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Ingredient Safety

Should You Switch to a DEET-Free Bug Spray?

With our short summers, not even mosquitos, black flies, deer flies, and ticks can keep me from enjoying warm evenings by the campfire. I’ve been avoiding DEET, but only based on a general understanding that it’s toxic. How bad is it? And if you should avoid it, what is a DEET-free bug spray that works?

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Beauty & Personal Care

The Best Non-Toxic Mineral Sunscreen Brands

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely getting more outside time these days trying to keep the kids active and occupied. And I don’t leave the house without everyone putting on sunscreen. My kids have always used non-toxic mineral sunscreen but it took me longer to make the switch for myself.  If you’re in

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Miscellaneous

Toxins and Racism: We Can All Do Better

I have been told that I speak from a place of privilege about choosing a green and non-toxic lifestyle and that it’s not attainable for everyone.    While it’s true I am speaking from a place of privilege, addressing toxins certainly doesn’t only benefit those with privilege. And we have a responsibility to use our

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Women's Health

How You Can Boost Immunity Naturally at Home

 A couple weeks ago I shared strategies you can make your home more resistant to coronavirus (you can read that here). In this post, I’ll share how your home can directly impact your immune system and what you can do about it. Now, there is no shortage of advice online right now about how to

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Women's Health

covid-19 Isolation Survival Guide

I know, I know, we’re all sick of hearing covid this, physical distancing that… but you know what? This is our reality and if I were a betting girl, I’d bet it’s going to be our reality for quite some time. And if you’re like me and just about every other person on the planet,

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Indoor Air Quality

How to Prevent COVID-19 Naturally at Home

I’ll just say it straight: we are living in a crazy time right now. There is an unbelievable amount of information (and misinformation) floating around about the 2019 novel coronavirus (covid-19) and I’ve hesitated to add to the noise. But there’s something we’re not talking about that I think is important – for our health,

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Babies & Children

Are There Toxic Flame Retardants in Children’s Pajamas?

This is one of those questions that has some parents totally freaking out, or completely unaware that it could be a “thing”. And if you start looking into whether there are toxic flame retardants in your children’s pajamas, you may find the answer you want in a 5 minute Google search… but it won’t take

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