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Posted: February 14, 2017 ...by
  It’s gross: we add some of the most researched toxins to our personal lubricants including known irritants, cancer-causers, and even an ingredient in anti-freeze. None of these ingredients help the health of a woman and some can significantly harm fertility or make a woman more susceptible to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). In particular watch...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 24, 2016 ...by
Like fresh nut milk, once you make your own you will never go back! Ingredients 3 cups freshly roasted unsalted nuts (such as almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts or even sunflower seeds for the nut averse) Directions Place nuts on baking sheet, toast for 10 mins on middle rack in a 300 F oven, wiggle them around...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 8, 2016 ...by
Ingredients 2 lbs organic vegetables diced and sliced  (I like using carrots and radishes for their beauty and flavour. But you can use daikon, cucumbers, beets, cauliflower, kale, celery etc.) Flavour enhancers like garlic, pickling spice, or spicy peppers to your taste. A 2% brine (roughly 1 heaping Tbsp of non-iodized unrefined salt for every...Read More »Read More
Posted: May 2, 2016 ...by
Candles are a lovely way to add a celebratory feeling to a birthday, chase a little of the dark away during the holiday season, or grace a dinner table. Unfortunately, most candles release toxins into the air and, then, into the body of your family. Regular candles are made of paraffin wax which is basically...Read More »Read More
Posted: April 30, 2015 ...by
DIY baby wipes & bum spray recipe from The Green Mama Make a little spray bottle for on the go, take your cloth wipes and pre- soak them, or make disposable baby wipes by adding the baby wipe mix to an unbleached, paper towel roll cut in half or a to flushable cloth- diaper liners....Read More »Read More
Posted: October 11, 2014 ...by
Read the related article for all the Green Mama secrets on dealing with this pesty nuisance.   Natural Lice Spray Use this on dry hair for a preventative spray or on wet hair followed–by nit combing–to help  effectively treat lice. 4 cups apple cider vinegar 20 drops Tea Tree Oil 20 drops Lavender Essential Oil...Read More »Read More
Posted: August 1, 2014 ...by
After years of pondering the possibility we finally installed solar panels to heat our hot water yesterday.  Of course I would like to have a photovoltaic roof and  be off-grid running on strictly sustainable sources of power, but for the moment that is not our lot.  Our town of Evanston, Il approved a three-year contract in...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 30, 2014 ...by
Dry shampoo is just what it sounds like–dry–and you use it dry! In other words, it’s a new mother’s little helper. Don’t have time for a shower and the pony tail look isn’t cutting it–DIY dry shampoo is the trick. The issue with shampooing in general is that its literally addictive. The more you shampoo...Read More »Read More
Posted: July 16, 2014 ...by
This recipe has changed and morphed over the years – but it is basically the simplest and best skin hydration I’ve found. Not only do I make it to use at home, I make extra when I blend a batch to share with new mamas in my community. No photos will be shared of this...Read More »Read More
Posted: March 28, 2014 ...by
1, 2, 3…. beautiful paper garlands By Vanessa Zises Filley »Read More