Household

Ditch Plastic Ziplock Bags

Discard Plastic Ziplock Bags for These Popular Trends

Plastic ziplock bags are undeniably useful.  The snack sized plastic bags are lightweight, fit anywhere, seal perfectly and never fail.  Ziplocks are good for holding snacks, lunches or storing all kinds of small non-food objects like marbles, paper clips or nails. Anything imaginable can be stored in a plastic ziplock bag.  But plastic ziplocks have […] Read more…

Plastic Food Containers Leach Hormone Disrupting Chemcials Into Your Food. Learn How and Why to Find Safer Alterantives.

Why I’m Not Using Plastic Containers for Food

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read my affiliate disclosure here. Our journey started when I first learned how microwaving plastic containers and storing food in plastic leaches chemicals into food.  So I simply quit putting plastic in the microwave and today I still don’t do it.  A quick win when removing toxins […] Read more…

Our Journey to Finding a Non-toxic Laundry Detergent and Why You Should Too!

Our Journey to Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read my affiliate disclosure here. Our Journey to Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent Doing Laundry is a chore that everybody has to deal with.  Add trying to get clothes clean in a non-toxic way and 3 small kids to the mix and you’ve got a huge undertaking.  After 7 […] Read more…

Wool Dryer Balls

Ditch Toxic Dryer Sheets for Wool Dryer Balls

  Ditch Toxic Dryer Sheets for Wool Dryer Balls Wool dryer balls are a great alternative to the traditional dryer sheets that most people use.  We haven’t used dyer sheets in our house for years due to allergies and eczema.  I once bought some spiky plastic dyer balls, and I’ve never noticed enough difference to […] Read more…

Silicone Container

Silicone Container – an Alternative to Plastic

What is Silicone Silicone is a hybrid between glass and plastic.  It has the flexibility of plastic, but like glass doesn’t react with most materials.  Silicone is definitely a safer alternative to plastic storage containers, but I still feel that glass is the safest option. Why Avoid Plastic for Food Storage? Plastic food storage containers […] Read more…

Bottled Water vs Tap Water

What’s Better: Bottled Water or Tap Water?

Do you know which is better?  There are pros and cons to both bottled water and tap water.  After reading this article I definitely feel like there are a lot of reasons to ditch the plastic water bottles and drink filtered tap water.  We currently use a counter top reverse osmosis system in our house. […] Read more…

Safer Baby Toys

2 Types of Safer Baby Toys you Should be Buying

  Protecting Baby Part II: Toys Read Part 1 – Shampoo Read Part 3 – Baby Bottles Avoid Cheap Plastic Toys We all want to prevent our babies from coming into contact with toxic chemicals that can cause cancer or autism.  Something we don’t often think about is toys.  Babies and kids play with them […] Read more…

6 Reasons Microbeads are Harmful

What are Microbeads? Microbeads are small plastic particles found mainly in cosmetics and personal care products such as face wash, body wash and toothpaste. The Microbead-Free Waters Act (H.R. 1321) was recently approved and will ban the sale of products containing microbeads by July 2018. These is great news because small plastic particles are terrible […] Read more…