Rethink Your Deodorant

Rethink your deodorant via mindfulmomma.com

My daily deodorant routine has always been a no-brainer. Grab the stick, slather it on the pits and go. The biggest change-up was when I switched from using conventional deodorants to a more natural version in order to ditch the parabens, artificial fragrances and other nasty chemicals. Tom's of Maine deodorant has worked well for me and … [Continue reading]

Slow Down & Get Dirty with This Book Was A Tree

This Book Was A Tree via mindfulmomma.com

  Raise your hand if you spend more time texting, friending and Googling than you do observing, inspecting and creating. Yep, my hand is up too. There's a new book out that just might help sway your attention away from electronics and toward the good old outdoors. This Book Was A Tree by Marcie Chambers Cuff is filled with ideas, … [Continue reading]

Good Reasons To Get Your Gluten Free On

Udi's Why Try Gluten Free via mindfulmomma.com

This post was sponsored by Udi's Gluten Free. My recent visit to the Natural Products Expo confirmed to me that the gluten-free trend is here to stay. Gluten free products are being gobbled up by way more than the 1% of the population with Celiac's Disease and the 10% with gluten sensitivity, and the sheer quantity of new product … [Continue reading]

Cricket Bars & Other Wild Products from Expo West

Cricket bars and Other Wild Natural Products via mindfulmomma.com

Given its hippie roots, I tend to think of the whole natural products industry as being a bit left of center and definitely more creative than the conventional grocery biz. But with so much of natural going mainstream these days, many of the products I saw at the Natural Products Expo would not be out of place in a standard grocery store … [Continue reading]

Trends in Natural Products from Expo West

Tart Tonic via mindfulmomma.com

If you ever want to experience the mecca of the natural products world, I suggest you go to the Natural Products Expo. Held twice a year (March in Anaheim, CA and September in Baltimore, MD), it is the craziest, coolest trade show you will ever attend. I was there this past weekend (along with 65,000 other like-minded people), basking in … [Continue reading]