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Zero Waste Fashion

By Kim Robson: I’ll freely admit it: I’m a big fan of Goodwill Industries. They take discarded clothing, accessories, furniture, books and housewares; and they use the funds from their thrift stores to provide job training, employment placement services, and other community-based programs for people who are difficult to employ. …

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Benefits of Active Charcoal

By Fredrica Syren: Active charcoal might not sound very appetizing. These days, though, it seems to be featured a lot in beauty magazines and DIY websites as a must have for all its home, beauty and health benefits. Active charcoal is not new. As a matter a fact, this odorless, …

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Fatal Beauty-Lead In Lipstick

By Amanda Wilkes: As I  look at that perfect shade of lipstick and feel it smooth along my lips, I only wish that it was poisoning me. We have removed lead from our paints, our homes and our gasoline, how on earth is it still allowed in our lipstick? It’s …

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DIY Natural and Vegan Skin Care

By Fredrica Syren: Are you, like me, tired of skin and beauty products containing harmful chemicals? I am fed up with that as well as how pricey natural and chemical free products are. So I have started making my own. Besides using safe products that also save me lots of …

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The Benefits of Calendula

By Kim Robson: Recently we’ve been getting these lovely hand soaps from Earth Dance Botanical Body Care, and one of the many delightful scents to choose from is Lemon Calendula. I’d heard of calendula before but didn’t really know much about it. As it turns out, calendula is a powerful …

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DIY Lotion Bars

By Larraine Roulston: With Christmas fast approaching, assembling Do It Yourself lotion bars might be the perfect fit for you to offer family and friends. In fact, they make natural personal gifts for all occasions. Lotion bars can be created with either a masculine or feminine touch. Scented with lavender, they can be added …

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DIY Zero Waste and Vegan Lip Balm

By Fredrica Syren: Oh, my poor lips have been so dry and cracked because of the hot weather here. Funny thing is that I used to have the same problem during the fall while living in Sweden, where the cold made my lips dry. Maybe it’s just a fall thing? …

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The Benefits of Ecotherapy

By Larraine Roulston: Today’s generation of children is spending less time in natural settings. One example is that most elementary students no longer walk home for lunch. In this age of technology, most teenagers and adults as well are nature deprived. This revelation has resulted in scientists identifying the disadvantages of excessive screen …

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Stopping Mosquito Bite Itch

By Kim Robson: Here on Green Mom, we’ve covered several different ways to ward off summer’s annoying biting insects. There’s Thieves’ Oil, which has been in use since the days of the plague; a natural bug spray you can make at home; and even a mushroom-based repellant. But no matter …

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Why Empaths Are Naturally Attracted to Green Living

By Jackie Edwards: Humans seem to get all the attention. Read any article about empaths, and it will focus solely on how hypersensitive individuals tend to take on the emotional burdens of other people. However, our empathy does not stop with humans: we also have a place in our hearts …

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