Christy Mercer

Christy
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Natural gifts for Father's Day
Herban Cowboy Organic Cologne This musky, manly scent will leave dad smelling clean and won't irritate his skin with
Naturally soft soaps
Liquid cleansers are versatile, fragrant, and leave skin feeling clean and refreshed. But what's really in
Queen Helene Organic Fair Trade Certified Cocoa Butter Body Lotion
Luxuriously smooth with a soft vanilla-like scent, thick cocoa butter soaks into skin quickly without leaving a greasy
Herbs and Supplements 101: Folate
A naturally occurring B vitamin found in leafy greens, citrus fruit, beans, and peas. Folic acid is the synthetic
Herbs & Supplements 101: Maca
What it is A Peruvian root vegetable used for 2,000 years as an aphrodisiac, maca is dried, ground, and sold as
Skin-specific oils
Alba Botanica Kukui Nut Organic Body Oil Rich in essential fatty acids, kukui nut oil repairs and protects skin. Dr.
About the sodium nitrite preservative
What's with all the "nitrite free" labels on meat packages these days?
Monthly Indulgence: MaraNatha No Stir OrganicPeanut Butter
Love stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth PB&Js, but loathe stirring up oily natural peanut butters? Check out MaraNatha's
Sweet Alternatives
The average American consumes a whopping 20 teaspoons of sugar per daymore than twice the USDA-recommended amount. The
Put a cork in it?
Photo: masterfile Quick tip: If wine smells like old, wet newspaper rather than fruit, it's probably "corked."
Arnica
What it is This European and Central Asian flower, first used in the 16th century to treat soreness, is dried and used
Coenzyme Q10
What it is A vitaminlike antioxidant found in every cell in the body, Co-Q10 helps cells produce energy. Conditions it
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