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The cutest floss we ever did see. 😍 Biodegradable floss in a refillable glass holder from @georganicsuk . Refills now available on Acala to keep you minty fresh and zero waste. Whatcha waiting for! .
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#dental #dentalfloss #zerowasteuk #zerowasteuk #sustainablebrand #georganics #lowimpactliving #lowwaste #simpleswitches #ecoliving #acalagram


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Aren't simple meals just the best!
A few leftovers piled over green and voalà instant salad😋
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I love to keep grains like quinoa prepped in the fridge because they are so adaptable. .
Heat them up with plant milk & cinnamon for a hearty heart healthy breakfast.
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Throw some in your salads to make it a more satisfying meal.
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Super easy hot or cold with some steamed veggies and a yummy sauce for quick dinners.
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Quinoa is rich in protein, fibre, moderate fat, vitamins and minerals. Plus, it's considered a complete protein, meaning it contains all of the essential amino acids in the necessary amount. .
Quinoa might be less popular than rice but is a more nutrient-dense alternative. For a 100 gram serving, quinoa has double the amount of protein (14 grams versus 7 grams) for approximately the same amount of calories. It also has 2.5 times the amount of fibre with 7 grams versus 3 grams per 100 gram serving.
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It's also gluten free👍
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#guthealth #hearthealth #wholefood #simpleswitches #reversedisease #foodheals #foodismedicine #healthyeating #healthyhabits #inspiredkitchen #glutenfree #wholegrains #quinoa #mealprep #healthyeating #kitchenbliss #functionalnutrition #holistichealth #thrive


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Chalked full of chard, carrots and garden tomatoes, a touch of coconut milk helped create this delicious rosè sauce tossed with kamut penne. Ready in 15 mins from start to nom, nom, it a go to on a busy work night! .
Kamut contains an array of essential vitamins. It provides B vitamins, vitamin E and vitamin A, and is a good source of the B vitamins niacin and thiamin. .
Kamut also contains important minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. .
A 1-cup serving of cooked Kamut provides 6.7 grams of dietary fibre. For the average adult, this amount supplies 17 percent of the required daily intake of fibre for men and nearly 27 percent of the requirement for a woman.
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It also provides 10 grams of plant based protein per cooked cup💪
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Probably not an option for a gluten free diet but there are some amazing lentil and brown rice pasta options out there that are an easy substitute to go gluten free. .
#pasta #hearthealthy #guthealthy
#nutrition #kitchenbliss #flavours #plantbasedprotein #inspiredkitchen #easyrecipes #plantfueled #dairyfree #veganrecipe #comfortfood #simpleswitches #thrive #functionalnutrition #holistichealth #eattothrive #reversedisease


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Time's flying!! Just a couple things I'm up to this month. What fun are you going to join in on??
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There's still a Make&Take Workshop coming up Friday and in a couple weeks I'm going to talk about essential oils and how they can help you with your emotions and dealing with the chaos of life! Come friend me on Facebook now so you're ready!
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And of course, we can have your very own class or workshop, on line or in person. Super easy, fun, informative, you just invite your favorite people, I share the oils, education, and goodness! 👀 Look at your schedule now and let's get it on the calendar! Im all about giving gifts to my hosts🎁, and in August and September get extra perks (50% off a diffuser and mystery gift), on top of awesome host rewards from me! Grab your date today!!
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I love sharing these natural solutions and helping make a difference in others' lives! 💖
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#lovewhatido #eolife #naturalsolutions #makeadifference #sharethelove


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DAY 12: PANTRY
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Happy Monday! This challenge begins our work in the kitchen and I have been waiting for this! .
The kitchen is typically a room we organize and reorganize and exhausts us. It's time to break this cycle!
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Organizing is not the key to having a clear space - decluttering is!
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There are so many great zero waste options you can switch out for too. Keep that in mind while you work on this challenge.
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Let's start with the pantry. Start by looking for items that are expired or you haven't used. Then pull out things you’d like to no longer use ie.) you want to change your lifestyle but you’re not sure how.
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Box up anything that has not expired and take them to your local food bank. Post a picture of the items you’d like to change but need some help on.
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Pro tip: Keep as much “loose goods” in mason jars or glass jars! They are super easy to come by, durable, and everything looks good in them.
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Plus, you can ditch the packaged goods and use your own jars. A simple piece of tape with what it is and your pantry looks inviting enough that you’ll get inspired for meal times! #zerowaste
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Today's challenge is simple enough and is our first step towards the harder work in our kitchens. Take before/after pics this week, because you're going to feel a huge sense of accomplishment come Friday!
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Making the switch to natural personal care products is easier than ever.
One of our family’s tried-and-trusted brands is @schmidtsnaturals . This is my absolute favorite deodorant and the toothpaste leaves my teeth gleaming. I love trusting what I put in and on my body. You can find Schmidt’s products online, in Target, and my local Costco carries a 3-pack of deodorant 🙌🏼.
Not an ad, just a fan sharing favorite products with my people.
#familyfavoritefridays #naturalhealth #gonatural #simpleswitches


