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Non Toxic Product of the Month: The Honest Company Sea Salt + Sugar Body Scrub

Non Toxic Product of the Month: The Honest Company Sea Salt + Sugar Body Scrub
Body scrubs, especially sugar or salt scrubs, are a fantastic way to soften skin/add moisture. As you’ve seen with previous non-toxic product posts I discuss a product I frequently used prior to giving a shit about the ingredients. My scrub of choice was any Sabon body scrub. I often received them as a gift and... Read more »

Holiday Decor

Our tree : )
It’s that time of year! I couldn’t resist a holiday decoration post (heavily skewed toward Christmas since that’s what the Fargano house celebrates). No matter what holiday you celebrate transforming your house helps get you into the spirit, whether you’re feeling bahumbug or not. Left to my own devices I’d pull out the decor before... Read more »

Non-Toxic Product of the Month: Dr. Bronner's Organic Shaving Gel (Spearmint/Peppermint)

Non-Toxic Product of the Month: Dr. Bronner's Organic Shaving Gel (Spearmint/Peppermint)
Per Mercola.com our bodies absorb five pounds of cosmetic chemicals each year. For the majority of my life I put zero thought into the ingredients of my beauty products. When I started educating myself re: ingredients, it was incredibly disturbing. Shaving gels are the WORST and my body is constantly exposed through daily shaving. I... Read more »
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Non-Toxic Product of the Month: Attitude All Purpose Eco Cleaner

Non-Toxic Product of the Month: Attitude All Purpose Eco Cleaner
Ingredients: Water, alcohol denatured, lauryl glucoside, coco-glucoside, lavandula angustifola (lavender) oil, pure essential oil, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) oil When you examine the ingredients in this product the only potential ingredients of concern are the lavender & grapefruit oil for possible allergies/skin irritations/respiratory effects. Just FYI– I obtain information on ingredient concerns through the EWG consumer... Read more »

Does Your Home Have Walls or Stuff Inside? Then It’s Toxic

Does Your Home Have Walls or Stuff Inside? Then It’s Toxic
Once my son was born I jumped on the war on toxins bandwagon since having a baby around takes the fun out of cleaning with carcinogens. Last Saturday I became swept up in a couple mom blogs seemingly authoritative on the subject of toxin free homes. Suddenly, I found myself mid-panic attack clutching a garbage... Read more »

Halloween Decor

Crate & Barrel raven string lights; Crate & Barrel pumpkin, bat, & skeleton tea lights; skull tea lights from Amazon
In order to break up the monotony of the year and mix up our decor I always decorate for the holidays. It can be a pain in the ass when I’m busy (which is always) to find motivation for the take out & put back holiday decor process when it stays up for a hot... Read more »
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