January 2013

Allergies and Essential Oils

January 29, 2013

Allergies are no fun. Whether they are caused by mold, pets or the environment you live in, they are uncomfortable and bothersome.  An allergy is defined as a hypersensitivity disorder of the immune system, or an exaggerated immune response or reaction to substances that are generally not harmful. What are Essential Oils? Essential oils are […]

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Make Valentine’s Day about More than Just Chocolates

January 24, 2013

Valentine’s Day can be so much more than just hearts, flowers and chocolates.  This year you can make it about loving others, your environment and the world in which we live.  Chocolates and flowers are nice, but this Valentine’s Day why not consider an eco-friendly Valentine’s Day and give a gift that can impact your […]

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10 Things in your Home that Cause Cancer—and you probably didn’t even know it

January 15, 2013

You probably don’t even realize it but there are a ton of household cleaning products on the market that contain “everyday” carcinogens like formaldehyde, nitrobenzene, methylene chloride, and naphthalene. These “unpronounceables” also include reproductive toxins, hormone disruptors, and ingredients that cause liver, kidney and brain damage, not to mention allergies and asthma. The best thing […]

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How To Dispose Of Toxic Chemicals In Santa Cruz

January 8, 2013

Oh Where Oh Where do my Toxic Chemicals Go? Good Question. Where do you dispose of toxic chemicals in Santa Cruz?  The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program provides the only proper way to dispose of hazardous products when they are no longer wanted.  This is a great program and we encourage you to take full […]

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