Debate: Why does the concept of “natural” have to exclude science?

In this post, Anonymous wrote: Ok, this definitely bothers me. I hate when science people try to make nature people being seen as stupid. I thought science people were smart, but this just makes them seem childish and ignorant. I’ll teach you what “chemical-free” means. Chemical-free, in the natural and organic world, simply refers as a product…...

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&*@@# Croda!

I’m so annoyed right now with Croda, makers of Incroquat BTMS-50, Incroquat CR, Polawax, and so on. They’ve decided that the little people – anyone who doesn’t have an e-mail address at a cosmetic company – can’t access their intranet for information, which means we can’t access data sheets or studies on their ingredients. A…...

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If you want to make products without preservatives, then make them…

If you are going to make a product that contains water or might be exposed to water, you need to include a preservative. If you want to make a preservative-less product or want to use alcohol as a preservative or want to store things in your fridge, do it. If you’ve read all that I’ve…...

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Why am I perceived as hating “all natural” things?

I love my all natural babassu butter body butter! You can find the recipe here!  I received an e-mail last night from someone who notes she is a formulator of mostly natural bath and body products, and that she was writing to  me “even though I know you have little love for formulators like me”,…...

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Why I don’t believe in science.

I don’t believe in science. I know science. Science is about change: What we know changes, and the very nature of science is that it changes with new studies, new research, new theories. We once thought the earth was flat or was only 10,000 years old, but now we know the earth is round and…...

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Defining your product by what’s NOT in it! (updated)

This is not my dog walking around the house with a conditioner bar in her mouth!  I have a little thing I call my Trifecta of ARGH! When I’m on a webpage and it mentions that their products are “chemical free” or natural or they make an outrageous promise, I shut it down because I…...

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I’m chemical free!

I’ve been reading a lot about chemicals lately, I’ve made a big decision – I’m going chemical free! I’m getting rid of all the chemicals in my bath & body products, my household products, my food, my car, and my life. I’m chemical free and loving it! Argh…can’t breathe…air leaving lungs…(sound of me falling dead…...

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Free advertising…my way.

Okay, apparently the message “don’t make comments on my site looking for free advertising” isn’t clear to some people. So here it is again…you want free advertising, here’s an entire post on your product! (For previous posts please click here or here.) And as for you, the person who calls him/herself “seabuckthorn oil” on the…...

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A little rant about an article in the paper about MMU

This article from the Vancouver Province from January 8 – Not all ‘mineral’ makeup is equal – is bugging me, so I thought I’d rant for a moment.“…mineral makeup is being touted as not only better than chemical-based products, but healthier, too…” Every single thing in the world is made up of chemicals. Water, air,…...

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Want free advertising on this blog? Well, here it is!

I have a very strict policy about advertising and this blog – I don’t want it and I wouldn’t accept it if offered – but a few posters have decided to ignore my wishes and post links to their products in the comments. I know they say that any publicity is good publicity, so here’s…...

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