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1 month, 2 weeks ago on How to Make Beet Kvass & Why It’s Good For You

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What happens if you want to can the broth?

2 months ago on How to make bone broth and why it’s healthy

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 I wonder what sesame oil would taste like?   I don't love coconut.



3 months ago on Oil Pulling or Oil Swishing – Does it work?

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Wow.  We drive all day long. Who would have thought we should be protecting our skin in the car.  Soccer parents be warned!  Great information. 

4 months ago on Non-Toxic Sunscreen Goddess Garden Organics Review

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What a great giveaway!

4 months ago on Prevent Sun Damage with Goddess Garden Organics Sunscreens

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This is such a fun way to celebrate Earth Day!

5 months ago on Earth Day Events with Green Sisterhood

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Been cooking beans like this for years!  My pressure cooker is made of stainless steel too.  I can't live without my pressure cooker!

5 months, 1 week ago on Pressure Cooker Beans - Almost As Convenient as Canned but Without the BPA

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Love the idea of the peach reserves with the hot sauce!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Meatless Monday: Healthy Nutty Power Wraps

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Beth, I think you have to make choices and your choices are so admirable.  It is better to eat healthy in my opinion than fret about some of the waste that you are indirectly causing.  No one is perfect.  Ecocat lady nailed this response.


6 months ago on Is It Cheating to Stock up on Restaurant Burritos?

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I can't wait to try this recipe.  Of course, I will have to sub too.

6 months, 1 week ago on Homemade Chocolate Larabar Recipe – Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free

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It is weird.  White wave owns a ton of organic companies.  Why would they oppose GMO labeling?

6 months, 2 weeks ago on Who Owns that Organic Lettuce in Your Fridge?

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Love these ideas.  A picnic in the snow....

6 months, 3 weeks ago on 5 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Most furniture can contain formaldehyde whether it is from the glues  or the wood used.  Most manufacturers use plywood or particleboard when they make their products. These products are real wood but not what we think as "real wood." 

Now, there are no added formaldehyde particleboard and plywood available.  However, to your point, cheaper products probably won't use the less toxic version.

If the manufacturer doesn't list what type of products they use ask --especially about the glues.

Totally agree about buying second hand since the formaldehyde would have probably off-gassed by that point. 

7 months ago on 11 Things You Should Never Buy To Be Safe and To Save Money

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Bring it on.  What a great way to start the New Year.

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Healthy 2014 Challenge

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@cristinfrank love that prize too.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Eco-Friendly Etsy Handmade Giveaway!

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@laalicia me too.  I love lavender.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Eco-Friendly Etsy Handmade Giveaway!

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@EcoCatLady I found the same issue as you.  When I built an nontoxic house, I could no longer stand the smell from ordinary fabric, building materials, or furniture.  When I walk into a furniture store, I have to walk out from the headaches.


If we give our body's a burden rest, we would easily realize how harmful all those chemicals are to us.  Our bodies are pretty smart.


9 months, 3 weeks ago on Thinking About Toothpaste at a Meditation Retreat

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If you use a dehydrator, they will come out green. I often use my oven as well at 135 degrees since I can be lazy about using the dehydrator.  Love the idea.


10 months ago on How to Make Chives Infused Olive Oil

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I used this product personally and will tell you it put some serious spring into my tired step.  Plus, the taste is sweet so I didn't feel like I had to hold my nose and drink it.

Enter the giveaway and get a dose of exhaustion busting relief.  Thanks Karen, for posting.

10 months, 2 weeks ago on Gaia Herbs’ PlantForce Liquid Iron Review

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Sounds like a "must have" product if you want to open your own store.  You have done all the hard work of making sure people are successful in their stores.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Etsy Starter Pack eBook

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OMG, Beth.  This is so funny.  And yes I remember Andy Gibb, etc.  I wish he also didn't use all those toxic substances to tattoo his body.


11 months ago on Dear Adam Levine - You Would Be So Much Hotter Without the Plastic Bottles

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Would love to win this giveaway!  I need a stylish lunch box to carry with me.

11 months ago on Mighty Nest Lunch Gear Review and Giveaway

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Love this story.  All you have to do is ask.  In fact, asking may lead to a business change that may be beneficial to the store owner.  Danielle, you are very inspiring.  (And you too, Beth!)

11 months ago on Advice from Danielle -- How to Ask for What You Want

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@ecokaren @Anna@Green Talk PS now I know how they get that rice on the seaweed.  A duh moment.

11 months, 1 week ago on How to Make a California Roll {video}

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I love the second pair of hands.  Can I borrow?


