Archives for December 2015

Laila Ali’s Secret to Optimal Health

laila ali for mommy greenestLaila Ali is a world-class athlete, television host, cooking enthusiast and mother of two young children with husband Curtis Conway. Oh, and she’s also a killer ballroom dancer, which she proved in her third-place win on “Dancing with the Stars.” But did you know that Laila, who is the daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, is also all about the organic life? I didn’t either, until I sat down with the star of CBS Sports’ “We Need To Talk” and FYI’s “Late Night Chef Fight” to talk about Laila Ali’s transition towards a healthier lifestyle, in this Mommy Greenest exclusive interview. [Read more…]

Is GMO Labeling Fight Over?

Despite the fact that a full 93% of Americans support GMO Labeling, it looks like a losing fight, according to a new article in The Hill. But does that mean it’s been lost? [Read more…]

Monsanto Faces Hague Trial

Is Monsanto ready to pay the piper? Earlier this month, a collective group of non-profits concerned about food, farming and environmental justice announced that they will put Monsanto–responsible for developing glyphosate (better known as Round-Up) and polychlorinated biphenyl (aka PCBs), among others–on trial next year for crimes against nature, humanity and the environment, Global Research reported. [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: RareEarth Natural Perfume + Video

natural perfumeIf you’ve been following Mommy Greenest for a while, you know that I like to make my own natural perfume. I made my first natural perfume video back in 2013, and when some readers commented that they were worried the natural vanilla extract base would stain their skin or clothes—never a problem for me, btw—I made another natural perfume recipe video, using rose water.

But my natural perfume formulas are typically two or three “notes,” meaning scents that I layer together. (I’m getting all perfumer-y on you know, I know.) So when natural perfume manufacturer rareEARTH challenged me to recreate one of their essential-oil based rareESSENCE perfumes—I went for it. Check out my DIY video and then enter to be one of 10 Mommy Greenest readers to win rareESSENCE‘s bestselling Beleza! [Read more…]

How to Buy Non-Toxic Holiday Toys

non-toxic holiday toys against white backgroundAh, the holidays. We’re checking the list twice—and we want those to be non-toxic holiday toys, right? Sadly, sometimes it seems like that’s easier said than done. In 2008, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act was passed to regulate lead and phthalates in toys and infant products after a public scare related to those made primarily in China. But each year another batch of tainted imported holiday toys is discovered here in the United States—including toxic chemicals linked to obesity, asthma and even cancer. Here’s a quick guide to buying non-toxic holiday toys, plus my favorite picks of the season! [Read more…]