The days are longer, the birds are chirping and the trees are starting to bud. It can only mean one thing – Spring is here! While we all enjoy the extra hours of daylight and the warmer temperatures, not all of us look forward to another thing that happens around this time of year – spring cleaning.
But what if there was a way to make spring cleaning easier, fun and, best of all, nontoxic?
The Savvy Women’s Alliance is delighted to partner with Women’s Voices for the Earth to provide a Green Cleaning Party Kit. Our Gatherings embody Savvy’s heart – the belief that nontoxic living is easier and more fun to tackle when we do it together. Your job is to focus on your friends. Our job is to make this easy. Take a look at what can happen in your home...Read More »
How Can I Make A Difference In My Child's School?
A question we hear often at the Savvy Women's Alliance. It's not easy, but it can be done. We see it happen often and when we do, it is worth celebrating. Mesmerized by Janna Said's safer wipes initiative in her school, we are delighted to share her success and approach.
Before Janna had her children, she was an elementary school teacher, educating little people. Her nontoxic journey began when she was pregnant with her first child. She stopped wearing nail polish and stopped cleaning bathrooms at her husband’s insistence. She bought organic milk and eggs. And now her journey has found roots in one of her biggest campaigns yet: a safer wipes initiative. Little things added up. Now, she’s educating adults.
Step One: Learn From JannaRead More »
We’re indoors more than ever and in buildings that are sealed tightly for ultimate climate control. So that stretch and deep breath that we take each morning may not be quite as good for us as we assume. Our homes can be 2-5 times more polluted than the outside air and this pollution is created from everyday products. A single exposure, or exposure over time, can present a range of symptoms from irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat; headaches; dizziness; and fatigue. As many know, indoor air at home or work can aggravate chronic asthma or migraines.
The good news? This is an area where we can create an easy and positive impact.Read More »
Everyone wants a clean and healthy kitchen. If you're looking to achieve both without introducing unhealthy chemicals, here are some simple Do’s and Don’ts.Read More »
"It’s no secret that countless families are deluged by household clutter."
Catchy phrases called out to me as I surfed – zero waste, garbage free, plastic free – each enticing me with the hope that life would become…simpler. While ‘zero’ and ‘free’ felt heart pounding intimidating a simpler, more joyful, happier life would unfold if I could just… start to declutter the ‘things’ in my life.
This I believed as I much of time seems to be a slave to stuff.Read More »
Time to roll up the sleeves and dig in to a New Year's resolution. What shall it be? Decluttering? Zero-waste living? Plastic free living? Even we admit that sometimes the notion of decluttering the house sounds more enticing than reducing exposure to harmful chemicals. What if you didn’t have to choose? What if embracing one led to actions that include the other?Read More »
Gifting The World To a Better Place
Gift baskets are all the rage these days, and why not? It’s much easier to pick a theme, purchase smaller gifts, add some basket filler and you’re done. While a great idea, it can be challenging to come up with creative baskets that haven’t been done before…or at least that haven’t been overdone. Let’s be honest, the “family movie night basket” has seen its day. Everyone is streaming movies these days, and if they aren’t, they are watching Blue Ray’s. Much more pricey.Read More »
We don't pretend to love cleaning, but we get pretty excited when cleaning becomes easier and safer! We partnered with Women's Voices for the Earth to create this lovely printable so you can keep a lovely tip sheet with your supplies.Read More »
What is Castile Soap?
Castile soap is a multi-tasking, kind cleaning product. Found in both liquid and bar style, castile soap is a long time favorite for camping folk due to its multi-purpose usage and kind-to-the-environment traits. instead of using animal fats or synthetics as its base, your new-BFF-to-be is vegetable based - usually from a olive oil, coconut, almond, hemp or jojoba base. Which product do we recommend, how does one use castile soap, and is there really an enticing discount?Read More »
Lovin' Short Cuts
I’ll admit it – managing my daughter’s autism is more important than cleaning, and housework is a task that often can fall by the wayside. It’s important to our family, though, that our house is clean and toxin-free, so I need to keep up on it as best I can.
But even that little bit of cleaning can be tiring – and finding safer products can be even more tiring. So I’m on a mission to help moms like me, who are raising kids with disabilities, allergies and sensitivities, detox their family into a better life – AND find time to take care of mom. That means making short cuts that are simple and affordable.Read More »