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Benefits of an Organic Mattress

Benefits of an Organic Mattress
The average person spends 1/3 of their life sleeping. Assuming you live to 90, that means you spend 30 years asleep! While the benefits of sleep are well known, have you given any thought to how the materials in your bed can affect your health? Some moms often ask, “Do I need an organic mattress?” Organic […]

How to Pack a Waste-Free Lunch

8 Ways to Beat the Baby Blues
A waste-free lunch means there is NO trash to throw away at the end of the meal — compost items such as banana peels or apple cores do not count as trash.  While common lunch products such as single-use bags or aluminum foil are certainly convenient, they also have a significant impact on our environment. […]

5 Eco-Friendly Product Swaps to Make 2017 Your Healthiest Year Yet

5 Eco-Friendly Product Swaps to Make 2017 Your Healthiest Year Yet
Happy New Year! You’ve poured the champagne and sparkling cider, kissed your loved ones, and perhaps even had a night away from your kids – now it’s time to think about your 2017 goals. The New Year is known for resolutions, which are infamous for being broken. This year, what if you were to focus on living a healthier lifestyle instead […]

5 Eco-Friendly Tips for Keeping a Germ Free Home

5 Eco-Friendly Tips for Keeping a Germ Free Home
Once you bring a new baby into your home, you start to think about things differently. Keeping a germ free home is one of those areas. According to the CDC, “cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu can help slow the spread of influenza.” That new baby is […]

Your Kitchen Sponge – Dirtier Than Your Toilet Seat?

Your Kitchen Sponge – Dirtier Than Your Toilet Seat?
Would you chop your vegetables in your bathroom? The kitchen sponge is thought to be 200,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat, or even your garbage can and diaper pail! The many pores in the sponge serve as a breeding ground for bacteria, especially since many thrive in damp environments. Combine this with food remnants […]

Coconut Oil Use in Pregnancy and Beyond

Coconut Oil Use in Pregnancy and Beyond
We are crazy about coconut oil and its many uses, from the kitchen pantry to your vanity as part of your beauty regimen. In fact, we love it so much that we featured it in our Ecocentric Mom August 2016 Pregnancy Box. Coconut oil is especially beneficial in pregnancy, serving many purposes to help boost […]