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Organic Challenge Week 3: Cleaning Supplies
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Organic Challenge Week 2: Health & Beauty Products
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Are You Up To Our Organic Challenge?
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Will Our Crib Mattress Fit Your Crib?
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How to Snap Out of a Thanksgiving Food Coma
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Special Delivery: Organic Food Delivery Services
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Organic Dorm Room Essentials
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Cucumber Celery Lime Agua Fresca
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Earth-Friendly Product Swaps
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Berry Breakfast Sausages Recipe

Organic Challenge Week 3: Cleaning Supplies

Welcome to week three of our organic challenge! In the ever changing world of what we should eat or not eat, what we should put on our skin or not put on our skin, and what we should sleep on, there are a few areas in the home which we overlook: cleaning and yard products. We are here to help guide you to make better buying decisions for a happier and healthier life! The first thing to remember is to read labels. At Naturepedic, we are always concerned about companies that use “greenwashing” as a marketing tactic to sell you products. Greenwashing is when companies make unsubstantiated or exaggerated claims about their products being natural, green, eco-friendly, or organic. It’s always important to be leery of companies using these descriptors on their products, and to check for government regulated certifications. If you have questions about what is actually in a product, head over to Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Guide to[…]

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Organic Challenge Week 2: Health & Beauty Products

Our skin absorbs 60% of what we put on it. That is a large percentage, especially for women who use, in some cases, 2x the beauty products that men do. Using organic beauty products substantially lowers your exposure to potentially harmful ingredients present in non-organic products. These harmful ingredients include synthetic fragrances, artificial dyes, and toxic chemicals that are associated with endocrine disruption, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and other health concerns. Studies have shown that the toxic ingredients in beauty products have been found in biopsy samples from breast tumors, ovarian cancer and more. Many of the chemicals and components that are in our everyday products have not been tested extensively for health affects. The minimal testing that has been done yielded some frightening results, so we’re encouraging you to trade out some of your common beauty products for our non-negotiable beauty products. 1. Deodorant No surprise that conventional deodorants contain toxic chemicals that have been linked to health issues over the[…]

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Are You Up To Our Organic Challenge?

Have you been thinking about switching to a more organic and sustainable lifestyle, but are not sure where to start? Chemicals have made their way into our lives through the food we eat and the products that we use at alarming rates. There are more than 80,000 chemicals produced and used in the United States. Of those 80,000 chemicals, only 200 have been tested (which is less than 1%), and only five have been regulated to any standard. We understand the transition to a healthier lifestyle can be extremely overwhelming. Over the next four weeks, we are going to help guide you in making those healthy decisions that matter the most. We’re challenging you to transition four areas of your day to day life that are affected by chemicals, and give you our non-negotiable organic choices! Are you up to our organic challenge? Week 1: Organic Food May 6 – May 10 Week 2: Organic Beauty May 13 – May[…]

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Will Our Crib Mattress Fit Your Crib?

Starting to shop for a crib mattress for your soon-to-arrive bundle of joy? When browsing, you may be surprised to find that from brand to brand cribs don’t just differ aesthetically. In fact, there is no set crib mattress size! If you have already purchased a crib, you can’t just blindly choose a mattress to accompany it. The number one thing to look for when choosing your child’s crib mattress is safety. So when choosing a crib mattress to safely fit inside your baby’s crib, look for a model that will pass the recommended two-finger measurement test between crib and mattress. We know we can’t pass this test for every crib with our crib mattress. But when designing our crib mattress, we do seek to fit in as many cribs as possible so your baby can have their safest, healthiest sleep. That’s why we look at the industry minimum and maximum sizes for cribs and crib mattresses and design our[…]

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How to Snap Out of a Thanksgiving Food Coma

We know you are tired. In fact, your eyes are probably straining to stay awake right now. If you can avoid that post-meal slumber just a little longer, we may be able to help. We know the Thanksgiving food coma is all too real for most of us, but it IS avoidable, especially if you are reading this before you sit down for dinner. Check out what you can do before, during, and after your feast to fight the food coma. Before you eat Before stuffing yourself, it’s about the drinks! Don’t skimp on the water before the meal, in fact, drink as much of it as you want. Drinking water helps you pace yourself and digest more efficiently. Hot water specifically is great for digestion. On the other hand, carbonated drinks such as sodas, will fill you up faster, so try to avoid those during meal preparation. While you are eating There are many ways to pace yourself to[…]

