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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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How to Use Think Dirty & Skin Deep to Choose Healthier Body Care Products

If you’re just getting started on your journey to reduce toxins in your home, it can feel overwhelming because there are so many things you can do. Looking at your body care products (like soap, shampoo, make-up, skincare, deodorant, sunscreen, etc.) is often one of the first – but also one of the most frustrating

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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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The Products in my Bathroom Right Now

“What do you use, Emma?” I get a lot of DMs and emails with this question, so I figured it was high time I share it all in one place! I’m a minimalist when it comes to my personal care products. When I find a brand I like, I tend to stick with it. So

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Should You Switch to Organic Tampons & Pads?

There is no shortage of blog posts out there with terrifying headlines about how toxic pads and tampons are. But what’s the actual risk and should you be switching to organic tampons and pads, or other menstrual products entirely? I’m digging into the issue here so you can feel confident about the choices you make

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Babies & Children

How to Treat Eczema Naturally

One of the most common requests I see from parents is how to treat eczema naturally. I wanted to give you the expert guidance on this topic, so I invited Dr. Alexis Reid to write this week’s blog post. Dr. Alexis is a naturopathic doctor, toxicologist, and chemical engineer. Oh, and she also has her

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4 Best Natural Sunscreens for 2019

If you’ve been delaying making the switch to natural sunscreens, this might help make it happen: The US FDA is now re-considering their opinion that sunscreen chemicals do not get absorbed at high enough concentrations to require safety testing. Crazy how something many of us apply almost every day throughout the summer hasn’t actually been

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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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Beauty & Personal Care

No, Your Shampoo Isn’t Killing You

I started my own green living journey because of environmental reasons, nearly 15 years ago as an engineering student. 10 years later when I was pregnant with my first child, I realized that there were some pretty good health benefits to what I was doing too. But the messaging was all wrong. Maybe you’ve seen

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