Posts Written By Yvonne Kai

 Get New Mexico’s Hot Springs Right in Your Bathtub

Clear Light Urban Farm Store at 123 Broadway Blvd SE in Albuquerque has packaged the minerals and salts found in New Mexico’s hot springs and sells a four cup bag for $29.99. For thousands of years local have soaked in the “healing waters” and travelers have visited to enhance mind, body and spirit.

“We are always looking for ways to share something special about New Mexico,” said store co-owner Keith Allen West.

Enjoy the traditional New Mexico Ojo Caliente, Jemez or Truth or Consequences Hot Springs experience at Home for a 15-minute detox for body, skin, and soul. The geothermal source water is rich in calcium, magnesium, lithium, potassium, iron, silica and several other minerals, and offers a variety of benefits as these minerals are absorbed through the skin during soaking.

Ojo Caliente New Mexico Hot Springs at Home with Cedar
Ojo Caliente New Mexico Hot Springs at Home with Cedar
$29.99 – $999.00
The water for the springs in Jemez, NM originates from deep beneath the Valles Caldera National Preserve about 17 miles up the mountain. Ancient sea water was trapped there long ago, infused with many minerals over eons of time.

A once a week ritual will reset your own body biological clock and provide a restful path for complete energy restore on a cellular level.

New Mexico Hot Springs bath crystals with ALL NATURAL magnesium, lithia, iron, soda and more just like a visit to the Hot Springs around the town of Ojo Caliente.

  • Lithia water is believed to relieve depression and aid digestion.
  • A Native American legend tells that the giant rock in the Iron Pool guards the place where the ancient people of the mesa once received food and water during times of famine. Iron is considered to be beneficial to the blood and immune system.
  • Water from the Soda Spring has been used to relieve digestive problems.
  • Arsenic water is believed to be beneficial for relief from arthritis, stomach ulcers and to heal a variety of skin conditions.

“We’ve added our Cedar Essence for a truly refreshing bath. It has a fresh balsamic, aromatic fragrance with piney nuances. A green woody balsamic fragrance with a sweetish undertone. It finishes with a punchy, brightness that is really pleasing,” said West.

Ojo Caliente is the most popular hot spring in New Mexico. It is a small unincorporated community in Taos County, New Mexico, United States. It lies along U.S. Route 285 near the Rio Grande between Española and Taos, approximately 50 miles north of Santa Fe, the state capital. Ojo Caliente is known for its ancient hot springs.

Directions: Add a cup to running warm bath water. Soak & Enjoy!

Ingredients: Sea Salt, Magnesium chloride, Magnesium Sulfate, New Mexico Red Clay (Minerals), Lithium, Calcium, Cedar Essence, Potassium, Iron, Silica, Sulfate, Bicarbonate, Sodium, Zinc, Copper, Silver, Citric Acid.

This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

About Clear Light

New Mexico speaks through the buzz of bees, the hubbub of the farmer’s market, the desert wind blowing through cedar branches. A feast for the senses awaits. Clear light is New Mexico.

In 1971 CLEAR LIGHT laid its roots on the high desert nestled between the Rio Grande River and the Sandia Mountains. Inspired by the area’s electric energy, we set out to create products that reflect life here: vibrant, enchanted, and defined by nature.


The Clear Light Urban Farm Store started out as just the entryway to our historic downtown Albuquerque building, back when there was only our small skincare spa. Now the Farm Urban Store has grown into a beautiful retail space inside the renovated, historic 9,000 square foot former Danfelser School of Music built in 1940.

The ultimate in eco-friendly, the building is solar powered and has a catchment system to harvest rainwater to irrigate our farm. It represents our wonderful corner of East Downtown with a curation of artisan products ranging from our cedar apothecary line and our New Mexico TRUE Foods line with Native American potery, local ceramics, books and housewares.


We formulate our Clear Light essences by distilling and extracting fragrance from cedar needles, wildflowers, plants, bark, moss, and tree trimmings that we harvest from nature. We are building new fragrance profiles from the American Southwest. Our company is built on the simple idea that nothing smells better than nature and that the only way to bring this beauty home is to strap on your hiking boots and go get it. Unlike synthetic fragrances, these wilderness essences are extracted from real, native-plant sources.


These ingredients have been used in the region for thousands of years as it was part of the trade route connecting the Americas with the rest of the world. We infuse this historic knowledge into our artisanal products using innovative practices that combine the best of the past and the present.


All Clear Light products are 100% Natural, Organic and Wildcrafted. They are produced using old perfume making techniques including distillation, tincturing, infusion and enfleurage. We handle every step of the process ourselves, from beginning to end.


All of our plants are wildharvested or grown on our urban farm with the utmost sensitivity and respect for the existing wildscape. We never use alien or invasive species and are actively involved in native plant restoration projects throughout the Southwest. We revel in the intact natural habitats of the southwest, and tirelessly work to promote education as to how best to protect them.

