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Natural Deodorants
Thursday, 09 July 2015
Natural Deodorants Have you heard that antiperspirant deodorant is bad for you? This is certainly news to me! The bad components in antiperspirants are the aluminum compounds. There have been links to Alzheimer’s Disease and cancer from these aluminum compounds, which get into your body through the pores in your armpits. So what should we do about it? The best thing...

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DIY Bug Repellent
Thursday, 02 July 2015
DIY Bug Repellent I never look forward to putting on insect repellent. While I am grateful for the protection against potentially disease-carrying insects that it provides, applying the spray always leaves my skin sticky and my eyes stinging. The paradox of insect repellent – unpleasant but necessary – led me to look into other options...

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Skin Care Guide to Making yours Eco Friendly
Tuesday, 07 April 2015
Skin Care: Guide to Making yours Eco-Friendly Skin care products contribute to the thousands of chemicals washed down the drain. These disrupt aquatic ecosystems, seep into the soil, contaminate farms, and contribute to cancer and infertility among populations of marine life and wildlife...

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How to Make Homemade Toothpaste
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
How to Make Homemade Toothpaste Humans have been practicing some form of oral hygiene dating as far back as 5000 BC. The oldest known toothpaste formula was created and used by the ancient Egyptians and consisted of crushed rock salt, mint, dried iris flowers, and pepper. In the late 1700s (AD that is!), some humans scrubbed their teeth with a powder made from burnt bread...

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Make Your Own Eco Friendly Cosmetic Supplies
Thursday, 02 October 2014
Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Cosmetic Supplies From their contents to packaging, cosmetics have quite an impact on the environment. Many cosmetic products also contain ingredients that are made of synthetic chemicals, some which are known to be carcinogenic and hormone disrupting. In fact, one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are harmful...

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Make Your Own Mouthwash
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Make Your Own  Mouthwash The dentist has been telling me to use mouthwash after I brush my teeth from the time that I can remember. I never even really questioned what mouthwash was actually made out of until recently. There are mouthwashes for all sorts of oral hygiene problems – canker sores, teeth whitening, gum disease. However, are these... guide/make-your-own-mouthwash.jpg Make Your Own Mouthwash

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Makeup Remover DIY
Tuesday, 06 May 2014
Makeup Remover DIY Raccoon eyes and irritated skin – these were my results whenever I used conventional makeup removers. In fact, I so much disliked using removers that I would sometimes go to sleep with my makeup still on. Come morning, my eyelashes would be stuck together with mascara and my pores would...

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Homemade Body Scrub
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Homemade Body Scrub In keeping with my 2014 New Year’s Resolution to transition all of my body products to products I can either make myself or at least understand the ingredients of, my latest challenge was making an all-natural face and body scrub. Everyone’s skin reacts differently...

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Homemade Facial Masks
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Homemade Facial Masks Recently, I have found more and more comfort in food and beauty products that are made from ingredients I can actually understand. As Michael Pollan says, “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food." Taking Pollan’s wisdom to heart and applying it to...

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Make Your Own Eco Friendly Soap
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Soap Despite all of the safety claims regarding industrial soap, no one really knows what effect the myriad of chemicals will have on the environment. One study by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that about 75% of the main chemicals in antibacterial soap are passed through wastewater filtering to be later used to detailed...

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How to Make Your Own Lip Balm
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
How to Make Your Own Lip Balm Recently, I have read more and more articles questioning the safety of mainstream beauty products, such as lip balm. I found the list of toxins in these (often expensive) products to be slightly terrifying and decided to take matters into my own hands! This guide includes a recipe and instructions for a non-toxic, eco-friendly lip balm...

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Green Beauty
Thursday, 21 March 2013
Green Beauty Environmentally conscious actions don’t have to be strenuous or require much effort. Everyday routines with just a little adjustment can decrease your environmental impact and let your conscience rest a little easier. Something as easy as changing the way you shower or bathe cannot only benefit the environment, but also your own well-being...

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Homemade Toothpaste
Thursday, 03 March 2011
Homemade Toothpaste Have you ever noticed how many chemicals are in your toothpaste? Before big toothpaste manufacturing existed, people used baking soda and salt to cleanse their teeth or even just pure water. Today there are many chemicals added to enhance taste and to make your mouth feel “fresh” and minty, or to make them whiter (allegedly…)! Fluoride compounds...

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Toxic Household Chemicals
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Toxic Household Chemicals Your house could be filled with one of these six common household toxins—Radon, Ozone, Toxic Dust, Lead, Formaldehyde, and Asbestos—and you might not even realize that they’re there. Fortunately, you don’t have to just sit back and worry. Why not take action and make your home a little cleaner and environmentally friendly...

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Homemade Soap Recipes
Friday, 17 September 2010
Homemade Soap Recipes Despite all of the safety claims regarding industrial soap, no one really knows what effect the myriad of chemicals will have on the environment. One study by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that about 75% of the main chemicals in antibacterial soap are passed through wastewater filtering to be later used to fertilize...

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Make Your Own Hair Care Products
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Make Your Own Hair Care Products! Hair products, like most cosmetic products, contain hundreds of chemicals that can pose a threat to your health and the environment. Many of the ingredients and chemicals found in these products are made from petrochemicals (originating from crude oil). The chemicals run into our waterways, absorb in our skin, and add to our landfills...

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Green Health Care Guide
Friday, 24 October 2008
Green Health Care Guide Green Health Care is a new idea entering into the mainstream healthcare industry that works to improve the health of humans and the environment. Traditionally, naturopathic medicine can be considered one of the “greenest” options for health care. It is a complementary and alternative medicine that emphasizes the body's intrinsic ability to...

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