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Look for These Safer Preservatives in Your Skin Care

Many people, including myself, want to avoid preservatives in our food products, but it’s important to note that they are necessary for our skin care products. To make matters more confusing, some preservatives are safer than others and they all have complicated sounding names. So what is a savvy consumer supposed to do, who doesn’t want to […]

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4 Ways to Spot Greenwashing

Finding the truth behind labels on your favorite household cleaner, beauty product or health food isn’t always easy. Now that the consumer marketplace sees the trend towards more natural, safer and non-toxic products, companies are using just about every label possible to entice consumers to buy their products. Buyer beware. “Greenwashing” is a term that’s […]

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Buy These 14 Fruits & Vegetables Organic

Years ago the Environmental Working Group (EWG) came out with the clever “Dirty Dozen“—a list of the top twelve fruits and vegetables that had the largest pesticide residue. Since the original list was published, EWG has added a few additional submissions, leaving 14 priority produce for buying organic. Avoiding pesticides is not only good for your […]

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