Posts tagged organic
The Dirty Dozen

You may have heard of the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists, but you might not know that these lists are updated each year.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment.  The EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ (aka Dirty Dozen and Clean 15) is updated each year and ranks pesticide contamination on 48 popular fruits and vegetables.  The top 15 foods with the least pesticides are called the Clean 15, while the 12 foods with the most pesticides are called the Dirty Dozen.

Here is the latest list, along with important reasons why you should pay attention to whether your favorite produce falls on the dirty dozen list. 

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It's the Pits - Finding a natural deodorant that works

When I began my skincare journey, I wasn't very interested in 'green' or 'natural' products. However it wasn't long before I became aware that ALL of my skin was a mess - not just my face! I felt like my skin was perpetually dry and scaly unless I used a heap of moisturizer, I would get bumps on my upper arms, and my armpit skin would frequently feel itchy! So, I decided to trade in my lotion for coconut oil, I changed up my diet, and for the most part my skin felt great.  BUT my armpits still felt itchy and I would get occasional bumps in the area. Believe me when I tell you I tried every deodorant in the supermarket - from traditional to 'natural' brands - and I felt like I was in a catch-22. The traditional stuff made my skin worse (and contained questionable ingredients) but the natural stuff didn't work. What was I to do?

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