Where to Begin?

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I can’t tell you how many times my readers tell me that they really want to live a more “non-toxic” lifestyle but they don’t know where to begin. They also express concerns about doing this in an affordable way. Believe me, I know. I started this journey 15 years ago. I admit it can be overwhelming, but I do have a few suggestions for making the transition easier!

I’d like to add that it’s important to give yourself a high five ...

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My Update to Non Toxic Toes for Spring!

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Don’t you love that almost everywhere we women are getting ready to don our favorite sandals and flip flops! Time to really scrub up and get our feet polished up and pretty. Ever notice the chemical odors when applying nail polish? The Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth deem these smells the “toxic trio.” And each of these “toxic trio” chemicals have been classified as the most toxic by the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database that I mentioned ...

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Naked as a Jaybird?

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Deodorants vs. antiperspirants! A tricky, personal topic but certainly important when considering one’s daily hygiene!

And don’t we all seem to need it more now that the temps are rising and we are all a little “schweddy” these days 🙂 While we need a product that works, it’s also important to find one that doesn’t list ingredients that could potentially cause health issues down the road. And how about something for the active pre-teens in our lives that is also safe! ...

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Zents – Born out of Healing

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How about a skincare company that shares this image and saying? You don’t see this every day, right?! And there are MORE where that came from-Organic, eco- and mindfulness-oriented all at the same time! Self-Care and global LOVE and HEALING all beautifully wrapped up in the world of “Presence.”

My personal journey with Zents started six years ago when I picked up an organic body oil that smelled DIVINE- light in fragrance  and yet luxurious on my body. I am extremely ...

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Let’s Talk – BBC and KISS!

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Nope, not referring to the British Broadcasting Corporation. Try this one on – “Before Breast Cancer!” Let’s get serious about PREVENTION!

Okay, we’re all seeing it –“Breast Cancer Awareness” month. Awareness is a good thing, but as a breast cancer survivor it bothers me that PREVENTION isn’t at the top of the list. Research and shopping to support research for a cure is a noble idea but how can we personally empower ourselves to minimize getting a breast cancer diagnosis to ...

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This Balm is the Bomb!

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I finally found it! An amazing four-in-one skin care facial product that cleanses, removes make-up exquisitely, moisturizes and can be used as a mask as well. And let me not forget that there are no hidden toxic chemicals either. You may ask “Where can I get this incredible product and tell me more!” Billed as a “Best Seller,” this cleansing balm is heaven on my face!! While we love our Colorado climate, it’s dry and really dry during the winter. ...

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Body-Licious!

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Body pampering and scrubs are the best at-home treats I love to give myself year-round, especially during the holidays and during the dry winter months. What I love, too, is that I can make enough for myself to enjoy and they make AWESOME gifts for my girlfriends. These are gifts that will be treasured AND used, I guarantee. You will be thought of and thanked every time they step in the shower! Give yourself the gift of glowing, body-licious, beautiful ...

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Non Toxic Insect Repellents to the Rescue!

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Caroline, this one’s for you! Summertime and the living is easy, except when the flies, gnats and mosquitoes join the party. I can’t tell you how many toxic sprays and creams I covered myself with many years ago without knowing the chemical dangers. The most well-known chemical in insect repellents is DEET. Did you know that it melts plastic and fishing line? Of course it’s effective and insects are smart enough to stay away, but do we want to be ...

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Sunscreens: UVA, UVB, SPF – What do they all mean?

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I am of the baby boomer generation that didn’t use sunscreen growing up. The “in” thing was slathering baby oil all over our bodies to enhance the tanning effects of the sun. I’ll spare you the details of my sun-spotted arms and hands, but I certainly wish I knew then what I know now!

When my kids came along, I thought I was being a diligent parent when it came to applying sunscreen. However, little did I know that those sunscreens, ...

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Skin-tastic Coconut Oil!

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Puxatawney Phil saw his shadow on February 2nd which means six more weeks of winter. Skiers, snowboarders, snowshoe enthusiasts, and ice climbers are thrilled. Those not so thrilled — those people NOT in the above populations and those slipping, chipping and digging out from the mounds of snow in the Boston area. Many parts of the United States are experiencing unusually cold temperatures this winter and lots of people are just plain “over it.” Whether you’re enjoying the winter months ...

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