Category Archives: Living Green

Let’s Shop Green With Reusable Shopping Bags!

I know I have preached many times about reusable shopping bags and not using plastic or paper bags. I have been using reusable bags since my oldest was born (almost 8 years now) but there is a problem that I have never addressed with you, mostly because I was ashamed to admit that I still screw up every now and then. A lot of reusable shopping bags get big and bulky and just are a pain to remember to bring with you. I have a trunk and coat closet full of bags like this. I forget them until I’m in the store with a cart full of groceries and on my way to the checkout. Because of this, I have two full plastic bags full of even more plastic bags at my house that I have to find creative ways to reuse.

Not long ago, I went in search of an answer to this problem. I have seen the reusable shopping bags that are small and compact enough to fit on your keychain when folded exactly the right way, and I even have a few of them, but they don’t stand up to my way of shopping. I needed something sturdy that would hold up to carrying several pounds and still be compact enough that I could carry them everywhere. And I needed enough of them to be able to fit all of my groceries for a week or two in them. After months of searching, my cousin finally mentioned a company that she saw on the news to me called My Eco. I checked them out, and they are an absolute answer to my prayers! Continue reading Let’s Shop Green With Reusable Shopping Bags!

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Benefits of Houseplants and How to Choose One

benefits of houseplantsWhen you embellish interior spaces with houseplants, you’re not just adding greenery. These living organisms interact with your body, mind and home in ways that enhance the quality of life. Just about everyone knows that plants are great for producing oxygen and contributing to a zen feeling in any environment. But did you know that they can clinically reduce stress, fight colds, remove contaminants, and even stop headaches? Read on to find out about the great health benefits of houseplants.

Much of the research on these beneficial houseplants has been done by NASA scientists researching ways to create suitable space station habitats. All indoors plants (flowering or not) are able to purify indoor air to some degree through their normal photosynthesis processes. But some were found to be more beneficial than others in removing harmful household toxins, even removing 90% of chemicals in the air in only twenty-four hours! Continue reading Benefits of Houseplants and How to Choose One

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Uses For Honey You’ve Never Thought Of…

uses for honeyKeeping with our theme from yesterday, I thought you all might like to read about uses for honey that you may never have thought of!

1. Put it on your lips– Did you know that making your own lip balm is as easy as tracking down some almond oil, beeswax and honey? Sure is. Makes you feel a little guilty about that $10 version you picked up at the health food store yesterday, doesn’t it? Continue reading Uses For Honey You’ve Never Thought Of…

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Uses For Lemons That I Bet You Haven’t Thought Of…

uses for lemons

Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods. However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you’ll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7. Continue reading Uses For Lemons That I Bet You Haven’t Thought Of…

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Toxins In Nail Polish: The Answer!!!

100 percent pure toxic free nail polish pepper say no to toxins in nail polish

     A couple years ago, the public was outraged to find out that nail polish was made with some potentially harmful ingredients.  As a result, most mainstream brands changed up their formulas and now label themselves as toxin-free. So what does this mean? This might be a refresher for some people, but I think it’s still an important topic to discuss (especially now that there are new nail polish brands emerging left and right):

THE TOXIC TRIO

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