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Baking Soda — Great for Personal Care

By Larraine Roulston: Baking soda offers a lengthy list of benefits for personal health. As a deodorizer, it covers many areas. When placed inside a closet, it will freshen the air as well as clothing. In the bathroom, add 1 cup of baking soda to the toilet bowl where it will clean and …

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What Are BPAs and How Can They Be Avoided?

Fredrica Syren: As you may have read this month, I have joined the Plastic-Free July Challenge. One very good reason for avoiding plastic is that it is chemical laden. Most of us have heard of BPA and that we should avoid it. Many people assume that BPA is only in …

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Chemical Free Arts & Crafts–Natural Earth Paint Giveaway

By Fredrica Syren: If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that my kids and I love painting and doing all kinds of arts and crafts. Unfortunately, lots of children’s arts and crafts materials contain harmful chemicals, preservatives and synthetics. Children put art materials on their skin, and some …

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Homemade Popsicles and Best Nontoxic Popsicle Molds

By Fredrica Syren: We’re having some nice warm days here in San Diego. On these kinds of days, I love to treat my kids to ice cream or popsicles, but I’m not a big fan of store bought ice cream because it tends to contain too much sugar and too …

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Why Natural Sunblock Matters

By Fredrica Syren a.k.a Green Mom: Ahhh, finally the sun is back after a long, dark winter. And, boy, does it feel good to have it shining on my face. Goodbye winter clothes and hello sandals, swimsuits and long days at the beach. I know we all have been lectured …

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Kid’s Easter Crafts–All-Natural Egg Dyes

By Fredrica Syren: Ahh, spring is here — or at least we’re getting a hint of it. Of course, the Easter holiday is a sure sign it’s just around the corner. Nothing says Easter more than dying eggs with kids, and in my family we use all-natural coloring made from …

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Clean and Green Home Without Toxic Household Cleaners

By Fredrica Syren: When you clean with regular household cleaners, have you ever noticed the strong smell? Once I became a mom, I began thinking about what was really in all those cleaners I used all over the house where my kids would be moving around and be in contact …

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How to Make Scented Bar Soap

By: Dinah Wulf Soap making is a creative art that has been around for thousands of years. The beauty of crafting your own soap is that you can choose the scent, color, and size, and it’s much more cost-effective than buying soap at the store. The soap-making process takes about …

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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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Avoiding Mosquitos — The Nontoxic Way

By Amanda Wilkes: ​ In the midst of summer, you may be experiencing an army of relentless mosquitos circling your base camp. Whether you’re relaxing at home, playing at the park, vacationing at the lake, eating outside at your favorite bistro or out strolling in theevening, these pesky pests are determined to stalk and bite you, your …

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