DIY Nontoxic Laundry Detergent

DIY Nontoxic Laundry Detergent

When my little one was only a couple months old we were told he had eczema, and after hours of research, I was not happy with what I found out. Our paediatrician recommended to switch to everything that says “scent free” but my research led me to find …Read More

Homemade All Natural Baby Wash & Shampoo

My interest in nontoxic products started with my son. I have mentioned before how just fresh from the hospital, in the haze of no sleep an hour long nursing sessions something clicked in me, the products I used for personal care had toxins in them.

Almost immediately I threw everything out, …Read More

DIY Natural Deodorant

DIY Natural Deodorant

DIY natural deodorant.

The holy grail of the crunchy world. If you use homemade deodorant or are looking to start making your own, you have arrived, friend.

Welcome. We’ve been waiting for you.

There is a misconception about us crunchy people, and that is that we reek of BO or that …Read More

DIY Degreaser Soft Scrub

I dislike cleaning the stove very much.

Very, very, much. Or at least I did until this DIY degreaser soft scrub. I’ll admit it, I used to let grease from cooking just sitting on the stove procrastinating cleaning it. The whole point of procrastination is you are avoiding to do something you don’t …Read More

Herbal Pregnancy Tea

During my last pregnancy, I was not “crunchy” at all. I was on the SAD (Standard American Diet) and was taking prenatal vitamins that contained artificial and GMO ingredients.

I had to forgive myself because I simply didn’t know better.

Not this time, as a crunchy pregnant mama, this time around I …Read More

How to Get a Natural Pedicure

How to Get a Natural Pedicure {+ Ginger Peppermint Foot Scrub Recipe for Tired and Painful Feet}

I haven’t had a pedicure since before my son was born. He is two years old! No, don’t feel sorry for me, I treat my tootsies to soothing and natural pedicures done by me. If you …Read More

DIY Anti-Flea and Tick Spray

I remember my first dog, I was 11 and she was just a few weeks old. Her name was Gigi and she was the cutest Poodle and who-knows-what mix. I’ve had dogs almost all my life, so naturally, I’ve had a few encounters with fleas and ticks.

Thing is, I used …Read More

Is Bamboo Safe and Eco-friendly?

Is Bamboo Safe and Eco-friendly?

Are you still using a plastic cutting board?

Tsk, tsk. It’s okay, really. I have to confess in my pre-green days plastic was all I used. I mean, plastic is cheap and convenient, so I get it. But there are a few issues with using plastic in the …Read More

How to Pick a Safe Kiddie Pool

Ahh the smell of plastic.

It brings back memories of kiddie pools, beach toys, and those fun rafts for the pool, doesn’t it?

Well, that smell is the combination of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and other plasticizers, like phthalates, that result is cancer-causing contaminants, for both people and the environment. PVC is known …Read More