breastfeeding and the dangers of lanolin

Killing You Softly: the Dangers of Lanolin

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you’ve probably been recommended to use products containing lanolin to ease sore nipples from breastfeeding. The FDA has approved lanolin for use in many products, such as cosmetics, lip balm, and nipple cream, but is lanolin really safe for you – and more importantly, for your baby? You’ve trusted…

Top 10 Natural Beauty Secrets for Summer

Mother Nature is a genius! The wealth of incredibly nourishing 100 percent natural ingredients out there is practically infinite! To narrow it down for you, here is my Top 10 list of favorite natural beauty secrets for summer to nourish your skin and hair. So whether you’re crafting your own products at home or buying…

Armpit Cleanse: How to Reduce your Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer has long been a problem for American women, but recently it’s gotten even worse. The American Cancer Society report, “Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2013-2014 (PDF),” states that in 2013, over 39,000 women in the U.S. “were expected to die from breast cancer. Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.” Could…

Clean Up Your Makeup

Have you really ever paid attention to the ingredients in your makeup? Did you ever think you should or needed to? On our most recent Mamavation TV show (watch it above!), we chatted with Sarah Johnson from RawSkinCeuticals and learned that we really do need to paying attention to the products we use. Sure, we…

Detox Your Cosmetics

What is your favorite makeup product? Mascara? Lipstick? Maybe you really like blush. Have you ever thought to pay attention to the ingredients in your favorite makeup? Or have you ever considered that your makeup may contain chemicals that are actually more harmful to your skin and body than they are helpful? In the US,…

Personal Care Products: What to Avoid

How many of your personal care products — lotions, shampoos, conditioners, eyeshadows — smell nice? Weird question until you think about what is making them smell “fresh” or like flowers. Fragrance. When “fragrance” is listed as an ingredient, that can mean well over 3000 chemicals. You read that correctly: 3000 chemicals! This fact was one…