Handwashing How-To and How-Not-To

And now we come to that time of year where students and teachers dive headlong into those overflowing human petri dishes we call “schools”. My kids have brought home some real winners through the years. Colds, flus, and stomach bugs, of course.  But then there’s the phalanx of conjunctivitis, strep throat, inexplicable fevers, Hand-Foot-Mouth and Fifth […]

A Giveaway for Fair Trade?! Sign Me Up!

Woohoo ! I’m already cheering because EIGHT lucky ducks are going to win a year’s supply of Dr. Bronner’s – or Alaffia, ALTER ECO, Farmer Direct Co-op, Maggie’s Organics, Guayakí Yerba Mate, Equal Exchange or Theo Chocolate, (winner’s choice) – AND YOU COULD BE ONE OF THEM! All this hoopla and hullaballoo is to celebrate World Fair Trade Day on May 14.  What you need […]

Coconut Oil for Makeup Removal

Of Coconut Oil’s many bathroom uses, removing tough makeup came out of left field for me.  It is safe and exceedingly effective, even against the most stubborn of all makeup: waterproof mascara.  How did I not know this earlier? Safe and effective are the key words here.  While conventional makeup removers can remove makeup effectively, most […]

Join Me to “Take Back Your Health” in L.A.

I’m honored to have been asked to give two talks at the upcoming Take Back Your Health conference in Los Angeles, April 9-11, 2016.  On April 10, I’ll address how to “Green Your Routine” and on the 11th, we’ll look behind the Dr. Bronner’s magic at “5 Lessons We’ve Learned from Growing a Multi-Million Dollar […]

DIY Coconut Sugar Scrub

Coconut Oil wants to be your friend.  It wants to be your friend inside and out.  And it’s very good at both.  One jar of Dr. Bronner’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil lives in my kitchen where it shows up in all manner of cooking.  (For tons of fabulous recipes featuring coconut oil, hop on over to […]

My G.I.Y. Workshop and Mom Story

Nothing motivated me like being pregnant.  I knew there was very little I could do for my baby beyond how I treated my own body.  I would think things like, “Maybe today he’s developing his cochlea or his immune system or his Achilles tendon or his adrenal gland…”  And though gestation may not work quite […]