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5 Non toxic Hair Spray Brands

Why You Should Use Chemical Free Hairspray You may have heard the buzz about avoiding synthetic aerosol hairspray. Is it really that bad? Oh yes it is. You may have heard about aerosol hairspray being bad for the ozone. But it's more than that. Chemical hairspray is bad for you too and we will look into non-toxic alternatives. First let's look at the aerosol itself. Aerosol [...]

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Paraben free skincare brands

Parabens are widely used as preservatives in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. They are used in all sorts of water-containing toiletries such as body wash, shower gel, liquid soap, body lotion, as well as shampoos and conditioners. They are added to water-containing cosmetics in order to avoid the development of bacteria and fungi in the contained water. However, the par [...]

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11 Non Petroleum Lip Balm Brands in 2017

The use of mineral oils in lip care has been controversially discussed between consumer groups and manufacturers for years. The critics consider the use of petroleum derivatives such as Cera Microcristallina (CM), ozokerite (O), paraffin (P), paraffin liquidum (PL) and petrolatum (Ptr) in lip care as potentially harmful. Especially the purification processes are under suspi [...]

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5 non-toxic nail polish brands for Kids

For the year, nail polish has made girls and ladies of all ages feel confident and beautiful by helping them sport a gorgeous manicure. Coming in all sorts of colors, textures, and brands, the choices for different nail polishes are limitless. Little girls especially enjoy the feeling of having their nails painted a pretty color. It made them feel both pretty and grown up at th [...]

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7 non-toxic Toothpaste Brands

Toothpaste is a product meant for improving oral hygiene. It is a component that helps eliminate oral odor, and bacteria thus reducing chances of tooth decay. Since the human tooth is a vital part of the human body, it is something that must stay protected. That is why non toxic toothpaste is a household commodity that might only lack in a limited number of homes. In the mar [...]

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7 acetone free nail polish removers

Nail polish is pretty tough stuff. It was designed to be—after all, who would want to buy it if it readily chipped or rinsed away the first time you washed your hands? But that toughness comes with a price. In order to remove it, you need a solvent. Chemically speaking, a solvent is any substance that dissolves something, but in this case, you need a solvent with particula [...]

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5 Non-toxic Dish Soap Brands

It feels wonderful to run a sink full of hot water and watch the dish detergent create mounds of bubbly suds. The dishes get that squeaky clean that everyone loves. When you are scrubbing yet another pile of dishes, do you ever ponder what kind of ingredients is in your dish detergent? The answers may shock you. Dish soap has strong chemicals to loosen baked-on food and grea [...]

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5 Silicone free Leave-in Conditioner Brands

In an effort to achieve smooth, silky, healthy hair, women often reach for leave-in conditioner. As the name implies, these conditioners are left in the hair rather than rinsed out like typical conditioners. Leave-in conditioners are applied to hair to help seal in moisture and shine and increase manageability. Unfortunately, many of these commercial leave-in products may be [...]

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Chemical Free Lipstick Brands

In the past, reports estimated that women consumed several pounds of lipstick over the course of their lives. Although this myth has recently been debunked, it is well-known that women do accidentally consume a small amount of lipstick. For this reason, it is crucial to be concerned with the ingredients in your lipstick. Read on to learn the potentially harmful ingredients c [...]

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How to find flame retardant free pajamas for kids

Hidden Dangers in Kids' Pajamas As a parent, your number one concern is keeping your children safe. It is challenging enough to protect your children from everyday hazards you can see and hear, but what about unseen dangers that could be present without you knowing? Flame retardants are used in numerous household items. Couches, mattresses, and kids’ pajamas all potential [...]

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4 Non toxic diaper Brands

As a parent we change diapers up to five times daily for our little ones. The disposable diaper is definitely a super invention. But, have you ever thought about how a diaper actually works? And, which substances are actually in there? A diaper basically consists of 3 layers. There is the inner layer touching the baby’s skin. It is often made from polypropylene (petroleum [...]

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Flame retardant free mattresses for adults and babies

Flame retardants are found in a variety of products. You can find them in your mattresses, your couch, even in breastfeeding pillows, strollers, car seats, and even kids pajamas. Studies found that flame retardants are even contained in over a hundred children products. The chemical industry claims that flame retardants are safe, good for the environment and they protect ag [...]

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7 Laundry Detergent brands without optical brighteners

There are a lot of chemicals in laundry detergent products that pollute the environment. Most of the detergents also use fragrances, which can be problematic for allergy sufferers. In this article we look at the most important chemicals and their impact on humans and the environment and introduce brands who offer alternatives to conventional laundry detergents. What chemical s [...]

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Real Organic Hair Dyes Brands

Approx. 70 percent of women dye their hair, usually to cover grey strands. While in the men's world grey-mottled hair also appeals in old age, women with grey hair are perceived less attractive. Sadly, some of the substances in conventional hair dyes have proven to be carcinogenic or extremely allergic. For this reason, legislators around the globe have started to set limits [...]

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How to find non toxic, chemical free baby clothes?

Unlike in cosmetics or food, the label of a garment does not say which substances are contained in the fiber. Many chemical substances are used in the manufacturing process of textiles before they end up in the wardrobe. So it is much harder to identify chemical free baby clothes which ideally derive from a non toxic manufacturing process. Among the chemicals are a number [...]

