Healthy Home

4 Safe, Non-Toxic Shower Curtains for a Healthy Home

Most typical shower curtains pollute indoor air with unhealthy chemicals! Instead, opt for one of these four safe, non-toxic shower curtains. Not so fun fact: indoor air can be up to 7 times more polluted than outdoor air. Yep, even more polluted than the air in big cities like New York and San Fransisco! “In the last several years, a…

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,…

Endocrine Disruptors: What They Are & How to Protect Yourself

More and more science is shedding light on the dangers of endocrine disruptors or endocrine disrupting chemicals. Here’s what they are and how to limit your exposure! Hormones are a pretty big deal to say the least. They’re the chemical messengers that tell the body what to do, when to do it, and how. But more and more science is…

DIY Glass Spray Bottle (perfect for your DIY home cleaning products!)

Making your own glass spray bottle with up-cycled materials is so easy! And a great option to store your DIY cleaning recipes with essential oils. So if you’re here right now… I’m going to assume you’re a crunchy little modern hippie like myself. You wear natural beauty and skincare products, prefer glass over plastic, and make a lot of your…

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…

10 Simple Ways to Stay Healthy at Work

Most of us spend a lot of our lives at work. An estimated 10.3 total years, actually. That’s why it’s so important that we try to keep healthy while at work. This not only means making sure we don’t dig into the donuts in the staff kitchen too often, but also making sure we stay active and create a healthy workspace. 10 Simple Ways…

DIY All-Natural Laundry Powder

The average 4-person American family does a whopping 80 pounds of laundry a week. Wowza, that’s a lot of laundry! It’s also a lot of laundry detergent. Unfortunately, most common, store-bought laundry detergents are filled with unhealthy chemicals. We and our families are exposed to the chemicals in laundry detergents both when they are made airborne during the laundry process,…

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…

Packing a Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly Lunchbox

“I would send you a bouquet of newly-sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” (You’ve Got Mail, anyone?) Well, it’s upon us yet again: a new school year. I don’t know about you, but summer totally flew by. I literally had to do a double-take when I saw Thanksgiving decorations for sale at the mall last weekend. (Should we start a…

7 Plants that Improve Indoor Air Quality by Removing Chemicals

Indoor air quality can be up to seven times more polluted than outdoor air! This is due to toxic chemicals in household cleaning products, air “fresheners” (a very ironic misnomer since they do nothing but pollute the air!), carpeting, furniture varnishes and glues, products treated with fire retardants, and personal care products. Since we spend most of our time indoors —…

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…

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;…