NON TOXIC PRODUCT SWAP: FACE WASH
NON TOXIC PRODUCT SWAP: FACE WASH
DID YOU KNOW THAT SPECIFIC FRAGRANCES (WHICH CAN INCLUDE HUNDREDS OF POTENTIALLY HARMFUL, UNNATURAL INGREDIENTS) ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE LISTED ON PACKAGING OR COMPANY WEBSITES?
Federal labeling law requires that ingredients added to provide a pleasant scent, or to mask a bad one, need only be listed under the generic term “fragrance” or “parfum.” This so-called “fragrance loophole” allows companies to hide ingredients under the protection of trade secr…
NON TOXIC PRODUCT SWAP: LAUNDRY DETERGENT
DON'T LET PRODUCT PACKAGING FOOL YOU!
Some companies label their products in a way that convinces people they are more environmentally friendly, healthy, natural, free of harmful chemicals and recyclable. These messages directly influence the consumers’ expectations and choices.
Let’s take Green Works laundry detergent by Clorox, for example. They’ve already grabbed our attention with an eye-catching green bottle. Green is the color of nature and suggests that the product contains healthy,…
Quick Tips for Better Sleep (+ YHB’s preferred sleep supplement)
We all know that sleep is important, but unfortunately, many of us struggle to make it a priority and get in the amounts we need to thrive! There are many factors that contribute to sleep disturbances, including stress, excessive blue light (from phones, laptops, etc), hormone disruptive chemicals in home & beauty products, and poor nutrition. The question is, do we know the real cost of consistently not getting enough quality sleep?
Some symptoms that can arise from poor sleep include:
Hormone Balance Product Pick: Calm Magnesium
Did you know magnesium is involved in hundreds of actions and reactions within the body? Yet roughly 50% of Americans do not get their recommended daily intake and are deficient in this important mineral!
Magnesium is known as our ‘relaxing, calming’ mineral that is involved in: gene maintenance, nervous system regulation, bone health, cardiovascular health, and preventing things like diabetes, anxiety, sleep disturbances, and even Alzheimer’s disease!
And when it comes to symptoms, magnesium…
NON TOXIC CLEANING BRAND: BRANCH BASICS (PRODUCT SWAP OF THE WEEK!)
Did you know that xeno-estrogens (“fake” chemical estrogens that disrupt our hormones) are found in thousands of personal care and household products? Think: makeup, skincare, perfume, laundry soaps, floor cleaners and more! Not only does this jeopardize our hormone health, but it poses a risk for children and pets who can be especially sensitive. It can also pollute the air in your home, as well as waterways. It only makes sense that harsh chemicals would cause a harsh reaction in our bodies, a…
Product of the Week: Thyme Oil
Did You Know?: One of the benefits of thyme essential oil is its progesterone balancing effects! Progesterone is essential for regulating a woman’s menstrual cycle and optimum levels are needed for fertility and healthy pregnancy. Low levels of progesterone (which we see on many client test reports) may create a long list of side effects including PMS, hair loss, mood swings, depression, painful periods, and infertility.
This is why using thyme essential oil is a great addition to your hormone …
Essential Oils for Hormone Balance: Best Kinds + Ways to Use Them!
Did you know: Essential oils can be effective healers & helpers for hormone rebalancing, especially when combined with hormone testing, stress reduction techniques, healthy eating and targeted natural supplementation tailored to your needs.
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential oils (EO) are made up of a complex mixture of natural chemicals that are extracted from the leaves, barks, rinds and herbs of plants. After distillation, the oil is separated from the water and concentrated into a very pur…
Nontoxic Product Pick: ULiv Skincare (Swapping out 'Hempz Herbal Moisturizer')
Did you know that claims like “natural,” “nontoxic,” “plant-based” and “free of” have no legal basis in the personal care industry?
With so many different claims on the packages of personal care products, consumers are often misled about what’s really in their products. Any information found on the back label is what the company is legally obligated to tell you, including nutrition facts and ingredient lists. Pay special attention to the first three ingredients. These are the ingredients that…
Product Swap of the Week: Magic Spoon Cereal
Did you know?
The average American consumes 160 bowls of cereal a year. Most of which contain processed grains & seed oils and anywhere from 10 grams to 45 grams of sugar!
That's why we're swapping out Cocoa Puffs for Magic Spoon Cereal for this week's product swap out!
WHY COCOA PUFFS ARE NO GOOD:
This is a cereal many of us grew up loving and if our parents wouldn’t allow it, we’d find a way to sneak it in! But with one scan of the ingredients list it’s apparent what an inflammatory s…
NON TOXIC PRODUCT SWAP OF THE WEEK: SWAPPING KOTEX FOR LOLA ORGANIC TAMPONS
THE PROBLEM WITH STANDARD TAMPONS
Tampon manufacturers are not required to issue a full disclosure of what’s in their products, so just like the beauty industry, it's a bit like the "wild wild west" out there when it comes to knowing what's in the feminine care products you're using. Tampons may contain odor neutralizers, dyes, pesticides, and fragrances which are known xeno "fake" estrogens that can create hormone imbalances and health issues (as well as irritation and rashes in the most uncom…