Monthly Archives: August 2014

Store-bought Smell-goods Are Not So Good After All!

Air fresheners have become the norm in many American homes and workplaces, advertised to have your space smelling deliciously clean and fragrant like fresh laundry, a brilliant breeze, baked goods or friendly fruits. Unfortunately, many of the products on the shelves contain hazardous, harmful and toxic chemicals called phthalates. This chemical compound is mainly added to plastics to increase their flexibility, transparency, durability, and longevity, but can have a negative … Read More

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Blissful Bergamot, not just for Earl Grey Tea

Bergamot is a deliciously, perfumed fruit approximately the size of an orange.  In its essential oil form, it encourages a healthy, clearer complexion, great for oily skin types.  And for its uniquely uplifting and calming effects. It has a yellowish color similar to a lemon, used widely as a citrus flavoring agent, especially in gelatins and puddings.  Not optimal for juice consumption, it’s nectar is a little less sour than … Read More

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