Andalou Naturals 1,000 Roses Serum

I recently purchased this serum when I ran out of a more expensive serum that I had been using. It worked great, but because we need to reduce our budget wherever possible, I decided to look for a less expensive version. The Andalou Naturals 1,000 Roses serum costs about $20 less, so I figured it … Read more

Beware of Greenwashing

As more and more people demand safer products, there are more companies that make them. Unfortunately, there are also companies that are engaging in some creative marketing to make their products appear safe when in fact they are not. This is called greenwashing. Every time I see a commercial for products I know contain toxic … Read more

Heritage Store Rosewater Spray

Heritage Store brand rosewater spray is was one of the items I bought on my first shopping trip to replace my old toxic products. The  8 oz. spray bottle is what I normally buy, though it’s available in smaller sizes.  It smells like a freshly picked rose.  It’s one of many nontoxic items I’ve curated … Read more

Customize Your Hydration

I love the ideas in this article!  Making a customized glass water bottle is a great way to motivate yourself to drink more water!  If you don’t like plain water, spice it up with a few drops of essential oils.  Yes, you can ingest them as long as they are properly diluted. As the article … Read more

Acure Organics Sensitive Skin Facial Cream

For those of you who are looking for less toxic personal care and beauty products, I’m offering my review of Acure Organics Sensitive Facial Cream.  Since I decided to switch to nontoxic beauty products in 2012 in an attempt to improve my hypothyroidism symptoms, I’ve tried quite a few facial lotions. This particular one is … Read more

Desert Essence Organics Pistachio Foot Repair Cream

Before we get into the review, I think it will be helpful to give you a little info about me. I’ve always had issues with my feet being dry. As such, I’ve tried just about every foot lotion known to man. Regular lotion simply doesn’t cut it – I need super moisture for these feet! … Read more

MyChelle Dermaceuticals Pure Harmony Serum Review

Back in November of 2014 I decided it was time to try a topical product for my hormonal acne. It always cropped up when I was ovulating and when I was premenstrual, so pretty much two weeks out of the month my lower jawline was broken out. It was by no means as bad as … Read more

Choose Nontoxic Cleaners this Year!

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to use safer cleaning products but unsure where to start?  Do nontoxic cleaners work as well as the ones you’ve been using all your life? How much do they cost?  Where does one find them? These are all questions I had when I started this journey.  When I … Read more

Nontoxic Nails By Suncoat

Nail polish was one category I’d been hesitating on changing since going nontoxic beginning in late 2012.  I’d been sticking to polishes that were free of the toxic trio (dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde), but the fumes still gave me headaches. It got to the point where I painted only my toenails and even then I … Read more

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