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    Healthy and Green Pet Care

    Guest post by Maggie Marton, author of The Zero Waste Pet.   Loving pets and loving the planet don’t have to be mutually exclusive.  That sounds obvious, right? You love your pets, and you want to live in a healthy, clean, non-toxic home. But once you start digging into the research on raising an eco-friendly…


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  • There’s No Such Thing As Scientific Proof

    I’ve been asked a lot recently for the science that proves we should be concerned about ingredients in our personal care and cleaning products, mattresses, air, and water. It’s from women who’s partners are skeptical and need the science to prove it before they make any changes. I’m not surprised. “There’s no scientific proof” is one of the favourite lines in shoddy news articles…


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  • What My Husband Really Thinks of Going Green at Home

    Photo credit: Krista Fogel Photography Ever wish your partner would just trust that you weren’t over-reacting, that paying attention to ingredients mattered, and that investing in your family’s future was worth it? If you’re like so many women I speak with, you might feel like you can’t make the progress you want in your home…


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  • The Products in my Bathroom Right Now

    “What do you use, Emma?”  I get a lot of DMs and emails with this question, so I figured it was high time I share it all in one place! I’m a minimalist when it comes to my personal care products. When I find a brand I like, I tend to stick with it. So…


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  • Beyond Label-Reading: What Else You Can Do to Reduce Toxic Chemicals in Your Home

      If you’ve been following along with me for a while, you’ll know that I’m a big believer in the power of collective action. Every change we make in our own homes, every conversation we have with others about our choices, has a ripple effect. But many of you want to know what you can do beyond voting with your…


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  • 3 Steps You Need to Take to Detox Your Home Without Overwhelm

    So you’ve decided you want to get rid of toxic chemicals from your home. But where do you start? It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed. There are lists, resources, articles, videos… so much information that is supposed to help you; but in reality, we are drowning in it. Today, I’m going to be your life…


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    Should You Switch to Organic Tampons & Pads?

    There is no shortage of blog posts out there with terrifying headlines about how toxic pads and tampons are. But what’s the actual risk and should you be switching to organic tampons and pads, or other menstrual products entirely?  I’m digging into the issue here so you can feel confident about the choices you make going…


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  • How to Treat Eczema Naturally

      One of the most common requests I see from parents is how to treat eczema naturally. I wanted to give you the expert guidance on this topic, so I invited Dr. Alexis Reid to write this week’s blog post. Dr. Alexis is a naturopathic doctor, toxicologist, and chemical engineer. Oh, and…


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    4 Best Natural Sunscreens for 2019

    If you’ve been delaying making the switch to natural sunscreens, this might help make it happen: The US FDA is now re-considering their opinion that sunscreen chemicals do not get absorbed at high enough concentrations to require safety testing. Crazy how something many of us apply almost every day throughout the summer hasn’t actually been tested for long-term safety. Concerns around sunscreen ingredients arose…


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  • Is Mold In Your Home Dangerous?

      Spring is here, and while there are so many great things that come with it, there are definitely some challenges. As the weather gets warmer, the air also holds more moisture. Which means our homes may become more susceptible to mold. But is mold dangerous if it’s in your home? And how do you know if you…


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