What is Clear Light?

You come to realize, then, that the purified, clarified personality, which is what I call the supreme person, is just a clarity. You experience yourself as the clarity. It’s not just that your mind is clear; all of you is a clarity, an absolute openness and clarity, completely light. When all the impurities go, you remain as a lightness, an openness. But this is a personal openness, a person who is freedom. You are not a free person, you are a person who is the freedom. It is complete personal freedom. As the past is digested and eliminated, that personal freedom remains as the freedom of the personal Supreme, or the eternal person. You are a transparent personal form of pure presence, a body of clear light.


OOLY Introduces Spring 2021 With Vivid New Mix

The whimsical and colorful arts, crafts, and office supply brand, OOLY (, has unveiled their Spring 2021 product launch which includes an array of new, expressive, and creative items for both kids and adults. School and office supplies are fun and bright. Shopping for little ones is instantly easier with activity kits and gift sets to create fun all year long. Some exclusive items have already launched on OOLY’s website early this January, with prices for new items ranging from $1.50 to $29.99 MSRP.

Play & Fun:

In addition to updating best selling items and showcasing new designs, OOLY is also introducing new products and line extensions including Tattoo-Palooza Temporary Tattoos ($5.99 MSRP) in Knights & Dragons and Party Animals and Color-in’ Books with 31 different perforated coloring sheets in Busy Bug Buddies and Little Farm Friends designs ($7.99 MSRP); select new products include Rainbow Scoops Erasable Crayons with Scented Eraser featuring 6 different stacked colored crayons, and a vanilla-scented eraser cone ($2.50 MSRP); Sticker Stash books with over 200 stickers in Indoorsy, Quirky Fun, Wanderlust, and Girl Boss ($7.99 MSRP); and Play Again! Mini On-the-Go Activity Kits offer mess-free imaginative play with over 60 thick, durable, reusable silicone stickers, a 6-page activity board book, to play again and again. Each kit includes 2 sticker sheets, and 1 activity board book with scene, game board, match and learn, and tic tac toe pages. Designs include Workin’ Wheels, Pet Play Land, Sunshine Garden, Princess Garden, Space Critters, and Dragon Racetrack ($7.99 MSRP).

Pens & Writing:

Up your writing game with a variety of new markers, highlighters, pens, and pencils. Noted! Graphite Mechanical Pencils come preloaded with 2mm extra thick lead and feature inspiring quotes on each barrel, like ‘make it happen’, ‘radiate positivity’, and more (starting at $7.99 MSRP). You’ll also see the expansion of the popular Oh My Glitter! collection. The best-selling Jumbo Erasers are accompanied with writing utensils including: Gel Pens using glitter ink (starting at $6.99 MSRP for a set of 4); Graphite Pencils with fun glitter barrels ($4.99 MSRP); and Liquid Ink Highlighters that come in glittery neon ink colors (starting at $11.99 MSRP).

OOLY takes a unique hold of kaleidoscopic, and of course, trendy spring pastels through premiering: Writer’s Duo 2-in-1 Fountain Pens & Highlighters which includes 3 Colored ink fountain pens: blue with yellow pastel highlighter, purple with teal pastel highlighter, and pink with orange pastel highlighter ($10.99 MSRP);  Seeing Double Fine Felt Double Tip Markers that includes 5 double-tip markers with a 1mm tip, and two colors per marker ($9.99 MSRP); Fine Line Gel Pens which are the same great pen as Modern Writers with a new look including 6 Different ink colors, a 0.7 mm fine nib, and acid-free inks ($8.50 MSRP); and new Pastel Hues Colored Pencils (starting at $6.99 MSRP for a set of 12).

OOLY helps individuals find their very own creative happiness. They develop innovative and whimsical products to make any space creative and colorful. Customers of all ages find unique arts and crafts supplies, school and office products, and activity kits and gift sets for all budgets. OOLY adds a dash of color and functionality to help the workday (or school day) go more smoothly.

For more information on OOLY visit

About OOLY

Since early 2000, OOLY has been dreaming up all kinds of colorful, fresh, and inspiring products full of unexpected delight. It is a colorful place full of products designed to help you Create Your Happy! They offer fun and functional products for art and crafts projects or to brighten up your day at the office and school; novelty pens, pencils, stationery, and accessories that can be found in independent gift, stationery and toy stores, and national retailers. They are proud to be Woman Owned and love supporting teachers and classrooms through our partnership with For more info visit


Goliath Games Learn through play – New Games: Banana Blast and Dragon Snacks


  • Learning how to take turns – in games and life – helping them to have a higher sense of respect for their peers.


  • Understanding loss and not being a sore loser, thus developing empathy and heightened social skills.


