Speed Is Life! - Join The Keys Wholesale Family

Speed Is Life! – Join The Keys Wholesale Family

Speed is Life - Time flies fast, but it's good when you are the pilot. Just control your time well away from hijackers. Save time profitably; Spend time productively! Helping You Spend Your Time Wisely Now more than ever, your times is the most valuable commodity that ...
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Keys Wholesale Dealer Registration

Keys Wholesale Dealer Registration

Our new wholesale website is chocked full of simple innovations making your buying experience quick, easy, and 24/7. RegistrationCurrent Dealer/Reseller Registration/Log In If you buy from Keys already using Text, Email, Vmail or through your Rep, you can add online ordering easily by going to the box to the left ...
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Why Keys? Our Retailer's View

Why Keys? Our Retailer’s View

Become A Keys Reseller from a Resellers Point-of-View by Wendy Steele, Keys CEO Often the question we get from prospective resellers is, "Why should I become a Keys Reseller?" We decided that it might be best to check in with some of our current Apothecaries, Pharmacies, Coops, and Natural Markets ...
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Is Resistance Futile!  How To Survive Amazon?

Is Resistance Futile! How To Survive Amazon?

"Death by Jeff?" aka Amazon.  Who is next? Will Natural Pharmacies, Apothecaries, and Natural Markets survive the Amazon invasion. I believe the answer is yes if you are smart and act quickly. by Bob Root, Keys co-founder and Chief Technologist and Scientist. You may know me as the formulator and ...
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Keys Ten Basic Principles - Bob's Story

Keys Ten Basic Principles – Bob’s Story

Melanoma Was The Keys Beginnings I have never told my story. Most of everything we have written is about Wendy's fight with Cancer and stupidity in the skincare market intermixed with how I created our products. So, since it is 15 years in business this year, I just felt like ...
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Merz Tea Time with Q-Brothers Webcast with Bob Root Keys CTO & Founder

Merz Tea Time with Q-Brothers Webcast with Bob Root Keys CTO & Founder

Merz Tea Time is a new webcast by Merz Apothecary in Chicago IL. Merz is a 145-year-old apothecary and online giant based in Chicago. Keys and Merz have had a 12-year relationship that has grown even stronger in these tough times. Merz Tea Time is a new live online webcast ...
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Your Staff Better Be Smizing - It Could Make or Break Your Business

Your Staff Better Be Smizing – It Could Make or Break Your Business

Smizing - Smiling with your eyes is the secret to business success moving forward.  It is the New Normal Making sure that your staff knows how to Smize can make the difference between profit and loss or making it or not in these times. Here is how I learned to ...
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How Do Your Sunscreens Rate Against Keys Solar RX? - EWG 2020 Sunscreen Report

How Do Your Sunscreens Rate Against Keys Solar RX? – EWG 2020 Sunscreen Report

So, how do the sunscreens you sell to your customers rank on Saftey and Efficacy?  Do they actually work and are they safe.  The controversy rages on whether sports sunscreen is safe.  The FDA says they should be reapplied every 15 minutes in high-stress conditions.  Our Solar Rx Moisturizer with ...
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Melanoma Month - Keys Solar Rx - SPF, Safe & Therapeutic

Melanoma Month – Keys Solar Rx – SPF, Safe & Therapeutic

There are two things about Keys Solar Rx Sunscreen that separate it from the pack
  • Cosmetically Transparent Sunscreen
  • Anti-Inflammatory Uncoated Therapeutic Zinc Oxide
And, May is Melanoma Awareness Month and the beginning of sunscreen season. Solar Rx is an SPF moisturizer like none other ...
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RediCare - A Featured Star of the Keys Line

RediCare – A Featured Star of the Keys Line

RediCare - Born Out of Hurricane Katrina RediCare began just after Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans, Louisianna. We had an excellent therapeutic lotion named MetaCare that contains Ayurvedic Neem and Karanja oil. What happened next was the creation of a new product called RediCare. We were at a pet trade ...
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Dr. Google is Up to Something Cool

Dr. Google is Up to Something Cool

Dr. Google at it again.  This Time with Apple as a partner. After all this, there will be no industries untouched in some way or another. Perhaps the most impacted will be the medical industry. We have talked about Dr. Google for many years now and marvel at how over ...
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Lights! Camera! Action! - Megan and the Teleconference Crisis

Lights! Camera! Action! – Megan and the Teleconference Crisis

Just Another Beautiful Day in New Mexico Friday, April 10, 2020, 6:00am. My Friday started like all the rest of my days in week four of my sequester. In the high desert of New Mexico, mornings start crisp and cool with a bright sunrise over the Sangre De Cristo Mountains ...
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Jams World Making N95 Masks and They're Cool.

