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Breathe Your Way to Energy, Relaxation, Peace, Empowerment, Health,...

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Breathing techniques are powerful tools to influence our mind, body, energy, emotions, moods, and detoxification. And I love...

Neti Pot Use for Seasonal Allergies, Sinusitis, & Stuffy Nose from ...

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Nasal cleansing is a traditional Ayurvedic therapy that dates back thousands of years. And Neti pots, one tool for nasal...

Might You Have Multiple Chemical Sensitivity?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   There has never been more awareness to our sensitivities: nuts, dairy, gluten, sulfites, and more. So why not chemicals? Multiple...

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): 7 Simple Tips to Reduce Them at ...

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Volatile organic compounds are chemicals that are emitted from both natural and artificial sources. This article focuses on VOCs from...

Powers of Scent

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   The scent of coffee invigorates me, and gets me excited for a sip. The scent of essential oils relaxes me. The scent of cloves,...

Fragrance detox for your stuffy nose, runny nose, headaches, dizzin...

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   If you're not sick or suffering from known allergies, what might a stuffy nose or runny nose be trying to tell us? The nose can...

Nontoxic, Moisturizing Bath for Dry Skin

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   I suffer from extremely distracting dry skin. If I'm not thoughtful and proactive about moisturizing my dry skin from right after I...

Meditate on Your Nose

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   How often do you think about your nose? I rarely do. Except when I have a stuffy nose, runny nose, or sneezing fits. What does the nose...

Peppermint May Alleviate Symptoms from the Common Cold

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   In NYC, we're in the full swing of winter, which includes more prevalence of the common cold. Symptoms of the common cold...

Natural Bathroom Spray: How to Deodorize the Bathroom

By Angela Cummings   Going #2 (as the kids say) is a natural, healthy occurrence for all humans (and animals), but we’re often embarrassed by the smell left...

4 Tips for Nontoxic Hand Soap

By Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée    Nontoxic hand soap is better for all of us, but especially mothers of babies and young kids, because...

What is a healing space?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   An environment—like in our homes, schools, and workspaces—can be designed to support therapeutic effects....

Tips for Buying Chemical Free Soaps And Shampoos

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Our kids watch our every move. They learn by example, by our actions. When we choose nontoxic products—like...

How Do You Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Bed?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   As moms, we do the seemingly impossible: Juggle our kid’s schedules, work full-time jobs, maintain our...

Fragrances Don’t Smell as Good When You Know What’s in Them

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Floral and fruity scents make our homes smell good, but if you knew what they were made of, you might...

Why Does New Furniture Smell?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   If you want to reduce toxic chemicals in your home, evaluate your furniture.   Originally, furniture...

Formaldehyde in Furniture

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   When buying furniture the first consideration is usually about the look and feel of the furniture. Not about how it...

Can Furniture Off-gassing Make You Light Headed and Give You Brain ...

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Did you recently buy new furniture, such as a bed frame, couch, desk or shelving unit? Do you feel tired,...
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