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Genetic Modification, Should You Care?

October 22nd, 2012 | by Guest Contributor

Quite recently, due to a Stanford University study, organic food has been on the tip of everyone’s lips. From those who believe so strongly in organic that they fill their fridges with nothing else to those who think that the organic trend is, just that, a trend. The organic argument has many branches, from pesticides to GMO’s; and while they are all a part of a larger equation, today I want to address GMO’S or genetically modified organisms.


Green Diva’s Guide to Eco-Friendly Hair Removal

July 5th, 2012 | by The Green Divas

Forgive me for being a diva about this, but I'm just not ready to have fuzzy legs in the summer . . . we've written and talked about this topic before and I always get some grief about how going hairy is the natural and hence the greenest way to go. This may be true, but I'm just not there yet.


Waterflossers Have it Over Traditional Floss

April 5th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

I recently began researching water flossers, though, and it's been quite enlightening for an eco gal. When you think of the amount of floss and containers that find their way into landfills, it's no surprise that the water flosser seems to bare its eco-banner pretty loudly. I've found water flossers have it all over traditional dental floss


Keep Mosquitoes at Bay Naturally

April 2nd, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

West Nile Virus is here to stay and now there are cases of Dengue Fever popping up in the south. Both diseases are carried by the mosquito so, besides causing annoying and itchy bites, mosquitoes carry disease and even cause major allergic reactions in some individuals. While there are several chemical repellents on the market you can actually enjoy mosquito-free eco-living . Here are a few ways to keep mosquitoes at bay naturally


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


The Case for Using a Bidet

March 8th, 2012 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Back in 2007 blogger Josh Madison tracked his toilet paper usage and representative of just one person, Josh reportedly used 2.8 miles of toilet paper. That's 49 rolls annually. What if there was a way to cut toilet paper usage and what if that method was already used in most parts of the world outside the United States? Enter the bidet and the method for Americans to reduce their use of toilet paper


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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