Do you have formaldehyde in your face lotion?

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Living in the United States, a developed country, you would never think that that you would have to watch out for buying unsafe products in the store. Unfortunately the personal care industry the personal care products industry is not well regulated, there's only one law that was passed in 1938 where a total of 11 ingredients are banned by the FDA from being used and products - compared to the 1,400 by the EU you'll realize how paltry our regulations are. Since then there have been over … [Read more...]

Thrive Market – A Fantastic Resource

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I have had quite a few conversations lately about Thrive Market and what I like about it.  I am a huge fan of Thrive Market - I think that they have a great social mission (when you sign up for a membership they donate a membership to a family in need) and selfishly they have great prices and delivery to my door!  I probably order every 3 - 5 weeks or so.  Here's what I find myself frequently purchasing, and then there are lots of fun new things that pop up and free things that are included … [Read more...]

Safe beauty and personal care products from Beautycounter

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Did you know that your body could absorb up to 60% of anything you put on it, meaning that thing things you use on your body like lotion, face cream, make-up are all being absorbed by YOUR body.  That means that what you put ON your body is almost as important as what you put IN your body. I have been hunting for safe beauty products since 2013, and have had a lot of trouble finding a company that has a quality product that is accessible.   I started this journey a few years after I had … [Read more...]

Homemade Coconut Oil and Shea Butter Lotion Bars

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Last night I decided to make homemade coconut oil and shea butter lotion bars. A coworker encouraged me to make these, I didn't actually need much  coaxing, she said "Do you know where to get shea butter, I want to make lotion bars" and I said, "Oh I have shea butter and wanted to make them for awhile, send me your recipe and I'll make them tonight."  And I did! I used the recipe from Wellness Mama - but skipped the Vitamin E and played around with adding a bunch of essential oils at … [Read more...]

New resource – THRIVE Market

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I'm always looking for ways to make things easier, and I've been working on changing over everything to be more natural.  Winter is a tough time for fresh produce and local famers markets, but the TRHIVE market place is a great place to purchase your non-perishables at a discount.  It's being described as Costco + Whole Foods - since it's membership based (you pay $60/year for access to the marketplace) but the discounts will pay for themselves in your first few orders. Another cool thing, … [Read more...]