Category: Body

Natural vs. Synthetic Fragrance [How Toxic Chemicals HIDE In Your Products]

Are synthetic fragrances bad? And what’s the difference between synthetic and natural fragrances? Learn all about the dangers and synthetic scents and more.

The Disco Eye Stick is My New Favorite Skincare Staple

The Disco Eye Stick is advertised as being great for dark circles and puffiness under the eyes, so I decided to give this stick a try and let you know what I think!

A Simplified List of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

You may have heard about volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in your furniture or carpeting, but what exactly are they? Here’s a list of the most common VOCs along with where they’re found, what it means for human health, and what you can do about it.

Are Packing Peanuts Edible… Or Toxic!?

Can you eat foam packing peanuts? Are they toxic if you, your child, or your pet ingests them? And is this common packing material is recyclable or biodegradable? Let’s clear things up.

Is Hemp Shampoo & Conditioner Good for Hair? (+ Best & Worst Brands)

Is hemp seed oil good for your hair? Can it make you high? Plus, our best, okay, and WORST hemp shampoo and conditioner brands.

The Best & Worst Hemp Soap & Body Wash Brands

Let’s first answer some of your most commonly-asked questions about hemp soap and body wash. Then we’ll give you our recommended (and NOT recommended) brands.

11 Non-Toxic Pretend Makeup Sets for Kids & Toddlers

Most makeup contains chemicals that can disrupt your little one’s development. Plus—it’s messy! Here are some great non-toxic and plastic-free pretend makeup sets to play with instead.

Which Lipstick Brands Are Really Non-Toxic & Chemical-Free in 2023?

In this article, we’re going to talk about all things non-toxic lipsticks, glosses, and balms: what are the chemicals to avoid, and which brands are safe.

Is Dove Deodorant Safe? (Let’s Investigate!)

With its clean aesthetic and feel-good campaigns, Dove seems like a great brand that cares about its customers’ health and wellbeing. But do its ingredient labels align with the brand’s messaging? We’re taking a deep dive into the ingredients in all of Dove’s varieties of deodorant to find out just how safe these personal care products really are.

Are Baking Soda & Magnesium Hydroxide in Deodorant Good?

There’s a bit of controversy about whether these two ingredients are actually good for your skin. So, we’re investigating them to find out the pros and cons of using baking soda and magnesium in deodorants.

Deodorant for Sensitive Skin (The Best 12 Brands for 2023)

Irritated pits? Here’s what could potentially be causing your armpit irritation, what to do about it, and the list of the best deodorant for sensitive skin.

The Best Foods to Stimulate The Vagus Nerve (…or Not)

With knowledge of the vagus nerve and just how important this cranial nerve is in physical and mental health, people are naturally on the search for ways to support it. The usual curiosity is, are there foods that stimulate vagus nerve functions?

14 of the Best Shampoos Without DMDM Hydantoin or Formaldehyde

In this article, we’re going to talk about why DMDM hydantoin in hair products is bad news, what’s the deal with that TRÉSemme class action lawsuit you may have seen all over social media, and then we’ll list the best shampoo and conditioner brands without DMDM hydantoin.

The 15 Best Non-Toxic, Sulfate-Free Body Wash Brands

You’ve likely heard that “sulfate-free” products are a good thing, but what even are sulfates anyway, and why should you consider using sulfate-free body wash (Plus: which non-toxic body wash brands can you find at Target, Walmart, and drugstores?)

The Best Sulfate-Free Conditioners for 2023

You’ve probably heard of sulfates in shampoo, but what about conditioner? Here’s why you might want to ditch the sulfates, and the best sulfate-free conditioner recommendations.

What Is Sodium Laureth Sulfate In Shampoo? Is It Bad for Hair?

What exactly are SLS and SLES (two very common shampoo ingredients)? Is sodium laureth sulfate bad for hair? And what are the best sulfate-free shampoos?

8+ Non-Toxic, Natural Drugstore Mascara Brands

Here are the brands of non-toxic drugstore mascara that are available in many convenience, grocery, and big box stores like Walmart and Target. (Plus the toxic ingredients to avoid in conventional mascara.)

Building Related Illness VS. Sick Building Syndrome

Can a place make you sick? The short answer is: yes. How do you know if your house or workplace is making you sick? Unfortunately, that’s a tougher question to answer.

Benefits Of Dry Brushing Your Face & Body (Can It Detox?)

You’ve likely heard the rumors about the numerous benefits of dry brushing… but does it actually work? In this article, we’re going to look at the origins, the myths and benefits, how to choose a dry brush, and how to do it properly.

What Does USDA Certified Organic Mean? Is It Really Healthier For You?

You’ve probably heard that you should buy organic food whenever possible. But what does “organic” actually mean? What is the difference between organic and certified organic? And is it really healthier for you?