Save Money & the Planet With Baking Soda: How Many Uses Can You Think Of?

I hear people bemoaning the high cost of "going green." And while organic food does cost more than its chemical-laden counterpart, I'm here to tell you that it's easier to spend more for healthy food when you save money in other ways. We can skip many of the green cleaners, deodorizers, and personal care products, most of which are fairly expensive. Why? Because baking soda is our friend. What's so great about baking soda? ...more

I have been starting to "go green" with my housecleaning products. I mostly just use water in ...more

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Makeup chemicals you should avoid

Just because the bottle says so, we believe it. "100% natural" is what we see as we continue to slather it onto our faces everyday. If your really looking to improve your skin, or keep it from getting any worse (as the continous use of these products will do in the long run) you should start checking out the labels on the back of products to see whats really inside. ...more

Blushing and Sweet!

Hi!Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Marie, I am a 32 year old woman living in Montreal, Canada. First I want to say how wonderful I think your site is. It's a place where women can connect and feel empowered. I'm so happy I found you! I found some other great blogs on your site as well and I noticed there aren't very many blogs from Canada, particularly Montreal....more

Skin Care Favorites

    I know it’s only the middle of autumn but I’m already feeling the effects of the chilly weather on my skin. My arms are feeling a little itchy and dry and my elbows – well, I’m having a hard time seeing them,  but they feel kind of rough. My feet are another issue and now is the time to head off future problems involving cracked heels and flaky skin. ...more

Moisturizing for Eczema and Dry Skin Defense

Eczema is not pretty. It's painful and itchy and looks it. It's often described as a bad case of dry skin, but it's not quite that simple. Eczema is basically a reccuring rash, often afflicting the same areas of the body again and again - the neck, the inside and/or outside of the elbows and knees, the backs of legs and buttocks, etc. etc. When my son had his first eczema flare-up, I had no idea what I was dealing with, and I scurried around trying to relieve what I thought was a diaper rash gone mad....more

Just wanted to tap in on some of your wisdom! I am looking in to bringing a European fabric to ...more

Proactiv: A story of love and loathing

sssssssssssssI cannot believe I'm about to admit this. In fact the second I say this my face is going to erupt in painful cystic acne once again and my dermatologist will be injecting Benzoyl peroxide directly into my pores. So here goes: I like Proactiv. No, I...I love Proactiv. And that noise you just heard was my brand new linens screaming in horror due to imminent bleaching....more

I too have had a love-love-sorta-hate relationship with Proactiv.  I was signed up in ...more

Just bump it!

It's been cold and stormy here in the San Francisco area, which means that my swimsuits have definitely been packed away for some time now. Lately I've been wearing tights either under my jeans (not just to keep warm, but because I have chronic sock-falling-down issues when I wear my fall boots) or with skirts. I've been taking ballet classes once a week since January, which means I'm running around in leggings (or tights again) on Saturdays. And since I've been reorganizing my wardrobe, I realized that except for two pairs of pants, all my pants are skinny....more

DIY Facemask (Alternate title: Bananas ARE good for something.)

I have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. A part of me gets all giddy at the thought of busting out all my newly-purchased fall clothes that I've been itching to wear but the other part of me is just ITCHY. You see, I live in a New York apartment building. They are reknowned the world over for their lilliputian dimensions, and in addition, their SWELTERING, MOISTURE-SUCKING HEAT during the cooler months. Almost overnight, as the telltale clank of the Lincoln Administration-era radiator system kicks in, my skin becomes papery, dry, and flaky. Awesome....more

I'm all for homemade facials. I'll give this one a try. My kids will think it's hilarious and ...more