Interview: “Getting to Green(er)”

I definitely didn’t want to expose my newborn to any of that… in fact, I didn’t really want to expose myself or my family to it either. My eyes were suddenly opened. That day was the beginning of a journey that has involved a lot of research and resulted in making a variety of bath & body and cleaning products myself.

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Exfoliating Scrub Recipe

Why exfoliate? Exfoliating helps shed dead skin cells, clear your pores, fight dry skin, and speeds cell renewal, allowing new healthy cells to grow.

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Skincare Part 4: How to Make Soap (Faster & Easier than You Can Imagine!)

Over the last month, we’ve been on quite the journey exploring the skincare industry, lack of regulation, and how many dangerous ingredients enter our bodies. At last, we’ve arrived at the finale: how to make your own soap at home! This process is faster and easier than you ever could have imagined. (And it’s because we’re cheating. But more on that below.) Let’s...
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Skincare Part 3: How to Find Awesome Alternatives (to the products tearing you apart from the inside out)

How do you find reasonably priced products that don’t contain ingredients suspected of links to cancer, genetic mutation, reproductive harm, or birth defects? I’m happy to share it’s pretty easy to do!

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Skincare Part 2: How to Protect Yourself and Your Family

If ingredients are banned in Canada and Europe because they have links to or are suspected of causing cancer, genetic mutation, reproductive harm, or birth defects there, chances are they’re doing the same thing right here in the United States – even more so, in fact, since their use is unrestricted.
Here in part 2, we’ll examine how you can protect yourself and your family.

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The Colossal Hoax of Skincare: why your products are tearing you apart from the inside out (and what to do about it) – Part 1

Part 1: Why is the U.S. Cosmetic Industry Not up to Snuff? (And why should you care?)
We in the United States have banned a mere 0.8% of the ingredients prohibited in Europe. Maybe you’re trying to rationalize that and wondering: Is it really dangerous to put a product on your skin?
According to Dr. Samuel Epstein, founder of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, “It’s more dangerous to put a product on your skin than to eat it.”
When we put something on our skin, it’s absorbed straight into the bloodstream in under 30 seconds. This includes lotion, soap, bug spray, sunscreen, makeup, and anything else you apply…

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