Antibiotic Angst

How do you feel about using antibiotics? It’s difficult to imagine life now without them. Antibiotics have become ubiquitous since Alexander Fleming first stumbled upon... Read More


Look in a Merck medical manual 10 years ago and you could find the statement “diet does not affect acne”. It is hard to imagine... Read More


This is one ingredient that slipped under my radar – actually never really gave it much thought until a few weeks ago when chatting over... Read More

What? No toothpaste?!

Recently we have launched a line of cute looking childrens antibacterial toothbrushes, Crystal Animals that indicate on the packaging no toothpaste is required. We are all... Read More


As a mindfulness practice each day, I like to stop and think about things that I am grateful for. I would sincerely recommend this as a great way... Read More

Ingredients of Concern

DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (Monoethanolamine) & TEA (triethanolamine) These three ingredients are commonly found today in our personal care products. TEA, DEA, and MEA are amino... Read More

Tamanu Oil

Tamanu Oil – Calophyllum inophyllum If one did not know much about tamanu oil, one drop on the skin would give a rich and luxurious... Read More

Stretch Marks

Stretch Marks Stretch marks or striae gravidarumare (associated with pregnancy) as a dermatologist may refer to them as is the result of damaged elastin skin fibers.... Read More

Plant Intelligence

I have never forgotten the study done by a gentleman named Cleve Backster reported in the International Journal of Parapsychology in the 1960’s. Mr. Backster... Read More


BHT and BHA Butylated Hydroxytoluene- BHT, and Butylated Hydroxyanisole- BHA are preservatives for oil containing products due to their antioxidant properties. BHA is generally used... Read More

Living in Nature

Living in Nature [slideshow id=1729382256917579846&w=426&h=320] I remember watching a tv program some years back where David Blaine the famous illusionist went to the Amazon region... Read More