  • Planning ahead, detecting patterns, and predicting the outcome of certain moves. Translating into a better understanding of working towards their goals and how to achieve them.


  • Feeling motivated and spending valuable time with their family and friends.

Banana Blast and Dragon Snacks.

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Uh-oh, this playful baby dragon has greedily snacked on all of the treasure!

This easy to learn the magical game is quick to play and helps with color recognition and memory skills.

Wave your hand to magically reveal the treasure in his belly and get a colorful clue from his glowing nose horn. Remember where the matching-colored treasure is, and then reach inside the dragon’s mouth to carefully snatch it from his belly. Be the first to successfully collect 3 treasures to win!


Swing into fun with Banana Blast, a game of mounting excitement, reflexes, and hand-to-eye coordination!

Roll the die to see how many bananas you get to pick from the treetop. One of the bananas will make Banana Joe jump, but it’s a different banana every time. If the monkey jumps, all the players must try to catch him before he hits the ground.

The player who catches Banana Joe gets a bonus! Then players count their bananas to see who has the most to win.

  • Keeps kids engaged because every player gets a chance to catch the monkey
  • For 2-5 players, ages 4 and up



Pop the Pig Game by Goliath Toys

Parents are always looking for innovative ways they can spend screen-free time with their kids while staying safely at home. Since you’re the expert here, I don’t need to tell you twice.

Let’s help parents throw a burger party together! They simply need the ingredients for a household favorite – burgers and fries – plus Pop the Pig.

Getting kids involved in the creation of simple snacks and meals is a delightful way to have fun and broaden everyday skills – such as how to safely spend their time in the kitchen and ways to use kitchen tools responsibly.

Did you know that Pop the Pig is one of Chrissy Teigen’s favorite preschool games?


Pop the Pig is an international preschool classic that is adored by millions of children – it’s a top-selling preschool game according to data collected by NPD.

Kids spin the spinner, pop a hamburger into the pig’s mouth and push down on his head. The more they pump, the more his belly grows until . . . pop! Kids love the suspense as they watch his belly grow; the player who makes his belly burst wins the game.

Children can quickly reset the game with one pump of the pig’s head and experience consistent belly-busting gameplay every time. Pop the Pig provides hours of fun and is completely kid powered (no batteries needed).

  • Players take turns rolling the die, feeding the pig, and pushing down on his head
  • Teaches numbers, colors, and counting
  • For 2-6 players, ages 4 and up


Pop the Pig is the top-selling preschool game with over 200 million views on YouTube! Influencers and celebrities alike love it.


Lucky Ducks Game for Toddlers

There are countless benefits to instilling quality memory and matching skills into children at a young age! I’m happy to name a few, such as:

  • An improved sense of concentration
  • Enhancing their visual memory
  • Increasing short term memory
  • Elevated attention to detail
  • A heightened vocabulary

All of these skills will stay with children forever, increase their capacity for empathy, and ultimately shape them into better humans to lead tomorrow. 

It’s incredibly easy for parents to integrate practicing these skills into their kid’s daily routines! Lucky Ducks is a phenomenal “my first game” focused on matching. 


This wacky, quacky memory and matching game combines developmental skills for young children with the fun, while helping kids with shape recognition and colors. 

Switch on the circular pond, and the ducks start swimming – the bottom side of each duck has a colored shape. Players take turns picking up a duck and looking at the color and shape; if it matches their colored shape, they get to keep the duck. 

If it doesn’t match, they put it back. The ducks continue to swim, so it’s more challenging than a traditional memory game but easy enough for even the youngest duck lovers to play. 

The first player with 3 ducks that match their shape wins! For 2-4 players, ages 3 and up. 

  • Simple format is easier for little fingers than cards and allows for independent gameplay
  • More than 10 million units sold of this popular childhood game
  • On sale at Walmart


When I’m done cleaning the house is usually take a photo. Because I know it will last merely a few hours before chaos ensues. Our newest arsenal to help with the mess is KIDS’N’PETS Stain and Odor Remover. I never heard of it and it’s a must in the house now, it easy to clean messy stains and smelly odors caused by all your kids and pets! If you are potty training a puppy or a toddler, get this!

The natural, non-toxic enzymes in Stain and Odor Remover break down biodegradable messes like grass stains, coffee, urine, perspiration, blood, feces, and much more. Always use Stain and Odor Remover first! Other cleaning solutions make it less effective. Other cleaning solutions cannot attack and digest odors and messes in the same way that enzymes can. Use it throughout your home on soft surfaces like carpet and hard surfaces like tile.

KIDS’N’PETS will eliminate the following stains and odors:

Grass Stains
Beverage spills
Red Wine
Food Spills
Grease and oilODORS:
Pet accidents
ManureAnd so much more!. . .