March 20, 2009

Upcoming USDA Certified Lip Balm!

I have it under very good authority that the largest (I can't give out the name yet) lip balm manufacturer will soon be distributing the first, and only, USDA certified 100% natural and organic lip treatment. I have a connection there and was given one from the pilot batch. My lips are very smooth, smell like citrus, and I know that there are not any nasty chemicals on them. Awesome.

Earth Hour

Don't forget to turn off the lights at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday March 28th for an hour(longer if you'd like). According to Ideal Bite, if 10,000 households turn off the lights for an hour, we'll save enough electricity to run 89 refrigerators nonstop for a year.

For more information about Earth Hour, go to

March 13, 2009

No-waste Lunches

We all have to eat.

Sometimes we have to eat out.

Sometimes we have to bring a lunch with us.

Some of us have kids who bring their lunch to school.

The average American school-age child throws away about 67 pounds of packaging every year, including plastic sandwich bags, plastic water bottles, juice boxes, and molded food containers.

While plastic can be reused, try using reusable lunch containers and utensils, and pack them into a reusable bag for your child and for yourself.

Sometimes we have to eat at places that don't recycle. The amount of packaging used is just staggering. Order your food to go so they will put it in a paper bag, put the recycable stuff in the bag, bring it with you, and put it into your recycling bin at home.:)

Always look for ways to keep your carbon footprints small - no matter how small each footprint might be.

March 12, 2009

Washing Produce

Sometimes organic fruits and veggies are not available - at least not the kind you are looking for - and you are forced to buy the kind that has been sprayed with pesticides. Nasty.

What can you do?

Wash them well before you eat them. They have cleaners at the store for around $4, but I have a much better solution - literally.

Again, break out the white vinegar. It will kill 98% of the bacteria on the produce.

Mix a water and white vinegar solution 3:1 into a spray bottle and spray the produce. Rinse the produce with clean water before you eat it.

The same solution can be used on your counters and windows, too. Fabulous!

March 4, 2009

Indoor Air Pollution

We've all used the expression, " I need some fresh air ". Even though we know about all the environmental hazzards, where do we go for this fresh air?


What's wrong with the inside air? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be two to five times more polluted then outdoor air. Since most of us spend 90% of our time indoors, here are a few things you can do to improve the inside air.

* Keep things out of your home that cause air pollution, such as chemicals, cigarette smoke, and excess moisture.

* Ventilate your home. Run the exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms.

* Fresh Air! Open the windows whenever possible.

These small things can help keep you and your family healthy and happy.

Happy breathing!