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A few curious people have asked me “Do you feel weird about selling to your friends and family?” And it’s a great question actually but at the root of it is this: direct sales gives people the heebie jeebies! I get it. I’ve felt it. But I’m also totally over it. .
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First of all, I truly consider my job first and foremost to be about education. So many people still have no idea how underregulated the industry is and are THANKFUL to have their eyes opened so they can make conscious choices for their health and stop assuming that if it’s on store shelves it’s safe (because it’s not, which is exactly why we’re advocating for more health protective legislation). .
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Second, my friends and family are the ones I’m MOST honoured to be heard by. To impact their lives and families is when I feel most grateful for this job that gave me a voice to speak up; I’ve been reading labels, making educated choices and safer switches for MY family for around 8 years. But I never talked about it before Beautycounter. .
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Now I am. And I get messages from people saying that they had no idea, that they want to know more, that I’ve opened their eyes, that they carry our “never list” in their wallet to reference when they flip over their products and read the ingredients lists. .
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So do I feel weird about it?! Nope. I’m actually beyond grateful I did this crazy thing and jumped at a business opportunity that allows me to impact my family and friends, my community, my reach. What a privilege to be able to effect growth and change in my own little world. .
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So many thanks to all of you who are here. Watching. Reading. Liking. Encouraging me. Challenging me. And trusting me! What a cool job. .
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#thistimeitspersonal #effectchange #friendsandfamily #actionontoxics #joinme #takethejob #nomoreharshchemicals #healthychanges #saferswitches #mineralsunscreen #eatorganic #eathomemade #lessplastic #switchtoglass #downwithteflon #lifelesstoxic #hormonehealth #nontoxichome #simplehealthy #simpleswitches #switchtosafer #beautycountercanada @beautycounter @greggrenfrew @christy_coleman @ginamurphybc


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Market ready! Bringing better choice products to Mackay conveniently and affordably.. changing the world... it’s not a job, it’s my passion and purpose!
#markets #marketready #twilightmarkets #friday #betterchoiceproducts #convenient #affordable #mackay #buylocal #simpleswitches #refuse #reuse #recycle #savetheplanet #savetheworld #starttoday #itsnotajob #passion #purpose #itsalifestyle #saynotosingleuse #smallchangesbigimpact


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Mmmm roasted veggies!
Chopped up some zucchini from my mother-in-law's garden, added some squash and shredded carrots, mixed it all together in olive oil with a couple drops of Lemon and Basil essential oils. 🍋🌿Delish!
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#eatyourveggies #cookingwithessentialoils #flavorboost #eolife #simpleswitches #roastedveggies #homegrown #veggielife #lemon #basil #zucchini #squash #quinoatoppers


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Steam night! Steaming softens vegetables while maintaining most of their nutrients, especially water-soluble compounds that are easily damaged by heat or water immersion. Whether you use an electric steamer, a bamboo steamer, your vegetables will retain more texture, flavor and nutritional value when you prepare them with this indirect form of heat and moisture. And while eating raw veggies has its health benefits, steaming is great way to prepare you veggies when you want them cooked, preserving their low calorie and fat content.
#guthealth #hearthealth #hearthealthy #reversedisease #wholefood #nutrition #simpleswitches #thrive #plantbased #keepingitreal #functionalnutrition #holistichealth #holisticnutrition


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So what’s a toxic level of mercury in your diet? .
Many fish contain measurable levels of mercury, which can cause profound neurological disease and death if consumed in sufficient amounts. The issue gained new urgency in 2012 when a study in the journal Nature showed that mercury concentration at the ocean surface has tripled since the beginning of the industrial era.
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Through direct pollution into waterways from industry and indirect through ground contamination leaching, mercury amoung other heavy metals have made their way into the oceans.
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There, elemental mercury turns into methylmercury. Scientists aren’t quite sure how this conversion occurs, but it probably involves the metabolism of a small but abundant living creature. When that creature is eaten by bigger creatures, the methylmercury travels up the food chain, collecting in animal tissue in larger and larger amounts. That's why large fish like tuna or sordfish have troubling levels of mercury.
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Still want that fresh ocean taste, hold the mercury??
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Add seaweed (researched to dexoxify heavy metals from the body) to an easy chickpea salad sandwich mix and enjoy added fibre, a creamy taste, with the fresh vibrancey of the ocean infused. .
#simpleswitches #thrive #saveouroceans #hearthealthy #guthealthy #wholefoods #nutrition #plantbased #kitchenbliss #flavours #inspiredkitchen #easyrecipes #functionalnutrition #holistichealth #mercuryfree #detox #heavymetaldetox #functionalmedicine #brainhealth #nourishthesoul #whatveganseat #nourishyourbody #halifaxhealth


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Buckwheat soba noodle salad with julliened carrot & cabbage and a ginger sesame dressing...
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Authentic soba noodles are 100% buckwheat, which happens to be gluten free , but you have to look carefully as most "soba noodles" are a mix of wheat or corn alongside buckwheat...
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Buckwheat is a pseudocereal, not a true cereal grain. Cereal grains come from the seeds of grasses, such as wheat. Pseudocereals come from the seeds of non-grasses, yet look like cereal grains. They are used in similar ways.
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To get maximum nutrition from soba noodles, look for brands made from 100 percent buckwheat. Buckwheat has several health benefits, including being a good Source of Manganese.
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One cup of soba noodles has 0.4 mg of the mineral manganese. This is 21 percent of the daily recommended value. Manganese is important for bone health, glucose metabolism, and wound healing. It also supports your nervous system.

Research shows manganese deficiency may play a role in osteoporosis, diabetes, and epilepsy. Soba noodles contain small amounts of other important minerals, including:

zinc
magnesium
potassium
phosphorous
iron
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Did I mention they are freakin delicious? ??
#simpleswitches #organiclife #glutenfree #dairyfree #veganrecipe #easyrecipes #mealprep #halifaxfoodie #hearthealthy #guthealthy #wholefoods #nutrition #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #foodheals #foodismedicine


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‘Healthy’ pulled pork nachos for dinner last night. Homemade tortilla chips (whole grain tortillas lightly sprayed with olive oil, paprika and cumin, oven roasted), pulled pork from the freezer, salad, homemade guacamole and Greek yoghurt. Tastes delicious, more good stuff than the original. What are your simple switches to improve on a favourite?


