GREEN THINGS: How To Make Your Own Laundry Starch

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Laundry starch not only gives your natural fibers beautiful body and crisp lines, it also provides a barrier against staining. And it’s really easy to make your own if you have corn or tapioca starch in the house. Continue reading “GREEN THINGS: How To Make Your Own Laundry Starch” »

Green Things: Make Your Own Juice

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Chia seeds, of Chia Pet fame, are a fun and inexpensive ways to amp up your juice. They are soft on the outside, kind of like boba balls, and crunchy on the inside and they have a ton of Omega 3 in them.

Have some ideas for how you would change up this recipe and make it your own? I want to hear them here! Write them in the comments section below and maybe I’ll use one of them for a future video. Continue reading “Green Things: Make Your Own Juice” »

Chemical-Free Babies Are Right Shade of Green

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It all starts out with a simple little bug. That simple little bug invades a cotton plant and begins to infest. To remedy this situation, the cotton is treated with pesticides such as cyanide, dicofol, naled, propargite and trifluralin, all of which are known to cause cancer. Now you wrap your newborn baby in a soft cotton blanket that has been doused in chemicals without knowing that the chemicals can irritate your baby’s eyes, nose and throat and that they have been linked to a host of health issues including depression and even leukemia. Continue reading “Chemical-Free Babies Are Right Shade of Green” »

GREEN THINGS: Which Plastic is Safer?

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On the bottom of most plastic items is a number ranging from 1 to 7, but which is the safe(r) plastic? Here’s the easy way to remember: 12:45 — Stay alive!  2, 6, 7 – Straight to Heaven!  So numbers 1, 2, 4, and 5 are safer. Avoid 2, 6, and 7. Watch the video and learn more. Continue reading “GREEN THINGS: Which Plastic is Safer?” »

Green Things: Talking Trash: What Can You Throw Away

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Many cities have multiple ways of disposing of things. In Los Angeles we have a green, blue and black bin. But what can I put where? And where do I take the many things (flammable, batteries, lightbulbs, prescription drugs, etc.) that I can’t throw away?

What are your tips for reducing waste in your home? Please give us your comments. Continue reading “Green Things: Talking Trash: What Can You Throw Away” »

Green Things: Reusable Lunch Bags

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The average school lunch generates 67-lbs of waste per year per child. A small school might generate 18,000 lbs of waste a year! Not only is that expensive to dispose of, but it’s bad for the planet and your pocketbook. Save money and the planet with these reusable lunch bags. http://store.green-and-greener.com/servlet/Detail?no=803

What are your tips for reducing waste in your lunches? I want to hear them here! Write them in the comments section below and maybe I’ll use one of them for a future video. Continue reading “Green Things: Reusable Lunch Bags” »

Green Things: Mineral Make-up

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If you don’t like traditional make-up but you want a little “something something” then mineral make-up is for you. It’s goof proof (I’m a total dork with make-up usually) and lightweight. Buy this make-up here:
http://store.green-and-greener.com/servlet/StoreFront

Also, see my mineral make-up tutorial that I’ll be uploading this week. Continue reading “Green Things: Mineral Make-up” »

Think Eco-Beauty’s Expensive? Not If It’s Free!

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You don’t need to make a special supermarket trip to find eco-friendly beauty. Go to the kitchen and grab sugar, eggs, honey and instant oatmeal. Go on, I’ll wait! I love scrubs but don’t like that most of them contain oil. So I created this Essential DIY Scrub & Mask that I’m totally addicted to. You can even use it every day-okay I’m a little obsessive-and seriously your skin will never look better. When I use it regularly my blackheads disappear, my giant pores are smaller and my skin feels super soft and clean. Try it! Continue reading “Think Eco-Beauty’s Expensive? Not If It’s Free!” »

Boyfriend Jeans! A Trend I Can Get Behind

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Can you wear boyfriend jeans after age 30? That’s a question I asked myself recently. The answer? Maybe if I had a boyfriend to borrow them from-my husband’s jeans are a little tight. I think the idea is that your boyfriend jeans are loose and broken down so you can kind of wrap them around your ankles in that devil-may-care, I-can-rock-anything-with-high-heels kind of attitude. Continue reading “Boyfriend Jeans! A Trend I Can Get Behind” »

Meet Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

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Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff, a writer, producer and spokesperson who represents eco-friendly living. Rachel has been a reporter for PlanetGreen.com and Treehugger.com; she wrote the “L.A. Story” column on the Washington Post’s Sprig.com. Currently, Rachel is the resident “Green Guru” at Savings.com, “Queen of Green” at Shoestringmag.com and “Green Expert” at GetButtonedUp.com. Continue reading “Meet Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff” »

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