Jams World Making N95 Masks and They’re Cool.

Jams World N95 Mask with Attitude - Mahalo I only collect one thing. They are Jams World Vintage Hawaiian shirts. Can you imagine my surprise when I got an email saying they were making and selling a mask to ward off viruses? Before you jump to confusions, these masks are ...
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Frequently Asked Question In the C-19 Storm

Frequently Asked Question In the C-19 Storm

Questions It would be irrational if I did not say these are odd times. We are all in a turbulent storm.  A world dilemma has brought us lots of questions. Touchwood, our factory is still running, and we have been swamped. One of the busy areas is questions we are ...
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The Handshake is All Shook Up

The Handshake is All Shook Up

The Handshake Ritual Seem Odd Now A friend of a friend told me that the "Handshake" began in merry old England. It was supposed to show the other person that you were without a weapon. It seems to me that it might not have worked if your enemy was left-handed.   ...
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Courageous or Just Smart? - Buying Direct is Smart

Courageous or Just Smart? – Buying Direct is Smart

Having trouble getting products to sell? Stop buying from distribution!   Buying Direct is Just Plain Smart It is time to get wise. Yes, stop buying through distribution because if you are a small business, they don't want you anyhow. Maybe the writing is on the wall. Scrapping for inventory ...
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Grocery Shop Smart - Not Often!

Grocery Shop Smart – Not Often!

Shopping Smart and Not Often Saves Lives The Center for Disease Control, The President and State Health Organizations, are asking us to stay out of the grocery stores for the next two weeks. Why? The reason we are being asked not to treat grocery shopping as entertainment is that smart ...
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"Blue Babies" Therapy May Help!

“Blue Babies” Therapy May Help!

Some Good News - Nitric Oxide Therapy May Help The Suffering FDA opens up Bellerophon's (Nitric Oxide) gas therapy for COVID-19 Bob Root, Keys Scientist:   I have a core belief for my life when it comes to health.  The only person I hold responsible for my health is me ...
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Tough Times Need Smart Leaders!

Tough Times Need Smart Leaders!

Time To Get Wise - Covid Boom or Bust.  The grocery business has been around a long time, but there is no need to be arcane. I have over 35 retailers that I regularly contact to get a feel for what is happening in the market. These are regularly ...
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DIY Hand Sanitizers - Formulas

DIY Hand Sanitizers – Formulas

Time for Hand Sanitizers. It is important to be effective and know what you are putting on your hands.   There are a number of natural commercially available products that work.  Right now, they are hard to find in the stores.  So, it is time to make your own.  It ...
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Hand Sanitizers Debunked

Hand Sanitizers Debunked

Hand Sanitizers, The Right Way, and the Wrong Way. Where to begin? My article, "Just Wash Hands," has brought a lot of comments. Lots of thank you's, a few questions and some opinion. Cool, that is what is supposed to happen. Most comments address a short paragraph I wrote about "Hand Sanitizers." ...
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Mom Was Right! - Just Wash Hands

Mom Was Right! – Just Wash Hands

There is a Simple Way by Bob Root, Keys CTO Yes, it is flu season, and traveling is getting to be a more significant concern. It is the time of year to write about not only how to wash your hands, but why doing it the wrong way can hurt ...
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Merz Apothecary, A Valued Keys Partner for 12 Years

Merz Apothecary, A Valued Keys Partner for 12 Years

Merz, 145 Years and Going Strong - Honest, Integrity, Innovation There is no doubt that the natural market industry is in turmoil since Amazon bought Whole Foods. With all this change and dynamics, Merz Apothecary in Chicago has not missed a beat. Why, because they lead with their H.I.P.S. Honesty, ...
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Chemical-Free Skin Health Book, Anniversary Sale -Kindle $4.95

