tick gaiters

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Kit Kemp, co-owner of Firmdale Hotels, uses natural aromas for her hair and skin care line, RikRak.  She is a creative person and has decorated the hotels herself, designing headboards, carpets, table linens and more.  She also has several delicious books on decorating and design.  I like her hair care products and lotions the best of all.  You cannot go wrong with any of the RikRak scents.  The shampoos and conditioners work with all hair types.  They make wonderful hostess presents. You order from her London store, but the shipping was fast to the U.S.  Shampoos and conditioners are $24.00 each, hand and body wash is $30.00 and body lotion is $33.00, all for 10 oz bottles. There are also hand creams, bath salts, shave creams, soaps and candles.


From ASE reader Susan S., a tip for those of us who like to be outdoors hiking, walking or gardening during this horrendous tick season.  We all know to wear long sleeves and long pants, but what about our ankles?  These stretch mesh tick gaiters by Lymeez are infused with permethrin.  They slow down the tick’s climb from your ankle to your knee and eventually the permethrin kills them.  They have long lasting repellency that is good for 50 washings.  They come in one size with an adjustable wrap and fits all youths and adults.  They are breathable and stretch up to 12” high. They come in four colors and are $22.98 a pair.


I love this shorter little plunger! It is Luigi’s Sink and Drain Plunger for Bathrooms, Kitchens, Sinks, Baths and Showers. It is a small and powerful commercial style ‘Plumbers Plunger’ with large bellows.  It is made from 100% recycled PVC.  To clean it just spray it with bleach and run it under water.  The head is also removable if necessary. $9.99

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