I have been kookoo for coconuts for over 3 years now and use it for everything, I mean EVERYTHING! I brush my teeth with it, remove makeup with it, eat it, drink it, slather it on my body, use on my kids and of course feed it to my dogs.Read More
At The Bone House, we love a good multi-use product. Especially one we can confidently use on ourselves, around the house, and on the dog! Which is why we are so excited to now carry Diatomaceous Earth.
What is Diatomaceous Earth?
DE is a 100% food grade, natural, non-toxic water sediment from freshwater sources. It's made from shells of prehistoric diatoms that have been crushed into a fine powder. While some industrial versions are harmful to humans and pets, food grade Diatomaceous Earth is safe and holds many benefits.
How do I use it on my dog?
DE can be used both internally and externally with your dog. It's especially helpful in the warmer months, when fleas and swims in the lake are so common. Sprinkle and rub DE into your dog's coat at the beginning of the season (refreshing after each swim or bath) to protect against fleas and ticks. It also has strong deodorizing properties to naturally keep them smelling fresh. DE can be mixed into dry, raw and wet foods or sprinkled into water easily. With daily use you'll see an improvement in their skin, coat, nails and teeth. DE also promotes healthy digestion, immunity and metabolism while eliminating worms and other digestive mites.
And I can use it around my home? Definitely! As previously stated, Diatomaceous Earth is a natural deodorizer. Sprinkle it on litter, compost, or any smelly space that needs to be neutralized. DE is highly porous and able to bind to even oils and other substances, making it an ideal cleaning solution. It absorbs moisture which eliminates mold and mildew inside or outside of your home. DE can also be used to get rid of bed bugs and as a natural pesticide in your garden.
What about human consumption?
Food grade Diatomaceous Earth has similar benefits for humans as for dogs. It can improve our teeth, nails and make our coat - er, hair - shinier. It can be used topically as a facial exfoliator, a coagulator on open wounds and to treat rashes.
This spring, beat the bugs and odours with Diatomaceous Earth! Pop by The Bone House to grab a bag today or visit the DE website for some more information on the product.
The Bone House is so excited to take part in a pop-up farmer's market hosted by Pure Green Magazine and Anthropologie at their Yorkville location this weekend! When they called we immediately thought "YES! Amazing!" Not only do we love Anthropologie (is it possible to be in actual love with housewares? I think when they look like they do at Anthro, it is possible) but we love farmers and farms and green living and events and Saturdays and summer. This seems like the perfect event for us.
Check out Pure Green Magazine's events page here. Not because it will tell you anything too much more about the event, but their invite is quite lovely. Also, if you have a moment, peruse** the rest of their site, they use really beautiful photography and offer really delicious (sounding) recipes. I don't actually do any cooking so have not tried any of these deliceaux delights but I'm certain they are great.
** Side note: many people incorrectly believe that the word "peruse" means to scan or look through quickly. This is understandable as the word said aloud does sound like it would mean that..."peruse", I just said it out loud and it sounded like I was talking about speed reading. The word actually means to examine carefully or at length. You're welcome. Love always, Professor with the coconut phone from Gilligan's Island.
Now let's talk about Anthropologie for a moment - LOVE! And we are so pumped to spend the morning in the store oggling the amazing outfits and area rugs and dish sets and bags. Shall we post some of the things we love? Why not?
No, we don't work for Anthropologie, we just love their things and their things.
Come see us at the market tomorrow, it will undoubtedly be a fantastic morning. And be sure to check back next week (after the jump!) to get the low-down on how the event played out and see some photos from the day.
...get your orders in now while you still can!
The Chelsea Collar from Harry Barker is now available with your dog's name and phone number embroidered right on it. These beautiful collars are super eco-friendly, petro-chemical free and made from 100% certified recycled plastics. Not to mention stylish as all heck and free of that obnoxious jingle-jangle of his tags.
Here is how it works: you ask and we get it. But more specifically, if you you pop in to place your order by March 15th, it will arrive in store by early April. Or you can call us, mostly we have pretty good phone skills.
Pricing is as follows: Medium (fits 8"-14", 12"-20") is $35 with personalization, Large (fits 12"-20", 16"-26") is $38 with personalization.
Each collar fits 20 characters, including spaces. If your dog is named Bojangle-Riot Club, it probably won't fit with the phone number. Lots of other names will fit though. Maybe you could just put "Bo". Or "B-R Club". Think about it, we're here to help you with new nicknames if you want.
If you are looking for a really durable, stylish way to keep your dog entertained for hours all the while saving the planet and helping to support breast cancer research (and who isn't looking for these exact things, at the same time, at this exact moment), look no further! Dura Doggie is an amazing eco-conscious, socially-conscious, dog-jaw-strength-conscious line of dog toys designed to keep your pup's tail wagging for days. And by days, we mean weeks. And by weeks, we mean so long it's crazy. The Nebo ball (what's that? it's the NEBO!!) is not only oh-so-cute to have kicking around your house - it has a smiley face, come now - but is a treat dispenser made from 100% recycled materials that smells like vanilla aka deliciousness. And the Beba (what's that? it's the BEBA!!) has the same cute factor present in our friend Nebo, is a treat dispenser AND has a squeaker. Indeed, best of all worlds.
Hold the phone, we haven't even scratched at the best part! As part of Dura Doggie's on-going campaign "Chews Your Cause", the company donates 20% of it's profits to a cause of your choice based on the colour of the toy. Let's break it down here: buy a blue toy and they will donate 20% of the profits to animals requiring some extra love. Specifically, their donations assist no-kill shelters in the decline of unnecessary euthanasia. When you buy a green toy Dura Doggie donates 20% of those profits to groups that help do great things for our planet such as tree planting and tree hugging. 20% of the profits from the pink toys goes to helping fight breast cancer and 20% of the profits from the orange toys goes to helping find a cure for diabetes.
Welcome to the BoneHouse, Dura Doggie, we are proud to have you on our roster.
Check them out here. Or at The Bone House!