February 20, 2017

Thanks to the industrial revolution we have been blessed with many modern conveniences that have enabled the abundance of foods that we enjoy, electricity, automobiles, cell phones and many other things. Refrigeration, preservatives and transportation have enabled food...

December 2, 2015


Courtesy of FDA website


One thing that we in America should know is that our cosmetic ingredients are not strictly regulated nor proven safe before they can be used in products and sold to an unsuspecting customer.  The organizations that are concerned with cosmetic’...

August 5, 2015

Hi Everybody,
We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming on natural body care products to discuss tidying and decluttering your home.  I have been KonMari'd.  It's from the book by Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declutteri...

August 4, 2015

Phthalates are found in plastics and artificial fragrances.  (I pronounce them THAL-lates, I can't manage the PHTH). :-)  One of their uses is to make plastics softer and another is to carry fragrances.  We are exposed to them in a number of ways - through vinyl shower...

August 3, 2015

With my switch to more natural body care products, my chemical body burden has dropped from 227 to 63 chemicals and the average EWG Hazard is down from 4.0 to 1.5.  If you remember from one of my earlier blogs, the EWG is the Environmental Working Group and they have a...

August 2, 2015

Hi Everyone, I'm back from a weekend with family!  So, I have switched to a much more natural body care regimen.  I will show you what I am now using and the numbers of chemicals in each product.  I am using Face Naturals and Nubian Heritage products now.  Here is my n...

August 1, 2015

Well, I have family coming into town this weekend, so we'll take a commercial break.

Kookie says "Keep it Natural!"

July 31, 2015



  • It is important to lower both the amount of chemicals that you are exposed to in your cosmetics and the hazards of the chemicals used.

  • Small exposures can add up when they come from many different sources and products that you use.

  • We do not know the ef...

July 30, 2015


Hi Everyone,
As a continuation of my previous post "How Do I Learn about the Potential Hazards in the Products I Use?", I looked at the relative hazard of the products I was using, according to EWG.  Here goes a table with a little more detail.  It contains the number...

July 30, 2015

Getting more natural is a process.  It doesn’t have to happen overnight.  I fully intend to use up all of my conventional products and gradually switch over to more natural products.  What do I hope to gain?  -Hopefully less irritation and less risks of cancer....

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