Beat The Stink: DIY Deodorant

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Over time I’ve worked really hard to reduce the chemicals I’m exposed to in my daily life. I only wear talc-free mineral makeup [if any], rarely get my nails done at a nail salon [hello, chemical overload!], clean the house with non-toxic products, and I stopped wearing deodorant. Whaaa? The last one might have been a shocker. Anytime its brought up in conversation [which isn’t often, by the way], I’m usually left with bug eyes and questions: Don’t you smell? What do you do when you work out? Although it may be daunting for some,…

Natural Bug Spray

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This time of year – especially with the humidity here in DC – it’s not uncommon to get eaten up by mosquitoes during our evening dinners on the porch (or walking to work & hiking). For some reason it seems I get more bites than most. So I’ve decided to take care of that problem – naturally! When we were in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama, last fall for a week, the caretakers of the property we stayed on had an endless supply of essential oils. Everything we used on the island had…