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The Dangers of Petroleum Jelly

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"Petroleum is a BIG issue that often is not addressed with skin and allergy issues!" The above comment caught my attention as I perused the feedback from a readers interest survey I had put out at the end of 2019. (Take the survey here.)  What did she mean? What personal experience did this woman have that prompted her to share her story with me?  Here's what she wrote: "It wasn't until someone mentioned in a blog post about a petroleum allergy that the light bulb went on for me and all the allergy issues I've had for over 30 years."...

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Love is in the Hair (Second Life Hair Butter plus the recipe!)

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What hair type is Second Life Hair Butter for? I recently spoke with a woman named Joyce who remembered meeting my mother-in-law several years ago. After reminiscing about my mother-in-law’s warm and bubbly personality, Joyce said, “… and she had the most amazing hair I’ve ever seen!”  I totally agreed with her (on all accounts!) but knew that my mother-in-law would say her hair is what has caused her such angst. She was humble enough to let me share her "done nothin' with it" hair photo with you (above).  The Problem with Aging Hair She used to complain that it...

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Lotion Bars bypass TSA Liquids Rule

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Lotion Bars bypass TSA Liquids Rule

What Skin Care is okay to Take On Board (TSA liquids and more)? Don't risk having your favorite products whisked away... I fly to San Diego at least once a year. Every time I fly, I always take time to review the TSA requirements to find out what I can take or not take on board in my carry-on bag. I don't want my Lavender Roll-on, my shampoo bar, toothpaste or my Simply Shea Facial confiscated before boarding. Is your skincare TSA-proof? Read on... 8 tips to get your skincare through TSA Are your shampoo, foundation, and perfume stored in containers that each weigh less than...

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O Holy Night by Sophie Harris (MadeOn's youngest team member)

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While I was busy with Cyber Monday, I gave my 9-year-old instructions to "keep Sophie occupied". She did. Here's what they came up:

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Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter - what's in it?

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A question that came in: "Hello, I’m interested in some of your products. My wife is 6 months pregnant and I was looking into belly butter…what is your version of this and is the price comparable?" He attached a photo of Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter (with the tagline "Be Good to Your Bump" - ahh, love that tagline!) What a great question to research. At first peek, their first ingredient is water, which makes it completely different than ours. We purposefully avoid water because it introduces the need for other ingredients, like these:  glyceryllaurate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, sucrose...

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