Judy's Blog

Saving Grace Animal Society

Why I chose to give 30% of my sales in June to Saving Grace Animal Society

June 08, 2022

Since the opening of the shelter in 2018, Saving Grace Animal Society has successfully adopted out over 2600 animals, organized and completed over 15 major rescue missions (each bringing over 100 animals in to care) and made forever homes at the Sanctuary for 22 farm animals to date.
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Flower City Soap Company on the big screens in Times Square, NYC

Flower City Soaps in Times Square, NYC!

April 06, 2022

I was very blessed recently to have the opportunity to have my ad for my company Flower City Soap Company on a big screen in Times Square for a short time!!! Here it is!! So exciting!!
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Authentic African Black Soap

What is African Black Soap and why is it so popular

March 09, 2022

African Black Soap is often just referred to as Black Soap, even though it isn’t always black. It can also be found under different names such as Anago or Yoruba Soaps, depending on the region that it’s made in. It can be in shades of brown and has bits and pieces of plants and dried peels, which give it a scrub type of texture. Like the name suggests, it is made in Africa, and the best kind to purchase is Fair Trade African Black Soap because it helps to ensure that proceeds from the product actually go back to help support the communities that make the soap.
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how scents affect our moods

How Scents Affect Us and Trigger Memories

February 16, 2022

Humankind has known since the beginning of time that aromas can directly affect us in many different ways. The enchanting aroma of a sweet flower can lift and calm our moods, while the intense aroma of peppermint or spearmint can refresh and invigorate us. Fragrances and memory have a direct connection as well. Sometimes a certain scent will instantly remind us of a place, time or person.
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World Cancer Day 2022 - a personal story

On this, World Cancer Day, we pray for an end to all cancers

February 04, 2022

Today is World Cancer Day. I don’t think there are very many people who have not, in one way or another, been affected by cancer. It rears its ugly head everywhere, with people who may not look after themselves properly AND with people who DO all the right things to look after themselves. It doesn’t care if you’re old or young, black, white, green or purple or anything in between! On this day, I would like to share my own, personal encounters with this beast.
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Puppy Mill Dog - Let's put an end to puppy mills!

Banning the sale of household pets on Kijiji to help stop puppy mills!

February 03, 2022

For years many animal lovers (that includes me!) have been trying to petition a ban for ALL animal sales on Kijiji. Selling pets like you would a lamp or piece of furniture only encourages people who run puppy mills to keep operating. If you have never heard of the term “puppy mill”, these are generally horrid places with inhumane treatment of dogs and puppies.
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The Betty White Challenge & Animal Rescues

The Betty White Challenge & Animal Rescues

January 22, 2022

I was simply blown away by the awesome reactions around the world with the Betty White Challenge. I think we could all agree that Betty would be absolutely thrilled with how people honoured what would have been her 100th birthday celebration. There are so many animal sanctuaries that deserve support and here are just a few of them.
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Your Guide to Starting a Garden from Literally the Ground Up - Flower City Soap Company

Your Guide to Starting a Garden from Literally the Ground Up

October 24, 2021

Gardening is arguably one of the most truly positive pursuits that anyone can undertake. It has a great roster of health benefits that runs the gamut from improving hand-eye coordination to better sleep, as well as getting copious amounts of sunshine to heart health. On top of that, eating from your garden will promote a healthy lifestyle. The mental health benefits are just as impressive, too, reducing stress and helping you develop a more positive mindset (to name a few), even at the worst of times.
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Facts and Tips on Aging in Reverse

Aging in Reverse: 4 Essential Tips

September 13, 2021

Perhaps you’ve noticed that with every birthday that rolls around, you feel a sense of sadness. After all, growing older means dealing with a declining quality of life, right? Fortunately, this could not be further from the truth!
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Colloidal Oatmeal for bathing & soaps

What is Colloidal Oatmeal and what are its Benefits?

April 28, 2021

There are many skin conditions that Colloidal Oatmeal can help to alleviate including: eczema, scaly, itchy or patchy skin, psoriasis, over-exposure to the sun; dry, irritated skin and may even help soothe the itch of chickenpox and measles. One of the best ways to use Colloidal Oats is in the bath. 
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How are you coping with the Coronavirus or Covid19?

How are you coping with the Coronavirus, better known as Covid19?

April 22, 2021

Coping with the Coronavirus...better known as Covid19. Who would have ever, in a million years, thought that we'd be in this situation. I think it serves to remind humankind that, with all our advancements and technology, and no matter how intelligent we think we are, we are still just mere human beings, no matter how famous or important one may be, with frailties and powerlessness in the grand scheme of things. I know that I sometimes awaken and think "surely this was just a nightmare" and it still seems surreal sometimes to see people walking around with masks, lining up to get into a store or just see the main road, that is visible from my front window, seeming so deserted and empty, when it was previously packed with cars every morning and evening during "rush hour".
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Colossal Beer Soap - Flower City Soap Company

Introducing our new Colossal Beer Soap!

March 19, 2021

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