The Savvy Path

    Spa Party for Girls

    Karin Brooks is not only mom to two daughters, but she’s also a Brownie Troop Leader, a teacher and head of her church’s religious school. It’s in her nature to be creative, organized and prepared.  So when her daughter, Amelia, requested a pampered spa party and sleepover to celebrate her 8th birthday, Karin remembered she had saved the July/August 2015 issue of American Girl magazine (just in case…prepared for anything, remember?) That issue profiled a DIY spa party and offered suggestions from facials and sugar scrubs to finger soaks and snack ideas.

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    Made Safe Products

    Do you feel overwhelmed when trying to read labels while shopping for personal care or cleaning products--or any products, for that matter? Maybe you spend inordinate amounts of time parked in the aisle turning over bottles, puzzling over words like "green," "eco," or "natural," thinking what do those words even mean, anyway?! You pull out your smartphone to check through your apps, and discover that some products aren't even on apps. You go back home and do research on your laptop. Maybe you give up - you would be far from the first.

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    Toxic Chemicals Lurking in Feminine Care Products

    Let’s face it: women’s health issues and discussions of feminine care products are still considered taboo today, in 2017!  As much progress as women have made throughout history, we still lower our voices when discussing the happenings of our vaginas in public and inconveniently lug our entire purses to the bathroom when we’re in public places and need to put in a tampon because the thought of carrying such a thing by itself is embarrassing.  

    (The editors will probably even use some symbolic picture instead of anatomy, and fill the subject line with non-office-offensive wording.)  

    We’re self-conscious, constantly aware of how our vaginas smell and feel and will buy products that promise to help us to feel and smell “cleaner,” despite a lack of evidence backing up such claims.

    The truth of the matter . . . 

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    A Discussion About Microbeads

    This month we’re talking about plastics – the obvious places we find them and the not-so-obvious. One of the sneaky places plastics are lurking is in our beauty products. Not in the packaging, but in the products themselves.

    Let us introduce you to microbeads, the little balls of plastic that are known for their exfoliation and scrubbing abilities that can be found in your face and body washes, and even toothpaste.

    Lindsay Dahl has been working at the forefront of environmental health campaigns since 2004 and is passionate about eliminating toxic chemicals in consumer products through policy and market shifts. She is also a  blogger and self proclaimed rabble-rouser so we talked to her about why we should say “no thank you” to microbeads.

     

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    So Much More Than A Box of Organic Soap {Discount Included}

    While many companies struggle to create a better product, LEAP Organics leads by creating a better world.  Spend a moment with Luke, founder of LEAP Organics, and you can't help but be in awe of the contributions he is making. In addition to ensuring that 100% of LEAP Organics are Certified USDA Organic (wow!) he has gone above and beyond the everyday business strategy. 

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