May is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Month. MCS is also known as Environmental Illness, Toxicant Induced Loss of Tolerance, and Environmentally Acquired Illness. In Spanish, it is referred to as Sensibilidad Química Multiple and or Intolerancia Ambiental. This illness can be brought on after a toxic injury. Many people develop it after one significant exposure or after multiple exposures. Exposure to construction chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, … Continue reading May Is MCS Month-Why Do We Call Ourselves Canaries?-English/Spanish Post
I’m so excited to let you know about this amazing company. Just before New Year’s, I received the coolest box of fragrance-free soaps from Canary Whiskers Soap Company. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to receive. Having tried several fragrance-free soaps before and having been sorely let down I honestly didn’t have high expectations. Fast forward a few weeks and oh my word. … Continue reading This is Best Fragrance Free Soap I’ve Ever Tried
I’ve been getting some messages about how to make hand sanitizers. Although I do believe they can be helpful in certain circumstances, I’m a bit hesitant to share this information because hand sanitizers shouldn’t replace proper handwashing. Also, hand sanitizers can be made incorrectly giving you a false sense of security. Right now people are going crazy making hand sanitizers using Vodka which doesn’t have … Continue reading Two Ingredient Fragrance Free DIY Hand Sanitizer
From before the time of Queen Esther, people have been enjoying cleansing and detox baths for vitality, purification, and healing. Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans enjoyed lavish baths in community pools, springs, and rivers. Cleansing pools were often filled with herbs and healing aromatic oils. Both cold and hot baths were used depending on the need. Salts, seawater, and various clays have also been used for … Continue reading Cleansing & Detox Baths You Should Know About
Few remedies can be used for various ailments and applications without adding other components. Grapefruit seed extract is one of those all in one toxic-free solutions that can be used internally, externally and as a potent cleaner and disinfectant. For those traveling internationally its an amazing solution for treating water and leafy greens that can produce infections and diarrhea in those with sensitive stomachs. In … Continue reading A Must Have in Every Home – Grapefruit Seed Extract – Antiviral, Antibacterial & Anti-fungal Remedy
Source : http://www.mercola.com Your skin is an excretory organ that mirrors the condition of your intestines. When you take a salt water (brine) bath, the salt minerals penetrate your skin in form of ions. This stimulation will cause natural cell growth in your living cell layers. Bio-energetic weak points will be balanced and your body’s energy flow will be activated. While anyone can benefit from … Continue reading How to Use Himalayan Salt for Healing
Although an ancient herb, frankincense has been used for centuries up until today in the form of essential oil for the respiratory system, immune system, nervous system and in skin care products. This powerful antiseptic grows wild throughout north-east Africa and is shipped all over the world. Herbalists and doctors in the East and West have used its curative properties for digestive issues, cancer, urinary tract … Continue reading Frankincense – Ancient Herb with Many Curative Properties
Author: Danna Norek Written for: Natural News “Phthalates are chemicals that can cause damage when absorbed or otherwise ingested into the human body. They are commonly used as an inexpensive chemical ingredient in several consumer goods. Phthalates are mostly used as a “plasticizing” agent to help keep materials cohesive. They are often used to make plastics more flexible or to act as a suspension or … Continue reading This Chemical Ingredient in Nail Polish, Toys, Soaps and Hair Care Products Must be Avoided
Know the ingredients in your personal care products. A fantastic Guide by EWG (Environmental Working Group) “Better products are truthful in their marketing claims and free of potentially worrisome ingredients. Some products might make claims like “gentle” or “natural,” but since the government does not require safety testing, personal care product manufacturers can use almost any chemical they want, regardless of risks. How to read … Continue reading Cancer in a Bottle – Learn to Read Labels and Avoid these Toxic Chemicals
I have been writing about coconut oil for a long time. We have used organic raw extra virgin coconut oil for everything from chicken, to beauty treatments and in smoothies. I have also witnessed its amazing qualities for sustained weight loss. But now the medical community is finally jumping on the bandwagon and talking about it benefits, something the natural health community has known for … Continue reading Hear Dr Oz Discuss Coconut Oil's Super Powers – Don't Miss this Insighful Video
If you have normal to dry skin and keep it cleansed and toned regularly, you need only occasionally use face masks for deeper cleansing and conditioning. If your skin is particularly oily you could use a face mask about once a week to tone the skin, particularly after steaming the face. When you have chosen and made your recipe, spread the mask mixture evenly over … Continue reading Inexpensive DIY Herbal Face Masks
As a mom of three and a serious breastfeeding madwoman, I’d be lost without my herbal tea for enhancing milk production. I’ve shared this tea with many moms on the verge of losing their milk and have had many fabulous stories. All of the organic herbs in Breast is Best Tea has been used for centuries by European women and are often recommended by lactation … Continue reading Do you Know a Mom Who Is Nursing? Share this with Her, She Will Thank You
It is a terrible fact that we live in a world where pesticides are sprayed freely over all our lawns, crops and plants. Our children are exposed to thousands of these chemicals just by playing on grass that has been treated with pesticides. Even babies in the womb are exposed to these deadly chemicals and are born with weakened immune systems because of them. Your … Continue reading Do This Now & Protect Your Body from Toxic Chemicals
You know there is so much to remember these days. Between the pesticides in fruits, the cancer-causing ingredients in cosmetics, the bigger and better super duper fish oil supplement they want you to invest in and the toxic chemicals that seep into my breast milk; I get a little frazzled. Thank God I am a wellness educator so most of this stuff is easy peasy … Continue reading What do carrots, cucumber and bananas have in common? Find out why you should be using natures bounty as a first resort for your skin?
