Q: I am 95 years old and still doing everything, but I would like to find Heet analgesic liniment. About 50 years ago, I bought a 5-ounce bottle for $1.69. I know it is much more now. Could you please let me know if you can find it? Thank you for your help. — Jack Tibor, Suwanee
A: Jack, while Heet, an analgesic that’s been around since 1929, is still available, you’re right, there’s been quite a price hike over the past several decades. If you don’t want to make the drive, you can call Miller’s Rexall, 87 Broad St., Atlanta, 404-523-8481, and have Heet shipped to your home. The liquid still comes in a bottle with a metal, cotton-tipped applicator, and is formulated as a topical analgesic to treat minor muscle aches and pains. A 2.8-ounce bottle costs $16.99.
Q: Is there any place in the Atlanta area where I can get a body lotion with a personalized scent? I love lavender when it’s mixed with a little bit of vanilla, and I usually buy a bottle of each and mix it together, but I want the convenience of having it already made. A few years ago, I found a vanilla-lavender lotion, but it wasn’t quite the right ratio, so I’d like to have it made to my specifications. If you can help me, I would really appreciate it. If you can find a local source, that would be ideal so that I could sample the mixture before placing an order. — Amanda Jackson, email
A: Amanda, I have the perfect solution for you, and it’s in Atlanta. Check out the aroma bar at Scents n’ Suds, 1544 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, 30324, 404-875-7568. You can choose from a variety of single notes or house blends that can be made into lotions, moisturizers, shampoos and body washes.
Q: I have searched everywhere but cannot find Morning Mist room deodorizer for my boss’s carpet cleaning business. The janitorial place he used to get it from no longer sells it. He is interested in buying it by the case. — E. Humphrey, email
A: Morning Mist neutral disinfectant cleaner is available to order from Grainger Industrial Supply, 1721 Marietta Blvd., Atlanta, 888-803-7320. Order by 5 p.m. on a weekday, and you can receive Morning Mist two days later. The Morning Mist container comes with a hose-end sprayer and is formulated to be diluted 1:64. The item comes as a package of two 1.5-liter jugs that cost $76.50. Ask for item number 10C403.
Q: My husband would like either to find a recipe or a place where he could buy corn meal mush. He used to find it in brick form that was easy to slice and fry. His grandmother used to make it for him in Illinois. Could you please try to find it for him? — C. Cryder, Stockbridge
A: While that brick of corn meal mush is nearly impossible to find in the area, I did locate a substitute that your husband might find satisfactory since the main ingredients are identical to most mush recipes — water, corn meal and salt. Trader Joe’s, 931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, 404-815-9210, stocks organic polenta in an 18-ounce roll that you can simply slice and fry. It’s a shelf-stable item, and you’ll find it stocked next to the pasta. A roll costs $1.99. By the way, all Trader Joe’s stores stock the organic polenta, so if another location is more convenient, you’ll still be able to find it.
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