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How to Avoid Colds and Flu

Is the flu shot really necessary? There’s a lot of controversy surrounding flu shots. A lot of people claim it is unnecessary, but the population essentially feels forced into getting it when there really may be no need. The recommendation is that certain people who are at risk really need the flu shot. This includes

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The Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Skin Care: Part 3

Many benefits of coconut oil - used to make Stearyl Alcohol

Pros, Cons and Some Recipes There are many pros and cons to making your own skin care products, these include: Pros Having full control over the ingredients going onto your body. Saving money by using items that you already have on hand. Using end products that are free of harsh chemicals and preservatives. Cons Making your

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The Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Skin Care: Part 2

Part 2, the Don’ts In part 1 of our series on DIY skin care recipes we talked about 4 important steps to take to make sure you have created a safe and effective product. Now, we will look at what not to do in the process. The Don’ts of DIY 1. Use spices. Many DIY

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The Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Skin Care: Part 1

Part 1, the Do’s Making your own skin and personal care products can be easy and fun, but it also needs to be safe and effective. A simple internet search of DIY cosmetics and personal care products leads to millions of results. There is no question that there is a demand for them, with more

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1 Product, So Many Uses… But Why?

You may have noticed that many of our products are labelled “for most skin conditions” and also come with a variety of uses. Our skin gel can be used for a wide range of things from first aid to beauty to skin care; our shampoo and conditioner can be used on all hair types to

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Going Natural for Your Pet

Pets are, for a large part, the most spoiled members of the family…and they deserve to be. They love us unconditionally, provide hours of entertainment, and research shows they de-stress us and can lower blood pressure.  We love them to pieces and want nothing but the best for them. And as concerns rise over various

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Tips for Travelling with Pets

What’s a family trip without the whole family? For many pet parents, a weekend away at the cottage or time away with friends and family isn’t complete without their furry, four-legged companions. But travelling with pets isn’t as simple as loading them into the car with some food and driving off. To make sure the

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Hot Spots and Your Dog

Although hot spots can occur at any time of year, the summer seems to bring on more occurrences between allergies, bug bites and swimming. They’re painful, itchy, red, inflamed and seemingly pop up overnight. Hot spots come on quick and can be very painful and irritating to your pet, which leads to incessant licking on

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7 Essential Hair Care Tips for Summer

Your skin may have that ‘summer glow’ but what about your hair? This hot, dry summer has been great for getting outside, lounging by the beach or pool and soaking up the sun. And while your skin may be glowing due to your (hopefully) responsible blend of proper sun safety and the extra vitamin D,

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Have Yourself a Smooth Summer

Say goodbye to bumps, blotches and ingrown hairs with these 3 tips Whether you are hitting the beach, cottage, waterpark or just hanging around with family and friends, smooth, blotch-free skin is the goal. And while razors are the seemingly easiest, cheapest, and least painful option of hair removal, they are also the worst culprit

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