Archive for September, 2013

Perfect For Any Occasion…..

8871Looking for a super-easy Halloween costume that is also awesome? Please allow me to show you the Bubble Wrap Costume. You’re welcome. What’s that? You don’t want to spend much money? Well this bad boy will only set you back $22, which is pretty much a steal for a costume. But what if I spill nachos all over myself? What if it rains? What if I get egged bu hooligans on the street? This costume is plastic, sillies! Just hose yourself off and keep partying!

It Won’t Turn Your Teeth Black. I Promise.


Continuing our series of posts about the amazing benefits of Binchotan charcoal, this week’s star is the Binchotan Black Toothbrush. That’s right, folks. This toothbrush has black bristles! High-quality Binchotan charcoal from Wakayama, Japan is blended into each bristle. The negative ions given off are effective in reducing plaque, killing bacteria, and eliminating bad breath. One of our great customers also pointed out the slim handle fits into older toothbrush holders, which is uncommon in today’s styles. So far, I’m loving the toothbrush! The bristles are just the right balance between firm and soft for my taste. They stand up to my hard brushing style without tearing up my gums. I also really like that the charcoal also inhibits bacteria in the brush itself, keeping it nice and fresh until it’s time to replace. 

Charcoal is the new Black


I am obsessed with charcoal! We have lots of great new products incorporating the myriad benefits of binchotan charcoal. For the next few weeks I will highlight those products and give some more information about their uses and benefits. Charcoal is useful all around the home, from the kitchen to the garden, and even in your beauty regime. We carry loose charcoal sticks, charcoal-infused toothbrushes, pumice stones, eye masks, and my favorite: facial puffs. The puff feels hard to the touch, but softens right up under water. It’s not abrasive like many scrubs and puffs, but it leaves my skin glowing and baby soft. My skin swings toward southern European oiliness, and I’ve noticed a real difference since using this regularly in the shower. Charcoal balances your PH levels, which reduces excess oil production. I absolutely love it! Check back next week for more about binchotan charcoal and it’s many uses!!

MUG’s New York’s 100 Most Interesting Stores- Get in on it now!

shoptalkWe have been big fans of MUG (Manhattan Users Guide) for a long time. They are always reporting on interesting things happening around the city- on so many different levels. We even have old binders of their earliest newsletters saved (before the interweb!)… and loved when they went ad free too. Now we have one more reason to love them- they are coming out with their own book: New York’s 100 Most Interesting Stores. They are crowd sourcing the funding and you can help them meet their goal (they are only $500 away as of right now). Get more info here— we are honored to be included in it & can’t wait for it to come out!

September 2013