Do you remember last summer when I shared my family’s experience about our summer without visiting the grocery store, and strictly relied on food from local gardens and farmer’s markets? If you don’t, you can read alllll about it here – Our 2014 No Grocery Store Challenge. To sum it up, last summer, as an incentive to eat cleaner, support local farmers, and decrease our ecological footprint, we set up a challenge for ourselves that included a vacation away from grocery stores and supermarkets. This included the butcher, drug stores, corner stores, etc. … essentially, anywhere where there’s a roof and tax.
I don’t know what it is, but the transition into spring gives me and overwhelming urge to clean and purge!
It must be the way the sun hits sticky finger prints and illuminates dust this time of year…or maybe something psychological entices me to start fresh, clear the cobwebs, wipe the slate clean, so to speak, at the change of the season.
Whatever the reason, spring cleanliness has got a hold on me, right in time to discover a certain, revolutionary, cleaning tool. I’d heard rumours about these super-duper-cleaning-cloths from friends, and now I see what all of the fuss is about.
I’m talking about Norwex micro-fiber cleaning cloths! Have you heard? [Read more…]
Warning: this conversation is not for boys or immature women. I will be talking about periods, tampons and vaginas. Okay, so there’s your warning.
I have to write this post, even though I know my friends are cringing, just as I did when my mom told me about the Diva Cup for the first time, because it has [Read more…]
Part of living greener and detoxing you life includes replacing your synthetic “air-fresheners” with all-natural, non-toxic versions. Even if you’re not in to living a “modern hippie lifestyle,” synthetic fragrances should always be avoided! They contain formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), naphthalene (a suspected carcinogen), toluene (known to cause liver and kidney damage) and xylene (a neurotoxin). Synthetic fragrances include scented candles, spray-air fresheners, plug-ins, car-fresheners, and anything else that may have an artificial fragrance.