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The dark side of sunscreen…

The dark side of sunscreen…

Eco Mama – Day 22 I figured it was about time to tackle that big, bad bear called sunscreen.  As Americans, we love our sunscreen just about as much as we love our hamburgers, apple pie and GMO corn.  Sunscreen is now applied almost literally at birth (“The baby’s head is crowning!  Quick! Squirt some Coppertone 50 on it!”) and then worn continuously through out childhood.  The sun, once worshiped by our ancestors, is now just that big, glowing nuisance…

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Natural deodorants that really work…

Natural deodorants that really work…

Eco Mama – Day 15 I just had to write a second post about smelly armpits because you all gave me so many great natural deodorant suggestions that I felt an “official list” had to be compiled.  I checked out all of these deodorants online and they all looked really great — no chemicals, only promises of armpits that smell so wonderful you could eat off of them. Just remember that natural deodorants don’t stop you from sweating, that’s a…

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Does it smell in here or is it just me?

Does it smell in here or is it just me?

Eco Mama – Day 14 In my quest to go all organic this month, I have made the bold decision to get rid of my beloved Secret Anti-perspirant… which means for the past fourteen days I have been one sweaty, smelly mess. Actually, I’m not sure if I smell to other people because no one has come right out and said, Oh my God, you smell so badly right now I just threw up a little in my mouth.”  I…

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Let’s talk organic skin care…

Let’s talk organic skin care…

Eco Mama – Day 8 For years I’ve been using organic skin care and it’s cost me a fortune — like I’m pretty sure one of our kids won’t be able to go to college because of my organic rosewater toner.  My favorite product line is Suki Skin care and it’s great, really, just take a deep breath before you see your total at checkout. But since part of my Eco Mama quest this month is to find all organic…

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