The beauty industry is a 50 billion dollar industry which we all contribute to. On average, women apply approximately 10 beauty products on their bodies each day. From cleansers, to creams, makeup, hair spray, and nail polish. That's a lot of chemicals! In The DIY Apothecary book, we discuss the chemicals found in cosmetics and… Continue reading Are You in a Toxic Relationship With Beauty?
Think of the last time you shopped for personal care products. How did you determine what type of shower gel or shampoo to buy? Do you typically choose the best price, what's on sale, or do you have a favourite brand? How we typically choose a brand has a lot to do with the packaging… Continue reading Why You Should Always Read the Label
What's all the hype about Himalayan salt? Is there really a benefit to using it? Himalayan rock salt come from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan. This is an unbleached, unprocessed salt with a natural pink hue. It contains the same amount of sodium as table salt, but contains additional minerals and trace… Continue reading Top Uses for Himalayan Salt
Are you familiar with how useful house plants are to humans? For one thing, they help cheer up our environment by adding positive energy. If your home is stressful at times, try placing a plant in each room. Plants are also vital in detoxifying our homes from common household chemicals. Commercial cleaning products release harmful… Continue reading Why Your Home Should Have These 4 Plants
When is a good time to clean up your health? Now of course! What a great way to kick of the New Year with organic, all natural, vegan products. As they say, out with the old, and in with the new. Here's how you can make that happen. Ditching the commercial products: Rip off that… Continue reading Going Clean in the New Year
I urge you to read the back of your bath and beauty products. Go ahead. Somewhere within the ingredients list, you will see 'fragrance.' A bit vague isn't it? Fragrance, what does that mean exactly? It means a cocktail of harmful chemicals have been added to your product to mimic a scent. Secondly, these don't… Continue reading Fragrance – What’s in it,exactly?