After many years of informally advising friends, family and acquaintances about how to reduce toxic chemical exposures in their homes, I recently launched Home Detox with Mommy Greenest, a service business here in Los Angeles. Meeting with families one-on-one for about 90-minutes, I assess the big picture—from what’s in your fridge to what’s on your floors—and follow up with recommendations on the spot, as well as an in-depth report within the week. The service helps families eliminate household toxins and make sure their homes are the healthiest they can be. And the response has been nothing short of amazing! [Read more...]
I do hot yoga about three times a week—hot not because the room is heated, but because I sweat. A lot. And although I admire the fancy patterned pants on my hot yoga studio friends, I tended to stick to the boring-yet-utilitarian uniform of black leggings and extra-long men’s ribbed tank top.
But I just discovered a new line that’s inspired me to upgrade my look for hot yoga—and life. PACT just launched a collection of fair trade certified (no fast fashion here) camis and leggings crafted from super-soft organic cotton. The styles are perfect for daily, gym and yoga wear and best of all they’re totally affordable—and even available at Whole Foods Markets! Ready to amp up your workout style? I’ve got a 20% off to share, plus FOUR readers will each win a pair of leggings of their choice! [Read more...]
There’s a lot of news about toxic chemicals in our lives, and it can get overwhelming. But the great news is that even small actions can add up to a huge healthy impact on our lives. A great example is organic milk. The difference that choosing organic milk can make for you and your family’s health is HUGE. [Read more...]
Most lash enhancers are prescription medications that can have side effects. But Lash Food is on over-the-counter lash enhancer that’s proven to make your lashes longer, thicker and stronger—and it’s vegan, cruelty-free and certified natural by EcoCert! Want to try? I did, and loved it so much I’m giving two tubes away! [Read more...]
For years now I’ve railed against the pinkification of October, when companies that formulate their products with ingredients linked to breast cancer have the audacity to slap pink ribbons on them in the name of breast cancer research. This year, I’ve got even more reason to rail: Harvard researchers recently released information on 17 chemicals that can cause breast cancer—and most of them are in products we use every day. [Read more...]
It’s an oldie but goodie, but Kids in the House recently shared this video—part of a series on eco parenting—and I thought I would share with you. Because despite the fact that we made this a while back—hence the super long lashes, thank you Mr. Makeup Artist—I’m still royally pissed about food dyes. The fact is, American kids eat snacks tainted with food dyes linked to hyperactivity, while in Europe—where food dyes are required to be labeled—the same food is manufactured without them. Does that seem fair to you? Here’s a link to the original video on Kids in the House, an amazing resource of expert videos for parents!
My husband and I have different tastes in pillows. I prefer them fluffy; he likes the flat. We compromised by adding two extra feather pillows to our bed—I doubled mine up, while his got tossed aside at night—but it still wasn’t an optimal solution, and I suspected the feathers were causing allergies. So my jaw dropped when I learned that Naturepedic—an amazing organic mattress company that’s leading the fight against flame retardants—just launched a fully customizable, machine washable, allergy-reducing organic pillow. Eureka! Want to try? I love mine so much that Naturepedic stepped up to give away THREE to Mommy Greenest readers! [Read more...]
In the past, I’ve written a lot about nail polish—even gel polish—as this seems to be the single-most effective way to get a not-so-green girl to wake up and smell the toxic chemicals. After all, it’s one thing to tell you that parabens in most conventional beauty products have been linked to hormonal disruption—yada yada yada—but it’s quite another to tell you that if you start using eco nail polish your nails will stop turning yellow. But if you’re making the switch to better lacquers—but still have old polish in a drawer—can non-toxic polish remover work for both? Yes! [Read more...]
“There’s a lot of news about unhealthy foods and toxic chemicals in our lives, and it can get overwhelming,” says Rachel Sarnoff, former CEO of Healthy Child Healthy World and blogger at Mommy Greenest. “It’s tempting to act like the proverbial ostrich and just try to ignore anything that sounds scary…The great news is that even small actions can add up to a huge healthy impact.” -Delicious Living online; look for the full story in their fall issue, on stands in October!