Favorite Thing: Non-Toxic Personal Products

When I first took an interest in avoiding allergenic/carcinogenic/hormone-disrupting chemicals, I sat down one night with a legal pad and wrote down every category of product I regularly used, from hand soap to facial moisturizer to deodorant. For a few weeks, I researched other blogs, online stores like Amazon.com and Vitacost.com, and organic grocery retailers […]

Friday Favorite: Environmental Working Group

My favorite resource for researching the ingredients in my make-up and shower products is the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database.  The website (there’s also a free app!) allows you to search tens of thousands of products from mascara to toothpaste to sunscreen to see how they are rated in terms of toxicity.  For example […]

Cleaning House

A dear friend of mine gave me a really thoughtful gift the other week — a book called The Naturally Clean Home.  It’s a neat little book containing basic homemade recipes for easy concoctions to clean anything in your home from wood furniture to bathtub tile to carpet. I already liked the idea of homemade, […]