October 11, 2016 -
Natural Feminine Care Products
All women have to use menstrual hygiene products.
However, we don’t have to be exposed to toxic chemicals in the process.
I did not learn until recently that conventional feminine care products are filled with pesticides, bleach, and harmful plastics, among other things. And since our skin is permeable, these materials are being absorbed directly into our bloodstreams and being distributed throughout our bodies. I found this article very helpful when researching, because it goes in depth into the ingredients used to make pads and tampons, and why they affect our health.
The exciting news is, there are tons of alternatives. And in the end, they may be preferable to the store bought versions anyway!
Reasons to Switch to Natural Feminine Care Products:
- It’s healthier – Just making this one switch could have a huge impact on your health. If you start researching and reading personal testimonies you might be surprised at just how much! Removing toxic chemicals can prevent you from contracting serious health issues, but it can also help you eliminate common period problems. Many women who have switched claim they noticed less cramping, lighter periods, and have even reduced the amount of days they are on their period.
- Save Money – It starts out as an investment, but reusable products will save you money in the long run (potentially hundreds). Many of these alternatives can last for years, so you can skip running to the store every month!
- Help the Environment – The average woman uses about 16,000 pads and tampons in her lifetime, and a lot of these products end up in landfills. So every individual who switches to reusable (or more biodegradable) options makes a huge difference!
August 15, 2016 - 19 Comments
Natural Wart Removal
I’ve been suspecting for awhile now that I would be getting engaged soon.
I knew that it could happen at any moment, so I needed my hand to be “ready” at all times. Unfortunately, over the past month I developed a massive wart on my hand (why did it have to be on the LEFT one?!)
April 16, 2016 - 5 Comments
How to Love Someone With a Chronic Illness
I have Lupus, and I have been dealing with the symptoms for about five years now (although my goal is to be in remission someday.) Because I have a chronic illness myself, I have a lot of experience when it comes to the emotional needs of those who are sick. For years I have watched how people have interacted with me, and I’ve been amused by just how many miscommunication problems can arise from diseases.
I want to make it clear that this post isn’t a list of complaints, or a demand that everyone become educated so that those living with chronic illnesses never have to feel offended. I believe it goes both ways, that those of us who are sick need to be just as kind and patient when it comes to understanding the feelings of others.
This post is just for anyone who wants to show love to someone going through a health crisis, but doesn’t know exactly how to go about it. There are probably a lot things going on inside your loved one’s mind that you are having trouble understanding, so I hope this advice is helpful for you! (more…)
April 12, 2016 - 1 Comment
Grain Free, Nut Free “Peanut Butter” Cookies
Peanut butter cookies always make me feel nostalgic, because my mom would bake them for us all the time when I was in kindergarten. She was good at turning snacks into a fun event, so we often had peanut butter cookie picnics on the back porch using our plastic, neon orange toddler-sized table. Or sometimes if the weather was bad, we would spread out a quilt in the living room and gather all of our guests (stuffed animals) for a tea (water) and cookies party.
April 5, 2016 - 1 Comment
14 Ways I’m Conquering Anxiety and Hopelessness
I am not a mental health expert, but I am someone who has a lot of personal experience on the subject. For years I struggled with giant waves of anxiety, sadness, or hopelessness that would just hit me out of nowhere. My thoughts were often irrational to the point of absurdity, but even when I could recognize I was dealing with lies, I still couldn’t let go of the emotions.
March 18, 2016 - 1 Comment
Homemade Hairspray – 2 Ingredients
I can’t use most hairspray brands without hacking up a lung.
Even the brands that my body sort of tolerates make me feel foggy headed. After taking a closer look at the common ingredients used to make hairspray, I knew that something had to change. So a few months ago, I stopped using it completely (I figured limp hair is better than a toxin-filled body.) It hadn’t even occurred to me that I could make hairspray at home, it just didn’t seem possible. (more…)