It’s Crystal Clear

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.08.09, under Health, Life


And it’s an all-natural solution to underarm odour.  The first time I tried it, I wet the crystal like the instructions said and rubbed it under my arms a couple times and went on with my day…a few hours later I wasn’t feeling that fresh.  So the rock did not withstand the test of time, forcing me to move onward in my quest to find the best all-natural deodorant.  It tried  everything the health food stores sell from creams to sticks, to sprays, and then home remedies, trying very hard not to slip back to the drug store brands full of aluminum chlorohydrate.   Nothing really withstood the test of time.

So I shared my plight with a girlfriend who also refuses the drugstore brands, and she told me she has been using the rock crystal for months and loves it. Her secret:  you have to rub it up and down 50 times, which I have never seen on any package or insert.  So I gave it a try, and I can’t deny that 50 strokes is the magic number, plus you get zero white-pit and no residue on clothing, minus not so good for camping when showers might be scarce.  It can’t handle a two or three day stretch with out a shower, like Secret or Nivea.

Sweet Energy with Ginger Chews

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.06.08, under Food, Health, Life

If you’re like me, and feel like a slug in the morning but can’t handle the caffeine gut rot, why not try ginger root instead?   It might even calm an upset stomach.  I don’t really like candied ginger, so if I don’t have time to brew a ginger tea I’ll just have a couple Chimes.  Chimes makes flavoured ginger chews that are first and foremost packed with quality ginger, but subtly flavoured with other flavours like Mango, Orange and Peanut to take some of the  edge off of the ginger’s natural heat.

A Stylish Bin for Your Rubbish, That Will Keep the Mice Away

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.06.01, under Home, Life, LuvZ

LuvZ | simple human trash bins, mine is saving my life!  I have lived downtown for the last ten years in the same neighborhood, and although I have seen some rats out on the street I have never experienced any vermin in my home- until this past winter.  Every morning starting in about mid February I would wake up to a trash bag that used to sit untouched in the holder inside the cupboard door,

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The Juice Tan

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.03.23, under Food, Health, Life, LuvZ, Recipes

We all know that tanning is not good for our skin, especially in tanning beds.  So thank-you Lora Krulak for addressing this problem- with a juice recipe chock full of carotene and chlorella.   I was like WTF when I first saw it?  And then is started to make total sense, a girlfriend of mine used to take carotene pills in university to give herself a glow- I always thought she was a little on the orange side.

Lora’s recipe is jam packed full of carotene and chlorella, and it is the combination of the two that  can boost your complexion from pasty to tanned from the inside out, without looking too orange.  Don’t expect to get as dark as Snooky, but if you are translucent or super pale now you will definitely get a healthy glow.   Find the recipe here.


Coconut Cleans

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.03.03, under Home, Life, LuvZ

LuvZ | Ecos Laundry detergent…and don’t you know?  It is made with my favourite multi-purpose ingredient- COCONUT OIL!  Not only does it smell of fresh magnolias and lilies…it cleans like Tide.  Move over petrochemicals, coconuts are taking over.