11 months, 1 week ago on How to Make a California Roll {video}

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@GinaBadalaty can you send us your address, so we can send you a book.  Use our contact form to give me your address.  It is right by the "About" part in the navigation.  Anna

11 months, 1 week ago on Food Allergies Increased Due to Chemicals in Food: Robyn O’Brien

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@cristinfrank  we would like to send you Robyn's book.  Can you please send your address to us in the contact section of our blog.  (It is right by "About" on top.)  Anna

11 months, 1 week ago on Food Allergies Increased Due to Chemicals in Food: Robyn O’Brien

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I think when the big giant rumbles, there will be shifts in the marketplace.  It is a start!  

Also thanks for the shout out on Lowes.  I wish more attention was paid to our building products.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on Is Walmart on the right track in eliminating toxins from their products?

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I always wanted to know what to do with the pickle juice.

11 months, 3 weeks ago on How to pickle your summer harvest

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@Mortira your plants love them too!  And they make a great deodorizer for your refrigerator. Love the scrub idea.  

1 year ago on Coffee in a Mason Jar

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I wonder if you tried using egg shells when you brewed it if it would taste better?  I don't drink coffee but this was one of the egg re-use ideas I posted about.  Anyone try using egg shells in their coffee?

1 year ago on Coffee in a Mason Jar

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Congratulations.  Team ecokaren did great!

1 year ago on Toyota Prius #PlugInForCharity #MPGChallenge 3rd Wave Results

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@GinaBadalaty @ecokaren, Gina thanks so much for sharing your story.  I was so touched by it.

1 year ago on GS Talk Tuesday

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@juicygreenmom I use a 6:1 balance of brown to green.  It takes a long time to get compost unless you have one of those globes that you turn and you only add one pile at time.  


1 year ago on Easy Tips for Composting at Home

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Thanks Karen for sharing my ongoing battle with the FDA setting limits in arsenic in rice.  That soup looks yummy especially when you are under the weather.

1 year ago on Vegetable Jook Rice Porridge or Congee Recipe

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I didn't realize you can compost animal waste.    Also, I tend not to compost weeds since I just don't want to take the change of weed seeds. 

I have been composting for five years and have yet to see any compost since the vermin like it so much.  (And yes I have a rodent screen but it doesn't stop them from digging.)  The only good thing is the plants by the compost are gigantic.

1 year ago on Easy Tips for Composting at Home

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Trina, that granola recipe looks yummy.  

1 year ago on Reusable Lunch Kit for Healthy Back To School by Mighty Nest {Giveaway}

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I use to use it for stocking.  Love the idea of marking items with it.

1 year ago on 12 Creative Uses for Nail Polish

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Love the garden!  My lilies don't smell.  Bring me back one of the bulbs!

1 year ago on Greetings from the Pacific Northwest!

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Alicia many of those chemicals are in our building products too.  But it is really scary to think they are in finger paint!

1 year ago on How to Avoid Hidden Chemicals in Finger Paints

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@AmyZiff we are asking your question


1 year, 1 month ago on GS Talk Tuesday

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I wish we had this in our town!

1 year, 1 month ago on Step-By-Step Guide On How To Recycle

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Do you think this will work on a shirt that has already gone through the dryer?

1 year, 1 month ago on How to Remove “Ring Around the Collar” Without Bleach

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@ecokaren sometimes I feel like that too.  

1 year, 1 month ago on Step-By-Step Guide On How To Recycle

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When we buy products we look to see if the packaging can be recycled.  Every week we have a 1/2 a bag of trash.  Everything else is recycled.  Great tips.

1 year, 1 month ago on Step-By-Step Guide On How To Recycle

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@MamaZ is OPI on EWG's database or are you aggregating the individual ingredients? Karma is probably not on the database. Right?

 I find when I start typing ingredients it isn't as accurate because we don't know how much of that ingredient is used.  If there is an ingredient which is high number, I stay away from the product.  I use it as a guide. 

On the other hand, I do trust when a product is listed in the database and given a score. However, I don't know the protocol for reformulation.   Anna



1 year, 1 month ago on Britta Aragon: How to Buy Non-Toxic Make Up and Skin Care Products & Book Giveaway

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I was blown away by the infographic.  I never knew those facts about glass vs stainless steel.

1 year, 1 month ago on Comparing Reusable Water Bottles on Sustainability: Stainless Steel, Glass, and Plastic {Infographic}

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She is such an inspiration and lists some great companies that are safe to use.

1 year, 2 months ago on Britta Aragon: How to Buy Non-Toxic Make Up and Skin Care Products & Book Giveaway

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I never thought of sustainability as being the status quo.   Darryl Hannah  is right when you think about it.  I do wish there was a better word which means thriving and in balance with nature.

1 year, 2 months ago on What does sustainability mean to you?

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Dry. It is hard to find everything organic.

1 year, 2 months ago on Easy Tips for Avoiding GMO Food

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