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New Yoga Mat? Eliminate the Smell

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | April 7th, 2014 | No Comments
topic: Fitness, Yoga | tags: apple cider vinegar, gaiam, mat spray, new mats, odor, odor removal, strong odors, tea tree oil, yoga mat, yoga mat spray, yoga mats

Yoga Mat Smell

A new yoga mat is full of promise and excitement to revitalize your practice. But along with promise, a new mat offers up something less appealing: new-mat smell.

Whether your mat is made of rubber, jute, bamboo or the more common and affordable PVC, it will release an odor that alerts all around you to its newness.

What’s a concerned yogi — one who doesn’t want to subject herself or her fellow downward doggers to headache-inducing off-gassing — to do?

Well, while you likely won’t eliminate the smell completely (only time can do that!), you can certainly reduce its assault on your nose. Here’s how:

How to Use the Oil Cleanse Method for Clearer Skin

Megan Hannan by Megan Hannan | May 31st, 2013 | 2 Comments
topic: Detox, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Aging, Healthy Home | tags: acne, aging skin, breakouts, castor oil, clear skin, dry skin, face, jojoba oil, myrrh essential oil, natural beauty, oil cleanse method, oily skin, olive-oil, rose hip oil, tea tree oil

oil cleanse method

About two years ago I started the process of cleaning up what I was putting on my body, not just in it. Your skin is your largest organ; everything that goes on it ends up in you; so anything that was going on my skin was subjected to intense scrutiny. Sixteen months ago I finally ditched my face wash, and started using the Oil Cleanse Method.

Top 5 Kitchen Cupboard Ingredients for Non-Toxic Cleaning

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | March 6th, 2012 | 14 Comments
topic: Detox, Green Living, Healthy Home | tags: baking soda, chemicals, detergent, DIY cleaners, green clean, green cleaning, healthy home, homemade cleaning formulas and recipes, non-toxic cleaning, non-toxic cleaning supplies, tea tree oil, toxins, vegetable oil–based soap, vinegar, washing soda

Recently I spoke in front of a hall full of pregnant women. What a joy to see all those round bellies, and even more of a pleasure — given that this was a meeting of the Holistic Moms Network — to know how well-intentioned this group is towards their families’ health and the environment.

I gave them all sorts of tips to detox their homes, hoping to ease their minds about how easy it is to accomplish the task. I also gave them my mainstay list for non-toxic cleaning, the five kitchen cupboard ingredients I believe will clean everything in the home, and I’d like to share it with you as well: