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Certified  Organic Hair Products

Non Toxic Hair Colours

 No Ammonia or PPD

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. Hair by Kim at Blades. Make up by Debra Jacino.


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Onesta Hair care  info

10% of their net proceeds go to cancer research!! Onesta Hair Care was founded by Tom Redmond, a cancer survivor. So if you know somebody affected by cancer, this is a good way to support research and know you are using non toxic hair products. Onesta will not use any HARMFUL CHEMICALS


I use CHI hair colours

You can also buy the CHI colours

  What makes CHI Ionic Permanent Shine Color Unique? Completely Ammonia Free no Chemical Smell  leaves the hair health and coves grey

CHI Ionic Permanent  Hair  Shine colour

BIO-LITEZ Ammonia free or PPD locks in silk and protein into the hair shaft


For Processing My Clients' Colour I use

 CHI Professional IR Processor Dryer



    Hot Tools 1 1/2 Inch Hot Air Brush

Hot Tools Blow-Dyer Air Brush


    Ceramic Flat Irons   


Made in the USA CHI Original Flat Iron


          CHI Flat Iron 1 inch by Farouk | SHOP NOW!







You deserve to know what chemicals are in your "Products. 

 Be an Educated consumer

Marketplace Because it says organic or natural

 Is It?

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Lousy Labels: Home Edition - Marketplace - CBC Player

Lousy Labels: Health Hype - Marketplace - CBC Player

Non toxic cleaner 1 bottle can last up to 3 years 




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built by Carpenter

Ross Stephen 





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Telephone: +1 (613) 729-7354

The Natural Place for Your Companion Animal




A Family Business

Eco-Friendly Hardwood

FSC Certified Harwood

Engineered Hardwood Flooring

Bamboo Hardwood Flooring

Cork Flooring

Tel.: (613) 225-CAMA (2262)


  We are so happy with the hardwood put in by Rome flooring.  Joe and his family are the nicest people you could do business with. Please visit their website. If you go to Gallery you can see all the beautiful work they do. 







    Food high in zinc

    Top Ten Ingredients that Should Never be Used in Hair Products

    1. FD&C Blue No.1

    coal tar dye; carcinogen; FD&C Colors are colors considered safe by the FDA for use in food, drugs and cosmetics; most of the colors are derived from coal tar and must be certified by the FDA not to contain more than 10ppm of lead and arsenic; Certification does not address any harmful effects these colors may have on the body; most coal tar colors are potential carcinogens, can contain carcinogenic contaminants, and cause allergic reactions.  We are against using them and consider them unsafe ingredients.




       2. Petrolatum

    Petroleum derivitative; may contain carcinogenic contaminants; may cause acne.

       3. Mineral oil

    Petroleum derivative; photo toxin; eye and skin irritant; may cause birth defects; potential carcinogen; can contain carcinogenic contaminants.

      4. Sodium lauryl sulfate 

    Used in most shampoos, toothpaste, laundry detergent, dish detergent, & body washes. Can causes urinary tract infections, dry skin, hair & scalp, allergies, hair loss, eczema; skin irritant; mutagen; CIR panel says safe as used in “rinse off” products, up to 1% concentration in “leave-on products.”  We are against Sulfates of any kind.

      5.Sodium laureth sulfate

    Used in most shampoos. skin ans eye irritant; can be contaminated with dangerous levels of toxins; contains ammonium salts

      6.Polyethylene Glycol

    It is a binder, plasticizing ingredient and solvent in cosmetics. Polyethylene is a product of petroleum gas or dehydration of alcohol. Caused cancer in rats in laboratory studies. Ingestion of large oral doses has produced kidney and liver damage.

      7.Cocamide dea

    Used in many cosmetics. Skin irritant, may cause formation of carcinogens in products containing nitrogen compounds; CIR panel says safe up to 10% concentrations in products that do not contain nitrosating agents.

      8. DEA

    Used in many cosmetics. mucous membrane, eye and skin irritant; absorbed through skin; carcinogen in mice; can cause formation of carcinogens with nitrogen containing compounds; may contain nitrosamine contaminants not listed on label; CIR says safe up to 5% concentration in rinse off products only.


      9. Sodium oleth sulfate

    Used in many shampoos & can be contaminated with dangerous levels of toxins; contains ammonium salts; see ammonia, ethoxylated alcohols. 

      10. Sodium coceth sulfate

    Skin irritant, may cause allergies and hypersensitivity. Can cause rashes.  

      11. Ethylparaben

    Used in many cosmetics & as a preservative; skin irritant; strong allergen; toxic& suspected carcinogen.

      12. Magnesium laureth sulfate

    used in shampoos & may contain toxic byproducts; contains ammonium salts; see ammonia, ethoxylated alcohols.

