Summer is here and people start covering themselves in sunblock. But not every sunblock is safe. Stay away from the chemical (versus physical) sunblock, which contain Oxybenzone and Octinoxate. Multiple studies show that sunblocks containing these two chemicals can disrupt hormones and may cause skin allergies. These chemicals can also have devastating effects upon our planet, as well as on our children who are more sensitive to harsh chemicals. There are plenty of natural an
Do you know that conventional laundry detergents contain various chemicals that stay on your clothes after the wash? Traditional detergents contain synthetic optical brighteners as well as surfactants, have fragrances, do not biodegrade, and can cause allergies. Many brands also contain alkyphenols, aromatic hydrocarbons, and chlorinated compounds, which are probable carcinogens and hormone disruptors. Many contain petroleum distillates, naphtha and naphthalene – all petroleu
Add a 1/2 cup of Borax to your laundry, or soak clothes for 30 minute before washing for tough stains. It’s safe enough for your delicates, won’t harm septic systems and even helps soften hard water. Borax is harmless and works really well with natural detergents. Try it and let us know how it worked. #naturallaundry
Whipped Body Butter This is the best body-butter I've ever made, courtesy of Dr. Melissa Esguerra, who is fantastic at detoxing people like me. 1 cup Shea Butter
1 cup Mango or Cocoa Butter
(or ½ cup of each)
1/2 cup Solid Coconut Oil 1/2 cup Almond, Jojoba, or Olive Oil
45 drops doTerra essential oils of your choice
1. In a double boiler or glass bowl, combine all ingredients except essential oils.
2. Bring to medium heat and stir constantly until all ing
Air conditioning an office for one extra hour a day uses enough energy in a month to power a TV for over a year. (The Carbon Trust) Air conditioned buildings use roughly twice as much energy as naturally ventilated ones. (Royal Institute of British Architects). If we can't live without ACs, at least let's turn them down (I am usually freezing in any AC-ed building) and turn them off at night (open your windows). #AC
I was always feeling bad about manicurists working and constantly smelling nail polish chemicals all day long. After reading this article, I am getting rid of all my nailpolish!