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My Zero Waste Beauty Routine

By Fredrica Syren: When you start a zero-waste life style, the bathroom can be the trickiest place to go green and stop using disposable items. I say that going zero waste means both reducing waste as well as chemicals, especially when it comes to beauty routines. You can, of course, …

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Secrets to Growing Long Hair

By Kim Robson: In this age of instant everything, there’s still no quick way to grow long hair. It’s so unfair: whattakes years to grow out takes only seconds to cut short. Aside from getting hair extensions, the only route to long hair is time. But there are some tricks and tips …

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Knitting For Health

By Kim Robson: What unlikely hobby is enjoyed by Madeleine Albright, Goldie Hawn and Russell Crowe? Knitting! Who remembers the NFL football player Rosey Grier? No one DARED to tell this huge, burly athlete that knitting was considered a “sissy” activity for a man. People from all walks of life …

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How To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

 By Larraine Roulston: The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth’s ecosystems.  Conspicuous consumption, waste and the accumulation of material possessions place unnecessary pressures on natural resources and the environment. If we all consumed less, our footprint would be greatly reduced. Together, we can all be a powerful …

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Colloidal Silver-What Is It And How Is It Beneficial?

By Kim Robson:  Colloidal silver is a substance that has been used as an antibiotic and antimicrobial agent for hundreds of years. Hippocrates discussed the use of silver in wound care in his writings. In the early 20th century, surgeons routinely used silver-coated sutures to reduce the risk of infection, and doctors used silver-laced eyedrops to treat …

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DIY Lip Balm

By Kim Robson: For as long as I can remember, my lips have been prone to dryness, chapping and even painful cracking. There is never a time when I don’t have a tube of lip balm at hand; one lives on the living room table, another in my purse, and …

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Natural Remedies for the Common Cold & Flu 

By Larraine Roulston : When you feel the onset of a cold, have a fever, or come in contact with a flu bug, there are many home remedies that will help. Keeping yourself well hydrated and allowing yourself time to rest, followed by using natural healing spices, herbs and essential oils …

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Eco-Leather Made from Pineapple Waste

By Kim Robson:  Here at Green Mom, we’re always looking for new innovations in eco-friendly fashion. Recently we discussed exciting new CO2-based technologies for green footwear. We’re still a long way off from sustainable leather. Are there any natural, sustainable, animal-friendly alternatives that have the look, feel and durability of leather? The answer is YES. A new …

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Stress and How I Dealt with It

By Fredrica Syren: Lately, I’d found myself not sleeping very well and having lots of headaches. When I mentioned this to my doctor, he asked me if I’d been under lots of stress. I chuckled because, let’s face it, I have 3 children and a business; so, yes, I’m constantly …

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Eco-friendly and Ethical Fashion to Keep You Warm this Winter

By Fredrica Syren: This morning when I took my kids to school, I noticed it was fairly cold outside. Yup, it’s fall. And winter is coming, and so is the need to dress warmer and … eco-friendly. Fashion and clothes have a huge impact on the planet, from pesticides used to grow theraw materials for fabrics to the chemicals used to color them. And then, how many garments end up in …

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