What's In Your Shower?

By Alexandra Lily Swanston May 11, 2021 4 Comments
A photo of a child's head with bath bubbles on it.

Everyone these days is striving to keep up with cleanliness. We need to remember that what we put on our bodies is absorbed onto our skin and directly into our cells and can affect our health. Overtime, toxic chemicals can build up causing irreparable damage. All this could be happening in your very own shower. It’s time to take a look at shampoo and soap companies dirty little secrets hiding in their ingredients list on the back of their bottles. Many companies rely on our lack of knowledge to this large vocabulary of chemical names. First, let’s take a look at the harmful chemicals inside body wash, soap and shower gel. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is contaminated with 1,4-dioxane... Read More

Wind Down Evening Routine, For Your Health

By Alexandra Lily Swanston May 20, 2021 4 Comments
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. - Chinese Proverb

Tranquility, peacefulness, relaxation; the state of being free from tension and anxiety is something we all want. Choosing to make healthy decisions in your life can start with baby steps such as an evening routine. The goal with an evening routine is restful sleep, overall health and wellbeing. Bad evening habits will tarnish the quality of your sleep and impair the prosperity of your next day. Remember, each person’s routine is personal and customizable, don’t cre... Read More

Dryer Sheet and Fabric Softener Toxins

By Alexandra Lily Swanston May 27, 2021 4 Comments
Photo of a dryer fabric softener on the beach.

It’s hard to believe that out of all household cleaning products, the chemicals in dryer sheets and fabric softeners are considered to be among the most toxic. Fabric softeners and dryer sheets are made up of pernicious chemicals combined with a hefty dose of fragrance. Some of the most harmful ingredients include the following: Benzyl Acetate (linked to pancreatic cancer) Benzyl Alcohol (an upper respiratory tract irritant) Ethanol (linked to central nervous... Read More