Essential Oils · Healthy Environment

Natural Bug Repellant

  Photo credit: John Tann on Visual Hunt / CC BY   I am a human mosquito magnet. No joke!  My husband even notices it; whenever he’s outdoors and is starting to get bit by flying insects, he laughs and encourages his “mosquito repellant” to get a little closer.  The bugs fly from him and…… Continue reading Natural Bug Repellant

Essential Oils · Healthy Environment

What is in Your Chapstick? (A.K.A. “A Rant About Toxic Beauty Products”)

The biting winds of winter and the constant running of the furnace lead to dry skin and inevitably to dry and chapped lips.  The atmosphere at the hospital where I work is always dry, and by the end of my shift my hands are red and starting to crack and I feel stuffy with a…… Continue reading What is in Your Chapstick? (A.K.A. “A Rant About Toxic Beauty Products”)

Healthy Environment

What is in your toothpaste?

When you stop to think what is in the products that you use every day, it can be frightening. For example, consider toothpaste.  Most of us use it around twice a day; some of us use it more often (or not).  If you were asked, “What is in your toothpaste?”, how would you respond?  Most…… Continue reading What is in your toothpaste?