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Save the Planet? Who, Me?

What can I do to make a difference? You’d be surprised at how much professional environmentalists hate this question. They wish they could answer it, but they really don’t know. Instead, they talk about policy changes and government initiatives, tax incentives and corporate governance. (Note: The text in this post comes from the Armchair Environmentalist,

Cold weather skincare

I adore certain of the more expensive natural skin care products. Like many people who do yoga and shop at whole food markets, I use Dr. Hauschka’s--in spite of not believing in the whole biodynamic crystals-in-a-cowhorn thing. Whatever I think about the packaging claims, I find their scent irresistable and soothing. And empirical evidence suggests

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Simply Salt

Over the weekend I was catching up - well, not catching up at all, but trying to get a little less behind. I found a couple of old-fashioned Mason jars and filled one with epsom salts and the other with plain old kosher salt. As simple (and cheap) as you can get in the world

A Hot Bath on a Cold Sunday

No, not soup or bread, but homemade bath oil, made from kitchen cupboard ingredients: Egg-Cream Bath Oil 1 whole egg 1/2 cup sesame oil (or another vegetable oil; note: this is light sesame oil from the wholefood store, not the dark kind used to season Chinese food!) 1 Tbsp washing-up liquid 2 Tbsp rubbing alcohol

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