Prop65
General Health & Well-Being

What Does the Prop 65 Warning Label Mean?

Ever wonder why you’re seeing Prop 65 warning labels that tell you the product contains ingredients known to cause cancer or birth defects… on everything from appliances to furniture, the entrance to Disneyland, and at one point even coffee? They’re almost everywhere now, and the story behind them is an interesting one. Proposition 65, or

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Beauty & Personal Care

Two Canadian Non-Toxic Skincare Brands to Try This Winter

I don’t let the cold and snow keep me inside. In fact, my love for winter activities like skiing and snowshoeing was one thing that tipped the scales in favour of our move north of Toronto a year ago. If there’s one thing I learned during our first winter here, it’s colder, snowier, and windier

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Babies & Children

How I Cloth Diapered my Kids

Cloth diapering isn’t for everyone… but it’s not as hard or inconvenient as some people think! So many people feel overwhelmed by it, so this is intended to simplify the process for you. Ultimately, you have to do what’s going to work for your family. But cloth diapering has many benefits, including: Overall cost &

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Babies & Children

Counterfeit Children’s Products & Amazon

I first learned about the rampant counterfeit industry – particularly in online marketplaces like Amazon, Wish, and AliExpress – through Jennifer Myers Chua. She is co-owner of Hip Mommies, a distribution company for ethically, responsibly, and safely made children’s products, and has first-hand experience with the dangers of counterfeit products.  I interviewed Jennifer for the

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Women's Health

How to Support Your Body’s Detoxification Systems

The late Dr. Walter Crinnion, one of the early leaders in environmental medicine, had a 5 step process for detoxification: Avoidance Avoidance Avoidance Supplementation Detoxification Do you see why I have hundreds of blogs on ways to reduce your exposure to toxins, and I’m just now writing one on how to support detoxification?  Detoxes are

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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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