Easy DIY Body Watch with Essential Oils
You can avoid the questionable ingredients in commercial body cleansers, shaving soap and hand soap and still get clean. There’s simply no need to hassle with all of the individual products when one bottle of unscented liquid soap works just as well.
The Different Types of Cinnamon
Cinnamon is a traditional, popular and familiar spice — the first one many people would think of if asked to name a spice — yet its many types, forms and uses can cause confusion. What are the different types of cinnamon? Which is the most popular type of cinnamon? Learn more about the best types of cinnamon and the health benefits of each with Co-op Market.
5 Reasons You Should Make Your Own Beauty & Skincare Products
DIY beauty and skincare products can be very rewarding for a variety of reasons. From having control over what goes in them, to customizing according to preferences, to reducing waste, saving money and more.
5 Reasons Why Buying in Bulk Helps the Environment & Your Wallet
Buying in bulk is the greenest way to buy, since it minimizes packaging that takes resources to make and becomes waste to dispose of. Bulk buying also saves money due to the reduced packaging, printing and advertising costs.
Buying Local Spices & Seasonings
I like local food. On our last visit to the weekend farmer’s market in nearby Cedar Rapids, Iowa, my wife and I bought produce and flowers, nut butters and jams, and even dishcloths and soaps from small, local farmers and businesses.
10 Eco-Friendly Stock Stuffers For Kids
What are the best eco-friendly stocking stuffers for kids? As a natural-minded mother, it’s important for me to find safe toys for my kiddo. I don’t want just any plastic, beeping, battery-operated toys, I want playthings that are non-toxic, imaginative and outside of the box.
DIY Natural Summer Skin Care Tips & Recipes
DIY Natural Summer Skin Care Tips & Recipes When we think of summer, we're filled with visions of time spent outdoors enjoying the warm weather. It is very much in our nature to move our lives outside to soak up the sun like the plants that are heavily in bloom.
How to Keep your Hair Care Natural During Summer?
Question: "Now that summer has arrived, how can I maintain my hair's manageabilty and health during long weekends in the hot sun and pool?" Kailee's Response: The harsh conditions and dry air of winter can wreak havoc on our hair. As the weather turns warmer, the summer sun replenishes much-needed vitamin D to brighten up dull hair and add shine to tresses — but our hair craves more.
Give Your New Baby A Safe, Eco-Friendly Life
Bringing a baby into the world often sparks a fundamental lifestyle reset for caring and conscientious parents. In an effort to create the safest, most nurturing environment for the new arrival, we start paying attention to everything in our home environment, from the food we eat to the body care products we use, to the household products we clean with.
Toys To Expand Your Child's Mind This Holiday
As a natural-minded mom, I try to find safe, eco-friendly and practical toys for my daughter — and this holiday season is no exception. Finding good-quality, creative gifts that are designed to educate, entertain and inspire sounds almost too good to be true.