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Christmas Time Scents

Vanilla Bean...Cranberry Clove...Almond Cream... Bavarian Chocolate...mmm  we're making fresh batches this week :)

Find Babar Too Co at Peterborough Green Up Store!

CELEBRATE WITH US Wednesday, December 12, 2012 
Special Discount from 5 pm to 7 pm
The GreenUP Store is celebrating 3 years of providing environmental products and services to help our community embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle at home, work or play.

We want to thank our community friends and families by hosting an Open House Day.  We'll be staying open late for your shopping convenience.

Come by the store - sip a warm apple cider, taste a delicious cookie and take advantage of our Anniversary Shopping Special Offer.

Special Discount - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Spend $50.00 (before tax) and Save $10.00 on your purchase. 
Valid only on December 12, 2012 

Upcoming Scents!

Babar Too is working on its newest scent 'Almond Cream' 

mmm. Smells delicious & Our Linen & Room Sprays are now available in our classic Bavarian Chocolate!!!

Babar Too Co. Linen & Room Spray

Film Suggestion


Recipe: Delicious Bean Chili

*As taken from Alive Magazine at 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
1 tsp (5 mL) cumin
1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano
1/2 tsp (2 mL) garlic powder
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
1/4 tsp (1 mL) black pepper
2 - 16 oz (475 mL) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 - 28 oz (796 mL) can unsalted diced tomatoes
1 - 5 1/2 oz (160 mL) can unsalted tomato paste
1 Tbsp (15 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 medium zucchini, diced
2 cups (500 mL) whole grain baked tortilla chips, broken into pieces (optional)
Monterey Jack or Swiss cheese, grated (optional) mmm!

Thank YOU

Thank you so very much to all of Babar's amazing loyal customers. It's an incredible feeling to recieve such positive feedback on my products & really inspires me to keep going.

Summer is coming to an end but beautiful fall is just around the corner. These are just some of my favorite fall things laying around this place.

Gourds, Turbinado Sugar, Brown Sugar, Organic Vanilla, Spices, Local Veggies & Cinnamon Sticks


Global Affluence & Deprivation Are Connected

As taken from IDS @ Trent University's Professor  Haroon Akram-Lodhi:

In our world, the 225 richest people have a combined wealth of more than US$1 trillion, equal to the annual income of almost half of the world's total population.

Cellular telephony in Canada is an oligopoly, Bell, Telus and Rogers control 94% of the market, charging high prices for poor service. In the 2000's the late Ted Rogers was the 2nd richest man in Canada worth almost 8 billion dollars. Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsille had a combined wealth of almost 9 billion.

The worst war of the 2nd half of the 20th century (in the Congo) has been fought in part over the coltan (ingredient found in every single cell phone). Our ignorance has contributed to death and deprivation on a biblical scale. We need to understand our world.


Marigold flowers are responsible for Calendula, a wonderful ingredient for the skin, aiding topically with dry skin, rash, scarring, irritation, cracking, cuts, bites, burns and any other skin ailment including radiation dermatitis, psoriasis & eczema. Wonderful for everyone's skin from toddlers to old age! It has anti viral & anti inflammatory properties, is non stinging & available all natural and in fine body products.
Babar Too Co uses Calendula in our Baby Balms, Healing Balms & Lip Balms

Makin Up A Fresh Batch!

Natural Remedies For Allergies

Garlic...Acidophilus (Yogurt) & other friendly bacteria ...Butterbur...Quercetin

Quick Country Profile
Republic of Indonesia

Think:Jakarta, Bali, the Spice Islands, Islam  & Buddhist Temples, Volcanoes  & Diverse Cultures

It's the world's 4th most populated country (according to Lonely Planet) with over 242 million people. It runs along the equator for 5000 kilometers & with over 17,000 islands you can find your own piece of paradise.  Their flag with red & white, represents courage & purity.

Tips if traveling there: Think & Dress more conservatively & Don't expect much personal space while talking to others & go outside the cities to capture its beauty,  Don't talk to the opposite sex openly as you would here at home, & Don't use your left hand as its considered unclean. About 90% of the country is Muslim.

Java man suggests life 1.5 million years ago originally by Austronesian people then came Hinduism & Buddhism. Then in the 13th century evidence suggests Islam was introduced. Portugu…

Back To School Time...Almost!

The countdown is officially on for going back to school! It may help to plan those healthy lunches a little in advance, get active, and get equipped. There will be less stress by being prepared and its more likely the transition will go smoother too. Have little kids? Going back to uni? Try a clothing swap! Don't forget to hit up your local thrift too, you never know what you may find! Whether it's hitting up the local health food store, farmers market, or just making your own goodies, try to plan ahead and get stocked up. It'll be here before we know it!

Sea Buckthorn

Known as the Holy fruit of the Himalayas Sea Buckthorn aka Sandthorn, has been used by Tibetens for centuries for it's medicinal properties. It is full of omega fatty acids and loaded with over 60 antioxidents. Extremely high in vitamin C content, Sea Buckthorn contains up to 100 times more citric acid than any fruit or vegetable available.

Happy August Long Weekend!

Coconut Orange Blossom

mmm. This is our latest scent, and it really is delicious. (although eating it is not advised hehe :) Bath & Body Oils...Fizzies...Scrubs...Lip Balms...mmm is right. All now available in Coconut Orange Blossom
Happy Summer. It's a hot one here in Ontario!


Dora Maar Spanish Love Old Fisherman

Pablo Picasso


fas·tid·i·ous/fasˈtidēəs/Adjective: 1.Very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail.

