Category Archives: NonToxic

Use It Daily Essential Oil Cleaning Products

Nicole/ November 29, 2016/ DIY, Essential Oils, Healthy Living, NonToxic

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

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The Problem with Candles

Nicole/ September 7, 2016/ DIY, Essential Oils, NonToxic

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

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Quality Essential Oils

Nicole/ January 26, 2016/ Essential Oils, Healthy Living, NonToxic

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

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Need An Energy Boost?

Nicole/ December 5, 2015/ Essential Oils, Healthy Living, NonToxic

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.

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Does Your HVAC Need More Freon?

Nicole/ December 3, 2015/ Family, Healthy Living, NonToxic

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

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Remove Toxins from Your Perfume or Cologne

Nicole/ November 28, 2015/ Beauty, Healthy Living, NonToxic

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

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Remove Toxins From Your Makeup & Skin Care

Nicole/ November 26, 2015/ Beauty, Healthy Living, NonToxic

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.

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Remove Toxins From Your Bathroom

Nicole/ November 25, 2015/ Healthy Living, NonToxic

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

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Is Your Laundry Toxic?

Nicole/ November 24, 2015/ Healthy Living, NonToxic

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

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