It’s that time of month again, choose safer feminine product’s PERIOD.

Many women have no idea what goes into the products they use for their periods. Tampons and pads come in contact with some of the most absorptive areas of the body, but feminine care products are not required by the FDA to list their ingredients.
I use Veeda tampons because I feel safe knowing Veeda lists one and only ingredient on their tampon packaging: 100% Cotton


I want to spread awareness about what we are putting in our bodies as women, and the reasons why switching to non-toxic & safer tampons is a must.

Conventional tampons and pads from well-known brands (Tampax, Kotex & Playtex) are made from blends of bleached cotton and/or synthetic products. They can contain dioxins from the bleaching process, pesticide and herbicide residues, synthetic chemicals, artificial fragrances, and dyes.

Dioxins – are known carcinogens linked to endometriosis and disruptions of the hormonal and reproductive systems.

Pesticide and Herbicide Residues – linked to infertility, neurological dysfunction, and developmental defects, in addition to being another potential source of dioxins.

Fragrances & Other Chemical Additives -contain dozens of chemical ingredients. Many of these are allergens, sensitizers, and phthalates which have been linked to hormone disruption. Similarly, ingredients such as polyester, dyes, or rayon used in treated synthetic tampons can lead to burning, itching, and infection of the vaginal area, allergic reactions and/or general discomfort. 


Veeda tampons and pads are made from hypoallergenic, 100% natural cotton, containing no chemicals, no synthetics, and no dyes. As a result, Veeda tampons reduce the risk of toxic shock syndrome (TSS), irritation, and allergic reactions. Veeda product’s are priced competitively with conventional brands and are widely available. Veeda sources their 100% natural cotton directly from a global network of cotton traders and clean it with oxygen, not chlorine, for a more eco-friendly product.
Even though their packaging looks very similar to conventional feminine care brands,
Veeda packages use a biodegradable wrap that does not require special disposal, breaks down in 6-12 months, and has been approved for environmental safety.

What is TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome)?

TSS is a rare, but serious illness. It is caused by toxins produced by Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that is commonly found on the skin and inside the nose and vagina. TSS can appear in women, men and children. The risk of contracting TSS is higher in adolescents and women under 30 years of age than in older women. Toxic shock syndrome can occur when women use tampons, especially “super-absorbent” ones. Although it is infrequent, it is important to know about.

Here’s the bottom line:
The FDA doesn’t require tampon brands to disclose comprehensive ingredients. The average woman will use 15,000 tampons and pads over the course of her life. No research has been conducted on the long-term effects of artificial fibers in tampons. In the absence of information, I’ll always choose simple and natural feminine care products.


I like to get dirty – this is how I get clean.

My shower is a place to relax, refresh & recuperate. I’m definitely a personal care product hoarder – since I do have so many projects I try to switch out my shower products about every 4 weeks.


If you read my blog or any of my social media you already know that I’ve switched out all my TOXIC personal care and household products for safe non-toxic products. Every now and again I like to reinforce why this is so important and now is one of those times.

Toxic ingredients are endocrine disruptors, leading to cancer, autoimmune diseases and other illnesses. I was amazed that EVERY product that I had contained toxic ingredients. Even my beautiful, expensive makeup that I thought was so ‘perfect’! I was shocked because I thought the high-quality products in fancy stores were made from quality ingredients- but I was fooled- by advertising.

Our skin absorbs 60% of any topical product we use and more than 10,000 ingredients are allowed for use in our personal care items. Many of these ingredients are hazardous to our health but they are used in everything from makeup to shampoo and cleaning products!

I cannot stress enough that I do not share this to scare anyone or be a fear monger – I share this information because I genuinely care about people I want to educate everybody so they can live a safe, eco-conscious and green lifestyle.

Now, don’t stress out. There are tons of resources out there to help you make the switch.

You can download the thinkdirty app and easily scan products to find out their rating.

Visit environmental working group’s website for information unsafe ingredients.

Follow various different blogs and social media accounts of people just like me promoting non-toxic lifestyles. Check out who I’m following on Instagram.

Below are the safe products I use everyday in the shower aka I’m currently I’m getting clean with these products:

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My March Madness

I’m currently being inspired, loving and using these things…


@cmagazine – Not just a magazine but a movement and a community with a strong human connection, inspiring through storytelling and beautiful design about what it means and what it takes to be a conversation starter.
Conscious features global initiatives, entrepreneur/advocate stories, innovative ideas, creative solutions, conscious culture and more. 
Caring about global, local, and individual concerns.


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New at Target: Natural Haircare


I didn’t think it was possible to love Target more, but during my last trip to Target I discovered that they’re adding more and more natural products and brands to their shelves. When I say “natural,” I’m talking about brands that have ingredients that meet strict organic standards, have no sulfates, parabens, or other chemicals I can’t even pronounce.
During my latest trip @target I discovered a Natural Haire Care section. This section was stocked with an abundance of different natural haircare brands, some that I’ve seen at Target before and some that are completely new to me (Attitude, Soapbox, Renpure, & SoCozy.)

I took notes of the different brands in my phone and when I got home I researched each brand. I always do this when seeing new brands that are in natural sections at stores, I want to make sure that each brand is truly all natural and contain only ingredients that are safe to use.

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iherb haul & giveaway! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

I’ve wanted to share a company that I really stand behind and love. They offer a variety of products that are all natural and organic plus they have great prices. iHerb sells nutritional supplements and other healthy products both in the U.S., as well as internationally. A constantly expanding business, iHerb carries one of the largest selections of high-quality nutritional products in the world. They also give back to our world – Worldwide, iHerb’s charitable donations in 2015 totaled $971,772. This included the building of two new schools in Cambodia, as well as the promotion of children’s education through the Cambodian Children’s Fund and New Hope Cambodia. In the past, iherb has also made donations to events such as earthquake relief in Haiti and famine relief in Somalia. I love that iHerb is committed to the environment, and through several different eco-friendly initiatives, they do their best to promote recycling and limit waste throughout their company.

OK enough about why I shop and support such an amazing company… as you can tell by now I love iherb; they have the best brands and carry all natural and organic products galore. If you haven’t shopped at iherb you definitely need to check it out. It’s the best place to buy skin care products, makeup, organic specialty teas and food. They offer free shipping on most orders and I always get my package 2-4 days after I order it. They really care about customer service – you know when you buy oils and cleansers online and they spill and leak everywhere when you receive your package – well not at iherb they individually wrap anything that can spill. Another reason to love iherb is that their prices are amazing you find items cheaper then at target and even other natural online stores.

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My Dirty Little Secret.

As you may already know using all natural and organic makeup is essential in my beauty regime, but there was a time when I was not well-read about the harsh chemicals lurking in my products. 🌿🌺💉✖

There are some products that are safer than others – to find out what your products rates you can always scan your products using the think dirty app or go to

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