Balancing your PH:
For a while now I’ve been seeing articles about acidic vs. alkaline foods and the importance of balancing your PH levels to improve your bodies overall health. As I looked into it more it seems that the validity and importance of doing so is a hot topic with much debate. From what I can tell it seems at the very least to be something worth learning about and I’m leaning toward being a believer. I will be making some changes to my diet accordingly by eating more alkaline foods and I’ll report back about how I feel.
This article breaks it down in layman’s terms, which makes it very easy to understand. What is your stance on the subject?
This article highlights the most toxic items found in drugstores and I am willing to bet that every single item is something you use. It is not awesome learning that we have been unknowingly using dangerous products on ourselves and our families daily, but the good news is I can help you find healthier versions of everything here:
1 – Tampons – I am using Seventh Generation Organic Tampons. I like them and find them to be comparable to Tampax.
Tip – look for the ones with an applicator! That was a poor purchasing mistake on my part lol
2 – Mascara – I can finally help you VERY soon – hint hint – PM me for details 🙂
3- Air Fresheners – I now am essential oil obsessed! I have diffusers in multiple rooms and use lemon oil to freshen up my home instead of traditional air fresheners, which as it turns out are slowly killing us 🙁
4- Lipstick – Beautycounter has absolutely beautiful and super smooth lip sheers and lip glosses that are SAFE! DM me for details.
5 – Hand Sanitizer – Believe it or not, I made my own! I use doTERRA essential oils and have the step-by-step instructions that I would be happy to share.
6 – Nail Polish – I am using Zoya, which I find to be very nice. They have nice colors (although I can’t find a light pink I love – yet) and they actually do last longer than Essie — score!
7 – Kids Toys & Backpacks – I am definitely not doing well here. I plan to making a conscious effort to start buying more toys made of wood and cotton. It is kind of limiting though :-/
8 – Bottled Water & Canned Food – I use the a bottleless water filtration system that I have mentioned in posts before and I almost never buy canned anything. There are plenty of other options becoming available all the time. Companies are listening – vote with your dollar and do not buy canned.
9 – Cleaning Products – I have posted about my greener cleaning product choices before – check out the post.
Final note – It’s best to not think of this as an all or none type situation. Make small changes when you can. When you run out of something – buy safer. You have to buy new anyway, better to spend a couple bucks more and protect yourself and your family whenever possible. If you make one purchasing decision differently based on this article or my notes then I applaud you. Don’t stress! Just make small changes gradually and you will be on your way to a cleaner, healthier life.
One more week and the wait is over! The highly coveted Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar ($24) has been sold out for weeks and it’s finally coming back on Monday. I’m taking orders now… People are anxiously awaiting this item and you’ll want to get it before it sells out again! DM me for free local shipping.
I am going to give a free charcoal cleansing bar to a lucky winner! To be entered to win simply add a friend to my ‘Stacy’s Healthy Obsessions’ FB group page. I will enter you twice if you add more than five people. Winner will be chosen and announced on Sunday. Thanks for playing!
Dryer sheets are one of the most toxic items in your home. Read this article and you’ll see why. I recommend you put them at the top of your list to swap for safer.
I thought I was okay buying from the green cleaning section of Fairway, but as it turns out the Sun and Earth dryer sheets I purchased still got a big fat ‘F’ on ewg! 😡
I switched to wool dryer balls and unfortunately made a bad purchase by not getting 100% wool and then they started shedding on my towels and getting in my eyes 😖
I also realized my sons eczema flares up when I use dryer sheets, so I stopped using anything in the dryer and then my husband complained of static cling. So now I purchased Woolzies from Amazon on a fellow BC consultants recommendation. I’m going to use them with a couple drops of essential oil to add a fresh, safe scent.
Does anyone have a good solution I haven’t considered yet?
Happy Sunday! This article is interesting. Worth a try during commercial breaks 🙂
I keep saving pictures to post and then never posting them. Here is a collection of completely random helpful hints. Enjoy!
Happy Earth Day!! 🌎
Support companies that care.
Free local shipping when you group with my order today.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.
From the Beautycounter Facebook page:
Did you know that we do our best to mitigate the environmental impact of our business air travel? We have purchased the equivalent of 133 metric tons of CO2 in carbon offsets, based off of the miles traveled by Beautycounter employees in 2015.
I definitely have receding gums by my molars and need to do something to help. I’m considering oil pulling, which is said to improve overall oral health and to whiten teeth as well. Take a look at this article to learn more. Does anyone do this? Thoughts? Tips?