Organic Products

How to make amazing natural beauty products…

How to make amazing natural beauty products…

Eco Mama – Day 24 Oh, no, don’t worry, I didn’t make any amazing natural beauty products that I will feebly give you instructions on how to create.  Before a few days ago, I would have considered making my own beauty products a “craft” and therefore something I only would think I could make, but ultimately ruin.  But Renae has changed my mind.  Who is Renae you ask?  Why she’s my new friend I met through my blog who lives…

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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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Me and my big, organic underwear…

Me and my big, organic underwear…

Eco Mama – Day 16 Okay, so the question of the day is, “Are organic bras and underwear better for you than conventional bras and underwear?”  And the answer is — it depends on who you ask.  I have looked all over the internet and found absolutely no official study that says if you buy your underwear from Target, The Gap or some other big superstore that chances are your naughty bits will eventually rot and fall off.  However, if…

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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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An all day outing in organic…

An all day outing in organic…

Eco Mama – Day 7 My kids and I headed to the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley the other day and it was one of those outings as a mom you know you have to dress for comfort and durability — a lot of standing, a lot of putting children on your shoulders to see exhibits and since there was a cafe, a lot of ketchup and mustard haphazardly squirted from those giant, maddening condiment dispensers that are designed…

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