Chemical-Free Skin Health Book, Anniversary Sale -Kindle $4.95

It is the tenth anniversary of Bob's book, "Chemical-Free Skin Health." That does not mean it is ten years old. It has been remastered a number of times to keep it current. Ironically, our collective amnesia will make much of the book new to first-time readers. In 2008, Bob announced ...
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Micelle Cleansers - Not New and Beware Petroleum Versions

Micelle Cleansers – Not New and Beware Petroleum Versions

Micelle Cleansing Everywhere you read, people are introducing micellar water, micellar cleansers, and micellar tonics. Funny, when we launched our Island Rx Micellar cleanser 16 years ago, not many listened or cared. What did happen, though, is that it became one of our top selling products because of our vegan ...
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Keys Urban Shield - Super Ointment

Keys Urban Shield – Super Ointment

Urban Shield - Product of the week Urban Shield Jel is one of our best selling products because universally, it does so many things for the skin. Urban Shield is based on our Avo Jel replacement for petroleum jelly. Rather than being made from petroleum, our base is an identical ...
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You Can Reverse Skin Damage and Visible Aging

You Can Reverse Skin Damage and Visible Aging

Can my skin recover after years of damage? Yes. I recently had a 60-year-old woman ask me if there is a way to reverse the damage she had done to her skin over the years. She elaborated that she had tanned too much in her teens, lives in a desert ...
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Keys Epigenetic Skincare - Musing about Functional Skin Health

Keys Epigenetic Skincare – Musing about Functional Skin Health

We make epigenetic systemic changes to our physiology every day — Consciously and mostly Unconsciously. There are many things that we can do in our lives to change our genetic processes. We have found that one of the significant enigmas as humans is inflammation. It is measurable, but at the ...
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Hormone Disrupters and Insulin Resistance

Hormone Disrupters and Insulin Resistance

Do Hormone Disrupters Cause Type 2 Diabetes? I am in the skincare business, but also a wellness advocate.  I am a firm believer that much of our skin and body aging is affected by chemicals in our lives.  From time to time I find things out that go beyond our ...
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Try This Simple Skin Test - Search for the Causes

Try This Simple Skin Test – Search for the Causes

Have you ever had a rash on a part of your skin? Maybe it is all over. Have you wondered what the cause is for the outbreak? Did you try to fix it by smearing on lotion, or did you look for the cause? The tendency is for us to ...
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Neem & Karanja Oil - Ayurvedic Solutions

Neem & Karanja Oil – Ayurvedic Solutions

The Magic of Ayurvedic Medicine Just about everyone involved with natural skincare and Ayurvedic medicine has heard of Neem oil. Well, Neem has a sister oil from a symbiotic plant that lives near the Neem tree. It is called Karanja oil. The simplest way to put it is that the ...
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About Keys

About Keys

Melanoma Was The Keys Beginnings I have never told my story. Most of everything we have written is about Wendy's fight with Cancer and stupidity in the skincare market intermixed with how I created our products. So, since it is 15 years in business this year, I just felt like ...
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Keto Plus - A New Book by Keys Founder, Bob Root

Keto Plus – A New Book by Keys Founder, Bob Root

Keto Plus Book - Turbocharging the Keto Diet I decided to create my own version of Keto by combining the Keto Diet, Intermittent Fasting and giving up sugar.  When I told friends, they said I should write about it.  So, I took a few days off over the New Years ...
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Keys Nextra Line Featuring NeoRetinol - Coming Soon!

Keys Nextra Line Featuring NeoRetinol – Coming Soon!

Keys New Discoveries - NeoRetinol "Retinol is a vitamin A ester developed many years ago with side effects as legendary as it effects.  We have developed NeoRetinol that does all the same things as Retinol, but with none of the side effects."   Wendy Steele Keys CEO Retinol is the staple ...
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Winter Sunscreen - Keys Solar Rx Secrets

Winter Sunscreen – Keys Solar Rx Secrets

Winter is Time for Sunscreen by Wendy Steele, Keys CEO Every skier around the world knows the importance of using sunscreens at high altitude. As the air thins, the UV radiation protection from the atmosphere declines exponentially. The same is true when it gets cold and dry at sea level ...
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For Makeup Artists Only...Actors Too!  Join Our Pro Team