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Special Delivery: Organic Food Delivery Services

Remember how much fun it was to be a teenager and eat a large order of fries and chug a milkshake and still be able to fit into skinny jeans because our metabolisms were living up to their full potentials? There are dozens of reasons to avoid making changes. “I don’t have the time.” “Money is tight.” “I’m not home enough.” As valid as our reasons may be, it’s important to remember that if we don’t prioritize our health, the rest doesn’t really matter. We have to be good to ourselves before you can be good for anyone else. We want to stick around for the long haul. We want to be active. We want to make better choices and take better care of ourselves. So where do we begin? We know it can be difficult to commit to the healthy lifestyle. It requires research, meal prep, fitness, and possible budget adjustments. Figuring out how to start your new journey[…]

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Organic Dorm Room Essentials

As you prepare to send your kid off to college, there are a number of things you worry about. Will they adjust quickly and make friends? How will they fare away from home? Will they keep their grades up? One way to ease your mind is to help outfit your student’s dorm room in a way that makes it personal and comfortable for them, as well as healthier for you. We suggest seven organic and eco-friendly essentials for your kid’s dorm room. 1.) VAVA Hot Water Kettle Many college students go through caffeine like it’s water. Lots of coffee makers, however, are made with plastic. Opt for a metal hot water kettle so your child can still get their tea or coffee fix, but from a stainless steel alternative that also happens to be more durable. Stainless steel does not contain chemicals such as plastic so it’s better for your child and the environment. The VAVA electric kettle is BPA-free[…]

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Cucumber Celery Lime Agua Fresca

Green juices are always in! Especially when they’re vibrant, refreshing and nourishing! Spring is here and it’s the time of year when we’re all thinking about “green-living”. It’s also a great time of the year for supporting your body with green juices. While many people rush to do all kinds of detoxes in January and the winter, according to Chinese Medicine, spring is actually a better time of the year for cleansing. What better way to give your body a boost naturally, than with a delicious, hydrating, GREEN agua fresca?! Traditional Mexican agua frescas or “fresh waters” are thirst-quenching, cooling drinks. They’re a popular drink, especially during the spring and summer months when everyone is looking for revitalizing drinks. Authentic agua frescas are full of refined sugars though, and that’s not beneficial when you’re wanting something that’s healthier. I’ve got the perfect solution for that – Cucumber Celery Lime Agua Fresca! This “green” version is packed with green juices and[…]

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Earth-Friendly Product Swaps

This Earth Month, we want to celebrate the little things because even the smallest switches can make the biggest difference on the Earth. How do you make these changes? Simply look through your house and look at what ingredients are in the products you use. Is there a brand you can switch to that is more Earth-conscious? To help you get started, we share some of our favorite planet-loving brands you should try this Earth Month. Afterglow Cosmetics Makeup and cosmetics are things many of us use on a daily basis, so switching to an organic, eco-friendly brand would be a wise swap to make because we use it so frequently. Many makeup lines use non-renewable resources in both the actual product itself and the packaging. Brands such as Afterglow Cosmetics, however, source certified organic materials that align with the company’s focus on sustainability. Badger Balm Balms, moisturizers and other skincare products are things that we make use of every[…]

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Berry Breakfast Sausages Recipe

Berry Breakfast Sausages are so easy to make and they’re jam-packed with vibrant flavor. With juicy little bites of fresh blueberries and strawberries and the perfect blend of seasonings, these little protein bites are sure to please. Homemade breakfast sausages are perfect for quick weekday mornings and on weekends for a relaxed brunch. When you make up a couple batches of these sausages, you can either pop them in the refrigerator for a few days or store them in the freezer. Then all you have to do is reheat them in the morning and you’ll have a super quick, protein-rich breakfast ready in minutes. There’s really no need to run to greasy spoon restaurant when you can make sausages at home in minutes. The best part is you can make sausages that taste better than restaurant sausages with healthier ingredients! Most restaurants and store-bought sausages use non-organic meats and vegetable oils that are not so healthy. When you make your[…]

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