Deep Thoughts

Experiments in Soap, Part I

How Soap Works: Making Water Wetter Recently my son had the chance to give his classmates a look into the wonderful world of soap.  He did a great hands-on, experiment-filled

How Do You Get Your Water?

This post is part of a series written from my time in Sri Lanka visiting Dr. Bronner’s Fair Trade coconut oil project, Serendipol, during July 2014. It’s funny how something I take for

10 Steps to Green

It’s a new year and a time for new beginnings. I love this time of year. I never understand why it has this impact on me, but I

Changing the Smell of Clean

To me, growing up, the smell of clean was sharp, pungent, and nose scouring. It didn’t smell like any naturally occurring substance I knew of. When I smelled it, I

What I Mean by "Green"

Every time I use the word “green”, I cringe inwardly. The word strikes me at best as trendy, and at worst as pretentious. I can guarantee that I am not

One Step at a Time

“Going green” is not a change that you can make suddenly. It takes time, research, and a change of habits to get started . If you take on too many changes at once, chances are you will overwhelm yourself and all your intentions will be sunk. What the transition doesn’t take is more money. Natural […]