Product Review: Ecos Natural Laundry Detergent How Does It Compare to Other Laundry Detergents?

laundryOne of the more difficult parts of living naturally is dealing with laundry. Natural laundry detergents can get pricey, so for years I used All Free and Clear. It’s free of dyes and fragrances, so it didn’t trigger my allergies. But it’s still not completely natural, and I wanted something better. I’d done some research on homemade laundry soap, but wasn’t quite ready for that yet. So I started looking for a more natural detergent. I needed something that wouldn’t break the bank and wouldn’t cause an allergic reaction in myself or my husband. Then I discovered Ecos laundry detergent. Today I’m sharing why regular detergent is so bad for you, and what I love about Ecos. Continue reading

What is Anxiety and How Can You Cope?

anxietyAnxiety is a terrible thing. It can range from mild to severe. Anxiety is defined as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes.” Basically, anxiety causes a person to worry excessively about things that haven’t happened, or worry over things that have happened and what they should have done differently, or any of a million and one things. Everyone worries from time to time, but anxiety is an entirely different beast. Continue reading

Natural Pain Remedies

pain remediesI have experienced chronic joint and muscle pain since I was about 16. Arthritis runs strongly in my husband’s family, so he also deals with pain issues. We’ve both taken our fair share of pain killers such as tylenol, ibuprofen, and aleve. But the more I learned about the dangers and side effects of taking excess pain killers, the more I wanted to find a better pain remedies. Pain can be alleviated with essential oils and other natural remedies, without the dangerous side effects. Continue reading