More worrying news on what goes into our everyday cosmetics! As Nanna always says, natural’s best – Researchers from University of California, Berkeley’s School of Public Health have found lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals in common lipstick brands. Researchers said that the level of metals in the products were high enough to [...]
Did you know that many antibiotics are taken even when they have no effect on the illness in question? Powerful stuff antibiotics, and we need to use them only when truly needed (and certainly not liberally on livestock!) – There’s a quietly surging medical emergency taking hold across the country: Some of our most prized [...]
Shocking news – that one of the largest economies in the world still hasn’t banned all asbestos – More than 50 countries have banned asbestos, a toxic mineral used in building materials, insulation, automobile brakes and other products. The United States isn’t one of them. Last year, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, 1,060 metric tons [...]
Still spending money on sea salt hair sprays? We’d skip the essential oils in the recipe (our stance is it’s always better not to use them unless you absolutely have to!) but this lovely, simple recipe is wonderfully gentle and so very easy! Click DIY Beach Waves Sea Salt Texturizing Spray to read the full article.
Phthalates are the same class of chemicals found in synthetic fragrances – why fragrance-free or natural fragrances (and only in very careful dosages!) are the way to go – Reproductive problems leading to infertility were seen in female fish exposed to phthalates at levels generally found in the environment. The results are some of the [...]
Fascinating new research on the use of Manuka honey – honey! – on chronic wounds – Manuka honey is highly effective in the treatment of chronic wound infections, according to new UTS research into how honey affects the growth of bacteria. The research, published today in the open-access science journal PLOS ONE, was particularly important [...]