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Wellness Wednesday! You guys!! I had so many people asking me about the cellular cleanse I did yesterday - I just wanted to post about my results! (I didnt take a before picture but OMG I woke up this am to the flattest stomach I've ever seen!) I didnt have my normal mental fog, and I wasn't even hungry!! I think it MUST be a result of flooding my body with all these natural ingredients!! 😍😍 This morning, instead of my usual cup of coffee (I was out 🙁) I switched it up with a shot of NATURAL caffeine! I seriously feel lit up (way more than coffee has ever made me feel!) and ready to take on the whole MONTH 😎🤩😎 #simpleswitches #feelinfine #natural #cleanse #weightloss #weightlossjourney #brainfog #healthy #healthyeating #healthyhabits #lit #results #cellular #selflove #selfconfidence #momlife #selfcare


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I am so in love with these new drier balls that were lovingly made by my sister and neice with their talent of needle felting! When the sun isn't shining and there is laundry to be done, these are a great energy saver cutting my drying time in half. No need for toxic drier sheets either, being all natural wool, they cut down on static and you can add lovely essential oils for a natural scent if you desire. I'll post a link if they become available for purchase, hint hint...
#ecofriendly #ecoclean #handmade #healthyhomes #essentialoils #hearthealthy #homedetox #environment #laundry #simplelife #simpleswitches #organiclife #thrivingplantbased #betterhealth #drierballs #homehacks


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Buying sustainable, reusable products isn't just better for the environment, it's often cheaper in the run of things, too.

How many razors (or razor heads) have you thrown out in your life? Now think of how many people will have done the exact same thing. It's a little overwhelming to take in. Now think of how much money you've spent on something you've THROWN OUT.

That's a lot of money in a landfill. For a portion of that, you can have something that looks nice AND works better (close shave, yes please 🙋🏻) Sometimes, the best options are some of the original ones. Safety razors have been around for a long time, long before plastic was a thing. You never throw the handle out, the blades can be taken to a recycler, and the blades are packaged in just paper (totally recyclable). Not to mention, the blades come in large numbers meaning your basically set for life. And I'll be honest, I love the look of "real" weighty items in my shower rather than plastic "disposables." What do you think, would you make the switch?


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The smell of fresh fruit and basil fills the kitchen up with natural aromatics. Basil is a natural antibacterial, it contains a volatile compound, eugenol, that is antimicrobial in nature and will help clean up unhealthy gut bacteria if eaten fresh, and helps clean the air indoors if grown inside. .
There is no need for unnatural "scents" to be added to already poor, indoor, air quality. Most scented cleaners for the home and body are full of chemical compounds that have polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons that are known to be carcinogenic and add to poor air quality. .
Try scents from the natural world to freshen up your life. Basil, lemon peels, cinnamon & apples seems, fresh flowers in the house, lavander, cedar branches, pine needles, just to name a few...
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What are some of your favourites from nature?
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#healthyhabits #healthyhomes #essentialoils #basil #thrive #naturalantibacterial #cleanliving #hearthealthy #simpleswitches #organiclife #kitchenbliss


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The perfect cup of coffee, with the perfect blend of creamer to get my body burning calories like no other, I work smart and hard but mostly smart. Cause the summers are active enough for me , keeping a close distance from the gym this summer vacations with my growing boys. Because with moving in and landscaping I think I’ve got enough movement going on to qualify for a workout Hahahaha lazy girl sometimes. #javitaburnandcontrolcoffee to my weightloss rescue 🤟🏽👊🏽❤️😍
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#javitaweightlosscoffee#javaforlife#smallchanges#bigoutcomes#fitgirlsguide#simpleswitches#ladyboss#drink#share#benefit#sotasty#arabicabeans#acreagecoffeeshop#makeathome#hahaha#easy#savemoney#worksmart#nothard


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Check out the milk vending machine that I discovered near me!
Fill your own bottles with milk fresh from the farm, and the farmer gets a fair price for his milk.
This has made me very happy to finally be able to source milk in glass bottles 💚


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NINE?! 😆
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When you think about it like this you realize how many chemicals you’re putting on your body without much thought. #amirightladies ?! .
I counted my BASIC (#momlife) daily routine including shampooo and shower products, toothpaste, deodorant, skincare and makeup essentials and came up with TWENTY-FOUR 😳
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It also made me realize I’ve done a thorough job of cleaning up my personal care routine 👊🏼
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How many products are you putting on your body EVERY SINGLE DAY?! Comment below 👇🏼


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I interrupt your feed to bring you the BEST kombucha I’ve ever had!!
#kroger #guthealth #simpleswitches #delicious


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I believe that simple switches have the BIGGEST impact; it makes it easy to live a better life. It teaches our children to value their health while still letting them experience what they’re accustomed to. It opens up a world of free thinking, curiosity, and self control. 🌿

