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6 Natural Alternatives to Toxic Fabric Softeners

According to the Allergy and Environmental Health Association, both liquid and dryer sheet fabric softeners are “the most toxic product produced for daily household use.”  Most of the popular brands o…

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30 Ways to Detox Your Home & Body

Imagine waking up without an ache or pain, cruising through your day with energy and ending it by enjoying a refreshing night’s sleep. Then, imagine waking up to do it all over again. Think it’s imp…

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8 Toxins Lurking in Your Fabric Softener

If you enjoy the smell of clean clothes straight out of the dryer you may be shocked to learn that smell comes at a cost.  Most commercial fabric softeners--dryer sheets or the liquid variety--contain…

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What’s Lurking in Your Natural Cosmetics?

Most body care and cosmetics companies include highly toxic ingredients in their products.  But, more and more companies are touting their products as healthy alternatives to the chemical-laden bran…

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The Toxic Effects of Perfume

If you’ve walked through a department store lately, you may have overwhelmed by the perfume section.  Whether you are obsessed with Obsession, a believer in Believe, or consumed by L’Air du Temps,…

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Hidden Chemicals in Popular Perfumes

Last week, the President's Cancer Panel warned that the many hormone-disrupting chemicals in our everyday products could up the risk of getting cancer. This week, a new analysis reports that a whole…

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Natural Laundry Solutions

By the time laundry day comes around, you’re probably more concerned with cleaning your son’s Spider-Man jammies and your daughter’s favorite purple shirt than you are with the chemicals swirling arou…

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Are Scented Candles Making You Sick?

I remain fascinated by synthetic fragrance--both the science behind it and consumer-lust for it. Perfume for the body aside, synthetic fragrance is ubiquitous in personal care products, cleaning produ…

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The Good, the Green and the Ugly: Laundry Detergents

The laundry room was once my Waterloo. Faced with three infants who refused bibs yet ate with gusto, an ancient machine that seemed to wash dirt into clothes, and brightly-colored somethings that inev…

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Natural Deodorants

If recent research has you thinking twice before you swipe, try switching to natural deodorants. Many conventional antiperspirants and deodorants have ingredients linked to diseases such as Alzheimer'…

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