Whether you are looking for new ideas in skin care, hoping to find help for an aching back, need your hearing checked or want to learn more about emergency preparedness, there is something for everyone in the 2013 Spring Home and Garden Show.
Kathy Newman, of Clearfield, will be giving away samples at her Avon booth at the show. And she'll have a display of decorative Easter items. But she will also be bringing new items for sale, as Avon has recently introduced clinic products under the Anew line.
A variety of free samples and brochures will be available
"There will be samples for everyone who stops by my booth," said Newman. "And I am always looking for people to join my team."
Barbara Schnieter will be hosting a Mary Kay booth, showing the newest and most popular items from the Mary Kay line of cosmetics.
"We'll be showing, but we do not sell out of the booth. We don't want to take customers from anyone," Schneiter explained.
There will be a big, pink wheel that show attendees may spin for money off cosmetics.
"This is not your mother's or your grandmother's skin care," said Schneiter. "It is up to date. We have the latest techniques and colors."
Mary Kay has a makeover contest going on. Information will be available at the booth. The winner will win a vacation, and Mary Kay will make a donation to the women's and children's charity of the winner's choice.
Mary Kay is celebrating its 50th year in business with the theme "One Woman Can."
If you're dealing with pain, you may want to visit the booth of chiropractor Ryan Jeffery. He has been in business for 22 years and has some new pain aids he would like to share with people.
Jeffery is now using a low-level laser to help alleviate pain.
"It's awesome for my practice. It is a new level of reducing pain," Jeffery said.
He said the laser is used in rehabilitation of an injured joint in the lower back, neck or knee. He also uses nutrition to help patients.
At the Home and Garden Show, he'll be doing free five-minute evaluations and trigger-point massage.
He also uses an instrument to loosen up tissue under the skin and may have it at his booth.
"It helps people with frozen-shoulder pain. They can tell immediately that it's helping. It increases motion and is amazing," he said.
Jeffery's clinic is in his home at 1037 Kimberly Drive in Layton.
There are some small gas stoves on the market that can be dangerous to operate, according to Paulette Barker, who will be displaying safe emergency stoves and other emergency preparedness supplies. Along with the stoves there will be grills, lanterns and water-filtration systems. It is the filtration system she is most excited about.
"It kills viruses, and you don't even have to change a filter," Barker said. The filter is simply rinsed out. The filtration system uses the same membrane that is used for dialysis, she said.
The filter cleans millions of gallons of water and is easy to install.
"I don't buy bottled water anymore. I use this system. I absolutely love it," Barker said.
Any water can be cleaned with this system -- even lake water can be filtered and made into drinking water.
"Water can be from any water source," Barker said.
While she will be demonstrating the new filter, she hopes she will also have some to sell from her booth.
Some of the less-expensive stoves do not have safety shutoffs on them, so they can be dangerous. The stoves Barker sells cost a bit more, but they have many safety features.
"You are buying safety efficiency, and they have a three- to five-year warranty," Barker said. "You don't have to worry."
There was a time when hearing loss was a big problem, but now there is plenty of help. HearingLife will have a video ortoscope in its booth at the Home and Garden Show, so people can see the inside of their ears on a big-screen TV.
HearingLife recently acquired the eight Larkin Hearing Centers located from Logan to Provo, but according to DeAnn Turner of the Layton location, the same familiar people who were at Larkin remained at HearingLife.
"We have free hearing tests at any clinic," Turner said.
The clinics offer the latest technology including the wireless Bluetooth system. You can answer the phone and hear TV through the hearing aid.
An audiologist is on staff to help patients.
Hearing aids are available in many price ranges, some as low as $299.
"We have the right hearing aid for any patient," Turner said. Sonic is the major brand they offer.
HearingLife is at 5974 S. Fashion Point Drive, Suite 104, Ogden; 1528 Woodland Park Drive, Suite 100, Layton; 75 E. 600 South, Brigham City; 160 N. 200 East, Suite 12, Logan; and in American Fork; Taylorsville and Salt Lake City.