Toxin Free Hair Styling Products

Similar to other mainstream personal care products, traditional hair styling products usually contain harmful toxins. This info is from the Guide to Less Toxic Products:  Hair sprays, styling gels and mousses keep the hair in place by coating it with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP), a plastic polymer, and using solvents to dissolve it in solution and keep […]

Bras and Breast Cancer

I just finished reading a very interesting book a friend recommended called Dressed to Kill, The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras. This book has been out for a few years, and I’m kind of shocked I am just learning about it now. But just as gluten free, Paleo, fat is good and the fact […]

Cleaning with Essential Oils

Household cleaning products are very toxic.  Just read the label and poison warnings and you quickly decide you have to get them out of your house.  Manufacturers of cleaning products are not required to list all ingredients because they are trade secrets so you really don’t know what’s in them.  Unfortunately many green products are […]

Update to Toxin Free Laundry Products

Some unfortunate news…. I just heard back from that they are discontinuing the Berryplus laundry soap!  Order some while it’s still in stock! I will try out the Eco Nuts Natural Liquid Laundry Detergent and provide another update.    

Toxin Free Laundry Products

As I mentioned in a previous blog posting about detoxing your home, I’ve been using Tropical Traditions powdered laundry detergent.  However, when I went to reorder recently they were out of stock (guess this great product has really become popular!). A new search for natural laundry detergents led me to this recommended list on Mother […]

What’s In Your Deodorant?

Mainstream personal care products usually contain harmful toxic ingredients.  For example, check out the Environmental Working Group report on Secret Clinical Strength Antiperspirant or do a search for your own products.  Because we come into contact daily with so many toxins that are outside our control, I have focused on doing my best to use […]

EWG’s 2014 Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen Produce Lists

Environmental Working Group recently released the 2014 Dirty Dozen/Clean Fifteen Shoppers Guide to Pesticides in Produce.  The list highlights the cleanest and dirtiest conventionally raised fruits and vegetables in terms of pesticide residue.  For a $10 donation to EWG you can get a handy Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce laminated tag to take along […]

What’s in My Medicine Cabinet?

There isn’t much in my medicine cabinet these days.  I no longer buy aspirin, cold medicines, Neosporin, Alka-Seltzer, Bengay, Nyquil etc.  Instead we use Young Living Essential Oils as toxin free support for staying healthy.  Essential oils were have been used for thousands of years to support our body’s health.  It is important to use […]

What’s in Your Makeup?

Just like most commercial personal care products, makeup products are often laden with problematic ingredients.  Many also contain gluten. Unfortunately gluten is not always easy to spot as complete ingredients are not always listed or may include derivatives of gluten.  Checking a company’s website or contacting them directly to ask about gluten in specific products […]

What’s in your Shaving Cream?

Like most commercial personal care products, there are some nasty chemicals in shaving cream.  This post from Annmarie Gianni Skin Care is a good summary.  If you want to check what’s in your particular brand, visit the EWG skin deep database. For ladies shaving in the shower, it’s very easy to substitute your favorite chemical […]