One Ingredient at a time series: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

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

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

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Ridiculously easy diy baby wipes

For about a month now I have been battling a stubborn rash all over my daughter’s diaper area.  It started with some sort of bug I think I inadvertently passed on to her after taking care of an 8 month old with a stomach virus. Oh the joy of being an emergency room nurse! The …

Life with Crohn’s

As I sit here and type this I am in a ridiculous amount of pain.  It’s not just your typical stomach pain that you would except someone with Crohn’s to have. No, when my Crohn’s flares it’s joint pain, body aches, a feeling of whole body inflammation, extreme fatigue, plus my stomach will hurt on …

The Great Grass- Fed Debate

If you are like most of the members in my family or some of my friends, you’ve probably heard about the term “grass fed beef” but that’s where the buck stops.  Grass fed? Isn’t that what cows eat anyway?  Is this just another marketing ploy to make me pay more money for essentially the same …

Non toxic deodorant- Go Primal Pit Paste

Ok so… I’m kind of obsessed with deodorant.  Like, I have multiple sticks in my medicine cabinet and one in my purse.  Lately I have been trying to eliminate unnecessary chemicals from my life and I’ve decided to start with my hair and beauty routine.  I am no stranger to all the latest trends in …

Cloth diapering 101: everything you need to know

When I was pregnant with my daughter I looked up everything about natural birth, natural products, and how to have a healthy pregnancy. I’m not exactly sure who or what intrigued me about cloth diapers but somewhere I must have seen a cute picture of a baby wearing one and thought to myself “well those …