Category: Natural Living

Why You Need a Chlorine Free Shower

Everyone showers. At least I HOPE everyone showers! However, while we think we are simply getting clean by taking a shower, we are also adding toxins to our body. Now I’m not talking the body washes, shower gels, shampoos and conditioner. Those can definitely be toxic but that’s not what I’m talking about today. Today I’m talking about water. Yes, your water is allowing your body to absorb toxins and so I’m talking about why you need a chlorine free shower. What toxins are in water? Well quite a few but I’m specifically referring to chlorine. Chlorine is used...

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Why Coconut Oil is the Healthiest Oil in the World

I’m finally switching to coconut oil! No more canola oil, no more vegetable oils, just coconut oil! Why? Because coconut oil is said to be the healthiest oil in the world! Sadly it’s rarely used due to a misconception of its saturated fat content. However, it is now known that it’s actually good for you! So read on and then join me in switching to coconut oil!   Composition: Coconut oil is high in saturated fats, which is why it was believed to be unhealthy. However, it is now known that there is a difference in fat molecules. All...

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No ‘Poo Troubleshooting

No ‘Pooing is the idea of not using traditional shampoo and conditioner to wash your hair. Instead, you use baking soda and vinegar. Go here for my original No ‘Poo post. If you know about no ‘poo and you still have questions, check out my No ‘Poo FAQ post. For help working out the kinks in your current no ‘poo regimen, read on! Basic no ‘poo recipe: 1 tab. Baking soda in 8oz water. Pour on hair, massage in, let sit one minute, and rinse. 1 tab. Vinegar in 8 oz water. Pour on hair, let sit one minute, and...

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Non-toxic Carpet Cleaner

We currently live in an apartment and I am saddened to say that our carpet has not been cleaned in the 3 years that we have lived here. I have scrubbed out a few spots with a towel but it has never been properly cleaned. This is quite appalling when you consider that my father owns and operates a professional carpet cleaning company, you would think I’d know better. However, I don’t have extra money to spend on professional cleaning and dear daddy is two states away. I finally convinced myself that I NEEDED to clean the carpets so...

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Organic, Conventional, and GMO – How to Tell The Difference

 We have come a long way from the day when you walked into the produce department and you only had to decide between a red or green apple. Now you step into that section and there are dozens of choices, not only in colors but also in how the produce was grown. We now have the decision of organic, conventional, or GMO produce. What’s the difference? How can you even tell? Isn’t an apple, an apple? Not anymore. In fact, they even make apples that taste like grapes now! So what IS the difference? What is Conventional Food? Conventionally...

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Beginning on a Journey for a Lifetime

They say your life changes once you have kids and that is true. However, nobody tells you that not only your kids will change your life but YOU will change your life for your kids. Now I’m not talking about not eating out, giving up Saturday shopping to go to soccer practices, or even the lack of sleep so your child can eat. I’m talking about how once you have a child, suddenly the world around you is no longer “safe”. Things you never even thought about instantly become horrors and the stuff that keeps you up at night....

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