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Start the New Year Using Non-Toxic Shampoo

Here’s a simple resolution to start 2016 with: Switch to non-toxic shampoo. Why does it matter? Here’s the lowdown. Many shampoos contain a potent cocktail of chemicals that include synthetic fragrances, phthalates, antibacterial agents, dyes and colorings. None of these ingredients are good for either you or the planet. Χ – Synthetic fragrances and phthalates […]

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EcoCentric Mom Box Review for May/June

My May/June Ecocentric Mom Box arrived absolutely packed with new organic and more eco-friendly products to try. Here’s a rundown on the goodies: Playmaker Nutrition Gummie Vitamins – Neither the multivitamins and the calcium/vitamin D contain corn syrup, preservatives, gluten, preservatives, peanuts, tree nuts or gelatin. They taste fruity, not phony, and aren’t too sweet. Licious […]

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Butter for Your Hands, Not Your Bread, Plus Much More from EcoCentric Mom

It’s that time of year when my hands are starting to feel so dry, you’d think I lived in the desert. Nope, it’s just winter setting in, along with its prescription for cracking skin and painfully tight dryness. Happily, this month’s EcoCentric Mom subscription box included butter – hand butter that is, made by The […]

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Is There Mercury in Your Mascara? Probably.

Mercury’s not safe enough for light bulbs, batteries, thermometers and various medical devices.  But your eyes? That’s another story, at least according to the United Nations Minamata Convention, so named because thousands of people in Minamata, Japan suffered mercury poisoning from contaminated industrial wastewater. The UN convention last week decided that companies can use mercury […]

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