From VOC to DIY – Natural Air Fresheners

From VOC to DIY – Natural Air Fresheners

Most Air Fresheners, whether it's a Febreze-like product you spray, a toxic little tree you hang in your car or something you plug into a socket, aren't actually making the air 'fresh', they're masking odours with a toxic mixture of chemicals. A single scented product can have hundreds of chemicals in it to create its 'signature scent'. Learn simple DIY ways to naturally freshen your air.

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DIY Vapor Rub

DIY Vapor Rub

The idea behind 'Vaporub' is that the vapors will relieve nasal congestion and ease coughs. Sounds good, right? But if you read the label, it comes with a warning that says, "Contact Poison Control Centre immediately if accidentally ingested'. Poison control? The label also recommends rubbing it into at least 3 spots on your body, 3-4 times daily. That's right, rubbing in the potential poison concern, frequently and all over the place!  Now, call me crazy, but I'd rather make my own all-natural, nasal-decongesting, chest-soothing, cough-relieving Vapor Balm. 

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My Best Recipe of 2012- Deodorant!

My Best Recipe of 2012- Deodorant!

I have a confession to make- I found out many years ago how bad those drugstore brand deodorants and anti-perspirants were.  Loaded with toxic chemicals and fragrances, even aluminum if it's an anti-perspirant.  Even worse, sometimes knowing this, I would load them on my skin after getting out of the shower with freshly shaved armpits and open pores.Did you know up to 60% of what you put on the surface of your skin gets absorbed into your bloodstream?

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