A couple months back I was introduced to The Homegrown Collective and I fell in love. No seriously...in love. Every month you get a new box with various DIY, homesteading projects and recipes. Everything you need and detailed instructions come in the box so you are learning new recipes and skills each month. You not only get to TRY new things you get to LEARN new things. I have a bit of an obsession with homesteading and homemaking skills long since forgotten in this day of modern convenience … [Read more...]
8 Toxins to Avoid in Shampoo and Body Wash
The ingredients in shampoos, soaps, and other body washing products are something that I never gave much thought to until I had children. Okay, okay...you got me. Truth be told I didn't even give it much thought after my first child was born. I was one of those naive consumers who thought that the government would never allow products with unsafe ingredients to be sold to the public. I thought that if a product was on a store shelf then it MUST be approved by Uncle Sam and it MUST be safe for me … [Read more...]
Video: A Day in the Life of a Green Mom
I think sometimes we green moms are often viewed as being hysterical about toxins in our home and environment. We are hyper vigilant about all the stuff we bring into our lives because so much of it has the potential to be harboring toxic substances. Think about the mattresses we sleep on, the detergent we wash our clothes with, and the shampoo we use on our children's hair during bath time. All of these sources and hundreds more have the potential to make us sick, individually and cumulatively. … [Read more...]
5 Ways to Reduce Toxins and Pollutants in Your Bedroom
Perfume for Babies????
I was completely shocked to read yesterday that a company actually plans to make perfumes for babies. WTH??? Babies already have such a sweet and unique smell. Why on earth would you want to cover up that deliciousness with an artificial scent that comes from a bottle? Why would you want your child to smell like the noxious perfume isle of a department store? Well, I guess this is a case of "to each their own right"? Well, no it shouldn't be in this case because perfumes are notorious for … [Read more...]