Healthy Living

The Spectrum of Green

Changing over to clean personal care is a serious undertaking because there's so much information (and about a bazillion products) to wade through. As a result, I'm asked frequently if a given product or brand is "good." (I'm happy to be a resource! Please, keep asking.)

Sustainable and Ethical Gift Guide

The holidays are a time for spreading joy through giving, both the tangible and intangible. However, finding thoughtful somethings for everyone on your list can be stressful, especially when trying to be eco-conscious. And, not to pile on, but if you're planning to buy online, many shops are quickly approaching their deadlines for guaranteed shipping by Christmas.

Not to worry! All your troubles will be miles away with this brief list of last minute, sustainable, ethical gift ideas:

5 Experiential Gifts for Mother's Day

5 experiential gifts for mother's day

Red alert! One of the most important holidays of the year is right around the corner. That's right, Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 12. If you're still spinning your wheels looking for that perfect something, try a gift that helps make a memory instead. 

9 Reasons Why NTB is Perfect Mom Makeup

9 Reasons why Naked Truth Beauty is the Perfect Mom Makeup

The ritual of makeup is one that changes over time, influenced by beauty trends, new techniques, or – for many of us – becoming a mom.

What is Bioaccumulation and why does it matter?

What is bioaccumulation and why does it matter? Bioaccumulation implications for cosmetics ingredients.

This is a simplified explanation of a very important subject. For a deeper deep-dive on toxicity in general, I highly recommend The Dose Makes the Poison by Patricia Frank and M. Alice Ottoboni.

How to Choose a Good Sunscreen

I wrote previously about most everything you could ever want to know about sunscreen. Check that out here.

Protect yourself from more than the sun: Everything you need to know about sunscreen

Protect yourself from more than just the sun, what to know about sunscreen

I still have my grandmother's words ringing in my ears: "The sun is not your friend." It's true – too much sun certainly is not your friend (but the vitamin D you get from it is). We're used to hearing that too much sun will give us cancer and cause premature aging, and we've been taught to wear sunscreen every day – if not to protect our health, at least for the sake of vanity. 

When Vegan Cosmetics are Misleading

Choosing healthier personal care products can be daunting with so many choices out there, and, as a result, we tend to focus on one or two buzzwords to help narrow down the choices and make an ultimate decision. (More about that circus in my Greenwashing post.)

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