For Makeup Artists Only…Actors Too! Join Our Pro Team

Keys Vanities Makeup Artist & Actors Pro Team Keys Vanities Pro Team entitles the professional makeup artist, and actors too, to unique benefits, including product discounts and exclusive access to tips and techniques. ...and the most exciting is a free membership in our Beta testing team where you will see ...
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Keys Vanity Pro Makeup Artist Team Application

Keys Vanity Pro Makeup Artist Team Application

Keys Vanity Pro Makeup Artist Team Keys Vanity Pro Team entitles the professional makeup artist to unique benefits, including product discounts and exclusive access to tips and techniques. ...and the most exciting is a free membership in our Beta testing team where you will see new products and be able ...
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Mayo

Ugly Ducklings Moles – Part Three – Hold The Mayo

In the first two parts of my story, I was diagnosed with two atypical biopsies, discovered that the diagnosis was a coverup for a botched lab test and prepared myself for a visit to the revered hallowed halls of the Mayo Clinic. Surely Mayo would be a much better experience ...
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Ugly Ducklings Moles - Part Two - A Revelation

Ugly Ducklings Moles – Part Two – A Revelation

My Ugly Ducklings Skin Cancer Story by Wendy Steele In part one of my Ugly Ducklings story, I explained the process and reasons I went through having three moles , aka Ugly Ducklings, biopsied and tested. My story turned from being alarmed at the doctor's findings to anger when ...
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My Skin Cancer Anniversary - Lessons Learned

My Skin Cancer Anniversary – Lessons Learned

WISDOM FROM “UGLY DUCKLINGS” On My Skin Cancer Anniversary by Wendy Steele Anniversary is a thing to celebrate and to remember. Sounds strange that I celebrate my Melanoma diagnosis and use this to remember my experiences. What I learned then and know now is that I am in charge of ...
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Keys Overview - Our Elevator Speech

Keys Overview – Our Elevator Speech

Business people have a thing they call an elevator speech. It is a short description of a business delivered on a short elevator ride that tells someone what your company does and its purpose. Recently I was, you guessed it, on an elevator and someone asked me what Keys does ...
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Keto Diet Saves On Skincare!

Keto Diet Saves On Skincare!

Keto Skin! There are two ways you can save half of your skincare products price. Either you get 50% off the price, or you only have to use half as much. We have always said that a 100ml 4-ounce bottle of Luminos or Tortuga lotion is like getting a 600ml ...
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micellar

Micellar Water FAD or Innovation

Keys Island Rx Foaming wash is a patriarch of our line. With the popularity of micellar water cleansers, we thought it would be essential to point out that Island Rx has always been micelle-based. It has been that way since its introduction in 2004. Our society, especially beauty, is fad ...
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Glacier Water Micelles and Other Natural Mysteries

Glacier Water Micelles and Other Natural Mysteries

Island Rx Foaming "Glacier Water" Cleanser - All Natural, Chemical-Free Healing Foaming Wash for Skin Disorders, Itching, Allergies & Irritations. Our micellar abundant cleaning soap was developed for sensitive skin like the face and neck.  The micellar technology foaming applicator automatically dilutes the  Island Rx formulation so that it can be used ...
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May is Melanoma Awareness Month

May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Melanoma Can Strike Anyone The list is long. Dianne Keaton, Melanie Griffith, Hugh Jackman, and Anderson Cooper are all now advocates of skin cancer protection. There are several different types of skin cancer, including melanoma, basal cell skin cancer, and squamous cell skin cancer. Nonmelanoma skin cancer is a prevalent ...
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FDA Set to Ban Chemical Sunscreen Ingredients

FDA Set to Ban Chemical Sunscreen Ingredients

FDA Study Reports Chemical Sunscreens Enter Bloodstream in One-Day In a recent report and study by the FDA, it appears they are on a path to ban all chemical sunscreen ingredients used in most sunscreens on the market. Keys Solar Rx is a clear physical sunscreen using zinc oxide. The ...
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Sardines - Skin & Omega 3's

Sardines – Skin & Omega 3’s

Sardines for Beautiful Skin - Sardines = Omega 3's! Sardines may be the best anti-aging secret going to protect and beautify your skin.  It The Omega 3 oils, collagen and proteins are the start of something beautiful...You! Forever, skin gurus have said there is a direct relationship between Omega 3 ...
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Micelle & Keys Island RX Soaps

