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Why switch to natural deodorants?

I am asked often why switch to natural deodorants when the deodorant people are using works for them? I wanted to dig into the pits today. Conventional deodorants and many "natural" deodorants include harmful ingredients which inhibit proper body function and can be absorbed into our bloodstream. Aluminum Chloride is an effective antiperspirant since it effectively blocks sweat ducts but it is also a known neurotoxin. Our body needs to perspire to release toxins, by blocking sweat we are going against our body's natural function. In addition to Aluminum, deodorants often contain the antibacterial petroleum based ingredient Triclosan, Propylene Glycol, which is used in many things including anti-freeze, and synthetic fragrance,which can be made of thousands of unregulated chemicals. We...

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Spring Rain, Budding Blooms & Earth Day Tunes

Spring Rain, Budding Blooms & Earth Day Tunes
It is hard to believe it is already this time of the year again. Rain, sunlight, grass, flowers, leaves coming back, magical wonder of growth. Sweet speckled violet's spell springtime. In honor of mama Earth, we put together this playlist to get you through this humpday. Crank up the volume and open the windows.

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Energy Juice!

Energy Juice!
I am currently obsessed with this amazing elixir adapted from this recipe from the incredible restaurant Dimes in NYC that was featured in the NYT. With two kiddos and a biz, I am running on empty most days. If you are feeling sluggish, this will do you some major good! I suggest using fresh ginger and turmeric if you can get them. Rejuvenating Goji Berry and Ginger Tea Yield: four 8-ounce servings 1 cup goji berries3 cups boiling water¼ cup lemon juice plus more to taste2 teaspoons maple syrup2 teaspoons turmeric2 teaspoons ground ginger2 teaspoons bee pollen1 teaspoon maca powder 1. Soak goji berries in boiling water until soft, about 10 minutes. 2. Transfer the warm berries and water into...

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