Energy Efficient Pasta

Did you know that there is a energy and water efficient way to cook pasta? I love to use this method especially when cooking a small amount for little ones. Instead of bringing a large pot of water to boil first, in this method you can put your pasta in first thing. All you have … Continue reading Energy Efficient Pasta

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What’s in my skincare products? (and Night Serum recipe)

Seriously, what the heck is Methylisothiazolinone?!? In most commercial skin care products, you will find a number of ingredients that you can’t pronounce. Many of those ingredients are toxic, carcinogenic (petrolatum), hormone disruptors (parabens), or common allergens (fragrance/parfums). A survey by the David Suzuki Foundation showed that 80% of the products contained at least one … Continue reading What’s in my skincare products? (and Night Serum recipe)

Divorcing your anti-perspirant, without the stink

A couple of years ago I made the switch and stopped using anti-perspirant and drugstore deodorant. Do you know what’s in that stuff!?! Aluminum which blocks our sweat glands to prevent sweat from getting to the surface (yikes!), and other hormone disruptors that are potentially carcinogens. No thank you! My grandma battled breast cancer twice … Continue reading Divorcing your anti-perspirant, without the stink