What’s really in your laundry detergent? How to make your own with this DIY recipe

Make your own natural laundry detergent We often don't think too much about what kind of chemicals go into our clothes. The usual laundry detergents in the market today may smell nice but are packed full of toxins that will actually absorb into our skin through wearing our clothes. Deja Cronely This week, I've had the pleasure of collaborating with Deja Cronely who has put together fantastic information about how the toxins in laundry detergent can effect our health!  Deja Cronley is a Registered Nurse turned Blogger. She fell in love with natural living four years ago and has dedicated...

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6 Eco-friendly lifestyle changes to live more sustainably

How it all began I started my journey towards a  more sustainable life when Landon was born 4 years ago. It all began with my decision to use cloth diapers for him. Initially it was about avoiding the chemicals that were in disposable diapers and baby wipes but it became so much more when I discovered the environmental impact of using disposable products. Since cloth diapers, I've found many more ways to carry out sustainability into our lives. Here are my favorite 6! 1. Cloth diapering! Did you know that the average amount of waste produced by a baby that wears...

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Benefits of skipping your showers

Why I don't shower Okay, I don't mean that I don't shower at all. But I do mean that I limit my showers to once every week and a half to 2 weeks. Sounds pretty gross right? It totally was in the beginning! My hair and skin was so accustomed to being stripped away of all of it's natural oils that it took some time to adjust to when I started skipping showers. I feel like the natural oils and bacteria on my skin is the first line of defense when it comes to protecting me from bad bacteria and...

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The Unsustainable Vagina.

What it costs to have a period The average woman has a menstruating lifespan of 33 years (from ages 12-45). With the lovely period lasting 3-7 days every month, women are spending about $4.00 a month on tampons AND an extra $4.00 for panty liners or pads to protect their underwear. This comes to $96.00 per year. Doesn't sound too bad right? Well, in 33 years that comes to a grand total of $3,168.00 and can go up to $5,400.00 (depending on how long and heavy your periods are)! Not to mention that it's 300 pounds of waste that your...

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