Tag: All Natural

Finally confident to go makeup free at 40

Finally confident to go makeup free at 40
I’ve been a daily makeup girl since high school.  I never liked heavy makeup but tended to be self-conscious of my uneven, red and shiny skin. I applied foundation, cover up and powder regularly in hopes to conceal my real face.  It wasn’t until I reached 40 that I had the confidence to go makeup free.... Read more »

Essential oils to calm and focus our fast-paced lives

Essential oils to calm and focus our fast-paced lives
Gurunanda essential oils are modern, practical and natural solutions to calm and focus on our busy, fast-paced lives.  The 100% pure oils contain no synthetic agreements and our grown and distilled on the world’s most reputable farms. My typical favorites are lavender and peppermint, but I decided to sample the less familiar scents of cedarwood, lemon,... Read more »

The CLEAN Everything offers local, homemade and natural products

The CLEAN Everything offers local, homemade and natural products
I’m always in search of the perfect natural deodorant and am delighted to have discovered local The Clean Everything.  Jen Cohen is a fellow suburban mom and coincidentally, we discovered, graduated from the same college the same year. Jen started the journey of searching for healthier alternatives for everyday products when she came across a study that... Read more »
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Things I am loving: A meditation app and a yoga headband

Things I am loving: A meditation app and a yoga headband
There are some new things I am loving that I want to share with you this summer-like afternoon. Insight Timer app is any easy way to track and encourage my meditation practice.  This free app (see above) offers guided meditation, groups and also a timer to track your meditation. It also shows me that 3,783 other people... Read more »

How to naturally repel ants

How to naturally repel ants
This is the time of year when the ants come marching two by two into my home and I am constantly researching, investigating and experimenting with how to naturally repel ants. I’ve learned this year, especially in Chicago, there are more ants, spiders and mosquitos due to the tremendous amounts of rain. I strongly dislike the idea... Read more »

How often do you clean your yoga mat?

How often do you clean your yoga mat?
I’m guilty of going way too long without cleaning my yoga mat.  Sometimes logistics can be tricky because I don’t like to clean my mat before my practice because then it can be wet and slippery.  Afterwards I don’t always have time to let it dry.  Also, I don’t want chemicals near my mat. This... Read more »
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Natural Stain Removers

Natural Stain Removers
Am I the only one that feels like I am always doing laundry?  Believe or not, I’ve made the never-ending task more fun since I discovered these natural stain removing solutions. I must admit it is quite satisfying to return a white shirt to looking almost new after an unfortunate encounter with permanent marker. Did... Read more »

Fabric Softener Alternatives

Fabric Softener Alternatives
Since my multiple sclerosis diagnosis, I’ve been doing my best to remove chemicals from my home.  Far from easy, I am constantly reminded of the harmful ingredients in household, beauty and even garden products. Fabric sheets and softeners include many toxins that are linked to cancers, respiratory and nervous system problems. According to Thank Your... Read more »

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Sugar

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Without Sugar
I love chocolate. Warm chocolate chip cookies, creamy peanut butter and chocolate cups and rich gooey brownies are a few of my fantasies. With my new clean eating initiative, I am not saying goodbye forever, but I am taking a little hiatus from my love affair with chocolate. Luckily I’ve found a substitute and before... Read more »
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A Giveaway Celebrating Earth Month

I have a snacking problem.  I’ve written before about how I eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and then comes 3:00, and I break down.  I’m always looking for the perfect satisfying, yet filling fix to get me to dinner time.  Almonds tie me over, but I crave sweetness.  I found the solution. Svelte protein drink is all... Read more »