New study shows we’re eating WAY more chemicals than we thought

Pesticide use on commercially grown crops has increased dramatically  even more than consumers have been led to believe. According to figures recently released by the Soil Association – the UK’s leading food and farming charity and organic certification body – show the number of chemicals on supermarket vegetables has increased up to 17 fold in the past 40 years.

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Vermont Soap launches new organic deodorant

Vt Soap Logo (new)If you’ve ever read the labels of your favorite personal care products, chances are you’ve seen ingredients with names you can barely pronounce. And many aren’t either healthy or natural.

Popular brands of deodorants and antiperspirants include synthetic ingredients such as hormone disrupting fragrance, antibacterials and petrochemicals – things like propylene glycol (aka antifreeze), triclosan, phthalates, parabens, aluminum and alcohol. Many of these are creating serious problems for consumers.

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Shea Butter Bar relieves dry winter skin

Vermont Soap Butter Bar

This Shea Butter Bar is certified to USDA organic standards and helps heal a variety of skin conditions

Cold winter weather wreacks havoc with our skin. Over the years I’ve tried numerous remedies – from moisturizing skin lotions to using mayonnaise for dry cracked hands. Thankfully, I’ve found better, healthier solutions.

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Living green for 2011 – a retrospective

One of 2 pesticide-free products that help control and eliminate bed bugs

We’ve made it to an exciting new year. While 2011 was an incredible year. during that time I profiled a lot of fascinating products, books and stories. Here’s a look back at my top picks.

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Organic Toothbrush Sanitizer for a healthier mouth

We wash our face and hands to keep them clean and germ free. When it comes to our toothbrush, however, we merely rinse it, put it back in its holder and forget about it.

Millions of germs and bacteria live on your toothbrush, including e-coli. Rinsing does nothing to get rid of them. And these can be the cause of or contribute to a number of illnesses like cold, flu. candida and tooth decay.

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