5 things I’m especially into this summer:
•Virgil’s sodas- because sugar is not the devil and my kids like coke! #noguilthere •YL’s new 50SPF sunscreen- because it’s safe and effective (most sunscreens will do more harm than good long term and if I can possibly prevent them/us pain, you bet I will try.
•Better PopTarts- because sometimes we have to leave the house before 10 and I’m not about waking up any earlier than I have to!
•Thieves laundry detergent- because we wear clothes. I don’t want some of the most toxic carcinogens sitting on our skin all day.
•Hard back/illustrated books- it helps keep Reece’s attention longer, I hope to reuse every summer, and one day I hope to read to my grandkids the same thing I read to their dad!
#simpleswitches #longtermthinking #preventisbetterthancure


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Today’s #vegan lunch: 🥗 Buddha bowl type effort. I’ve decided to give clean eating a go (along with vegan/plant based food choices) - this means waaaay more veggies and cutting down on bread stuff and *gulp* coffee. 💦 But YAY for more hydration and energy! 💪🏻
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This took all of 3-4 min to prep. I threw some leftover ingredients together (made a batch of rice the other day, grated carrots the day before, etc.) MUCH easier and more convenient! ⏰
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🥕WHAT I ADDED:
- brown rice mixed with chickpea smash (chickpeas mushed with a fork, mixed with a little vegan mayo, mustard,lemon juice and pepper)
- baby spinach
- half a tomato
- grated carrots - avo
- lemon juice to season .
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✔️ If you’re trying to eat less meat or make a vegetarian/vegan switch, chickpeas are a GREAT + versatile protein alternative. I love them and add them to just about anything - salads, curries, soups, spreads, etc. .
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#plantbasedeating #plantbasedprotein #lunchtime #healthylunch #buddhabowl #veganbuddhabowl #veganlunch #cleaneatingjourney #veganjourney #simpleswitches #easyfood #foodinspiration #eathealthyfood #quickandeasyfood #yummy


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This little piggy went to the market, this little piggy stayed home, this little piggy used kidscents body lotion and this little piggy used more...and THIS little piggies mama cried happy tears all the way home. #toxinfreeliving #youngliving #kidscents #oneproductatatime #simpleswitches #toddlers #family #happymama


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Is this how you carry your groceries in? Makes the “carry all the groceries inside in one trip” challenge a little bit easier 😂 on a serious note though, Today is International Plastic Bag Free Day!! 1 in 3 Dead Sea turtles are found with plastic in their stomach turtle 🐢 100,000 marine creatures die from plastic entanglement a year 🐋 🐬 🐠, and about 1 MILLION sea birds die from eating plastics 🐦... not to mention what it does to the water 💦 So make the switch !! Use reusable bags or a big crate like I have, just something better than a plastic bag !! It is much easier to load the car & unload the car, never have to worry about the bag breaking, and it makes you feel good knowing you aren’t using plastic bags 😍


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What is in your way of showing up like a BOSS in your life? 🤷🏼‍♀️ How do you SHOW UP? More importantly WHO do you show up for? Are you in your head with your VOICE? It sounds like this: 🗣️ “Man! How will I pay my credit card bill this month?! Why didn’t he call me back? I can’t believe my mom would say that to me! Ugh. I’m so fat. Will I ever get back in shape? Probably not. I don’t have time. I’m so BUSY!”
Notice a trend? I , I, I, me, me, me.
#getoveryourself #simpleswitches #successcoach


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It’s amazing how much has changed in 80 years...and how much hasn’t.
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Today marks the 80th anniversary of FDR signing the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act into law. While progressive for its time, it still leaves a lot to be desired. The US bans only 30 ingredients know to cause harm, far behind the EU’s commitment of over 1,000.
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Through my work with @beautycounter I have had the opportunity to meet with my local leaders to help put this issue back on their radar. In fact, consultants across the US have held hundreds of meetings in the last few years while others took on Capitol Hill. Over 30,000 women and men have locked arms to spread the word and share safer options while we work to get more health protective laws passed. But we could use your help.
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By texting “better beauty” to 52886 you will be prompted to send a prewritten email to your local reps that will notify them that one of their constituents wants them to pay attention to this issue. That’s all, nothing more than a text and email saying, “Yea, we definitely deserve better.”
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If you want to learn more about this, I’m here. If you want me to come speak your family, friends, or any group you are a part of, I’m here.
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#bethechange #betterbeauty #beautycounter #shopsmallbusiness #becounter #simpleswitches #yourvoicematters


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Celebrated this guy today. He’s almost six years into fatherhood and he’s pretty much mastered being the fun parent! .
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Thanks for partnering in this ridiculous parenting thing with me and for being everything that I’m not. .
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Happy day, Dads. .
#happyfathersday #parentingosnojoke #threenager #sendhelp #inoverourheads


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We eat a lot of fast food in this house, but it's not coming from outside, it's coming from our kitchen. This is our fast food. Steamed veg & sautéed tofu piled on a bed of rice noodles swimming in some sort of coconut Thai curry, it's a little different every time according to what veggies are in the house, what thai paste I've made, but this is pretty much it and it usually comes around at least once a week after the late days working, must eat now, kinda vibes. It literally take 15mins and I'm pretty sure you can wait longer to order a burrito. It saves our butt on those days & saves money too, only a few $ to make with completely organic ingredients😄 Yeay, leftovers for lunch!
One of my Thai curry paste recipes you can find on the websites recipe page🍜
#slowfoodfast #hearthealthy #guthealthy #easyrecipes #buddhabowl #lemongrass #nutrition #glutenfree #dairyfree #foodheals #holistichealth #simpleswitches #thrive


