Natural Beauty Remedy

Taking good care of dry/cracked skin doesn’t have to involve expensive prescription creams or lotions nor does it have to be complicated. Here’s an easy beauty remedy that works to bring skin back to life, naturally. What You Will Need: Sea salt Carrier oil: olive oil, grape seed oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba. I prefer…

Ugh! We just want soap!

I thought using soap was supposed to be a positive thing. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), many popular brands of soap are considered serious hazards to our health. Ugh! One truly healthy and cost effective soap, which I have come to love and trust is Dr. Bronner’s (est. 1948) liquid castile soap. A…

Not So Soft Scrub

There are several synthetic chemicals in the popular product, Soft Scrub. Unfortunately, Soft Scrub does more than just scrub. One of its ingredient’s, Sodium Hypochlorite, is linked to Cancer, Lymphoma and Leukemia 🙁 Creating a safe and effective scrub with natural ingredients is easy. Here are a few combinations (see below) that I’ve used; the…

Dirty Facts

150 chemicals found in the home are linked to: Cancer Allergies Birth Defects Psychological disorders 50% of all illness is due to poor indoor air quality The toxic chemical found in room deodorizers is found in the blood of 95% of children and adults Every year there are between 5 and 10 million household poisonings…

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…

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…

Do-it-Yourself Scouring Powder

Popular scouring powders contain ingredients known to cause Cancer, Respiratory Distress, Lymphoma, Lung Cancer, Lung Tumors, Allergies and Skin Irritations. Create your own scouring powder at home with affordable and simple yet very effective ingredients.What you will need: Essential Oils Baking soda (alum-free preferred) Glass sugar shaker (available at local dollar stores) How to:Fill the…

Out with the Old, In with the New

Sadly, the very popular cleaning products that we’ve come to know, trust and sometimes love contain synthetic chemicals that have been linked to: Cancer, Parkinson’s, ADHD, Allergies, Asthma, Contact Dermatitis, Migraines, Depression, Reduced Fertility, Birth Defects, Headaches, Respiratory disorders, Dizziness, Lymphoma, Leukemia, Tumors, Pollution, etc. These synthetic chemicals are toxic to children, pets, our water…

Fall Soup

Here’s a recipe for a healthy fall soup. You can get all of the ingredients from your local farm stand or farmers market. Make extra for a friend or neighbor! Ingredients: 5 – 8 red potatoes cubed (roasted in 450 degree oven with olive oil, sea salt, rosemary, thyme for 25 minutes) 1 large onion…