Critter Corner

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As we head into the warmer months and spend more time outside, remember that pets need some love too.  Often a walk in the mountains, or a trip to beach, even just being outside gardening can be a rewarding time for you and your pet, but please remember if you are putting on sunscreen…so should fido.  Fleas are also another issue that needs to be looked after before it becomes a problem.  Tackling them before infestation is key.  Here are some ways to love on your pets all summer long.

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Emily Skin Soothers Uses for Spring and Summer

Unscented and Lavender Skin Soothers are good for all types of dry and itchy rashes, and Great for eczema, Rosacea-like redness, and Keratosis Pilaris (chicken skin from pools/swimming). Made with olive oil, beeswax, angelica sinensis (Dang Gui), Potentillae Chinensis Herb (Bei Zi Cao) and Mentha Haplocalyx Herb (Bo He / Mint). NO colors, fragrances or chemicals added.

Super Dry Skin Soother is amazing on dry, rough feet, “sandal feet”, and cracked heels. It soothes away sunburn, windburn, and dryness from heat. This is Emily’s preferred product for psoriasis.










Emily Skin Soothers products are natural and effective skin care solutions for babies and adults, powered by herbs.  Their products are made with sensitive skin in mind. Their goal is to make wonderful and extremely effective products that have very few, simple and natural ingredients. Read more Emily Skin Soothers Uses for Spring and Summer …

Cluster of Culprits – Ingredients of Disease

Cluster of Culprits – Ingredients of Disease
Chronic diseases and disorders under the influence of environmental toxins

In a short time, 100 years or so, science and technology have unleashed a host of new chemicals into the world, and tested a relative very few of them for safety, (and even fewer in combination). These days, one in four Americans lives within four miles of a hazardous waste site. We bear repeated and cumulative exposure to toxic chemicals through the use of everyday products. We watch our rates of autism, ADHD, asthma, thyroid, hormone disorders, and syndromes rise–and we take pharmaceutical medications to manage our symptoms and depressions. Then those pharmaceuticals end up in our water supply, adding to the toxin load. We have often hidden, or left unmarked, our places of toxicity, and we don’t like to talk about them–it gives everybody a sinking feeling. We are polluted, and it is affecting us.
This is scary stuff, and there is no one company or practice or pesticide or technological breakthrough to blame, fight, beat in court, and stop for good. It’s not that kind of story. It’s a Read more Cluster of Culprits – Ingredients of Disease …

Goddess Garden: New Sun Body Lotions

Just in time for the sunshine, a new line of Goddess Garden sun care lotions arrive at the Co-op. Protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun everyday with natural, safe sun care. Goddess Garden Sun Body Lotions are gluten free and non-GMO, as well as certified Cruelty Free (no animal testing of any kind) and Reef Safe. The sunscreen is made from a base of 95% organic ingredients, including organic aloe vera juice, shea butter and cocoa seed butter.

Nova Covington founded Goddess Garden in 2009 as an way to provide safe, effective organic body care for her family. Based in Boulder, Colorado, the company makes biodegradable sun care lotions using natural minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to reflect broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunlight. Unlike many chemical based sunscreens, Goddess Garden’s lotions are certified organic, non-greasy and won’t absorb into skin. Read more Goddess Garden: New Sun Body Lotions …

Jill washes away the Curly Blues…

I have curly hair.  We are talking Good Ship Lollipop, Shirley Temple curly hair.  My whole life has been spent searching for products that will keep my curls together and the frizz away.  Sure I can gloop on some gel, but then it is stiff and hard. I want soft, luxurious curls.  The kind you see in commercials.


I have found it.  Recently in the HABA Department (Health and Beauty) we received a new product from the Alaffia Company.  They have come out with a line of Curly hair products called Beautiful Curls.  I took home a sample and watched the package sit there on my bathroom counter.  I am often disbelieving in products that say they can tame my mane, as I have spent THOUSANDS of dollars trying not to look like a Cocker Spaniel, but this morning I thought sure what’s one more bad hair day?

AMAZING!!!  I have soft velvety curls.  They are uniformed, and might I say quite pretty.

The line is made for curls that run the spectrum from Wavy to Kinky.  There are no hard sulfates, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances, no parabens, no animal testing.  Alaffia combines Fair trade Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Choline (Vit. B) Aloe Vera and Herbal Extracts to make these wondrous products.  The line includes Shampoo, Conditioning Treatments and Styling Products.

Beautiful Curls can be yours….