1. DIY All-Natural Powder Dishwasher Detergent

    The automatic dishwasher: what a life-changer. I’d know because I spent most of my life without one. And I seriously had NO idea what I was missing. All the time I’ve saved just in the past few months! I almost feel a little bad for my kitchen sponge, which can sometimes go all day without being touched (poor little guy;…


  2. 2015 Healthy Holidays Gift Guide

    Gift-giving can be difficult! And stressful… which we really don’t need around the holidays. Or anytime of year (stress is pretty darn unhealthy in case ya haven’t heard). My family has some very difficult-to-buy-for people so I know the struggle is real. Plus, I also like to spend my money on companies and products that are aligned with my personal views and…


  3. Which Cookware is Healthiest?

    So you spend a lot of time thinking about your food, but how about what you use to cook your food? Chances are this doesn’t get as much thought. But it should! Some cookware leaches unhealthy toxins into your food. Nonstick Cookware and Bakeware (including Teflon) Nonstick synthetic surfaces are made with the plasticizer polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), which emits a chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid…


  4. Spring Clean ALL THE THINGS with Branch Basics 100% Plant-Based Soap

    You may recall me gushing about Branch Basics — both the product and company — to you before. I actually developed a girl crush/deep appreciation for the ladies behind the product before I ever even tried it: I heard them speak about their motivation to create a “human safe” cleaning product… they talked a bit about body burden (the whole…


  5. Simple Swap for a Body Unburdened: Laundry Detergent

    Ah, there’s nothing I enjoy more than a freshly-made bed with nice clean sheets… (It’s the simple things in life.) Unfortunately, most common, store-bought laundry detergents are chock-full-o’-nasties. We and our families are exposed to the chemicals in laundry detergents both when they are made airborne during the laundry process, and afterwards when wearing clothing, using towels, or sleeping in…