12 Things that may be Messing with your Hormones

Let’s talk hormones, specifically, “endocrine disruptors”. You may have heard the term, but do you know what they are and what they can do? Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere with the endocrine system (aka our hormones). Both men and women have hormones and can both be effected by them. So how do they chemicals…

What's Hiding in your Labels?

I have touched on label reading a bit in an older post, but I would like to dive deeper into it today. It is very unfortunate that as consumers, we should have to go to the length of always checking the labels on our food. For the most part, I try to stick with the…

The Best Healthy Living Websites

I am always trying to keep up with the latest news in the health industry. Below I listed a few blogs that I couldn’t go live without. They focus on health, fitness, mindfulness, parenting, toxins, beauty and travel. Mind Body Green – This is a great website that has advice for almost everything you could…

DIY Carpet Cleaner/Deodorizer

In an attempt to reduce the toxins in my home, I started making a few natural, toxic-free cleaning products. I have pets, and the last thing I want them walking around on is something toxic. I used to use a carpet deodorizer from Arm & Hammer that was made specifically for pets. Every time I…

Flammable Clothes?

Lately, I have become more conscience of reading labels. An interesting thing happened last weekend when I was doing laundry; I noticed a warning on my fabric softener. It said that “using this product can make clothing more flammable”. What?! I couldn’t believe I had been using this stuff and I had no idea!I knew…

Are you making this mistake when buying Organic?

Buying organic food is always better, right? The answer is not always. The word “organic” means how the food was grown and not necessarily the contents of the product. Do you truly know what the term “organic” means? There are a few different definitions of the word that you will see on packaging. Below is a…

Toxic Beauty?

Let’s talk about one of my favorite things, beauty products! I am a hairstylist and makeup artist by trade, so switching out personal care products has been the hardest for me. I feel most of the natural products I have tried don’t give me the same results as the conventional toxic ones. But is it…

Healthy Foods Harming your Brain?

Lets talk a bit about food and your brain. Did you know that there are many neurotoxins and heavy metals in foods that are considered healthy? Everyday, we can be consuming healthy foods that are filled with chemicals. That sickness or disease you are suffering from could be caused by heavy metal build up. Our…

What is “Greenwashing” and why is it Important?

“Greenwashing” is a term used when a company misleads consumers into believing that it is environmentally friendly. It is very easy to be fulled by these claims, unless you are trained to read labels. Unfortunately, this area of advertising is not regulated by the government so it is very easy for companies to get away…

DIY Bathroom Spray

Part of my journey to a healthier and toxic-free life is figuring out ways to replace the toxic products in my home. That means finder non-toxic replacements or even making my own. In the past, we used Febreze a lot in the bathroom at home. Let me tell you that it is toxic stuff! Air…