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last-minute green gift ideas!

December 18th, 2012 | by Andrea Bertoli

If you are struggling with last minute gift ideas, why not give someone the gift of sustainability? Gifting family and [&hellip

Gluten Free Skincare Recipes

November 23rd, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

When you think about wheat, barley, rye and oats what comes to mind? Bread, beer, whiskey and all that tasty stuff, right? Sadly, for many North Americans suffering from Celiac Disease, they have had to cut out all that goodness and replace it with Gluten-Free options. As a lover of gluten-heavy products myself, I can only imagine how difficult this would be. Turns out leading a G-Free life is more than just eliminating foods from your diet. It means reading the fine print, knowing the variations and changing your skincare and beauty products too

Green Steve Becomes a Chemical Dodger

September 6th, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

The CTWW challenge laid down August 22nd was a particularly tough one, namely to avoid applying chemicals to our skin wherever possible. As this wasn’t an issue I could honestly say I’d put much thought into in the past, I quickly got to thinking about the amount of chemicals I actually use on my skin and how to avoid doing so. Here’s a look at five of the chemical sources I sought to avoid and how I went about it

Sustainable Smile with Natural Dental Care

August 20th, 2012 | by The Green Divas

We all know that taking care of our teeth is very important, and the value of natural dental care is becoming clearer. What makes a health and sustainable smile? Let's consider tooth brushes, their impact on our environment, and our toothpaste

Vegan Shoes? Happy, Eco-Friendly Feet (video)

May 29th, 2012 | by The Green Divas

The first in our series on earth-friendly and vegan shoes. Seriously - we wouldn't be green divas if we didn't love shoes! We recently hooked up with PlanetShoes.com and to our amazement, there is a plentiful variety of not only eco-friendly shoes made from recycled materials, but vegan shoes

Make Your Own Lipstick Alternatives

March 13th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Feel Good Style reports, lead is toxic enough to warrant candy makers to only allow .1 parts per million (ppm). However, it's now surfaced in the cosmetic world that popular companies like L’Oreal are putting out products with up to 7.19 (ppm). While lipstick does serve the fashionista purpose of coloring the lips, most of us simply like the soft way it leave s our lips so risking our health just isn't worth it. Finding a replacement is actually rather easy. Here are a few lipstick replacements easily found and created at home

Three Eco-Wise Hair Removal Methods

March 1st, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

While some eco-warriors may choose to go Grizzly Adams and let their hair grow wild, some of us can't brave the world with that much hair. Hair deploritories are full of chemicals and disposable razors provide enough plastic to landfills to create a billion-pound Barbie. For those who are not yet ready for Wookie mode, take heart, there are still some methods for hair removal that aren't too taxing on Mother Earth. Here are four eco-wise hair removal methods that are simple to use and easily performed at home

Use Mineral Make-Up to Color Clear Polish

February 28th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Mineral make-up has become a popular choice for those who have sensitive skin or allergies or for those looking for environmentally-sound cosmetic choices. Most mineral make-up comes in minimal packaging. Another great thing about mineral make-up is it's versatility. Pink minerals can be used for eyes, cheeks, lips and even nails. Now you can even use mineral make-up to color your clear polish

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