Isn't "naturally derived, 100% natural" what we think it is? Really natural?

Posted on November 12, 2015 by Polly Glasse | 0 comments

Since the creation of climbOn Bar in 1996, we are committed to educate, inspire and motivate with our words and our products.
We use food grade ingredients in our products, not cosmetic grade, not naturally derived, not synthetic. What?!?! you ask?

I understand how confusing this may sound. I answer this question hundreds of times each year.  Here's an example that may help. 

If you have a fruit tree in your back yard, each year it bares fruit. Each year, depending upon the number of days of cool weather, sunshine, water, any fertilizer added, etc. the tree may produce fewer or more fruit, but it IS actual fruit and they are all slightly different than each other on the same tree as well as, different from the crop from last year. Right?  

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Sunscreen for babies.... really?

Posted on August 19, 2015 by Polly Glasse | 0 comments
I was clicking through big name brands of sunscreen. I came across this one for babies.  Sounds like it's not so good for anyone, much less a baby. Please read your labels. Do not be fooled by terms such as "all natural, natural botanicals, naturally derived," etc. This has no guarantee that the product you are purchasing is actually natural as you think it is or should be. The first ingredient in this formulation is Retinyl Palmitate. The FDA did a year-long study a short while ago. They found this ingredient in 40% of the sunscreens on the market. They determined this ingredient actually caused skin cancer tumors.  Really... in a sunscreen for babies, much less?  This is also a very common ingredient in anti-aging products for women. 

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Why Beeswax?

Posted on May 14, 2015 by Polly Glasse | 1 comment

White, bleached, refined beeswax, doesn’t do much for us.  However, slightly filtered, yellow, organic beeswax is known mostly for its conditioning properties. Yet, it has a number of benefits for the skin, including an anti-inflammatory action that helps to calm and soothe.  Check it out!

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dehydrated? A rehydration electrolyte cocktail recipe

Posted on April 10, 2015 by Polly Glasse | 0 comments

Dehydration recipe graphic When you have the flu, you have "fluids" coming out from your body. Whether you ride a bike long distances, are an endurance athlete, etc., it's the same thing. What to do. You can use the commercial sugar drinks. However, here's what I used and continued to use whether it's recovering from a virus where I've been throwing my guts up, or during & after a century bike ride. This formula uses nature's ingredients that help our body rather than the sugar and commercial electrolytes that are on the market. I've found great results and very quickly, in the way I feel during and after.

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 big pinches or organic sea salt
  • mix into 1/4 cup hot water to melt the honey

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The 411 on real ingredients

Posted on March 25, 2015 by Polly Glasse | 0 comments

Happy Spring Everyone!

Each season we experience changes in weather, pollinating insects, heat, cold, water, etc. I'm moved to write this blog because we just received new shipment of pure, yellow beeswax. It has a warm, honey smell. This time the color is dark yellow.  (and that's just ONE of the ingredient we use)

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