What Was in an Old Time Medicine Cabinet?

My grandparents have lived in the same house for over 60 years. While things have changed since they first moved in, as children gradually moved on and out the extra spaces around the house didn’t necessarily get cleaned out, leading to all sorts of things piling up from various decades. Even things that were on […]


Question: Is Milk of Magnesia a Good Deodorant?

I was asked today to review the idea of using milk of magnesia in a roll-on bottle as a deodorant. Because I was asked to share the information more widely, I post it here for broader reading. After a bit of research, here are my thoughts: I hadn’t looked into milk of magnesia before, as […]


Cellulose and Its Possible Allergic Connections

“Cellulose” refers to a polysaccharide coming from plant cell walls and vegetable fibre, whether it be from cotton, wood, hemp, bamboo, or something else. ¬†Cellulose is the most abundant natural polymer, and is often reacted with other chemicals to form slightly different cellulose-based compounds conforming to specific needs. Pure, natural cellulose is not considered an […]