Healthy oral care products for little ones

Healthy oral care products for little ones

When my children first got some teeth and we had to start an oral hygiene regime, I immediately gravitated toward the traditional, plastic, character-themed toothbrushes at Target.  I figured that they’d be fun for my little ones to use and that they would do the job well enough.  It just never occurred to me that there were safer and better alternatives out there. Then one day, I was doing some online shopping and just happened to stumble across some oral care products by Jack n’ Jill, and it hit me!  I thought that I was being...

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Clean Living All Stars of 2016

Clean Living All Stars of 2016

Happy 2017! I hope that your New Year is off to an excellent start, and I look forward to helping you on your clean living journey and possibly to making it easier for you to stick to some of your resolutions. In addition to all of the green beauty and healthy living tips, you can expect to see even more home care posts this year as well as posts about the things that I use on my little ones.  But first, here is a look back at my all-stars from 2016- basically, the best of all the favorites that I shared with you during the year.  I continue...

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8 green beauty essentials to keep you looking fabulous throughout the winter

8 green beauty essentials to keep you looking fabulous throughout the winter

I write this post as the temperature here in Charlotte is pretty warm.  No jacket required.  Regardless, I suspect that it will get cold here again eventually, so I’m rolling with the winter theme today! Here are some of my best green beauty essentials.  In other words, these are the things that I need to keep me from looking like a scaly snake. Solavedi Hand Cream My hands can get seriously dry in the winter, so I always make sure to keep some hand cream in my purse.  Just a little bit goes a long way, so use it sparingly.  My...

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Get gorgeous lashes without fancy serums or extensions

Get gorgeous lashes without fancy serums or extensions

If you look at the ingredient labels of many popular lash serums, you will probably find castor oil listed.  It got me thinking and several months ago, I decided to apply straight up castor oil to my lashes every night before bed to see if there was any impact. I’ve been doing it consistently since then about 4 nights per week at a minimum. (FYI- This is the one that I use.) There isn’t much science behind what I do.  I just take either a clean mascara wand or a Q-tip, dip in castor oil and lightly apply to my top lashes starting...

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How to make your home smell like Christmas

How to make your home smell like Christmas

We’ve had a real tree for the past few Christmases, but I really missed the scent in years past when we had an artificial tree.  The house just didn’t seem as Christmas-y without the smell of pine- unless I resorted to plug-ins or candles (things I desperately try to avoid as much as possible). Even with the live tree, I still cannot get enough of all the holiday aromas, so I make my own holiday blend on the stove top using nothing but natural ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need: 3-4 orange slices 2-3 cinnamon...

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Beauty Brand Spotlight on Alima Pure

Beauty Brand Spotlight on Alima Pure

Alima Pure was one of the first natural brands that I ever used.  We’re talking years ago when all I wanted was a good mineral foundation; I didn’t even care about whether or not it was clean.  I remember being impressed back then, and I am still impressed today. One of the things that I appreciate about the brand is how its ingredients are clearly listed on the website.  It also states that all of the products are “free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, phthalates, dimethicone, petroleum, talc, bismuth oxychloride,...

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Clean Living Holiday Gift Guide

Clean Living Holiday Gift Guide

I have a lot of friends who are into green beauty and clean living, and as you can probably imagine, I have serious fun shopping for them. If you’re reading this, I’m going to assume that you’re into a healthy lifestyle and can probably relate.  So, from stocking stuffers to inexpensive and more luxurious gifts- even gifts for kids- I’ve got you covered. Even those who aren’t into the natural life will love these things!     Stocking Stuffers Indie Girl Hair Ties Wei of Chocolate Kari Gran Suji Red...

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November 2016 Favorites

November 2016 Favorites

Happy Holidays! I hope you’re all feeling festive.  Thanks to my kiddos, Christmas has never been so much fun.  My son actually looks like a bit Kevin in Home Alone and has a whole lot of Buddy the Elf in him as far as personality.  It’s pretty spectacular really. I’m going to do a little gift guide next week, so please check on back! Here are my favorites from last month… Sunwarrior Sol Good Protein Bar in Salted Caramel When it comes to salty or sweet, I am a salt fan all the way…but when I can get both?...

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Green Beauty Sale Alert: The Choosy Chick

Green Beauty Sale Alert: The Choosy Chick

As you probably know, The Choosy Chick is one of my favorite sites to shop for all things green beauty. Naturally (no pun intended), I am really looking forward to their awesome Black Friday deals, and I just had to share with you!   The Choosy Chick is offering 15% site wide from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. No minimums. No exclusions. You will also get FREE shipping on all US orders $75 and over with the code: SAVE15   Only one discount code can be used at a time. If you aren’t sure what to buy, I highly recommend my...

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Products I’m Loving Lately for Hair Growth

Products I’m Loving Lately for Hair Growth

Before I got pregnant with my third baby, I was dealing with some rheumatoid arthritis flare-ups and had to administer some pretty heavy duty injectables into my body every few days.   An unfortunate side effect was thinning hair.  Couple that with some postpartum hair loss, and my hair was in need of a little TLC. Getting my hair back to where I want it to be has been quite the journey, but I am getting there with the help of the products below.  I’ve also been letting it air dry and trying to wear it in its natural wavy state (which...

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