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THINK DIRTY: An App that Reveals the Hidden Dangers in Your Cleaning and Skincare Products

Sometimes it can be exhausting trying to read and understand every ingredient on every label. For this reason, it can be difficult, discouraging and overwhelming for those living fast-paced lives to adapt to natural lifestyles.
That’s where the (FREE!) app “Think Dirty” will absolutely change your life when it comes to your cosmetic and personal care products.

Continue Reading June 24, 2015 at 1:47 am 1 comment

The best DIY, non-toxic, and easiest to make deodorant – ever.

Our favorite DIY deodorant that actually works and takes just a minute to make.

Continue Reading February 6, 2014 at 11:26 pm 4 comments

The Beauty of Fragrance-Free Laundry

Invite back the natural scents of your body which can be alluring and wonderful to others.

Continue Reading March 8, 2013 at 9:19 pm 1 comment

12 Toxic and Carcinogenic Compounds Found in Personal Care Products

A great chart to show us which ingredients to avoid when shopping for personal care products.

Continue Reading September 20, 2012 at 1:24 am 1 comment

The Dirty Dozen Chemicals in Cosmetics

Beauty is only skin deep, but the products we use to attain it contain chemicals that may penetrate far deeper. The average adult uses nine personal care products a day, with roughly 120 chemicals spread among them, many of which are incompletely tested for toxicity.

Continue Reading January 27, 2012 at 2:09 am Leave a comment

What Are You Wearing?

We’ve all heard the question, “What are you wearing?” Most likely you’ve never answered, “Petroleum, pesticides, perfluorochemicals, and antimony, with cadmium accessories.” Yet in most cases, that would be the honest answer.

Continue Reading August 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment

Is Your Toothpaste or Mouthwash Toxic?

You may be doing harm to your health and your teeth by merely brushing and washing your mouth. Children are especially vulnerable.

Continue Reading July 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm 3 comments

Constrictive Clothing

That ultra-tight pair of jeans might look fabulous on your body, but what about the health effects? What are the risks of wearing tight clothing?

Continue Reading May 25, 2011 at 7:03 pm 1 comment

The No ‘Poo’ Alternative

“Almost three months ago, I was introduced to the idea of no longer using shampoo. I was intrigued. After looking into it somewhat, I figured I didn’t have anything to lose. So I picked up some baking soda and apple cider vinegar and then took the plunge.

I love the results! There was an adjustment period where I had to play around with the measurements a bit but I finally got the hang of it. I have straight-as-a-board, baby-fine hair that has never held a “do.” After “no ‘poo,” I don’t even have to use styling products. I just blow dry and go; my hair now keeps any style. It’s awesome!”

Continue Reading March 27, 2011 at 11:20 pm 2 comments

“Non-toxic” Scented Products Release Toxic Chemicals

In an analysis of 25 of the most commonly used scented products – including ones labeled “organic,” “natural” or “non-toxic” – scientists identified at least 133 chemicals wafting off of them. A quarter of those chemicals were classified as hazardous or toxic. Virtually none were listed on product labels.

Continue Reading February 18, 2011 at 11:49 pm 2 comments

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