You don’t have to be a baby to use these either. Really, anyone who wants a nice gentle non-toxic cleanser will benefit from making their own cleansing cloths and tossing the toxic wipes which are loaded with cancer-causing parabens and formaldehyde. You will need: -Organic disposable cotton pads or you can make your own cloth squares by cutting organic cloth baby diapers into 3 equal … Continue reading How to Make Herbal Baby Wipes
We often forget just how powerful a cup of tea can be. All around the world herbal teas are known to enhance our mood, induce sleep, relax our nerves, reduce inflammation and infection and treat a number of ailments. If you are not familiar with the world of herbs – I invite you to read through the following information and be blessed. Who knows you … Continue reading Tea for all your troubles!
Did you know that Coconut Oil is one of the best oils to use for cooking? Not refined hydrogenated coconut oil but organic unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil. Unfortunately, many people are misinformed about the benefits of coconut oil. Studies were done to show that coconut oil, and all saturated fats, were bad for one’s health because they raised serum cholesterol levels. However, these studies were … Continue reading Coconut Oil: One of the Best Oils to Use for Cooking & Beauty
There isn’t anything more painful and pestering than a canker sore in your mouth. Depending on where the sore is located in can be extremely painful to the touch and eating is almost impossible. Recently while I was brushing my teeth with the baby in arm (he is my little cling on), he smacked the tooth-brush sending it into a downward motion and jamming it … Continue reading One Moms Adventure with Shea Butter & a Canker Sore
I love making my own roll ons and body sprays to use instead of toxic, overpriced commercial products. Not only do they smell great, but by making my own products, I am avoiding all of the cancer-causing petrochemicals used in most perfumes. Believe it or not, over 95% of all fragrances are made with derivatives of petroleum. Cheap and expensive brands are all included in … Continue reading Make your own Herbal Perfume
I often get complimented on my skin; at how soft and smooth it looks. I laugh because I don’t use anything chemical or store-bought on my face. Its all stuff I make at home. One of my favorite recipes for beauty facial care is made by using herbs and grains and is available in my shop. If you want to enjoy a luxurious face and … Continue reading Natural Beauty Facial Scrub/Wash
-Do you have curly hair that frizzes? I have a quick and simple solution for you. Aloe Vera Gel. You can use the gel from the inside part of the leaf if you have a plant at home. If you don’t have a plant you can always use Organic Pure Aloe Vera gel. Just place a quarter size amount in the palm of your hand … Continue reading 2 Natural Beauty Hair Solutions
Summer is here and the sun is waiting for us. With so much talk on sun safety, vitamin D and skin cancer I wanted to give you some safe options on protecting your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays. There is a great review of sunscreen products done by the EWG – Environmental Working Group. You can see their list of top rated sun protection products … Continue reading Top-rated sunscreens for broad spectrum protection with fewer hazardous ingredients
Did you know that a synthetic petrochemical carcinogen called 1,4-dioxane is in everything from J & J’s baby wash to Tide laundry detergent, Dial Clean & Soft Aloe an0bacterial hand soap, Olay Complete Body Wash with Vitamins (Normal Skin) and many other products? According to The Environmental Working Group; “Many manufacturers use ethoxylation, a cheap, shortcut process that provides mildness to harsh cleaning ingredients and generates … Continue reading Are your Beauty and Home Cleaning Products Toxic?
Chemical Cosmetics Linked To Increased Risk Of Breast Cancer Source: Alliance of Natural Health According to Canadian scientists writing in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, women exposed to synthetic fibers and petroleum products in the course of their work appear to be most at risk of breast cancer. Exposure to certain chemicals and pollutants before she reaches her mid-30s could triple a woman’s risk … Continue reading In the News: Cosmetics & Cancer