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Mineral Oil and Inexpensive Skincare

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I am often asked to explain why I am opposed to the widespread use of Mineral Oil in skincare products.  To fully answer these questions, I’ve compiled the following information (gleaned from numerous articles as well as my own opinions) to explain the harmful effects of this toxic ingredient.  I hope you find this information helpful and that you share it with anyone using personal care products containing Mineral Oil. 1. Mineral oil is a by-product of the distillation of gasoline from crude oil: yes, you are absorbing this into your body if you use any product containing Mineral Oil. ...

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“Anti-Aging” and “Wrinkle cures” (Unfortunately, this is not a joke)

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Anti aging has become a multi billion dollar industry. (I find this “odd” considering the fact that we can’t anti age). What I do know, “we can age gracefully, with dignity, and with beauty”. But none-the-less we spend billions of dollars pursuing the hype. (Another “oddity,” the generation that supports this industry is noted to be “the most highly educated generation”). And we don’t know we’re being played? How educated are we if we dishonor life’s passages and spend billions of dollars on hype? We have created a multi billion dollar industry with our "purchasing power.” Yes, we hold the...

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Personal Accountability

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We’ve Been Informed Yet Remain Complacent A few months ago the media was filled with “The Global Summit Meetings” and our Climate crisis.  Unfortunately, this is not news.  Since the “Summit Meetings” we’ve experienced massive earthquakes around the globe, volcanoes’ erupting, tornadoes, and the continued devastation of our Indigenous people and their Ancestral lands.  Our Natural World is erupting because of our actions. For decades we've been advised of “the coming catastrophe” and what "World Leaders" are not doing, as well as what we’re doing to speed up the catastrophe.   Not much has changed.  We’re unwilling to adjust our actions;...

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Teaching Our Daughters

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Teaching Our Daughters

The Chemical Industry & The Beauty Industry (And Why We Have to Teach Our Daughters Well) The following studies were conducted by The Environmental Working Group on chemicals used in skin care and reveal why it's important to teach our daughters discernment, and why it's crucial to value our inherent beauty and our uniqueness. In launching a new platform I've perused many articles I've previously written and edited them to bring additional focus to our current corporate / political agenda.  Our purchasing power is extremely powerful as it affects our health, the health of our environment and if used wisely,...

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