I wanted to know if the term would be suitable with my products.  Here is what I learned.

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Our Packaging and the Environment - How we are doing our part

Ok, so there is a lot of talk about taking care of the environment.  I guess I will jump in with what our company does.  Of course, the soaps have very little packaging which is healthy for the soap (it can “breathe”) and the environment. While at first glance, glass seems to be reasonable choice for our other products, it is very impractical for what we do.  Heavy to ship, easily broken, etc.  Then there is tin.  Lighter, doesn’t break, but not easy to use for lotions or creams. This leads me to the packaging that I have chosen.  The Hand and Body Lotion as well as the Facial Creams are packaged in PET containers.  These are safe for you...

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Shampoo vs Goat Milk Soap

     A dry itchy scalp led me on a journey of investigation to learn about shampoos.  Some “experts” say you should never use a bar soap on your hair.  In the case of a commercial soap I would agree!  I don’t think that a commercial soap is good for anyone ever, but that is my opinion.  There may be scientfic studies to back that up, but I do not know of them.  I haven’t looked either!  Anyway, here are some things that I knew to begin with: My scalp was dry and itchy Switching products helped for a little while, but then back to the itchy scalp. The rest of my body was never dry or itchy.  (I use...

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HAND SANITIZERS VS. SOAP

  This is me on my “soap” box!  I have never been convinced that hand sanitizers are a good idea.  There is nothing natural or cleansing about them.  Plus when killing any bacteria, the good go with the bad thus no protection from anymore bad.  What about the viruses?  They do not work on viruses, just bacteria, but now there is nothing good to fight them! A vicious cycle begins.  By the way, your hands still aren’t clean.  So, it is not just me that would like proof that hand sanitizers work.  The FDA has told the manufactures that they need to provide proof of their claims.  I believe they have until September of 2017 to do this.  Also, some...

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