Green Living

According to NASA, These 7 Houseplants Improve Indoor Air Quality (Big Time!)

Indoor air pollution is considered one of the top 5 environmental health risks by the US EPA. Fortunately, a few particular houseplants have been found to help greatly improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants. Not so fun fact: indoor air quality can be up to seven times more polluted than outdoor air. And in recent years, studies performed by…

10 Super Simple Ways to Decrease Your Daily Environmental Footprint

Our health and the health of the planet go hand-in-hand. This is not my belief — this is a fact. There are countless studies documenting the connection between poor health and living in polluted areas. I mean, just think about it for a moment: how can we be truly healthy breathing polluted air, drinking contaminated water, and eating foods grown in…

15 Simple Ways to go Plastic-Free (for your health & the health of Mother Nature!)

Plastic pollution is a growing environmental threat. Just as troubling: most plastics are made with unhealthy chemicals that interfere with our hormones. So it’s no wonder the plastic-free movement is gaining momentum! Here are 15 super simple ways to go plastic-free… It’s a plastic world and we’re all just living in it. No, but really. Plastic use and pollution has…

DIY Non-Toxic Air Freshener: 3 Ways

Naturally scent your home and improve indoor air with these three non-toxic DIY air freshener recipes. They’re a great, simple, and healthy alternative to those store-bought, so-called “air fresheners” that actually pollute indoor air with unhealthy chemicals — ironic, right!? After dating for nearly four years, I thought I knew everything about my boyfriend when we moved in together. Goodness gracious,…

3 Simple Ways to Improve Indoor Air ASAP

Indoor air can be up to 7 times more polluted than outdoor air! Luckily, you can quickly and easily improve the indoor air quality of your home with these tips. Your home has so much more to do with your personal health than you may think. Consider this: according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be up to…

6 Simple & Natural Home Cleaning DIYs Made With Just 6 Ingredients

It’s ironic that home cleaning products are often a major source of indoor air pollution. After all, we buy them with the intention of making our homes healthier, safer places — not chemical dumping grounds! But many of the chemicals found in conventional cleaning products have health implications ranging from headaches and skin sensitivity to endocrine disruption and increased risk of…

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 absolutely 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…