Let’s be honest and just slap a skull and crossbones on your skin products.

neon green sticker with a cartoon face making a sickly expression. around the face reads "poison help! 1-800-222-1222.

Put this sticker on your ammonia and your face wash bottles. (photo compliments of enviroblog.org)

What’s your largest organ? *insert dirty joke*

The title might give it away, but it’s your skin.

It’s the pretty stuff. The barrier to the harsh outside world. It gives, gives, gives. And we take, take, take.

We want to eat healthy. We want to be fit. We want hearty immune systems.

Well then why would we just slather poisonous chemicals that inebriate our pretty, hard-working skin?

Have you tried to read your face cream, lotion, body scrub or shampoo label? I imagine mad scientists hunched over smoldering beakers of chemicals cackling about the scientific names of them. But we digress. Continue reading

Buy brand names over these 5 “bargain” products

32oz bottle of Dr. Bronner's lavender scented liquid castile soap

(photo compliments of drbronners.com)

We all want more for our money.

When shopping, it’s easy to look at the price or (smartly) the unit price, and opt for the store brand or $1 products. Don’t do it! Some name brand products go a loooooooooong way over the cheaply made, and cheaply sold common goods.

So here are five products worth the extra few bucks.

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