How to keep the air in your home clean

How to keep the air in your home clean

Hello! In honor of Healthy Lung Month, I am going to share some of my tips for keeping your lungs healthy- primarily by ensuring that the air in your home is clean and as toxin-free as possible. Even those of us who are concerned about maintaining a healthy lifestyle can neglect this area of our well-being, so I really hope that these tips serve as a helpful reminder. Use non-toxic cleaning products. I’ve stressed the importance of using nontoxic cleaning products many times in the past. I’m going to do more posts about nontoxic...

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Makeup, skin care, & home care haul (Vitacost)

Makeup, skin care, & home care haul (Vitacost)

Hello! I place one huge order a month through Vitacost, and this month, I ordered a lot of beauty and household items along with a couple of food items that managed to sneak into my photos. If you’ve ever ordered from Vitacost before, you know how exciting it is to see that big brown box with the green packing tape on your doorstep. I never can tear into it fast enough, and my kids love playing with the box once it has been emptied, so everyone is happy! If you have tried anything that I have not had the chance to use just yet, please...

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September 2015 Favorites

September 2015 Favorites

(This post is not sponsored, but it does contain some affiliate links.) Hi! I think that I have a record number of favorites (for me) this month. Maybe I have been shopping and eating too much? Speaking of eating, when I said that I’d make food favorites an occasional thing, I didn’t think that such an occasion would come up so quickly.  I just have so many good food items this month that it would be a crime if I didn’t share! So here are my food, beauty, and miscellaneous health favorites for September… Food...

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6 oils to start using today for health & beauty

6 oils to start using today for health & beauty

I am a big fan of adding certain oils to my diet and using them in my beauty routine.  They are a relatively inexpensive, natural, nontoxic, and usually very easy to find in stores.  Many oils even fight inflammation and dry skin- two things that I battle constantly- so it is no wonder that I like to use them. You are probably more than familiar with popular oils, such as olive oil and probably even coconut oil, but hopefully, I will familiarize you with a few more today! Note: Choose organic and cold pressed oils whenever possible...

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A mini guide to essential oils | Interview with Laura Wilson

A mini guide to essential oils | Interview with Laura Wilson

You may have noticed that I have been professing my love for essential oils both here and on The Mini Skirt lately, and I am really excited to bring you more posts about my favorite oils as I continue to use them. I realize that not everyone is familiar with essential oils, so I interviewed Laura Wilson, a rep for doTERRA Essential Oils, with beginner’s in mind.  Aside from being super sweet and pretty, Laura is an aspiring blogger, and her blog Splendid Mama will be up and running in the next few weeks. It will have information about...

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Friday Favorites (11/14)

Friday Favorites (11/14)

Happy Friday! This was one of those weeks where I didn’t even have to think for a split second about what I would include in my favorites post.  So, let’s get right to everything! Veggie-Go’s These are basically a version of fruit snacks or fruit leathers, but they are much healthier with simple ingredients and no added sugars.  I’ve been snacking on the Mountain Berry Spinach flavor all week long.  It’s the perfect snack to toss in my purse or diaper bag when I am on the go (as the name of this product...

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