Beauty & Personal Care

Lysol as Birth Control and Other Marketing Ploys

I was listening to Dr. Aviva Romm’s podcast the other day and in it she mentioned Lysol’s ad campaign, telling women to use it as a feminine hygiene product and even as birth control. Lysol. Putting it you-know-where. I had to rewind the episode and listen again to make sure I heard it right. Utterly

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Women's Health

Healthy Living Lessons from the Yukon

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen my post that I was taking a couple weeks away from social media. Well, I was actually doing much more than that. I just got back from a 2.5 week vacation, including a 13 day canoe trip in the Yukon. Me and my

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Green Living

How to Talk to your Skeptical Partner About Toxics in Your Home

Oh, if I had a nickel for every time I heard my clients or members of my Facebook Group say to me: “I know this is important, but I’m having a hard time getting my husband on board.” So if you’ve been thinking the same thing, whether you’re getting resistance from your parents, partner, kids,

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Cleaning

5 Natural Dryer Sheet Alternatives

One of my first tips for anyone starting to detox their homes is to quit using fabric softener and dryer sheets. These products coat your clothes with chemicals linked to hormone disruption, asthma, and even cancer. Not to mention what they do downstream in our environment… And while more people are getting on board with

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Cleaning

Is There Formaldehyde in Your Laundry Detergent?

Thanks to clever marketing tactics designed to make us spend, spend, spend, we’ve been conditioned to think that a clean house and clean clothes and clean sheets have to smell clean. The problem is that the ingredients used to make these things have any smell at all – whether they’re synthetic or natural – can

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Women's Health

How to Reduce Stress, Naturally and Simply

Humans have always been stressed. It isn’t a new problem. But over time, stress has changed and increased to dangerous levels. At one point in our history, stress was running away from lions while having to hunt and forage for our next meal. Once the thread was gone and food was acquired, our stress decreased.

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Food & Drink

How to Find the Best Drinking Water and Shower Filter

There are a few different reasons why you’d want to filter the water in your home. How you go about doing it can lead you on a trail of options that’s enough to leave you cross-eyed. In this blog, I break down some of the big considerations to help you make an informed choice so

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Why I Detox My Home
Women's Health

Asthma and Cramps: Why I Choose to Detox My Home

In my Facebook Group, I’ve been sharing some thoughts on the importance of really understanding your why for living a healthy and green lifestyle. Because everyone has different goals, limitations, and worldview, each family will make different decisions about what’s right for them in each moment. Relying on someone else’s why may help for the

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Women's Health

Is Your Home Making You Tired?

We’ve all been there. One more round of the snooze button. Bottomless coffee. And zoning out in front of Netflix when you can finally crash at the end of the day. Sometimes, being tired can be fixed with the obvious – more sleep. But what if that doesn’t work? If you’re suffering from more serious

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