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Non Toxic Shop™ Synergy Skin Care Review & Giveaway

September 12, 2012
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Many companies with “natural” products on the market today focus on telling you what toxic ingredients they don’t contain, instead of revealing the toxic ingredients they do contain.  This is known as greenwashing.  For example, some companies will label their products paraben-free but use an alternative preservative such as phenoxyethanol which is almost as toxic as using parabens! The best way to ensure you are purchasing truly non-toxic cosmetics and skin care products is by visiting the Environmental Working Group’s Skin…

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Daughters of the Revolution Giveaway

June 9, 2012
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Local designer and mother, Emily Cadenhead, creates beautiful, flowy, feminine dresses for her sustainable clothing line Daughters of the Revolution. The family run team works on a micro-level to carefully select ethically and environmentally responsible techniques for their garments which are a combination of organic fabrics, natural fibers and silks that are dipped in chemical-free vegetable dyes. Most of their sequins and beadwork are also made of recycled materials. Emily created this clothing line to evoke the sensibility of freedom, nature, love, and femininity that…

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Ferro Eco-Couture Mineral Cosmetics Review

June 5, 2012
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I have been disappointed by mineral cosmetics in the past. The products have either irritated or dried out my sensitive skin, contained hidden chemicals or toxins, or looked caked-on and unnatural. I’m glad I discovered Ferro Cosmetics because all mineral make up is not created equal! Founded by mother, cosmetologist, and celebrity make-up artist, Krissy Ferro uses only 100% natural ingredients to beautify, soothe, and nourish the skin. It’s refreshing to come by an honest company with high quality products, high standards…

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Wellness

Detoxifying Your Home & Life

May 15, 2012
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I became aware of toxic chemicals when I was trying to conceive. I was shocked to learn that the average home contains 500-1000 toxic chemicals, many of which we are unable to see, smell or taste. Although it can seem like a daunting task, detoxifying your home is simpler than you might think. The below information is intended to help you make choices that will get you and your family on your way to a healthier home and life. Air…

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