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Chemical free Shampoo for Kids and Babies

The skin of babies and kids is very sensitive and therefore shouldn’t be exposed to harsh chemicals used in everyday cosmetic products. There a a lot of substances you should watch out for when buying a shampoo for your kid or baby. They include Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), Parabens, Phthalates, Dyes, Synthetic Fragrances or Mineral oil derivatives. In this article we have [...]

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Silicone free Moisturizers Brands 2017

Silicones are a popular ingredient in facial moisturizers. Their water-binding capabilities hold the moisture well, even when the skin becomes wet. Their unique fluid properties give the skin a great deal of slip. Silicones can feel like silk on the skin. There are numerous forms of silicones used in cosmetic products, particularly leave-on skin care products and as well as [...]

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5 cleaning products brands without chemicals

Ditch the chemicals for a healthier home and help save the planet too Everyone wants to keep their house clean, but if you use the type of regular household cleaners that you buy in the supermarket, you could actually be doing more harm than good. These popular cleaners contain problematic ingredients such as ammonia, which could be harmful to your children and pets. Ammonia i [...]

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Best Blenders for Green Smoothies

Why using a blender? Making your own smoothies at home has health benefits and is environmentally friendly, compared to buying industrially produced smoothies packaged in plastic bottles. A blender instead of a Juicer or Food Processor is your first choice when looking for a kitchen device to help you make your delicious Green or Red Smoothies. The blades of the blender [...]

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Paraben free Sunscreen without Oxybenzone

Sunscreen is another product that might contain a lot of chemicals that you do not want to put on your and your family member’s skin. As we use sunscreen in water some substances are also an environmental hazard. In this article we look at common ingredients like Parabens and Oxybenzone and provide you a list of Sunscreens that are a safe choice. [...]

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Soap without Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Parabens

Ordinary liquid or solid soap is another skin care product that often contains a lot of chemical substances. In this article we look at SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and Parabens in particular and give you a list of paraben and sls free soap products. [...]

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Lotions without mineral oil – The ultimate List

Body lotions help to moisturize and soften dry skin. Especially in conventional body lotions you can find often substances which you do not necessarily want to apply to our skin. Consumers have become more and more sensitive and are now looking for products that do not contain chemicals such as Parabens, PEGs or Paraffin. Paraffins, a derivable from petroleum (mineral oil), [...]

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10 Facial and Body Scrubs without Microbeads

In cosmetic products microbeads are still used as abrasives in facial and body scrubs. However, they have become a serious ecological problem to the extent of which the effects for future generations can hardly be estimated. Today you can find microbeads everywhere; in rivers, lakes oceans and even in the Antarctic ice. But there is hope, especially the innovative natural co [...]

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15 Paraben free makeup brands – without Phthalates and Silicones

Makeup products are using a variety of chemical additives in order to achieve their effects permanently. However, these ingredients are often problematic for the human body and the environment. Three of these ingredients in makeup are parabens, phthalates and silicones. Many consumers are looking now for products that do not use these substances. But it is difficult, regar [...]

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Toothpaste without triclosan and microbeads

More and more, the ingredients of cosmetic products are debated controversially, as they are suspected to be carcinogenic or have negative effects on our health. In toothpastes we can find a few of the these "suspicious" substances: Triclosan or microbeads. Consumers are concerned which is justified. [...]

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List of BPA free bottled water brands

Whether in food packaging, CDs, toys, thermal paper receipts or plastic water bottles or jugs, it is hard to escape the contact with the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA). The European Agency for Food Safety (EFSA) adopted recently a new risk assessment of the substance and significantly reduced the limit for daily use. EFSA reduced the originally recommended daily intake of 50 microg [...]

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8 Sulfate and Paraben free Shampoo Brands

Regular shampoos that you can buy in the supermarket or drugstore are using a variety of chemical additives to achieve the cleaning and care effect. Many of the ingredients, however, are problematic for the human body and for the environment. Two commonly used chemicals that you find in most conventional shampoos are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), and parabens. In this article [...]

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SLS and paraben free Body Wash

A conventional Body Wash is using a variety of chemical additives to achieve the cleaning and care effect. However, many of the ingredients are problematic for the human body and for the environment. Two problematic substances most conventional body washes have are Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), and parabens. In this article we give you a list of sls- and parabene-free body wash [...]

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Toothpaste without SLS – List of Brands

SLS, or sodium lauryl sulfate, is a common ingredient in soap, shampoo, toothpaste and laundry detergent. It's used in all these products because of its foaming ability, which breaks up dirt and grease. However, SLS is known to be an irritant for many people, and when you consider that, as well as being used in toiletries, it is also used in harsh products like car wash soaps a [...]

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Chemical free shampoos – Better for your health and the environment

When we buy a shampoo in the drugstore or the supermarket we usually do not put much thought in what is actually in this product. Only when we suffer from intolerances or irritations on our skin caused by chemicals in our cosmetics we start studying the ingredients list. But in order to avoid skin problems caused by caosmetic products we schould start considering what produc [...]

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Silicone Free Shampoo Brands

Hair care products that use silicones get critcized more and more. Many shampoos and conditioners contain these substances. Silicones are used as a film former for each hair, so the hair can be meshed better and shine without appearing greasy. They are also used in hair spray and foam, where they form a layer around each single hair. Using hair care products without silico [...]

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Best fish for small aquaponics

Aquaponics can save you of your daily trips to the supermarket and offer you tasty, healthy vegetables for your entire family. But for this you need to take great care of the fish, which will basically make your plants grow healthy and beautiful. It is an eco-friendly way to both grow greens and proteins. What is Aquaponics? More and more people use Aquaponic farming systems [...]

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