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Chemical Free 2016

    Grove Collaborative January Picks

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    I know, I know, its February 3rd.

    But January was a really hard pregnancy month (#firsttrimesterproblems), and I took a lot of naps and my little corner of the internet had to go on the back burner to my nausea and fatigue.

    But now, I’m in my second trimester and my energy is back! Mostly. So I’m catching up, and you’ll get 2 Grove posts this month.

    If you’ve never heard of Grove, head here!

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    Pack your Purse to Combat Morning Sickness and Pregnancy Woes

    It’s still that time of year. The time for sickness. Yuck. Especially the stomach bug! Just this past weekend we were out of town and my sister came down with it. But, even when it’s not that time of year, there are still a lot of things you can do that will keep you healthy.

    I’ve always had tummy issues. It’s caused me a lot of pain and sick days over the years. I’ve learned a good way to keep my gut healthy is by taking probiotics.

    What is a probiotic?

    Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases. But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad. Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy.

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    Chemical Free in 2017- Odors

    Disclaimer: I received these products in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. 

    Hello!

    My apologies that I haven’t been posting as often the past couple of weeks. This pregnancy exhaustion is getting the best of me. But I’m nearing the end of the first trimester and starting to get some energy back so hopefully I will be back to my regular blogging routine soon!

    I’m connoting my journey to rid my home of harmful chemicals into 2017. I made a lot of progress last year, but I’m not done yet! Today I want to talk about odors.

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    Friday Favorites- Beautycounter

    Happy Friday!

    Do you ever wonder what’s in your make up? No? I never did either. But you should. It’s kind of terrifying! The average american woman puts 12-20 chemicals on her skin every single day. And your skin absorbs up to 60% of what you put on it.

    And think about this Europe has banned 1,300 chemicals from being used in beauty and personal products. The U.S. has banned 11.

    Those are some scary numbers. We don’t even realize the harmful things we are letting into our home, let alone putting right on our skin!

    Enter, Beautycounter. Beautycounter has a “never” list. A list of harmful ingredients they vow to never use in their products (check out the never list here). Every product from Beautycounter is 100% natural and safe. They are products you can feel god about putting on your skin, rather than fearful. Beautycounter lists every single ingredient used on their labels. Which, get this, is not required by law, which is why many other companies do not. So we have no idea what we’re using!

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    Grove Collaborative- December Picks and Freebies!

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    My December haul from Grove Collaborative was so good! Since the last 2 months I’ve gotten a lot of household items, this month I decided to get some beauty items! And they did not disappoint.

    I still got a few necessary household items that I was low on, but I really love some of my beauty picks!

    If you’re new here, Grove Collaborative is a service that delivers all-natural, and chemical free products to your door each month. You get to pick your items, and there’s always fun freebies! It’s a great resource if you’re wanting to make your home a safer and more natural place. Let’s get started.

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    Grove Collaborative November Picks + Freebies!

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    You guys know how I love Grove Collaborative for natural products for your home. I love using their services to have all natural, chemical free, safe products delivered to my door every month! I wanted to share with you what I got for November, and what their current deals are!

    If you missed my October post, here’s a little bit about Grove Collaborative:

    Grove Collaborative is a service that ships you all natural household products every month. You can pick whatever products you want, and opt out of any month you need. They have household cleaners, essential oils, beauty products, baby products and more! Since I’ve been on my journey to rid our house of chemicals, Grove Collaborative has helped immensely. I’m busier than ever now, and while I loved making my own cleaners, I just don’t have the time anymore. Grove Collaborative has helped me continue to make my home a safe place.

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    Chemical Free in 2016: Aihu Essentials for Healing and Grace Mabel Baby

    Disclaimer: Thank you to Grace Mabel Baby and Aihu Essentials for Healing for sponsoring today’s post. I received these items in exchange for review. As always, all opinions are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    Happy Friday everybody!

    I’m really excited about today’s collab because they’re products I really really love, and they’re chemical free!

    You guys know I’m all about the essential oils and natural living. These two companies are owned by the same person, and their values line up with mine so well. They create only natural, chemical-free products to help you in all areas of life. I’m so excited about the things they sent me so let’s dive right in!

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