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Although yesterday was world oceans day, I'm pledge to make everyday earth day & oceans day! Assessing what my contributions are and how I can make a bigger impact with simple changes. Years ago, we switched to cloth for shopping, buy bulk when we can, wearing natural fibers, fixing thing instead of replacing them, using natural products, and trying our best to keep a small footprint. This year it was bamboo tooth brushes & using more grey water for the plants around the house, but we've got our eyes wide open looking out for the switches that DO CREATE CHANGE, because we understand it doesn't matter how big or small, everything counts!
I'd love to hear your simple switches?
#oceanbreath # gratitude #beautyintheworld #nature #hearthealthy #wholefoods #nutrition #simpleswitches #thrive #oceanday #nourishthesoul #holistichealth


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Sitting outside sipping wine, the girls are fast asleep and I’m feeling like summer wins. .
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Tomorrow is dance show day and school is wrapping up. Bring it on summer, we’re ready for ya. .
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#objectsforoutfits #summernights #dancemom #endoftheyearrecital #bestdayoftheyear #balletomane @balletomane.inc


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My favorite pastime. (No pedals were harmed in the making of this post)


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So I’m hopping onboard the #minimalism train hardcore. It seems overwhelming, but then again, so does all the crap I own! •
A little #tiptuesday for those of you who are considering a similar switch: stop buying books and start using your local library. It save money, space, and supports your community. So many wins! •
Also, sometimes you will stumble upon a book you weren’t even looking for and it will totally change the course of your summer. Thanks, “More or Less”. I didn’t even know I needed you. 📚❤️


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When someone tells me it’s hard being Mexican and on a diet 🤦🏻‍♀️...these are “Mexican” foods that I eat...I love my “diet” 😋#simpleswitches#learntoeat#moderationiskey#flexibledieting #flexibledieting#momswholift#chickswithmuscles#mealprep


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Three. Three is chatty and inquisitive and incredibly self-sufficient (🙄). .
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She’s full of questions, and never stops narrating her life and sings constantly. She cares for her “babies”, adores dogs, twirls endlessly and picks up every rock she finds to bring home for her collection. She’s terrified of ants but wants to hold a bumble bee. .
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She’s strong. And brave. And weird. And full of wonder and all the sweet little girl goodness. .
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And I’m... tired. Tired of never having enough time, or enough sleep or space to breath and think (and also literal space to sit without her beside me!). But also so grateful I get to spend my days with this little weirdo who challenges me like no one else. .
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#wfhmom #sahmlife #toddlerlife #gratefulaf #childhoodunplugged #everydaywonders #toddlersofinstagram #workfromyourphone #workfromhomelife


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Do you feel like you’re floating through this 4 day work week or more like you’re just trying not to drown?
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Honestly, I’ve been feeling like I can hardly stay above water the last few weeks and the temptation to live as if “I’ll just get through until I’m finished and then that is where my life will start again” has been so real. But then I realized that I was missing so much good stuff and who knows when that time will come when I have nothing to do!
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Side note: in this fantasy of a time where I only do things like bake and travel and hang out with my favorite people my clothes, surroundings and food ALL strangely seem to look #pinterest perfect. weird, right? 😂#notgonnahappen
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So I knew I had to make a change but didn’t have time for “me” anytime soon. All I had to do was simply switch my morning mindset from how long my to do list was to how much I was getting to accomplish and what it was providing for my family. While I still had a lot to do I felt my burden lighten and my joy start to resurface. This little change helped me continue to put one foot in front of the other and I hope it encourages you to #justkeepswimming too!
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#overwhelmed #workfromhomelife #newmomlife #dreamersanddoers #entrepreneurlife #simpleswitches


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There’s something about a fresh haircut that makes me all 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
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Also... realized I’ve been with my hairdresser for over 20 years. How is that even possible?! Even when I lived on the east coast I only cheated on her once (and I deeply regretted it) 🤣
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#hairdresser4life
#keepthegoodones #rulestoliveby #freshcut #sahmlife #wfhm


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It’s beautiful and sunny today and I’m feeling pretty grateful my kindergartener will have reapplied sunscreen before she headed out for recess after lunch. I always pack her sunscreen in her lunch bag so she can’t forget and has time to apply it while they eat #momhack #momprotip .
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And a stick makes it easy for her to do independently and means no mess on her clothes 👊🏼
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#mineralsunscreen #switchtosafer #noharshchemicals #zincoxide #zincoxidesunscreen #saferforourkids #beautycountercanada #planetbox #sunshineandsunscreen


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I have to admit I love fried plantains! Especially paired with cabbage, rice and black beans with a crazy hot sauce for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.. lately I've started to drizzle a little olive oil over them on a baking sheet and slipping them in the oven at 250 for 10mins each side and I'll just say wow! So much easier, just as tasty, and a lot healthier😄
#simpleswitches #hearthealthy #wholefoods #nutrition #mealprep #healthyeating #kitchenbliss #healthyhabits #inspiredkitchen #plantains


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🥑 Is there anything as satisfying as opening a p e r f e c t avocado?! .
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LIFE HACK: you know that moment when ALL the avocados ripen at the same time and you panic to find ways to use them up in the 38 minutes before they go bad?! .
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Put them in the fridge. .
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Ripen them on your counter and as they hit that perfect softness PUT THEM IN THE FRIDGE. They stay perfect in there for DAYS. .
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You’re welcome. .
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#avacadoproblems #healthyfatsarethenewblack #eatfreshfood #wholefoodnutrition #lifehack #avacadohack


