World Water Week

As winter finally comes to an end, those of us who live in northern climates, especially near bodies of water, look forward to the sight of ice shifting and the ... more

What’s In Your Cosmetics?

The David Suzuki Foundation produced a report in 2010 outlining the toxic substances in cosmetics, followed by recommendations to protect our health. We chose to highlight them here, as many ... more

DIY Cosmetics

By making your own cosmetics, you control what is put onto and absorbed into your body. Choose simple, organic, non GMO ingredients, free of aluminum, lead, dye, fragrance, sodium laurel ... more

Teen Tips: Makeup Basics

Are you aware of what’s lurking in your lipstick and other cosmetics? Sunscreens, perfumes, lotions, shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste, nail polish, hair spray, hair dyes, styling gels, and other cosmetics may ... more

Parabens – a Threat to Women’s Health

What are they? Parabens are a family of related chemicals that act as preservatives, i.e. they prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. Parabens are esters of para-hydroxybenzoic acid, from which ... more