Light Can Help Us and Hinder Us – Learn the Difference

Light, Circadian Rhythm, Melatonin, Eyes, Blue Light.  What does all this mean for our health? Our bodies are inescapably intertwined with nature's cycles - the seasons, the months, the moon, and the 24 hour cycle of day and night.  Light - specifically, the light from the sun is incredibly important in the biological processes which take place … Continue reading Light Can Help Us and Hinder Us – Learn the Difference

Finding the seat belt of technology

30 years ago we didn't wear seatbelts.  But now, we know better.  Just like there are safe ways to ride in a car with your seatbelt securely fastened, there are safe ways to design and use technology.   Unfortunately, the telecommunications industry has not followed the regulations we do have in regards to allowable radiation levels … Continue reading Finding the seat belt of technology

Bathrobes – Old Fashioned Sexy

Growing up, I really never saw anyone wear bathrobes.  I might have seen a glamorous 1940s movie star slip on a silken robe in one of those black and whites, but I never observed them in use as a practical garment.  In early adulthood, I considered button down pajamas and bathrobes to be extremely frumpy, and … Continue reading Bathrobes – Old Fashioned Sexy

Deodorant – Recipes & Application

To learn about deodorant myths vs. truth, read this post.  This post focuses on deodorant recipes and the nuance of applying these non-toxic alternatives.  If you don't want to make your own, the only plastic-free, non-toxic deodorant brand I know of is Organic Essence Confidence Deodorant.  The EO spray is also recommended. P.S. never apply anything … Continue reading Deodorant – Recipes & Application

Moisturizer

This recipe makes approx. 1/2 cup, or about a 4 ounce jelly jar's worth. Ingredients 3.5 ounces beef tallow***  (1/2 cup melted) - you can purchase beef tallow at www.fatworks.com -- they also sell their products through Amazon.  If you'd like to make your own tallow, it can certainly be done!  Mommypotamus has a wonderful tutorial on rendering - it can be … Continue reading Moisturizer

Deodorant – Myth, Truth, & Safe Alternatives

The truth is that conventional deodorant is unhealthy for you, and unhealthy for the environment.  There are many harmful ingredients in deodorant and antiperspirants, but one of the most toxic (neurotoxic, actually), and which we absorb through our skin when we wear deodorant, is aluminum.  The mining and processing of aluminum ore is also extremely … Continue reading Deodorant – Myth, Truth, & Safe Alternatives

Navigating Life in a World in Love with Aluminum

Did you know that aluminum is an ingredient in rocket fuel?   Did you know it is added to deodorant, cosmetics, and sunscreen?  ...that is it sometimes used to make food cans or used to coat the inside of steel (tin) food cans?  Did you know virtually every cast iron or carbon steel pan company uses aluminum to sand … Continue reading Navigating Life in a World in Love with Aluminum