homemade deodorants (without baking soda)

i've noticed a few of you are having some reactions to the baking soda. this isn't uncommon. i've since scoured the hills for some gentle homemade deodorant alternatives that are (of course) chemical-free and crunchy! > EDIT: 3/20/2019 - This post is from 2013 but is getting a lot of traffic recently. Since publishing, there [...]

how to tell if your products are safe (& common products i’m asked about)

i know i've posted on this a few times already, but i still get A LOT of questions about whether a certain product someone has/has found is okay to use. hopefully this post helps sort that out 🙂 keep in mind, i am VERY picky about my products. if i even see a single ingredient [...]

rinse only method (ROM) / water only washing

[ check out UPDATE 1 (5/9/13), UPDATE 2 (5/24/13), UPDATE 3 (6/21/13), UPDATE 4 (8/15/13) ]oh, readers... dear readers... i will be embarking on the journey to only "washing" my hair by rinsing it with water! that's it! seriously.  what is water-only-washing/ the ROM?it's literally only washing your hair with water. it's the ultimate low maintenance hair routine, but does require more elbow grease.with [...]