One Ingredient at a time series: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

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The truth about tampons {and} why you should switch to organic

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Book Review: Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils & {Giveaway}

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New Series! One Ingredient At a Time (phthalates)

  Since becoming more conscious about the chemicals I am using around my house and putting into my body, I have started to read ingredient labels like it’s my job.  Have you ever stopped to read these labels? There are so many things on them I can’t pronounce and I honestly have no clue what …

My tips for exercising in the winter cold

The winter has been pretty mild here in Connecticut this year.  In fact we’ve had quite a few unseasonably warm days where it has gotten into the 50s, and one day it even hit 60.  It’s easy to get out and exercise on days like that, but lets face it, there are still two solid …

Easy chemical free all purpose cleaner

When I began looking for alternative spray cleaners I noticed a lot of them were made with a vinegar base. I started experimenting with store bought vinegar based cleaners and I must say there are a lot of good options out there.  However most of them smelled too strong for me.  Let’s face it, I’m …

The 3 best natural laundry detergents {and why you should switch}

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10% off Ready to Grow products from Back to the Roots

The holidays are fast approaching so I’ve partnered with Back to the Roots to offer my readers a 10% off coupon code on select products.  The Ready to Grow products are not only for the holidays though, these innovative garden kits make a great anytime gift for everyone, yourself included! If you are new to …