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💙 This long weekend has been all about love. We went to the loveliest (non-royal) wedding and watched two friends commit to a life of love and laughter together. And I smiled and laughed until my cheeks hurt. .
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It’s been ages since we’ve been to a wedding and they are always the best reminder of what we’ve committed to each other. And what we’re building together. .
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We happen to be celebrating ten years this summer and its really just the beginning. I want many more decades with this hunk and our girls. And so these small changes I’m implementing in our every day to have a positive impact on our families HEALTH in the name of more years together... ya, I’m going to keep doing it. Because I can, and if it gives us a better chance of less illness, more love, more T I M E (and maybe even more health protective laws by the time we’re sitting here the “parents of the bride” 😭)... you better believe it’ll all be worth it. .
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Baby steps towards big change. .
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#smallchangesaddup #lifeLessToxic #actionontoxics #nontoxiccleaning #noharshchemicals #nofragrance #eatfreshfood #eathomemade #greenbeautymovement #gardenparty #organicisbetter #thistimeitspersonal @beautycounter


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I threw rocks into the lake from this very spot when I was their age. Walked the same paths. Chased a previous generation of Canada geese. It’s not lost on me how COOL it is to raise my kids in the same place I grew up. .
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Today was a picture perfect spring day, leaves finally back on these spectacular old trees, the sun shining and the lake perfectly calm. Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses is WAY better than snowsuits and wet mitts. Can I get an amen?!
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#mineralsunscreen #beautycounterforthewin #beautycountersunscreen #uvauvbprotection #andbluelight #springtoddlerfashion #momentsofcalm #momsofinstagram #oakville #downtownoakville


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Motherhood is bananas. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Every day. And it also fills me to the brim with the best of life and love. .
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Happy Mother’s Day to all you mamas; to the brand new moms and old pros alike. To the stressed out, stretched to their breaking point and sleep deprived. To the empty nested who miss and still worry about their babies. To those who chose to be worlds best Aunt instead of being mom. To those planning to be a mom. And those trying to be. Wanting nothing more than to be moms...waiting. Wondering if and praying for when. Those who have lost. And all of you missing your moms. All the love and positivity to each of you. You’re all warriors. Enjoy your day. 💕
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#mothersday #strongasamother #hardestjobintheworld #bestjobintheworld #tiredaf #ittakesavillage #findyourvillage #womensupportingwomen


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To today I was asked about 4 times if there's an oil that works as a bug repellant.....
The answer is TerraShield!
This blend consists of YlangYlang, Nootka, Cedarwood, Lemon Eucalyptus, Catnip, Litsea, Arborvitae and vanilla.
These oils simply don't smell good to pests so they stay away! But I think this blend smells delightful. It is a fantastic way to keep yourself and your kids protected from outdoor creepy-crawlies without resorting to the DEET or chemical laden sprays from the store.

And it works!! I once went for an evening walk through a natural wetlands area with my kids and my parents. My Dad used a "deep woods repellant" spray, I used TerraShield. I only got 1 bite, Dad was covered and itchy. (It's ok, I dabbed Lavender on his spots). I feel much better about using this on my little ones sensitive skin over something else that contains questionable ingredients.

Hubby's off to play ball tonight, I packed him a TerraShield 👍

#doterra #essentialoils #bugs #kids #getoutside #dontgetbugged #dontgetbiteither #itchy #bugbites #grass #skeeters #repellant #natural #simpleswitches #healthyfamily


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Keep ‘em coming!
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Not enough coffee in the world today after an incredible but full trip with Beautycounter this weekend. My feet are still sore just thinking about all the fun they had...
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Today is about catching up. On emails. On orders. On laundry. On my thoughts. Getting goals down on paper. And snuggling my girls every chance I get and pretending the mom vacation-hangover isn’t real. .
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#momcation #vacationhangover #backtoreallife #butfirstcoffee #beautycounterleadershipsummit #momlife #fueledbycoffee


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🍎🍓We’re batch-washing this afternoon, which is something I’ve never managed to do before even though I know theoretically it makes life easier later in the week 🤷🏻‍♀️ .
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I read a great article from @popsci this week that explained that soaking fruits and veggies in water and baking soda is way more effective at removing pesticide residue. .
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Did you know even organic produce is exposed to pesticides? Just “less-toxic” one’s?! .
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So I’m changing my habits and starting to batch-wash on the weekend, it seems like a small but manageable change that I can make happen so I’m going to try to make it a priority. Anyone else intrigued?! .
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The full article is linked on my Facebook page. Come check it out. Link in profile. .
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“A solution of sodium bicarbonate and water can remove even more pesticides than water alone, provided you have more than a minute to spare. In the experiments, Gala apples that were allowed to soak in baking soda for eight minutes had significantly reduced pesticide residue on the surface, and at 12-15 minutes there were virtually no pesticides left. This is because sodium bicarbonate can help degrade the two types of pesticides used in this study, thiabendazole and phosmet. Other chemicals might not react the same way, so this solution isn’t a guarantee of a pesticide-free snack. It’s just a lot better than the alternatives.” @popsci


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I was someone who had accepted the idea that “everything gives you cancer” and honestly thought it was just a sign of the times. But then I learned that by making simple switches in my everyday life I could drastically reduce my exposure to harmful ingredients. I learned that it wasn’t about sacrificing things I loved or having to be the stinky kid in class who only eats granola. I could make easy changes and still live a normal life. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to course correct and love sharing that opportunity with others.
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Thank you to the team at @shechangeseverything for having me @s.h.e.day Phoenix this weekend! I jumped at the opportunity to come alongside other women and equip them with information so they can have have the option to make safer choices. Seriously, I love talking about this so hit me with any of your questions!
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#simpleswitches #womensupportingwomem #healthyliving #sustainable #ethical #beautycounter #advocate #bethechange #startsmall #phoenix #soho63


