Non-toxic baby care products – Best basics for a safer nursery

What are the essential products you really need to create a safe, non-toxic nursery for you and your little one? As I sit here writing this post, a few months away from having my third child, I’m reminded of the the Luvs diaper slogan. You live. Your learn. Then you get Luvs. Though I don’t […] Read more…

Choosing safer products – The clean health and beauty mindset

How often do you think about the products you use on a daily basis?  Not just what they’re meant to do, but what they’re actually made of.  How many products do you use on yourself, on your family, and in your home? For many people, the answers are seldom, and dozens. There was a time […] Read more…

Fragrance – Don’t let it fake you out

Most people love to smell their products. I used to buy shampoo completely on smell alone. When I was in high school, back in the day, Bath and Body Works was the place to get really nice lotion and soap. Cucumber Melon was my favorite. I’m not sure the scent really resembled cucumbers or melons, but […] Read more…

Beauty with Brains – The best natural and non-toxic brands

So you’ve decided to start making the switch to safer products. Great! But now what? Finding safe products, ones that work, can feel a bit like a crazy scavenger hunt. You want to feel (at least mostly) good about the products you use, but perhaps don’t know where to start, or what companies truly use […] Read more…

Natural Deodorant – Safer and Smelling Good

My favorite comedian, Jim Gaffigan, has a great bit about natural deodorant that, until recently, pretty much summed up my feelings on the subject. Go ahead and have a good laugh then come on back and finish reading ; ) So given its not-so-stellar reputation, why bother switching to a natural deodorant over a typical antiperspirant/deodorant combo? […] Read more…