MENF Wrap-up: When Technology Fails

The first session I attended at the Mother Earth News Fair was “When Technology Fails: Self-reliance and surviving the long emergency” presented by Matthew Stein. I arrived 10 minutes early and was surprised to find a crowd outside the door; inside it was standing room only! Since I was alone I was able to slip […]

Lip Service

Product Review of Bubble Goddess Bath Company’s Mint Intention Lip Balm Winter is a hard time of year for people with dry skin. I’m always on the lookout for natural products to keep my skin moisturized. One part of your body that is particularly hard to cover up outside in the cold is your lips. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]