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3 Easy Ways to Transition Your Wardrobe to Spring! ✨on greenwichmoms.com✨
Pack away those bulky jackets and sweaters and focus on layering in Spring essentials! ⭐️courtesy of @thelocalmomsnetwork #simpleswitches #springstyle #springfashion #springessentials #wardrobeupdate #givingmomsthegiftoftime #greenwich_moms


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I LOVE that it’s finally warm enough to give this a try today!! 🌞 Google the ingredients in your sunscreen and you may want to try something different. 😱 I’ve got you covered! #toxinfreeliving #healthylifestyle #sunscreen #simpleswitches #knowmoredobetter #hoorayforsunshine


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•• Daily Health Habits :: Proactive Immune System Support 💥 ••
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For our family, this essential oil blend is a non-negotiable. It was the first oil we were introduced to and the one that has made the biggest impact. We use it DAILY in some shape or form - aromatically to purify the air and spread it’s immune boosting goodness through our home, topically on all of our babes before school, internally for my husband and I PLUS we are also exposed to it every time we wash our hands, brush our teeth and clean our home as we use all of the household products infused with this blend as a cleaner, non-toxic version of all of the products we were already using on a daily basis #simpleswitches. This blend is truly our first line of defense 🙏
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If you are struggling with weakened immune systems and feeling frustrated and out of options, I encourage you to explore the idea of essential oils. I was optimistic but skeptical when we started using them but I can tell you now I’m so glad we made the decision to open our hearts and home ❤️ Best decision ever!
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#proactivehealth # #naturalhealth #doterraessentialoils #doterra #essentialoils #pureoils #naturalmomma #cleanliving #doyourresearch #doterralove #yl #yleo #aromatherapy #organic #naturalhealth #pure #sanfrancisco #bayarea #eastbay #theoilconnection #omg #omgessentials


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Yes! I finally got to use my new spiralizer last night when my sister made spaghetti! These zucchini noodles are great and way better than the versions of pre-cut vegetable noodles at the store. I bought the Veggetti handheld spiralizer for about 10 bucks and preparing them took maybe 4 min!
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#veggetti #veggettispaghetti #zucchininoodles #veggie #veggiesnotnoodles #zucchini #spaghetti #lchf #simpleswitches #lifestyle #lifestylechanges #foodswap #ketosnack #ketodiet #ketodinner #cheapfinds #dieting #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #weightlossideas #weightlosssuccess #ketogenicliving #ketofood #ketofam #nocarbs


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`Tis the season for... summer salads! It might just be the beginning of spring, but it’s 80° (😳😳😳) here today y’all. Is it just me or do hot days make you crave cold foods? Salads are such a great go to - they can easily be prepped ahead of time and taken on the go. One thing to be weary of is salad dressing. Salad dressings (like many other foods) have hidden added sugars. If you are out to eat I suggest asking for the dressing on the side. At home a great option is to make your own dressing, that way you know EXACTLY what is in it. Or, my go to salad dressing is @primalkitchenfoods because there is no sugar 🙅🏻‍♀️ - & lots of great options to choose from!

What are your favorite spring/summer time foods?! ☀️ #allaboutwell


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A simple switch to reusable straws is something we can all do. As soon as you see a photo of a poor tortoise with a plastic straw stuck up it’s nose you’ll never want to use one again. Noticing lots of bars and restaurants are making straws optional rather than a given which is great, plus I never really think they’re all that hygienic anyway...think of all the fingers that have probably touched it before it makes its way to your glass 😝 These came in a set of 6 with a couple of little cleaners too. So far so good! #simpleswitches #saynottoplastic #plasticisrubbish #plasticfree #zerowaste #savetheocean


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On my last FB video I talked about living a chemical and toxin free life, and what that REALLY meant in terms of the products I was using in our everyday lives - what imapct that had on our health both physical and emotional.
Well, this picture is my order for March and a true representation of that lifestyle - how we have replaced almost all our household cleaning, haircare, skincare, bodycare products with chemical free, plant based products.

Have you wanted to swap out products in your household that are questionable, full of toxins and chemicals?
You can!! Simple switches. 😊 DM to find out how. Tag a friend who needs this.

#chemicalfree #toxinfree #lifestyle #plantbased #skincare #bodycare #householdproducts #haircare #change #simpleswitches


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The Sun is shining and Spring is definitely in the air! Not sure how many of you are planning a vacation somewhere hot within the next few months or simply gearing up for a gorgeous summer here in Ontario - whatever your plans, we've got the perfect sun protection and enhancement lotions for you!
Keep your legs silky smooth and bronzed with our super safe Bronze Oil and and keep your gorgeous mug sun protected with our Dew Skin.
Body Sticks and All Over Protection are great for the whole family -especially the kids!
SHOP | www.beautycounter.com/liannaharrington


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Non-Toxic Skincare & Cosmetics are the BEST choice for your skin. Free of animal fats, parabens, fragrance, oxybenzone, petroleum, leads, metals, aluminum, synthetic colours and flavour. Find out why making the switch is so simple and more effective than what you are currently using.
PM me for info!


