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Unboxing The Box: October

Ashleigh Frager

Unboxing The Box: October

Want all of the details on the toxin-free goodness that went out in this month's box? Here's a rundown of all of the products featured in the October boxes: rareEssence Candle With the crisp fall weather nothing sounds better than getting cozy with some spiced cider and a candle flickering nearby. While we're suckers for this bit of fall mood setting, we want to be sure that the candles we're lighting are as good for us as they smell. Why you should toss the the other junk: While Pumpkin Spice Latte and Vanilla Marshmallow Dream scented candles might sound appealing (and delicious), chances are...

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The 5 Most Toxic Items in Your Home

Ashleigh Frager

The 5 Most Toxic Items in Your Home

I was recently asked in an interview for Vanity + Trade, what are the “5 household items that most of us have in our homes but don’t realize just how toxic they are?” While it is tough to narrow it down, I chose these as my current top 5. Some I chose because of their frequency of use and others due to their potent effects from even limited exposure.   Run through this list to see which items you have in your home and check out my recommendations for safe, toxin-free swaps. The Toxic 5 1. Laundry detergent The most...

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Travel Bag Essentials

Ashleigh Frager

Travel Bag Essentials

When you travel a lot, it can be difficult to maintain your toxin-free lifestyle. Recently, I have been bouncing around quite a bit! Between making trips to our toxin-free brands’ headquarters to attending product expos to accompanying my husband on work trips, I feel like my environment is constantly changing and very often out of my control. In the midst of the constant change, I have found that packing just a few essentials can make all the difference in reducing my exposure to toxins and maintaining a healthy balance while on the road. I want to introduce you all to...

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Let's Talk About These Dioxins

Ashleigh Frager

Let's Talk About These Dioxins

Dioxins are recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as being “highly toxic” and a known carcinogen, yet most of us are being exposed to them constantly. It’s time we had a little chat about dioxins. What are dioxins? Dioxins are a large group of chemical compounds that are similar to one another in molecular structure. They are unintentionally (read: accidentally) made by a variety of industrial processes including chlorine bleaching of materials such as cotton or wood pulp, the manufacturing of some pesticides and herbicides, and burning of waste. While there are many...

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It's Election Day Everyday

Ashleigh Frager

It's Election Day Everyday

Election Day is here. Over 120 million Americans will vote to shape the future of our nation. While this day is significant and it is so very important that we all exercise our right to vote, our rights do not expire on November 8th. We have the opportunity to have our voices, opinions, tastes, needs, and values to be heard everyday by voting with our dollars.  As consumers in this nation we vote everyday -- what we choose to spend our money on casts a vote in one direction or another. Have you thought about the types of products and...

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