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Dangers of Fragrances

Did you know that 95% of fragrance ingredients are petroleum-based? And did you know you can be exposed to fragrances not just through direct contact, but also through the fragrance oil droplets constantly released into the air by other people's fragranced products?...

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Green Your Back-to-School Shopping

School is starting again soon, and that means if you have school-aged children you probably need to do some back-to-school shopping. If you’ve been meaning to start taking action and introducing some new green and healthy practices to your family, this is the perfect...

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Homemade Gluten-Free Playdough

Playdough is one of those classic children's activities that can provide hours of fun and help your child develop many skills. Unfortunately, commercially made playdough usually contains artificial fragrances and colourants, many of which are petroleum-based, as well...

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Using Essential Oils in Your Garden

Earlier, I shared a recipe for a natural, DEET-free mosquito repellent. One of the key ingredients in that recipe is lemon eucalyptus essential oil. Repelling mosquitoes isn't the only outdoor use for essential oils though. In fact, there are many ways they can be...

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Tips to Ease the Strain of Caring for a Baby

Guest post by Dr. Sabrina Chen-See, Vancouver’s Pediatric & Family Wellness Chiropractor The baby is born... no more carrying the heavy load 24/7!  The labour’s done and the hard work is over... or is it?  Caring for a baby is rewarding - and hard work. Like other...

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How to Choose A Water Filter

Today, I'm going to answer a question that I commonly get from my readers and clients - What do you recommend for water filtration? The answer depends on where you live and the condition of your building. For this article, I'm going to focus on the Metro Vancouver...

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The Dangers of Greenwashing

Did you know that 95% of "green" products have been found to commit at least one of the "Sins of Greenwashing"? Read the 2010 report by Sins of Greenwashing to learn more.

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