      12. Ammonia

    best to avoid all cosmetics containing ammonia or ammonium salts.

      13. Disodium EDTA

    Used in many cosmetics & may cause formation of carcinogens in products containing nitrogen compounds; mucous membrane, eye and skin irritant, may cause asthma, kidney damage.

      14. Sodium hydroxide

    Used in hair straighteners/relaxers.  It is a severe eye and skin irritant; corrosive; mutagen.

      15. Hydantoin DMDM

    A preservative/emulsifier derived from formaldehyde, a known carcinogen commonly used in children's conditioners & detanglers.

    What's Going On?

    Baby shampoo should be safe. Not toxic.

    Baby shampoo should be safe, not toxic. So why can it contain carcinogens? Our new ad campaign exposes the ugly truth about the cosmetics industry.

    In January 2007, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics released product tests that found the chemical 1,4-dioxane in nearly two dozen popular baby soaps, bubble baths and shampoos, including Sesame Street character brands and even the iconic "pure and gentle" Johnson & Johnson's baby shampoo. None of the products listed 1,4-dioxane on the label.

    Why do products contain this nasty chemical? 1,4-dioxane is a byproduct of a dirty petrochemical process called "ethyoxylation," which involves adding ethylene oxide (a known breast carcinogen) to other chemicals in order to make them less harsh. For example, sodium laurel sulfate – notoriously harsh on the skin – is often converted to the gentler chemical sodium laureth sulfate by adding ethylene oxide (the "eth" denotes ethoxylation), which causes 1,4-dioxane contamination.

    Sodium laureth sulfate is just one common example. More than 56 cosmetics ingredients are associated with the contaminant 1,4-dioxane.

    Even many natural brands contain 1,4-dioxane. Product tests released in March 2008 found the synthetic carcinogen in 46 out of 100 "natural" or "organic" products tested.

    The good news: many companies in the natural products industry are quitting the ethoxylation habit. New standards such as the Whole Foods Premium Body Care Seal do not allow ethoxylation, and many companies have been quietly reformulating to replace chemicals such as sodium laureth sulfate that are associated with 1,4-dioxane.

    Health Concerns

    1,4-dioxane is a known animal carcinogen and probable human carcinogen, according to the EPA. As with many chemicals of concern used in cosmetics, the companies do not disagree that the chemical is toxic. However, they argue that it's "just a little bit" of 1,4-dioxane in the baby shampoo. Unfortunately, the same baby may be exposed to 1,4-dioxane from the bubble bath, the shampoo, the body wash and many other sources in the same day.

    What You Can Do

    Avoid using products that list ingredients that may be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, including sodium myreth sulfate, PEG compounds and chemicals that include the clauses "xynol," "ceteareth" and "oleth."

    Sign up for e-mail updates from the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. We'll e-mail you once or twice each month about products, ingredients and what you can do to protect yourself. 

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    Body lotion should be safe. Not toxic.

    Our 2002 report, Not Too Pretty, found hormone-disrupting chemicals called phthalates in nearly three-fourths of the 72 products tested, even though none listed phthalates on the labels. Phthalates are used in soft, flexible plastics and are a frequent component of fragrances used in air fresheners, detergents, cleaning products - and cosmetics. A significant loophole in the law allows phthalates (and other chemicals) to be added to fragrances without disclosure to consumers. Because fragrance occurs in nearly every conceivable product, including lotions, soaps, cleansers and hair care products, phthalates are common.

    Health Concerns

    A study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that every one of the 289 people tested had dibutyl phthalate (DBP) in his or her body. In particular, women aged 20 to 40 (squarely in their childbearing years) had the highest levels of DBP. The CDC scientists speculated these high levels could come from personal care products and cosmetics, among other things.

    Two decades of research suggest that phthalates disrupt the hormonal systems during fetal development. Phthalate exposure in human mothers has been associated with a shortened distance between the anus and genitals in male babies, characteristic of female sex in both humans and animals.

    Further research in humans shows a relationship between exposure to various phthalates and low sperm counts, damaged sperm, testicular atrophy, undescended testicles and birth defects of the penis such as hypospadias. Researchers suggest that these de-masculinizing effects emerge because phthalates act like estrogens in the body by binding to hormone receptors on cells.

    What You Can Do

    Choose products with no added synthetic fragrance. Look for products without the word "fragrance" on the label, or choose products that use "natural fragrance" or essential oils.

    Potentially harmful ingredients in personal products include:

    Potential toxins in everyday products - some of the ingredients used are just cheap petroleum product based fillers, some are the same as used in engine degreasers and antifreeze, aluminum is linked to Alzheimer's disease, some may suffocate the skin's breathing surface, some dry up the skin and help in aging the skin, others may cause harm on the eyes or in the brain, among other potential problems (including being a carcinogen that can cause cancer).