Insect-Repelling Incense

Summertime, campfires, camping, outdoor meals in New York do not come without Insects! These handmade incense add a nice ambiance and natural way to repel insects this time of year…What You’ll Need: Blank Incense, available from Lavender Lane Forever Essential Oils: (Geranium, Patchouli, Peppermint, Purification essential oil blend (from Young Living) How To: Choose one…

Happy Feet

The human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles and tendons. They get squished into shoes that don’t fit, they don’t get massaged enough and sometimes we let them get unusually stinky. And every single day, our feet take us everywhere we need to go. For that reason alone, we need to…

Personalized Perfume

Many years ago, I was shocked when I learned the actual chemicals contained in the expensive perfumes I was wearing on my skin, ultimately inhaling and offending others with. But, wearing perfume doesn’t have to be a health hazard. Wearing a personalized perfume made with Essential Oils (substances obtained by steam distilling plant material) makes…

Pledge Not to Pledge

Americans have used Pledge® for over 50 years. A product that we have deeply trusted but a cleaning product, like all others, that isn’t required by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to list its ingredients on the product label. But, manufacturer’s are required to disclose their ingredients on a document issued to the government called…

38 Ways to Help Our Earth & Our Health Plant a tree Recycle glass Recycle plastic Bring your own coffee cup Avoid Plastic Reduce consumption of meat Bring your own bag Start an herb harden avoid Styrofoam Boycott Bleach Start a compost Request to STOP junk mail Grow some vegetables Wash clothes in cold water…

Go Local: Join a CSA Today!

WHAT IS A CSA?CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. CSA is where families and individuals purchase seasonal membership shares (or half shares) for one flat price and in return receive un-sprayed, organic or certified organic fruits and vegetables from local farms and gardens. Some memberships even include real milk and butter, eggs, local honey and…

Every Day is Earth Day

The National Calendar says it’s Earth Day. Considering the current condition of our planet, the health of Americans, the quality of our indoor and outdoor air, shouldn’t every day should be lived as Earth Day? Here are some tips I like to consider every day… Buy in bulk, using glass ball jars or containers Limit your…