Essential oils are widely known for their excellent aromas, but this is not the only valuable property of theirs. A great number of experts recommend using essential oils in eco-friendly cleaning alternatives you can do by yourselves at the comfort of your home. When added to a certain home-made cleaning product, essential oils are an excellent helper. They can even
It’s that time of year again. The air is becoming crisper with less humidity. The leaves on the trees are starting to change colors. It’s still warm enough to garden, but not hot enough to warrant running through a sprinkler or spending the day in the pool to keep cool. The days are shorter, enabling toddlers to look to the
Our world is full of toxins. Toxic chemicals can be found in our environment, with little we can do about it. Toxins can be found in our homes. Toxins can be found in our food. Toxins are found just about everywhere. So what’s the point? Why avoid them? I get it. We’re all surrounded by toxic particles that we can’t
Essential oils. Does quality matter? What all goes into creating quality essential oils? The essential oil industry is taking off with sudden popularity and skyrocketing demand. In fact, in 2014 it was a $5.51 BILLION industry, and he industry is anticipated to exceed $11 BILLION by the year 2022! With increasing popularity comes suppliers chomping at the bit to provide products
If you’re still using toxic energy drinks to get through the day, you’re only causing yourself more harm. Low energy is a SYMPTOM. Something is CAUSING low energy, which means you will always need an energy boost without addressing the root of the problem. There are natural ways to get that boost you need, such as proper nutrition. Proper nutrition is key.
Freon, otherwise known chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, these chemicals are controlled substances, which means they must be properly disposed. If you have central AC/heat, chances are it is a closed system unit. It does not consume any coolant in order to function. Contrary to what many people think, it should never need to be refilled
Perfume and cologne are everywhere. From sprays to lotions to cosmetics to roll on bottles, everything in the personal care market seems to have fragrance. And why not? Everyone loves to smell good and use products that smell good (at least everyone who I’ve ever met). But what exactly is in that fragrant “smell-good?” What exactly is a fragrance? That
Makeup. Face wash. Soap. Lotion. Exfoliators. Makeup remover. Acne treatments. Sunscreen. Moisturizer. Serums. What do they all have in common? Extremely loose regulations with little government oversight that allow companies to use many toxic ingredients and ingredients without safety data while manufacturing your makeup and skin care. Federal law regulating the cosmetic industry spans a whole 1.5 pages.
Your bathroom. You stress over it being clean, but have you spent much time looking through the products you use? Is Your Cleaning Really Cleaning? Most everything for me to write about cleaning was already discussed in my post, Removing Toxins From Your Kitchen. I use Thieves cleaner (a plant-based toxin-free cleaner powered by essential oils), vinegar, and baking soda
Our laundry. Washing it should make us feel clean and fresh to start a new day or bring about happiness when we snuggle up in some fresh linens while reading a good book or watching a movie. That warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from donning clean clothes and linens should not be a mind trick. We shouldn’t have to