2.Concerned about matters of cleanliness
Synonyms: choosy - choosey - particular - nice - squeamish - dainty

*taken from google

The Most Sprayed

According to the Environmental Working Group, the following are the most heavily sprayed crops:
Lettuce Potatoes Sweet Bell Peppers Spinach Peaches Strawberries Apples Celery Blueberries Nectarines Grapes

The Most Genetically Modified

Corn  Soy   Cottonseed  Pork  Salmon  Papaya  Canola  Alfalfa   Sugar Beets   Golden Rice

Water to Go?

Try to always use a stainless steal water bottle instead of plastic & remember that bottled water doesn't have to adhere to strict testing as your own municipal water supply. If looking to improve the water you drink, look into home filteration systems that remove pesticides, lead, chlorine, and copper. Go to the tap!

Top 10 Foods To Promote Internal Cleansing

Nuts & SeedsHerbsGreen TeaCitrusBeets Apples Brassicas (like Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower) FlaxseedsGarlicLeafy Greens
Some of the signs that present themselves when it's time for a detox include: frequent headaches or colds and flu mood swings and/or low energy bad breath skin conditions constipation

Top 10 Herbs For Cooking

Basil RosemaryMint Orgeano CorianderCilantroChives ParsleyMintDill Lemon Balm

Epsom Salts

It's documented that the first use medicinally of Epsom Salts was in the 17th century in Epsom, England. It was found that well water that contained the compound magnesium sulphate had great healing properties. Epsom Salts are used to this day for their soothing properties! Check out Babar Too Co's great line of Bath Salts.

Supplements To Help Your Liver

Beets and Beetroot Juice - one of the most detoxifying foods you can eat due to the high levels of betaine
Dandelion - Actually a weed, it has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years to detoxify and as a diuretic, and for it's anti inflammatory properties
Milk Thistle - a Mediterranean weed that has silymarin in it which helps the liver to repair itself
Resveratrol - It's the stuff in red wine (minus the alcohol) reduces fat deposits in the liver and helps the liver to detoxify itself

Natural Remedies For Allergies

*Plant Sterols & Sterolins- help promote immune system. Nettle has sterols
*Garlic - nature's antibiotic!
*Oregano oil - antifungal
*Quercetin- found in apples, red wine, tea & onions or in supplement form, reduces the release of histamine

Babar's Latest Retail Distributor

All are welcome to their open house! The Tia Star Boutique 188 Hunter Street Peterborough, ON July 3rd-10th with cupcakes!


If you or someone you know is suffering from arthritis look into taking Glucosamine, Chondroitin and other anti-inflammatory supplements including Boswellia serrata known as frankincense, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), Shark Cartilage and other fish oils.

Happy Summer!

Summer is Officially Here! Friday Babar will be attending Bobcaygeon Ladies Night Friday June 22nd with the Firemen Fashion Show 6pm-10pm

Lemons & The Like
There are so many things you can do with lemon in the kitchen, but there's more than just lemons! There's Lemon Balm that is used to treat stress and anxiety, insomnia, indigestion, and melancholy. There's Lemon Grass & Lemon Verbena. There's even Lemon Myrtle, Lemon Catnip & Lemon bergamot.

Simple Incredibly Good For You Staples

Broccoli -Probiotics- Garlic- Green Tea- Dark Chocolate- Cranberry vitamin C- Fibre
A Cranberry Bog


Rhubarb(Rheum rhabarbarum) is over 5000 years old and originates from Asia where it was grown for its medicinal properties. Not until the 19th century was it grown for culinary reasons in the UK and North America.
 It is used to lower cholesterol, reduce inflammation, protect the eyes and brain, the liver and gallbladder, help fight cancer (it has antioxidants & anthraquinones), and is known to aid in constipation all because of the beneficial compounds found in this vegetable.
Rhubarb also contains lutein, B vitamins, Vitamin C, calcium, and potassium
Try it in muffins, chutneys,  salads, and of course pies! Check Out Alive Magazines Rhubarb Buttermilk Muffins & Roasted Rhubarb & Beet Salad
Quick Tips Don't eat the leaves. they're toxic Don't eat green stalks, the redder the sweeter Cooked rhubarb has more beneficial content than raw rhubarb

Upcoming Event

Babar Too Co will be at Bobcaygeon's Ladies Night Friday June 22nd 6pm-10pm - SOLD OUT

Bobcaygeon Legion

For More Information Visit:

Buckhorn Juried Shows List of Exhibitors

Film Recommendation

Temple Balms

These lovely little temple balms are great for stress relief. The peppermint is excellent for headache relief and the lavender for promoting restful sleep. All natural & handmade.

Check Us Out!

Babar Too Co. is now available at the Peterborough & The Kawarthas Tourism Office on Crawford Drive!

Thankful for our Mothers!

It's Mother's Day, Happy Mother's Day! Be Thankful for your momma! Love Babar

Ladies Night Out in Keene!

Come visit Babar Too Co's booth this Tuesday evening at Ladies Night Out in Keene

So Excited!

I picked up a dozen wine crates & 2 boxes of letters yesterday in Whitby- very cool! Now have to fix up the boxes for display units & market props. As for the letters???

30 Crafters Market, Peterborough
Babar Too will have a booth at the May 12th & Christmas Shows

Made Fresh To Order!

All Babar Too Co products are made fresh to order!

Lip Balms in Cranberry & Vanilla

Facial Toner in Original Chamomile

Bath Fizzies in Sweet Fennel

Bath Salts in Lovely Lavender