Makeup. Face wash. Soap. Lotion. Exfoliators. Makeup remover. Acne treatments. Sunscreen. Moisturizer. Serums. What do they all have in common? Extremely loose regulations with little government oversight that allow companies to use many toxic ingredients and ingredients without safety data while manufacturing your makeup and skin care. Federal law regulating the cosmetic
Our laundry. Washing it should make us feel clean and fresh to start a new day or bring about happiness when we snuggle up in some fresh linens while reading a good book or watching a movie. That warm and fuzzy feeling that comes from donning clean clothes and linens should not
In my last post I wrote a brief introduction about toxins in the home. Unless you have begun learning how to navigate ingredients lists (and the lack thereof), chances are there are toxins in your home that are preventing you from maximizing your wellness. Through this series, I’m hoping to make the
I’ve written a series about household toxins, and now have a 30-day Healthy Home, Happy Life Course available too that outlines some of the most common chemicals to watch out for and ways to replace the harmful chemicals with either purchased or DIY options. Items in your home that you trust to keep
If you purchase your cleaning and personal care products from the local or chain department or drug store and don’t pay attention to the ingredients label and what each item is and what those individual and mixed items can do to your body, chances are, you have a toxic home. Although your
While it isn’t yet commonly known, it is no secret that candles can cause some serious health issues because of the toxic chemicals used to create them. If you haven’t looked through how candles can be toxic to your and your family’s health, please head over to my Before You Buy Another
You see it all over the internet.. crazy oil users talking about ingesting oils… brushing their teeth with oils… cooking with oils… all sorts of crazy things… The most popular: adding lemon essential oil to a glass of water each morning! I do cringe with that one because so few people dilute
** A guest post by Amber from Amber’s Intuition Do children ever stop? I mean… that time of night… every night… it starts. Finish dinner… relax as a family… brush teeth… potty… pajamas… and BAM “I don’t have to go sleep in my bed!!!” between sobs and massive tears streaming. Bedtime routine
Do you have strong-willed child emotions running rampant in your home? The thought is often enough to make any mother cringe. I don’t know how your family is, but my boy is fantastic at displaying his wide array of intense emotions in what may often seems to be the most lawless way possible.
Guest post by Amber from Amber’s Intuition Focus. It’s not something anyone with a willful child is used to seeing. I’ve noticed when my ASD son is focused, you know its something he thoroughly enjoys as he loses himself for hours in his favorite tasks… nothing else matters. Breaking that concentration is
Today I made some body butter for my dry, cracked hands and feet, and had to take a moment to share with you how I made it. If you have never tried homemade lotions or body butters, you truly are missing out!! I’m one of those people who deals with seriously dry,
Yoga… it all began in India thousands of years ago, and has now become a popular form of exercise and meditation for millions of people around the world. Yoga combines meditation, breathing exercises, stretching through various postures, and deep relaxation techniques that combine to provide a holistic approach to physical, mental, and
Tired of feeling like you’re wasting your time with meditation, “being fully present,” and all that other “woo woo” stuff designed to help you be the best version of you? Do any of those crazy phrases that make you feel like a silly tree hugger even work? Are you wasting your time?
Lime essential oil has historically been used in skin care, supports normal breathing, and strengthening the immune system. It is delicious to smell in the diffuser! Add 4-5 drops of lime to 2 drops of peppermint in a diffuser to make your room smell like a mojito. Add 2 drops of lime
Perhaps you can feel some scratchy sensations in your throat… or perhaps you’re here because you want something different for your tea this morning that will warm you and have you feeling great. It’s all over social media… people are dripping their oils in water of all temperatures. Whether it is lavender