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Healthy Safe Soaps for Cleaning

CLEANING: HEALTHY SAFE SOAP

CLEANING: HEALTHY SAFE SOAP. The doctor is in – Dr.Bronner that is! As a cruelty free designer who focuses on health & wellness, I’m always on the hunt for ethical soap & cleaning products. That’s where Dr. Bronner’s comes into the picture! The more I learn about the ethics and heart behind Dr. Bronner’s mission, the more I’m falling in love. Watch the interview below with Lisa Bronner.

The soaps listed below are are all cruelty-free & non-toxic. They meet my personal ethical criteria. They’re safe for babies and fur babies alike. Keep scrolling to check them out:

Castile Liquid Soap

Cruelty-free & made with Sustainable Palm Oil(It’s true. No orangutans or children suffer for Dr. Bronner products)

Dr. Bronner 18-in-1 Soap

Non Toxic Safe Vegan Baby & Kids Rooms

Non Toxic Safe Vegan Baby & Kids Rooms

Non Toxic Safe Vegan Baby & Kids Rooms.We want our babies, from newborns on up, to be happy, healthy and strong right? The last thing we would want is to surround our children with tragedy and despair. Infants should be surrounded by love, safety and good energy. Our generation is invested in climate change. We understand that we need to make healthier choices all around based on sustainability. A vegan nursery is one of those choices to make. A vegan home reflects who you are and contributes to a better world.  It ensures that your personal space is free of materials that contain animal products. Is is less toxic, healthier, safer, gentle on the senses and positive energy. There is no suffering attached to any of the decor. Also, your baby’s vegan nursery will help your child develop in a healthy environment.  that promotes living in harmony with animals instead of exploiting them.Here’s how to create a safe vegan room for baby.

Do Your Research

A product may appear vegan at first glance but beeswax or animal products may be used in the finishing process. In most cases, the only way to ensure that a product is actually vegan is to make an enquiry with the manufacturer. Furthermore, just because a material is vegan, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is healthy. Low-quality man-made materials such as cheap leathers are made from synthetic materials that contain toxic chemicals. It’s important to research all the materials that you plan to use in your baby’s nursery. There are plenty of non-toxic materials that are safe for indoor use, you just need to look for them.

Look for Vegan Alternatives

It’s hard to imagine a nursery without a leather rocker, woolen blankets or down pillows.  But the good news is that you don’t have to.  There are plenty of vegan alternatives. There are many substitutions you can make in your baby’s vegan nursery:

The Doctor Is In – Dr. Bronner That Is!

The doctor is in – Dr.Bronner that is! As a cruelty free designer who is focused on health & wellness, I’m always on the hunt for ethical soap & cleaning products. That’s where Dr. Bronner’s comes into the picture! We all want to be happy, healthy and strong. So, surrounding ourselves with clean environments is a key factor of our mental and physical stability. The soaps listed below are are all cruelty-free & non-toxic. They meet my personal ethical criteria. So without further ado, here are our favorite Dr. Bronner’s cleaning products just in time for mother’s day! The Doctor Is In – Dr. Bronner That Is!

greenwashing and chemicals

The Truth About Greenwashing and Chemicals

The Truth About Greenwashing and Chemicals. Greenwashing is a term that is being loosely thrown around by companies to give consumers the impression that they are environmentally friendly, when in fact, they are not.

It seems that almost all companies (95%) that claim to be eco friendly are greenwashing in some form or another. They are tricking the consumer by “empowering” them with the wrong information. For example, a company may claim its product to be chromium free. When in fact, chromium wasn’t a needed ingredient for the products manufacturing.

Dr. Bronner Soap Interview

Clean Soap. Good Energy. Meet Dr. Bronner

Clean Soap. Good Energy. Meet Lisa Bronner of Dr. Bronner Soap on April 23rd. Dr. Bronner  is the maker of one of the largest top selling ethical & vegan soaps in North America. The company was founded by  Dr. Emanuel Bronner who learned soapmaking in the 1920’s in Germany.  His parents were killed in Auschwitz & Emanuel dropped the “Heil” from his name “Heilbronner.” The family & company history is incredible.
I’m counting the days til Lisa Bronner, the grand daughter of Emanuel, joins me in our Facebook Group for a live chat.  I’m so excited to have Lisa as our guest. So many questions! Clean Soap. Good Energy. Meet Dr. Bronner.

Family Safety & Hidden Home Poisons

Family Safety & Hidden Home Poisons

Family Safety & Hidden Home Poisons. Many common household items we’ve used over the years are actually bad for your health. Some can damage your skin; others can contaminate your food. But the most dangerous toxins are in the air, your furniture and your environment. “Make sure you have the necessary smoke and carbon monoxide detectors installed. That should be your first priority. If you’re worried about other poisons, there are tests you can have done to check for common household toxins.” Starting by installing those detectors. Print and tape this infographic below to your fridge.

Family Safety & Hidden Home Poisons

Toxins Hiding In Your Home by Ambient Bamboo Flooring

Is Having Backyard Chickens Necessary?

Is having backyard chickens necessary? First it was toilet paper that people were hoarding, now it’s chickens? Please watch this video I made discussing why raising chickens for our dietary needs is unethical & nonsensical. Surviving during this pandemic doesn’t have to result in the exploitation of another creature.

While at the ARC Conference in D.C., I met with Jewel from the Rooster Sanctuary at Danzig’s Roost. She gave me the real scoop on backyard and local eggs:

 

Are Eggs From Backyard Chickens Ethical?

 

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Mattresses Can Make Your Baby Sick

Crib Mattresses Can Make Your Baby Sick

Crib Mattresses Can Make Your Baby Sick.  Buying a mattress for your newborn or child is a big deal. A lot of crib and child mattresses that are sold in stores can trigger illnesses. Many infant mattresses contain poisons.

So, please take 5 minutes of your day and watch this video I made about crib mattresses. I promise you it’s worth your time.  I cover what to look for when buying a mattress for your baby or child in a few minutes.

SHOP OUR FAV BABY MATTRESS

DIY Kids Play Areas for the Home

DIY Kids Play Areas For The Home

DIY Safe & Healthy Kids Play Spaces For The Home. Get expert tips & have your questions answered from the perfect team, an interior designer focused on healthy, ethical design and an occupational therapist. Learn how to create areas of play for your children’s sensory and developmental needs.  Size of a space is unimportant. Even the tiniest of nooks are ideal for many children.

 

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Where: Healthy & Humane Design Facebook Group Watch Party
When: Wednesday, April 15th 
Time: 12:30 -1:00 PM EST
The Experts: Deborah DiMare & Nancy Amar.
Your Homework Today; Post pictures of your kids current play areas on our Facebook Group Page


 

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Nancy and I will discuss how to create calming, stimulating, sensory and dual purpose play and “decompression” zones in the smallest of spaces.  Kids, like us, all have unique personalities & their play spaces must meet those needs. Sensory design is one of my favorite topics. It will be a great talk and it’s live.

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