ECO - AWARENESS
A few years ago, a research published in The Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine showed that the long-term consequences of regular use of toxic chemicals has an impact on lung function decline in women comparable to smoking 20 cigarettes a day over 10 to 20 years.
In a recent study at the University of Massachusetts, scientists showed that surface pesticide residues present in fruit and vegetables were most effectively removed by sodium bicarbonate solution when compared to either tap-water or a type of bleach like Clorox bleach.
Those who know me know that I am not a huge fan of bleach. In fact, my decision to start making my own toxic-free DIY cleaning and beauty products started a few years ago after I had a terrible experience of toxic reactions following cleaning with bleach. Anyway, I recognised that, unfortunately, we are in an unusual situation and, if you decide to use this substance, it is better to know how to do it correctly.
In a surprising study in Science, scientists say everyday chemicals now rival cars as a source of air pollution.
Marseille soap, or Savon de Marseille, is a traditional hard soap, made from vegetable oils, that has been produced around Marseille, France, for about 600 years. In fact, it was in the 16th century that soap manufacturing came to Provence.