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ZoLi: Baby Tested, Eco-Mother Approved

Many moons ago I wrote about an eco-conscious baby product company by the name of ZoLi. Now that I have a little baby of my own I’ve had a chance to try out some of ZoLi’s products and promises, and let me tell you, they deliver. Health-conscious parents will be […]

5 Natural Perfumes That Actually Smell Great

 You know that toxic-smelling, headache-inducing perfume cloud you sometimes unwittingly walk into? The one that leaves you momentarily (or longer) queasy and taken aback? That is synthetic fragrance and it is in everything from shampoos and skincare to baby care products. It is also, of course, the mainstay in conventional […]

Home Depot Phases Out Phthalates From Vinyl Flooring

Home Depot has said that it will phase out vinyl flooring that contains phthalates by the end of 2015. The mega home-improvement retailer is working with the Michigan-based non-profit Ecology Center to eliminate the chemical from its flooring. Recent research has shown that most vinyl flooring contains phthalates, a chemical […]

ZoLi: Baby Tested, Eco-Mother Approved

Many moons ago I wrote about an eco-conscious baby product company by the name of ZoLi. Now that I have a little baby of my own I’ve had a chance to try out some of ZoLi’s products and promises, and let me tell you, they deliver. Health-conscious parents will be […]

The Baffling Link Between Vinyl Flooring and Autism

A new study conducted by Swedish and American scientists accidentally uncovered a possible link between an environmental chemical and autism. The original focus of the study was to look at causes of allergies and indoor air pollutants. But one of the questions asked of the Swedish families taking part in […]

Sugar Coated Pills Aren’t So Sweet

Sugar coated tablets are meant to protect people from the medicine upsetting their bodies. But now a new study has found sugar coating might itself be bad for the body. The study, sponsored by the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority and published in Toxicology Letters, has found that just […]

5 Natural Perfumes That Actually Smell Great

 You know that toxic-smelling, headache-inducing perfume cloud you sometimes unwittingly walk into? The one that leaves you momentarily (or longer) queasy and taken aback? That is synthetic fragrance and it is in everything from shampoos and skincare to baby care products. It is also, of course, the mainstay in conventional […]

ZoLi: Baby Tested, Eco-Mother Approved

Many moons ago I wrote about an eco-conscious baby product company by the name of ZoLi. Now that I have a little baby of my own I’ve had a chance to try out some of ZoLi’s products and promises, and let me tell you, they deliver. Health-conscious parents will be […]

5 Convenient Places to Pick Up Healthy Cosmetics

It’s a goal of the green movement: Everyday access to healthier elements we can incorporate into our lives. Health and beauty is no exception, and you are officially out of excuses for not buying alternative pure and natural products over poison-filled cosmetics when you have the chance. Here’s the glowing skinny […]

The Baffling Link Between Vinyl Flooring and Autism

A new study conducted by Swedish and American scientists accidentally uncovered a possible link between an environmental chemical and autism. The original focus of the study was to look at causes of allergies and indoor air pollutants. But one of the questions asked of the Swedish families taking part in […]

5 Convenient Places to Pick Up Healthy Cosmetics

It’s a goal of the green movement: Everyday access to healthier elements we can incorporate into our lives. Health and beauty is no exception, and you are officially out of excuses for not buying alternative pure and natural products over poison-filled cosmetics when you have the chance. Here’s the glowing skinny […]

5 Natural Perfumes That Actually Smell Great

 You know that toxic-smelling, headache-inducing perfume cloud you sometimes unwittingly walk into? The one that leaves you momentarily (or longer) queasy and taken aback? That is synthetic fragrance and it is in everything from shampoos and skincare to baby care products. It is also, of course, the mainstay in conventional […]

5 Natural Perfumes That Actually Smell Great

 You know that toxic-smelling, headache-inducing perfume cloud you sometimes unwittingly walk into? The one that leaves you momentarily (or longer) queasy and taken aback? That is synthetic fragrance and it is in everything from shampoos and skincare to baby care products. It is also, of course, the mainstay in conventional […]

ZoLi: Baby Tested, Eco-Mother Approved

Many moons ago I wrote about an eco-conscious baby product company by the name of ZoLi. Now that I have a little baby of my own I’ve had a chance to try out some of ZoLi’s products and promises, and let me tell you, they deliver. Health-conscious parents will be […]

Home Depot Phases Out Phthalates From Vinyl Flooring

Home Depot has said that it will phase out vinyl flooring that contains phthalates by the end of 2015. The mega home-improvement retailer is working with the Michigan-based non-profit Ecology Center to eliminate the chemical from its flooring. Recent research has shown that most vinyl flooring contains phthalates, a chemical […]

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Home Depot Phases Out Phthalates From Vinyl Flooring

Home Depot has said that it will phase out vinyl flooring that contains phthalates by the end of 2015. The mega home-improvement retailer is working with the Michigan-based non-profit Ecology Center to eliminate the chemical from its flooring. Recent research has shown that most vinyl flooring contains phthalates, a chemical […]

5 Natural Perfumes That Actually Smell Great

 You know that toxic-smelling, headache-inducing perfume cloud you sometimes unwittingly walk into? The one that leaves you momentarily (or longer) queasy and taken aback? That is synthetic fragrance and it is in everything from shampoos and skincare to baby care products. It is also, of course, the mainstay in conventional […]

The New Dirty Dozen: Avoid These Dangerous Endocrine Disruptors

Common endocrine disruptors are the focus of a new dirty dozen list of toxins to avoid. You’re likely familiar the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen–a list of the most pesticide-laden fruits and vegetables in the store. Recently, EWG partnered with the Keep a Breast Foundation to develop a report on endocrine disruptors for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “There […]

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Home Depot Phases Out Phthalates From Vinyl Flooring

Home Depot has said that it will phase out vinyl flooring that contains phthalates by the end of 2015. The mega home-improvement retailer is working with the Michigan-based non-profit Ecology Center to eliminate the chemical from its flooring. Recent research has shown that most vinyl flooring contains phthalates, a chemical […]