Read This Before You Light That Candle

Whether used for relaxation or decoration, scented candles provide a pleasant escape. But what exactly is lurking in that jar of wax? The unpleasant answer may surprise you. If your candle contains any of the following, it may be doing more harm than ...

Mind Your Beeswax

Beeswax is a substance produced by honey bees and used to build honeycombs. So what’s all the buzz about this sticky secretion?   Beeswax is quite versatile. For thousands of years, humans have used beeswax in many different products, incl ...

Say “Hi” to Hyaluronic Acid

You may have seen it as a dietary supplement or in a popular skin care cream or serum. But what exactly is hyaluronic acid? And perhaps more importantly, what can it do for you?   Hyaluronic acid (also known as hyaluronan or hyaluronate) is a carbohy ...

Is Mineral Makeup Really Better?

You wouldn’t put food with hundreds of chemical additives into your body, so why would you put products laced with them onto your skin? The Environmental Working Group reports that there are 10,500 unique ingredients commonly used in cosmetic p ...

Do You Need a Makeup Makeover?

  Moisturizer, foundation, blush, lip gloss, mascara, eye shadow””these are all common contents of women’s makeup bags. But unfortunately, they are also items that can introduce potentially harmful chemicals into our bodies and the enviro ...

How to Choose an Air Purifier

People spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. And according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air. Laced with contaminants like dust, mold, pollen, tobacco smoke, cleaning products, pesticide ...

Baking Soda Solutions

It can do so much more than keep your fridge and freezer fresh! Those little  boxes of baking soda have been around forever — 155 years, in fact.  Companies  began manufacturing and selling sodium bicarbonate (a salt of carbonic acid) in 1846. ...