Naturally Non-Toxic

So you’re eating right and choosing organic foods but what about all those products you slather all over yourself. Are those safe? Is it really a big deal? WHY: What you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it. Skin is your largest organ and what you put on it gets absorbed through your skin and into your bloodstream, for your liver...

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Oh Baby!

Your tiny little baby deserves the best, non-toxic products that you can find, right? I’ve gotten a few requests to list the tried and true, natural baby products I’ve used on my kids to diaper and bathe them. There are some amazing natural brands out there now (way more than when my son was born almost four years ago) and I love trying new products- but these are a...

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Your Beauty Questions Answered

I had several questions come in over the last week and I thought it would be fun to share with the whole class. I feel completely unqualified to be giving out advice, but hopefully through the dozens of natural products I’ve tried, I can help!  Question: “What do you recommend to spot treat acne? I’ve recently stopped taking the pill and my hormones are going crazy!...

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DEA, MEA & TEA- Say What?

Ignorance is bliss, as they say, which is why many people happily apply their same old lotion and cosmetics everyday ignoring the big, weirdly spelled chemicals listed in the ingredients. Some so big, they have to be abbreviated. But I’m here to help you learn about what is going on and going in your body everyday. Skin is your biggest organ, after all, and everything you...

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What I’m Loving Lately

I’m always so eager to try out new natural beauty products and kid products, that sometimes I have to take a step back and think about what’s been working great and what I’m really loving. I’ve lucked out and had a lot of home runs lately! These are a few of the products that I just adore and can’t imagine not having around. Bite Beauty Lipstick I...

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Natural Face Moisturizer Review Part I

Finding a natural face moisturizer that doesn’t send my sensitive skin into a frenzy has been challenging. It took forever to find a good moisturizer in the conventional skin care world so I knew this would be one the items I would really have to hunt for on my green journey. I blogged about some good options here and honestly, I had intended to try Tata...

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Resources part II

If it’s important to you that you know what’s going on your body (and your family’s bodies too), then having the right resources at your disposal is vital. I blogged about some top resources before, and now I’m sharing even more resources to help you find the healthiest, purest options and including some apps to make shopping on the go even easier! Who hasn’t read “No...

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Natural Shampoo for Truly Clean Hair

Long ago, I spent a few months living in Africa- in a hut. I was doing an outreach in Zambia and the girls in our group had to get creative with our self care since we only had access to running water for 1 hour a day (and there was a long line to use it). My friend, Michelle, decided it would be a great time...

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Sleep Tight, Don’t Let The Toxins Bite

At night, while tucking your sweet kids into bed, toxins are probably the last thing on your mind as you kiss them goodnight. Unfortunately, this is yet one more area that they’ve invaded our lives. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) children’s sleepwear flammability standards require that all kids’ sleepwear between size 9 months and size 14 resist an open flame for at least three seconds. If...

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New Natural Deodorant and other updates

Sooooo…. Have you ever had a moment when someone you love approaches you ever so delicately, trying to gently tell you there’s a problem? My husband, who must have read The Husband Handbook and can never give a straight answer on “does this make me look fat?” or “Do you prefer my hair blond or brunette?” (saying I look great both ways doesn’t count), finally started making...

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