Monthly Archives: September 2009

Did You Know?

Antiperspirants are used to inhibit sweating, but when you stop to think about it the practice seems counterintuitive. One of the purposes of sweating is to remove toxins from the body. Using antiperspirants impedes this natural cleansing method. In addition, many antiperspirants contain ingredients such as aluminum chlorohydrate or aluminum zirconium. Aluminum is easily absorbed […]

Spreading the Word

I often link my post to my personal Facebook page and since a lot of my co-workers are my “friends” on Facebook, we end up with some interesting lunch time conversations about going green or my newest post on natural living. I  also frequently bring a container to bring compost home to my worms and […]

How to No-Poo

No-poo is a slang term for washing your hair without shampoo. You may choose to do it because the ingredients in shampoo can be toxic to you or the environment or just because it leaves your hair more natural and healthy. To begin, assemble your ingredients. The first few times it is helpful to put […]

She’s Still Nursing?

At two and a half years old, Abby is still a nursling. I often get raised eyebrows and questions when people find out. Here are ten reasons my active toddler still nurses: She likes it! Breast milk is a healthy snack, available anywhere when I am with her Breastfeeding 2 years or more lowers your […]

Did You Know?

Scratch your head; but don’t draw blood!  If you see white under your fingernails, you have scratched off sebum. A gland next to our hair follicles produce sebum naturally as a method for helping to protect the hair itself and the scalp. Sebum is a waxy ester; similar to ear wax (ew, I know). When […]