natural home

Sunscreen for Your Little Ones

By Breanna Rothe from sustainablemommy.ca, Photo: Tricia Hong “A consumer advocacy group has a warning for parents who think they‘re protecting  their family with sunscreen: You may be getting burned. The Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based nonprofit, has released an investigation of nearly 1,000 brand-name sunscreens that says four out of five don‘t adequately protect […]

What Potato Would You Like to Eat?

A kid’s science project highlights the importance of eating organic food. What is happening to our food without our knowledge is simply appalling. We also love the idea of educating kids on the importance of natural living. Check out this video and see just what we mean!

Apple Juice or Arsenic Juice?

As some of you might have already heard from Dr. Oz, there have been suspicions of high levels of arsenic (and lead) in fruit juice – especially apply. Unfortunately, (released recently from ABC news, link below) these suspicions have been confirmed. Trace levels of naturally-occurring arsenic is safe, however we are not discussing trace levels […]

Air Quality & Pollution

Having a natural home means thinking about the air quality. Adding air filtration systems does not reach the heart of the problem. To begin people need to stop bringing in the things that create poor air quality. Sadly, many products in our homes omit volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) resulting in air quality inside our homes […]

Making Applesauce with Kristin Urdiales

This post is was sent to NaturalMommy by Kristin Urdiales of Nature Had it First. Two years ago when my son Keenan was five, I took him to pick apples at a friend’s orchard. Our little apple-picking outing was a bit of an afterthought and we were late in the season, so all the best […]

Nothing Is New

In the Greenpeace Living Guide, it is revealed that “nothing is new”. What does that mean? It means that when we purchase items, whatever it may be, it comes from somewhere and “products are trailing strands of the most urgent narratives on the planet today: neo-liberal economic globalization, colonialism, ancient forest destruction, toxic pollution, climate […]

Make Your Own Non-Toxic Hand Sanitizer

Recipe for an organic, non-toxic hand sanitizer that is made with water, veggie glycerin and vodka (option to eliminate vodka when making it for kids). It is safe, anti-bacterial and affordable! This is a healthier alternative to commercial hand-sanitizers that are often full of all sorts of harsh chemicals that we don’t want in our […]

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