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101 Uses for a Shaker Bon Bon

Back by popular demand everyone’s favourite little household helper; the Shaker Bon Bon.  These little 500 gram shakers are filled with the mighty power of baking soda.  They are supercharged odor fighters blended with essential oils to give a fresh scent.   You are probably familiar with a few of these little tips and tricks to…
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Feel confident…

Feel confident about the ingredients that go on your skin and down the drain! Click HERE for a full list of our ingredients.
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Surfactants

Let’s talk surfactants. In a laundry detergent and many cleaning products, be it body care or household cleansers, Surfactants are compounds that are needed to remove dirt, grease and oil. They can be called emulsifiers, foaming agents or simply soap, but in every application, however you label it, the basic behavior of a surfactant is…
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Tumbler Tart Dryer Balls!

Dryer What?!   Wool dryer balls are one of the most economic ways to dry your clothing. With with a long list of laundry benefits, it is no wonder laundry do-ers around the world are making the switch! The potential dangers of commercial dryer sheets are becoming a very hot topic. Often commercial dryer sheets…
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Green Cleaning in your home

Ever skip down the cleaning isle and think “Gee-golly, there are a lot of green looking labels..how nice that everyone is offering more alternatives to cleaning products, tra lala lala, all is right in the world”. Ok, maybe I’m the only one who skips down cleaning isles? In my defense, skipping is fun and I…
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Laundry Tips

Laundry Tips!  Cloth diaper launderer, King or Queen-adopt these tips for a truly great clean! 1)  Don’t use more detergent than recommended: This can cause residues and build-up. Especially with modern machines that often do not provide adequate water amounts for cloth diapering, be sure to use the recommended amounts. Excess soap can also cause…
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How to strip your diapers using our Strip It! Formula

How to strip your diapers using our Strip It! Formula Whether you are experiencing repelling, leaking, odor, bacteria, rashes, dingy fabrics, starting a new detergent, getting rid of an old detergent, have used clothing or just want to brighten up some duds-our Strip It! Formula may be the knight in shining armor you are looking…
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FRAGRANCES: To Smell or Not to Smell.

To Smell or Not to Smell. Fragrances are everywhere in products. The list is extensive as more research is being demanded from consumers who want to know what is in their products. And, rightly so. The majority of synthetic fragrances contain potentially cancer causing ingredients and have not been tested in combination with other absorbing…
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The Birth of The Laundry Tarts by Jessy Doyle-Huberman

I had worked in retail health food stores for over ten years before deciding to start my own business. Most of my professional career was spent managing departments and geeking out on every single natural product out there from menstrual pads, vitamins, protein shakes to baby food. When I mean geek out…I really mean geek…
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Natural Deodorants

FYI on B.O DEODORANTS Working in a health food store, I think I heard the following question at least a thousand times: “I’m switching to a natural deodorant because breast cancer freaks me out, which one works the best?” At which point I would direct them to the massive deodorant section where they would look…
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Phthalates

Phthalates: There have been some major health concerns being presented over the past decade in regards to phthalates and most countries are banning them or phasing them out of production-Canada of course being one of them-but slooooowly. This chemical is very easy and cheap to use so it is found in many products such as…
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Facial Care

Now this, I am an expert on. Natural Facial Care. I have tried every single facial product on the natural market-no exaggeration. I’ve probably spent more money on facial products in a lifetime to purchase a small plane. It used to be, you walk into shoppers and get an entire skin care regime of exfoliant,…
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Lip Balms

Lip Balms Plunge into the deep and endless sea of the natural lip balm. Want to know the secret about lip balms? They are easy, easy, easy to make and cheap. The hard part is getting the right proportions of wax and oils. Some are too greasy, some are chunky, some are gritty and some…
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Baking Soda and Your Warranty

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and confused about cloth diapering and warranties, you are not alone. In fact, it is a very common and ongoing concern for cloth diaper users. All cloth diaper manufacturers have warranties contingent upon correct usage of their product. When you’ve made the large financial and moral investment to cloth diaper, you…
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Cloth Diapering 101

Why are people making the switch back to cloth diapers? Everyone has their own reasons. Whether it’s for the environment, to save money, or for baby’s comfort, parents of the new millennium are returning to this traditional diapering method in great numbers! The number of cloth diaper and natural/organic child care boutiques are overwhelming. Just…
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Toothpaste!

You may think that toothpaste isnt an item where you need to read the ingredients list, but unfortunately, I’d start if you haven’t already done so. Most of the ingredients that we use to clean our teeth end up in our stomach, intestines and can be absorbed into our gums. Hence, the need to rinse…
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For the ladies: Painful periods

Pain relief/painful period products… Almost every woman I know has painful and problematic periods. I’m tying this in with pain relief, as they are similar in results; pain being the problem, inflammation being the root problem. Why do periods hurt? Once an egg has been released from the ovaries, natural chemicals called prostaglandins are produced.…
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