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Summer Sunscreen Dangers

Posted by Judy Ryan on

  Everyone remembers the old Coppertone ad with the little dog tugging on the bathing suit of the little girl.  She had a terrific tan and no one from that time period would question what that suntan lotion contained as far as harmful products or chemicals.   A lot of research and experimentation has led to the realization that certain chemicals in these lotions had a tendency to disrupt hormones. Today there are sunscreen products that employ 2 ways to protect your skin, a mineral barrier or a chemical one.  Through diligent research, we at Gifts of Nature are stocking Badger...

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Why We Need Bug Spray Without The Chemicals

Posted by Judy Ryan on

The Harsh Chemical Reality of Bug Spray Repeat after me…..Cyfluthrin, Permethrin, Pyrethroids, Diethyl-Meta-Toluamide….  If you had trouble pronouncing these sinister sounding words you are not alone.  And I’m sure you’re now thinking, “forget the pronunciation, what in the world are they?”  The words listed above are chemicals contained in bug sprays, effective for sure against pesky insects, but also quite possibly harmful to your body as they seep into your pores after spraying arms, legs and possibly torso. Let’s take a look at two of these chemicals, Permethrin and DEET.  Permethrin is an especially insidious component of most over the...

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Every Home Should Have an Essential Oil Diffuser

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Every Home Should Have an Essential Oil Diffuser
One of the easiest and most economical ways to enjoy the advantages of therapeutic grade essential oils is the purchase of an oil diffuser.  The modest price combined with...

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