Portrait of Barb, our founder

How dancing in Buenos Aires changed our lives and can improve yours.

It started out innocently enough; my husband and I are Argentine tango dancers  The fashion de riguer for women is at least three-inch to four-inch stiletto heels.

After a night of dancing in Buenos Aires or Portland, Oregon, the next day my feet felt a bit bedraggled.  My husband's feet also needed better TLC.

Our current foot care products weren't getting the job done.  If we wanted to keep dancing and not complaining about our feet, we needed a better solution.

Being semi-retired at the time, I had time to experiment with different salts and oils, finally settling on an exfoliating combination of organic coconut oil mixed with Himalayan salt, followed by a moisturizing with organic carrier (coconut, jojoba, and castor) and essential (ylang ylang and rosemary) oils.  These far surpassed my modest expectations.  Now we can dance all night without getting painful feet.

This accomplishment was a catalyst for creating other health and beauty products.  Soon we had a small number of highly effective organic successes for skin, teeth, hair, and complexions.  Pet owners started calling and telling us how they used our spa body products on their pets and how well they worked.  We developed a small line of pet care products.

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) was one of our masque ingredients.  However, it wasn't long before we discovered 100's of other uses--for pets, people, and homes.  Our best selling items incorporate food grade diatomaceous earth.

Freshwater Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is now our piece de resistance.  In the six years I have been using it, I am still amazed at the difference it makes in my life each day.

What began as a leisure pursuit has become a full-time business.  We now have warehouses, offices, and employees.  Best of all, we have wonderful customers, both in the stores that stock our products and the individuals who buy them.  I have had the privilege of talking or emailing with many of you, often gaining knowledge from you that I am able to pass on to others.