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The phrase “beer budget, champagne taste” is one that I am very familiar with, and one that could be said to be the canon of my life thus far. Back in my spa-owning days, when I didn’t even earn enough to buy toothpaste regularly, I would still scrimp and save until I could afford a Kate Spade purse. Or an Anthropologie skirt. Or a two-night stay at Calistoga Ranch. Yeah. That financial idiot was me. So it should come as no surprise to anyone that once I got into Aromatherapy and started falling in love with essential oils, the one … Continue reading
If you haven’t heard (which I hadn’t until last night), California Baby, a well-known and trusted provider of baby-safe body care products, has been taken to task for reformulating their calendula cream. Apparently – and I am now getting all of this fourth- and fifth-hand, because I was not paying attention when this whole thing first blew up – they added sodium benzoate to their formula. Hmm, sodium benzoate is the ingredient most of us holistic Mamas seek to avoid, and why we go and spend money on brands like California Baby in the first place. My eyebrows definitely went … Continue reading
There was this guy, Hippocrates, whom they call the “Father of Modern Medicine.” For me, that’s not such a big deal, because the jury is still out on modern allopathic medicine, in my book. But, he once allegedly said, “The way to health is through a massage and aromatic bath every day.” Now THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about! I like the way this guy thinks. I’m writing this post because I want you to know that you are greatly taking care of yourself when you retreat to your bathtub for some you-time. And when you, the Mommy of your family, … Continue reading