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Chapped, dry lips on your Littles? My kids lick their lips all day long so whenever they get home from school I moisturize and heal them with Peppermint Lip Balm or Baby Balm! It works wonders! Also had a friend mention to me the other day that she broke out on her forehead with a crazy dry patch of skin, similar to eczema. She used her son’s Baby Balm and she was so excited that her skin cleared within days of application! That’s the reality of using safer skincare! Non Toxic ingredients will truly make a difference on your skin!
Balms starting at $24 CAN
Shop | LINK IN BIO
#babybalm #saferskincare #chappedlips #eczema #safeskin #kids #parents #momlife #choosesafer #simpleswitches #peppermint #naturalingredients #noharmfulingredients #nofragrance #vegan #essentialoils #lips #kisses #hydrateyourself #hydrateyourskin #oakvillemama #torontolife


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Ready? Set? Go!! I’ve got FOUR BOGOS up for grabs! First come, first serve. Purchase any item $75 + and recieve 50% off your next item!
SHOP online and choose “March Open Social” - PM me your 50% off item
OR PM me your order directly and I’ll enter your items ❤️


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I personally believe that a foundation should be worn to enhance your natural skin’s beauty. Not cover it up. One of the many things I love about Dew Skin and Tint Skin Tinted Moisturizers is the fact that they go on light, not cakey, absorb beautifully and are super moisturizing. They don’t clog pores (hello, acne prone skin) and wash off easily with a facial cleanser). The fact that they are so safe for your lovely face is also a huge PLUS in my books. No animal fats, no parabens, no fragrance, no problem!! With over 12 shades to choose from, there is a perfect match for every skin tone!
SHOP | Link in BIO
Try and it see for yourself; the difference a high-end, Safer Foundation can do for your complexion 😍
#Tintskin #dewskin #foundation #tintedmoisturizer #safecosmetics #vegan #parabenfree #nofragrance #fragrancefree #betterbeauty #beautybeautymama #simpleswitches #perfectmatch #perfectshades #allskintypes #allskincolors #switchtosafer #oakvillemama #torontolife #collingwood #hamilton


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So many perfect shades to choose from! Which one is yours? I’m Linen in the winter and Honey in the summer 😍
#Tintskin #dewskin #foundation #tintedmoisturizer #safecosmetics #vegan #parabenfree #nofragrance #fragrancefree #betterbeauty #beautybeautymama #simpleswitches


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Using my new @fete_toothbrush #bambootoothbrush today. Honestly .. It felt a bit weird. Guess it's bigger than a typical toothbrush and the wood is all a bit odd. But on the second brush this eve, that feels less of an issue so fingers crossed in a few days I'll not be bothered by the difference. #plasticfreetoothbrush #plasticfree #stepbystep #ethicalbeauty #greenbeauty #clean_happy_green #noad #ditchplastic #maketheswitch #simpleswitches #100%biodegradable #brushwithbamboo


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STOP ✋ Before you dish out hard earned $$$ on body lotions from the big stores, think about trying out BC’s Citrus Mimosa Body Lotion Or Body Butter! A little goes a long way and you will never find fragrance, parabens or other harmful ingredients on the label. In fact, BC has banned over 1500 harmful ingredients from their products and uses naturally scented essential oils only. Find out what everyone is talking about. High-performance, luxury skincare without any harmful “extras” 😍😍😍 SHOP | Link in Bio


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Our new Consultant packages are INSANE! For only $98, you can start a little side business and take things as slow or as fast as you want to go! It's all about you 😉🙌👌


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I’m all about Sunscreen, especially sunscreen that is EWG approved! Our sunscreen sticks are kid friendly and perfect for your purse & their backpacks. Knowing the products used on my kids’ skin is safe is SO important to me. It helps me feel I’m winning at this whole crazy parenting thing (even on days I might be losing 🤣). It’s a simple win - but totally worth it 🌤️🙌
SHOP | Link in Bio


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I believe in transparency and that all labels on our products should clearly disclose what ingredients are being used in our products. #betterbeauty #betterbeautymama #safeingredients #safeproducts #cleanskincare #cleancosmetics #knowyouringredients #saferskincare #theneverlist #oakvillemama #torontolife #simpleswitches


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I believe in transparency and that all labels on our products should clearly disclose what ingredients are being used in our products. #betterbeauty #betterbeautymama #safeingredients #safeproducts #cleanskincare #cleancosmetics #knowyouringredients #saferskincare #theneverlist #oakvillemama #torontolife #simpleswitches


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New Product Announcement!! Our new FACIAL WIPES are biodegradable, oil-free with no added fragrance, aloe vera for moisturizing and cornflower water for a clean rinse. Gentle micellar formula removes dirt and impurities! I always have a pack of wipes in my gym bag and I’m so excited to get my hands on these. 🌿Remove makeup and cleanse your skin in one step. Using a naturally derived micellar formula, each super soft wipe traps makeup, dirt, and impurities, then gently whisks it away with no need to rinse. Aloe Vera delivers hydration, while cornflower water soothes delicate skin. Gentle enough to use on face and eyes every day. These breakthrough wipes are also biodegradable - just dispose in your home compost.* 🌿Oil-free. No added fragrance. Ophthalmologist-tested: Safe for contact lens wearers. 🌿Consumer Panel Test Results
94% said the wipes remove all traces of face makeup†
#safecosmetics #noharmfulingredients #saferskincare #countermatch #chanel #beautycounter #lotions #potions #makeupwipes #saferbeauty #biodegradable #betterbeautymama #betterbeauty #saferskincare #tintskin #bestskin #naturalmakeup #naturalskin #oakville #toronto #sahm #workingwomen #workingmoms #oakvillemama #switchtosafer #simpleswitches
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