Mommy Greenest Approved: The Wonder Seed

four skin and hair care products against a white backgroundDid you know that until 1883 all American paper was made with hemp? Or that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were both hemp farmers? How about this for some heritage: Both the first American flag and the first two drafts of the Declaration of Independence were also manufactured from—you guessed it—hemp fibers.

My source (sorry, couldn’t resist) for all this amazing hemp trivia is The Wonder Seed, which has been infusing their vegan products for 25 years with the optimal amount of virgin organic cold-pressed hempseed oil, said to be the most nutritious oil on Earth. This week, Mommy Greenest readers score 20% off plus a chance to win a box of The Wonder Seed’s hempalicious products, worth $110! [Read more…]

4 Steps to a Natural Brazilian Blowout

Beautiful brunette model on white backgroundI hate my hair. How many times have you said that? For me, it’s the limp, wimpy, stick-straight stuff that greases up within hours of washing; for my curly-headed friends it’s the frizz, kinks and knots.

And for all of us chemical treatments beckon, promising the perfect ‘do with no downtime. But the grass isn’t greener on the other side of the part: Chemical treatments, such as perms, relaxers and the so-called “Brazilian blowout,” depend on heavy doses of chemicals like formaldehyde, which has been classified as a “known human carcinogen” by the National Cancer Institute.  [Read more…]

Head Lice Repelling Secrets, Revealed

health-parent-eco-organic-lice-haircut-mommy-greenest-photoIf you have a child in school, chances are she will get head lice at some point or another. You can be the most vigilant hair-washer on the planet, your kid’s head could practically sparkle, but one day you’ll look over and she’ll be scratchy-scratching at her scalp.

My daughter had it first. Now, this is not entirely surprising. Despite the tightness of my braiding, the firmness of my pony tailing and the sternness with which I lectured that she’d get lice if she didn’t keep her hair back, she always came home from school with it loose. [Read more…]