November 23, 2008


Mike Arsenault

HI Rebekah--
Thanks for the link. I appreciate it. It's good to see your blog spreading the message and helping your readers to become more informed.
I am a fan of Malkan's book too and my company Emily Skin Soothers is a signer of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics---they have rated all of our products thus far a zero on a scale of 0-10 for low to high risk.
Since writing that article on Ode I also went on to post a whole website: www.myskinbetter.com that is full of free, self-care information on how to care for your skin naturally. After learning all I could to help my daughter with her skin problems, I thought I should share what I learned with a wider audience. Hope it helps some of your readers. Thanks so much. Sincerely,

Mike Arsenault
Emily Skin Soothers, Inc

Becca Olstad

Hey Mike!

I'm so glad to hear about all of the great work you're doing!


Lois Barber

Hi Becca,

Thanks for this post. My teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, says, "If you want to take care of the environment, take care of the environmentalist." We have to start with ourselves as a way to take care of the planet. We need to be mindful of what we put on or take into our bodies. Thanks for the links, the book suggestion, and for making it easy for all of us to learn more about this important issue.


It's becoming more and more evident that the products that are available to us in our world today has toxic content. This comes to mind when I hear of the outrageous statistics of the different cancers that effects so many people in our society. It's got to be what we expose our bodies to on a daily basis over time.

Ella Beauty

It's very difficult to educate people about the "scary" chemicals found everywhere in our environment. Even when people know it they will find it hard to avoid using products contain these harmful chemicals.

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