Non-Toxic Shave Gel

The search for the perfect shave gel has been on for years!

Once I started chasing this non-toxic life, I realized it might be even harder (and it was) to find an option that fit my needs.

Finally, I have found the gel that is both safe and works great!

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Non-Toxic Baby Powder

Had I known how easy and cheap making my own baby powder was, I would’ve started this a long time ago!

Currently our choices are doom and gloom or pay through the nose for a few ounces of the stuff.

I call shenanigans!

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DIY Herringbone Entryway Bench

I couldn’t settle for just anything when I designed our entryway bench.

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Best DIY Sun Lotion

The sun is not my friend.

I want to look beautifully bronzed, but it refuses, leaving me lobster-red instead. The worst part? I inherited my mother’s skin, which means as the daughter of a Stage 4 Melanoma survivor, I have to be extra careful.

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Simple DIY Headboard

There’s just something about a headboard that makes the entire space of a master bedroom look cozy. Complete. Put together.

The only problem we had was choosing one that fit our style.

Oh, and that didn’t cost a fortune.

Thankfully, an idea came to mind after seeing some Pinspiration and watching some home renovation shows.

There was hope!

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Safe DIY 3 Ingredient Lotion

The first time I needed intense therapy lotion was when Hudson was in the hospital.

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Toxin-Free Self Tanner

Sun-kissed.

Golden.

Glowing.

These three words will literally never be applied to my natural skin tone.

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Non-Toxic 2 Ingredient Hand Soap

One winter break in college, I worked for a company that sold all things smelly-good. Lotions, candles, soaps.

Your home wasn’t complete until every sink in the house donned your favorite scent. You couldn’t visit someone without smelling of vanilla or cucumbers or apple pie when you left.

Since then, we know a little more about what we’re buying when we give in to the gimmicks and the desire to smell like a cookie after using the restroom.

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The Non-Toxic Deodorant You’ve Been Waiting for!

Search no further.

It’s here.

The deodorant we’ve been waiting for has finally arrived.

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Simple +Quick+Filling: Banana Maple Muffins

“Momma! I’m hungry!”

“Me, too, Momma! For reals!”

I look at the clock feeling slightly unsure as to why they would be wanting-wait a minute!

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Non-Toxic Dishwasher Detergent

Once upon a time…

I thought there would never be a dishwasher detergent that actually got my dishes clean.

You know…company-is-coming-over -this-is-not-a-drill clean.

However, once I realized it wasn’t the dishwasher’s fault (installing a new dishwasher is a great way of figuring this out for sure), I started the search.

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Let ’em Fly!

In response to sickness and the Ohio weather shifting from mid 70s to upper 30s overnight, we present to you some indoor fun…

**drumroll please**

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Non-Toxic Dish Soap

I put this off. For a long time.

I wish I was the kind of girl who would jump in and happily hand wash a dish when it was huge and wouldn’t fit in with the dishwasher load, but I’m just not.

Nope. Not about that life.

Should be. But. Just. Can’t.

So, since most everything goes in the dishwasher, I let this be one of the last switches I’ve made for our family, and now that I see how easy it is and how terrible the “good” options are that I bought, I’m (per usual) annoyed at my learn-the-hard-way lifestyle.

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A Line Lifted is a Line Loved

My middle school classroom needed a little extra color, but I didn’t want to fill my walls with the standard posters I’d been using in the past.

I wanted something unique. Something that would strike a chord in the students I see each day.

Something to build character.

I was feeling a little crafty, and I like quotes, so creating canvases with some of my favorite lines made sense.

I really like how they turned out!

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Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent

It always seemed a little suspect that I could barely handle the smell of the laundry detergent aisle.

Wasn’t it odd that something made to smell great made me nauseous?

I guess because of this, I wasn’t too surprised to find how dangerous they are.

The worst part?

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Non-Toxic Fabric Softener

We’ve all seen those Pins that boast the many uses of dryer sheets.

Our baseboards are clean, our hair never has flyaways, and our dogs never smell like rain.

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Super Storage!

I’ll admit it.

When Steve wanted to get the kids superhero costumes, I didn’t think they’d use them all that often.

In the end we bought them because of his ultimate trump card when it comes to our children.

He knows more about being a little boy than I do.

So, I clicked “Add to Cart” even though I didn’t really see them playing (what was in my mind )”dress up.”

Fortunately, I was so very wrong.

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Warm and Cozy Lighting

Something you should know if you follow this blog is that my husband can do anything.

I mean it. Anything.

I point to pictures for remodeling, and he just…does it. Creates it. Poof! Out of thin air.

This bookshelf lighting is just one of many projects you’ll see we’ve tackled over the nearly five years living here.

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Non-Toxic Babywipes

We learned quickly that store-bought wipes were not our friend when Hudson was sick as an infant, but after finding this recipe, hourly diaper changes through chemo became a little bit easier.

What’s in the wipes we were using? What’s in the wipes you’re using on your babies?

I was honestly shocked. I cannot believe what’s in some of these, and I’m so thankful I can pass this information to you!

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Toxin-Free Makeup Remover

After a long day of wearing makeup, we reach into the cabinet, pull out the makeup remover, and start wiping away foundation, blush, eyeshadow, mascara, and eyeliner.

Our skin (and our largest organ) drinks in whatever we choose in this moment. After facing the harsh sun, UV rays, and wind it’s parched.

The choice we make in this moment could be filling our body with toxins, but it doesn’t have to.

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