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Safer Summer Essentials: Your Guide to a Non-Toxic Season

This post contains affiliate links. The few cents I may make from your purchase help to fund this blog–thank you! Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… but you may still have to contend with bugs, sun, and dehydration. Before you buy your summer-season must-haves, consider these safer options to your typical purchases. Bug Spray I’ll […]

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Top Picks for Natural, Safe Sunscreens

Why use a natural sunscreen? Most natural sunscreens use UV blockers/reflectors, meaning that the product sits ON TOP of your skin, versus needing to soak into it. Think of the white-nosed lifeguards at the beach. They’re using zinc oxide—a physical barrier against long-term sun exposure. Natural sunscreens work the same way, but have been formulated […]

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Stop the Spray! Spray sunscreens are awful for your health.

Crashing waves. Sand warming your toes. Bright rays of the joyful sun. Vibrant laughter floating on the seabreeze, as well as….PSHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhsssssssssssssssst! Oxybenzone entering your lungs… Without fail, each summer, beaches up and down the coasts (and playgrounds, sporting events, picnic areas, and campsites across the country) are infiltrated with families who insist upon using spray […]

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Don’t Fear the Sun

In an effort to update my post about seasonal allergy relief, I began researching Vitamin D supplements, remembering that I once read that an increased amount of Vitamin D can alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms. I came across this report in my search, which discusses a study that found Vitamin D supplements to benefit allergy […]

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