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Six Reasons Why I Chose doTERRA Essential Oils

Essential Oils
reasons I chose doTERRA essential oils

When I first learned of the dangers of artificial fragrance, I knew I needed a replacement for my candle collection, stat. (Note: not all candles are scented using artificial fragrances.) I found out diffusing essential oils is a great, safe alternative. I admit, when I first started using essential oils, cost was a big issue for me. The cost variations between brands was great. I figured why pay for a high-priced brand when I can get it for less with…

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6 Green Beauty Lip Glosses under $20

General, Safe makeup and skin care
6 Safe Lip Glosses under $20

Lipstick is not my thing. I don’t know why, but I have just never been a fan. The clean beauty market is not lacking in beautiful lipsticks or reviews for them. But trying to find a good, green beauty lip gloss review has proven a bit difficult. I am not going to lie, I have been missing my Neutrogena Moisture Smooth color stick. It goes on so smooth and glossy with just enough color. EWG rates it a “4” as…

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Eco-Friendly Kitchen Products

General, Green Cleaning
Safe kitchen Cleaning Products

Let’s talk about the large variety of cleaning products we use in our kitchens, from the dish soap and detergent, to the sprays and surface cleaners. It is quite scary to think about all the toxins lurking under our sinks, just waiting for us to bring them out and wreak havoc with our health, and all in the laudable name of cleaning up dirt and germs! You might not be ready to take the leap to make your own products…

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Rubbing Alcohol Safe to Use for Green Cleaning?

Green Cleaning
Isopropyl Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol, otherwise known as isopropyl alcohol, is cheap and easy to find. It is something we often already have in our homes as it is a popular choice for disinfecting purposes, such as earrings and skin. Prior to my research, I considered it a safe and green cleaner. But, because it is a chemical that is unsafe to drink, is flammable, and can cause skin irritations, I no longer feel comfortable including it on the list. Rubbing alcohol is…

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Why I Switched to Wool Dryer Balls

Green Cleaning
Why I Switched to Dryer Balls

  Have you made the switch yet to using less toxic chemicals in the laundry room? Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, formaldehyde, nonylphenol, and dichlorobenzene are just a few of the many toxic ingredients that can be found in laundry detergent and dryer sheets, even ones that claim to be green from reputable companies. These have been know to have serious side effects including causing cancer, respiratory distress, asthma, skin irritants. Chemical fragrances are being piped into the air you breathe through the dryer…

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