Ever since I found out thermal paper (used for receipts) contains BPA, I started actively declining receipts as much as possible. I remember taking my toddler to Costco on a shopping trip, and the employees at the exit would check the receipt, draw a smile on the back and hand the receipt to my daughter. […]
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Well, it’s a new year, and with that comes new year’s resolutions. Perhaps you made a resolution about going toxin free, or maybe you thought about it but then felt overwhelmed / discouraged / unsure / insert your emotion here because you’re not fully convinced about the answer to the question: Does going toxin free […]
I was at the newly remodeled Rocky Mountain Soap Company store at Southgate Centre not so long ago – and was excited to hear at the time that the plan was to redo ALL of the stores to follow the same toxin-free specifications. The plan is coming to fruition, and I was able to check […]
I’ve talked about the dangers of fire retardants in products like mattresses and other foam furniture, as well as in kids’ pajamas and other baby and kid products. These toxic chemicals pose a real health risk, especially to our children. They were some of the key toxins found in the study by Environmental Defence demonstrating that […]
What child doesn’t like to get their face painted at a fair, farmers market, or party? Halloween is another perfect occasion for face painting. But conventional face paints are full of nasty toxins that are hazardous to our health, especially our more vulnerable young children. Don’t worry – there ARE toxin free face paints out […]
I talk about it a lot. The toxic chemicals in mainstream body and beauty products. Environmental Defence has been calling for change for a long time now, and there are many resources available that provide a list of ingredients to avoid. Healthy Child has another resource for how to choose safer cosmetics.
One thing I do not miss about parenting a younger child is the diapers. My daughter was tough to get out of diapers, I think partly because she is a highly sensitive child (so it took a REALLY LONG JOURNEY). I was over the moon when she finally said she was ready to say goodbye […]
Natural beauty products. It can be difficult to find the right ones if you’re used to something that has toxic chemicals. But if you’re trying to avoid those, and start looking into natural beauty products, it can be a tad overwhelming. Zakia’s Morocco carries Moroccan beauty products made with USDA Organic and Ecocert Classified raw materials. […]
Toxic chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products are one of my biggest beefs. You can find my compiled list of toxic chemicals to avoid in a previous post. Endocrine disrupters and carcinogens are often found in our personal care products. Environmental Defence has recently released a report on the Canadian cosmetics industry, and the “Big […]
I’m thrilled to post about the finished big-girl non-toxic bed! My daughter is loving being a big girl. (Plus she doesn’t sleep half on/half off the bed anymore.) The bedframe itself is the Abbey Trundle Bed from Costco.ca (this model is no longer available, but they have alternatives), made by CafeKid.