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Talc – More Than You Bargained For

I was watching one of those lifestyle talk shows last week and saw a segment with a beauty expert giving out tips on multiple use beauty products. One of her tips was to have baby powder on hand because it can be used for many things, not just diapering our infants.

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Random Acts of Shea Butter

I have been using shea butter for a long time. I have been part of an African hand drumming group for many years and shea butter is what we use on the skin of our drums to keep it soft and supple.

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Give Peace a Chance with Hemp Seed Oil

Before I go any further, let me get one thing straight: hemp and marijuana are not the same. Okay, technically they are both “Cannabis Sativa”, but there is one significant difference between the two: the potency of hemp is far less than marijuana (0.3% vs. 15%), so it has no mind-bending properties. In other words, it won't get you high, dude.

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Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Us

Top Ten Things You Need to Know About Us

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Wake-Up and Smell Your Armpits

Do you have autodysomophobia? Do you even know what that is? In its most basic sense, it is the fear of bad smells.

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A rose is a rose is a... geranium?

I hate gardening. To me, it is back-breaking, dirty, sweaty work that is never finished. Because of my intense disinterest, I know very little about plants and flowers. I know the major ones, like grass, dandelions and thistles, but mostly I am happily clueless.

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The Acne Albatross

Fellow acne sufferers, please gather around. Join hands with me around the ceremonial fire. Let us dance and sing and celebrate. There is help. There is hope. Light a candle and rejoice.

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The Old-Fashioned Shave

Here at the Savon Du Bois, we talk a lot about simplifying things and going back-to-basics. Rather than looking forward to medical advances and technology, we prefer to look back to a time when simple methods, basic tools and the bounty of nature provided all the cleansing, healing and medicinal remedies that were needed for everyday life.

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Something Smells Fishy to Me

Our sense of smell is a huge contributor to our everyday lives. Certain smells can make us happy, others down in the dumps. Sometimes, a smell can be so terrible, it makes us sick, literally.

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To Bee or Not to Bee

Honey is a miracle of mother nature. In order to make one pound, little worker bees must collect from over two million flowers and fly a distance equal to more than three times around the world. One bee, on his own, will only make one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.

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