• Woman in flower field natural dryer sheet alternative

    5 Natural Dryer Sheet Alternatives

      One of my first tips for anyone starting to detox their homes is to quit using fabric softener and dryer sheets. These products coat your clothes with chemicals linked to hormone disruption, asthma, and even cancer. Not to mention what they do downstream in our environment… And while more…


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    How to Find the Best Drinking Water and Shower Filter

    There are a few different reasons why you’d want to filter the water in your home. How you go about doing it can lead you on a trail of options that’s enough to leave you cross-eyed. I’d like to break down some of the big considerations to help you make an informed choice about your water filtration systems…


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    How to Add More Meatless Meals to Your Meal Plan

    One of the ways you can reduce your footprint and reduce your toxics exposure is by adding more meatless meals to your meal plan. It’s one of the strategies I talk about in the Kitchen Module of my online program, Your Healthy Home. But for some, this can seem too daunting – either because of the time to find new…


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    How to Choose the Best Natural Skincare Products

    I see this question ALL the time in mom’s groups: “What’s the best natural… lotion / make-up / shampoo / deodorant…” You may have asked that question before too. What did you do with the answers? It’s helpful because you’re getting feedback from other people who have been there before you. But just because a product works, and fits one person’s…


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  • How to Choose Green Cleaners on a Budget (That Work!)

    It’s no secret that off-the-shelf green cleaning products are often more expensive than their conventional counterparts. Sometimes, many times more expensive. Some think it’s all a big conspiracy – that there’s no reason these products have to cost so much and that companies are just profiting off naïve shoppers. I agree that there’s a conspiracy, but it’s not by green brands. Well-made, truly…


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    12 Ways to Detox Your Kitchen

    If you’ve been following along, I’ve been doing a little series on the blog to help  you detox your home, room-by-room. Today, we’re going to look at the kitchen. I started with the bathroom a few weeks ago because it’s a little easier to stay focused (get caught up here). In the…


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    How to Detox Your Bathroom

    A couple of weeks ago, I shared 3 steps to help you avoid overwhelm when making healthy changes in your home. Over the next few blogs, I’ll be diving into more specific strategies for every room in your home, with a focus on reducing toxic chemicals. Why am I focusing on detoxing your…


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  • No, Your Shampoo Isn’t Killing You

    I started my own green living journey because of environmental reasons, nearly 15 years ago as an engineering student. 10 years later when I was pregnant with my first child, I realized that there were some pretty good health benefits to what I was doing too. But the messaging was all wrong. Maybe you’ve seen them too? Those click-bait headlines telling…


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    Where to Start When Detoxing Your Home Feels Overwhelming

      I’ve written over 100 articles and it can be hard to keep coming up with content. So I asked on my Facebook Page the other day for blog topic ideas. A recurring theme was a frustration I hear from many: “I want to be more green, but I don’t know where to start.” It’s so easy to feel…


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    Organic Sheets and Non-Toxic Bedding

    When it was time to up-size my kids’ beds, I spent my time worrying about the mattresses and forgot about the bedding until the last minute. In fact, my daughter’s new bed was assembled, with the mattress in place, before I clued in that we had no sheets. So, I took my her on a little shopping trip….


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