Silicone Container

Silicone Container – an Alternative to Plastic

What is Silicone Silicone is a hybrid between glass and plastic.  It has the flexibility of plastic, but like glass doesn’t react with most materials.  Silicone is definitely a safer alternative to plastic storage containers, but I still feel that glass is the safest option. Why Avoid Plastic for Food Storage? Plastic food storage containers […] Read more…

Bottled Water vs Tap Water

What’s Better: Bottled Water or Tap Water?

Do you know which is better?  There are pros and cons to both bottled water and tap water.  After reading this article I definitely feel like there are a lot of reasons to ditch the plastic water bottles and drink filtered tap water.  We currently use a counter top reverse osmosis system in our house. […] Read more…

How Plastic Baby Bottles Affect YOUR Grandchildren

Protecting Baby Part 3: Plastic Baby Bottles and BPA Read Part 1 – Shampoo Read Part 2 – Toys Whats Wrong With Plastic? A few years ago the use of BPA in plastic baby bottles was banned by the FDA.  BPA is synthetic compound used in many plastics.  It is also a hormone disruptor.  Hormone […] Read more…

Safer Baby Toys

2 Types of Safer Baby Toys you Should be Buying

  Protecting Baby Part II: Toys Read Part 1 – Shampoo Read Part 3 – Baby Bottles Avoid Cheap Plastic Toys We all want to prevent our babies from coming into contact with toxic chemicals that can cause cancer or autism.  Something we don’t often think about is toys.  Babies and kids play with them […] Read more…

The Ugly Truth About Baby Shampoo

Protecting Baby Part I: Personal Care Products Read Part 2 – Toys Read Part 3 – Baby Bottles Toxins in Baby Shampoo We all want to keep our kids safe from toxins, but what if something as simple as baby shampoo is increasing their toxic load?  The more toxins we are exposed to the increased […] Read more…

6 Reasons Microbeads are Harmful

What are Microbeads? Microbeads are small plastic particles found mainly in cosmetics and personal care products such as face wash, body wash and toothpaste. The Microbead-Free Waters Act (H.R. 1321) was recently approved and will ban the sale of products containing microbeads by July 2018. These is great news because small plastic particles are terrible […] Read more…

How to Ditch Toxic Personal Care Products

The average American woman uses about 12 personal care and cosmetic products daily while the average man uses 6.  It’s easy to assume that the products we put on our skin or into our body everyday are safe.   Unfortunately this is not the case.  The chemicals in these products are easily absorbed into your […] Read more…

Are You Being Fooled by Pink Washing?

Pink Washing for Breast Cancer Awareness October is breast cancer awareness month and many companies take full advantage of this by promoting their products with pink ribbons.  However there are many products with pink packaging that defeat the entire purpose of helping beat breast cancer.  Pink Washing is a real thing. Do you notice more […] Read more…

Is the Newly Approved GMO Potato Safe?

  Innate™ GMO Potato The Innate™ Potato was recently approved by the USDA and is expected to start being sold and produced in early 2015. Created by Simplot, one of the largest food and agribusiness companies in the United States, the Innate™ Potato has been genetically modified to Resist Bruising Resist Browning Reduce the amount of Acrylmide, a […] Read more…

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