6 home remedies for natural baby care

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: A new baby's skin is so soft, and delicate, and precious. And, as parents, we want to do everything we can to keep it that way. Unfortunately, many of the conventional and name brand baby care products contain ingredients that we wouldn't want to put on…

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Brushing Our Teeth with Bentonite Clay

I've tried quite a few "natural" toothpastes, but I really didn't like the way they made my teeth feel -- not clean and sometimes overly sensitive -- so I've always ended up switching back to my regular toothpaste. Then, I had the opportunity to try Earthpaste from the makers of Real Salt and Redmond Clay,…

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5 Beauty Products You Can Find in Your Kitchen

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: When my friend first told me about the EWG's Cosmetic Safety Database several years ago, I basically did the equivalent of a three-year old covering their ears and chanting, "I'm not listening, I'm not listening!" I was fairly new to my green and natural living journey,…

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Alternatives to traditional feminine care products

This post is hard for me to write. Although I'm pretty open about my emotions, struggles, etc., we have a rule in our home that you don't talk about "the parts of your body that are covered by your bathing suit" with strangers, and that's a rule that I pretty much stick to myself as…

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Introducing Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunblock

Last year I wrote a post about balancing the risks of sunscreen and skin cancer. I shared our family's approach to spending time in the sun (hint: we don't avoid it) as well as the reasons that we choose a physical mineral sunblock rather than a chemical sunscreen. Until now, there's a pretty clear line…

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Giveaway: Scotties Tissues for Your Nose AND the Environment

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Andrea ([email protected])! Softness and gentleness are probably at the top of your tissue-buying criteria. But what about environmentally responsible production? Scotties Facial Tissue is leading this charge with a commitment to plant three trees for every one they use. In fact, they're so committed to this that…

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Homemade Baking Soda & Coconut Oil Deodorant

Embarrassing confession time: since having babies, my hormones seem to be a lot more active, and there have been times that I've resorted to buying the expensive "prescription strength" deodorant to deal with the excessive sweating and resulting odor. This is especially true in those first few postpartum weeks, but I've found my sweat glands…

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Healthy Beauty from Shaklee

Over the past few months, I've been working with Sarah from My Three Boys to bring you more information about Shaklee. We've talked about the company and its business model as well as the ingredients used in Shaklee Get Clean products, and today I want to share more about Shaklee beauty products with you as…

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Homemade Beauty Products {Frugal AND Green}

I've said before that one of the things I love is that green, frugal and intentional living so often intersect, so when I make a small change to live more frugally, it's often "green" as well. Similarly, when I make a green change, it's often a simpler, more intentional way to live as well. Homemade…

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A Beginning Guide to Cloth Diapers

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: Almost four years ago, one of the very first changes I made on my green journey was to start cloth diapering my daughter a few weeks after she was born.  I had no idea the "slippery slope" that decision would take me down, to lead me…

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