Micelle & Keys Island RX Soaps

The Micelle Magic - It's All In The Soap! The secret to clean vibrant skin is a natural oil-based soap that is full of Micelle.  They are magical in almost every way imaginable. When I first developed Island Rx soap, it was because I could not find a Castile soap ...
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Keto Diet & Keys - Skin Is In The Game

Keto Diet & Keys – Skin Is In The Game

Keto and Skin - Carb-Free, Sugar-Free, Sodium-Free, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free Anti-Aging The revelation that some skin care products have sugars, carbs gluten and salt is stupefying and scary!  Clean products are not that hard to make if you know what you are doing. The Keto diet is sweeping the world and ...
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Mangrove Shampoo & Conditioner - Pour Homme

Mangrove Shampoo & Conditioner – Pour Homme

You love all your children equally, but sometimes those older more independent ones move to the corner of your eye. Mangrove Shampoo & Conditioner are among my oldest children and have matured into quite the adults. In product years, they are in their thirties and quite resourceful. Dynamic Duo When ...
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Galleyon Soap - A Multi-Use Wonder

Galleyon Soap – A Multi-Use Wonder

I have super sensitive skin. I am also a germaphobe. For that reason, I pay attention to everything that touches my skin. After all, this is the season when bugs and viruses seem to peak. Without a doubt, Galleyon Foaming Soap is my go-to product. It is naturally anti-bacterial and ...
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VaporJel

The American Organic Hustle – Understanding The Misunderstood

My name is Bob Root.  I am one of the Keys founders and the chief scientist.  A customer contacted Keys Customer Service with three fundamental questions. The questions are mostly about being organic and safety as well as functionality. I have answers, and they might not be what you think ...
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Keys Deodorant? - Well Maybe!

Keys Deodorant? – Well Maybe!

A Keys Deodorant - If It Works For You! For 15 years, customers have asked me to develop a deodorant. When I asked specifics, what they wanted was an antiperspirant. I may have unintentionally given them what they wanted. About six months ago a young Keys fan texted me ...
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Keys New Online Super Store!

Keys New Online Super Store!

Keys has a New Super Store. Visit www.KeysPure.com and register to receive a $5.00 off discount on your first order. You must register or reregister on our super store because the new store has a much higher level of security, encryption, and ease of use. Why? We realize last year ...
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parabens

Parabens – They Are Everywhere

Parabens hiding in plain sight. When I started writing my book, Chemical-Free Skin Health, I thought I would mention Parabens as a side comment in the chapter on the Dirty Dozen Chemicals in most skincare products. Yes, about 95% of every skincare product produced has a bacteriacide that goes by ...
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InfoGram™ - New Keys 'Quick-Reads' Mini-Blog

InfoGram™ – New Keys ‘Quick-Reads’ Mini-Blog

In keeping with the times, we created a new area of Clean Green Cafe blog for quick informational bites. Infograms™ is focused on helping you understand our product applications. Infograms will offer tips and tricks as well as educational information. We will bring you industry news and our perspective on ...
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Mangrove Hair & Skin Conditioner for Men

Mangrove Hair & Skin Conditioner for Men

I was at a classic style barber shop in Mesilla New Mexico. Sort of a man cave with traditional services. After the cut and shampoo, my barber placed a hot towel on my face. Then to my surprise, he conditioned my hair and then moved to my face. Yes, he ...
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Calluses and Gluten Connection

Calluses and Gluten Connection

I was attending a panel discussion at an industry event. A researcher from Finland showed a study connection calluses on feet, knees, hands, and elbows to people having gluten intolerance. The speaker did not offer any solutions other than avoiding gluten. What was particularly interesting is that she did point ...
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Island Rx for Acne

Island Rx for Acne

Fifteen years ago, one of the first things we discovered about our Island Rx pure castile soap was its fantastic success with acne and backne. What we found was that the combination of slightly high alkalinity and the Clary Sage had a tremendous effect on controlling and reversing acne. Today ...
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Eczema - Getting Wise - It's Probably the Chemicals in Your Life!

Eczema – Getting Wise – It’s Probably the Chemicals in Your Life!

Eczema seems to be a catchall term for a lot of doctors. The cause is unknown, but some of us suspect chemicals in everyday products. Common culprits for chemically induced eczema are sulfates in laundry detergents, PEG (propylene glycol) in just about everything and parabens (a biocide in most products) ...
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