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Hi There! I'm Jen, welcome to my blog.

This blog is sort of a mix of ramblings and how-tos. My main goal is to be entertaining and to teach you how to live a toxic-free and chemical-free life, well as much as you can.

Find out more about me here.

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Dangers In Your Make Up That You Need To Know About

By Jen | July 10, 2017 | 25 Comments

Did you know that so many of our skincare products and makeup contain hormone disruptors, chemicals that cause cancer, and skin irritants that can further cause breakouts? Or they’re tested on animals? Yuck! Be sure to read all the way down and enter the giveaway! In 2004, the EWG evaluated 7,500 personal care products. This…

Young Living Convention 2017 recap

By Jen | June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

I started with Young Living Essential Oils about 3 years ago and having been loving the products (oils and supplements)! I started actively teaching and selling about 6 months ago and decided to go to conference this year. Best decision ever! There was so much excitement, energy and learning. I was only able to go…

Natural Alternative to chemicals in your Hot Tub

By Jen | May 26, 2017 | 21 Comments

I’m happy to say our hot tub is now chemical free!  So for a few years now, I have been looking for alternatives to chemicals in our Hot Tub. I’ve been ditching toxic chemicals in other parts of our home so this was the next step. Besides, spas are supposed to support a healthy lifestyle…

Mother’s Day Instant Pot Giveaway

By Jen | May 1, 2017 | 15 Comments

Has an Instant Pot been on your wish list? I know I am loving mine so much that I have teamed up with some fellow bloggers and we are giving away 4 Instant Pots!!! Instant Pots are quick, convenient, and help to make delicious meals; why wouldn’t every mom or homemaker want (or need) one? …

Uses for Lavender Oil

By Jen | April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lavender has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. This dynamic scent makes it a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home, and it’s not just a favorite because of its classic scent—it’s also highly versatile. It’s often…

Faux Peanut Butter Cups

By Jen | April 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Who doesn’t love Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups? But well are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups gluten free? That is a good question, after a search on the inter webs I have have see a few yes’s and a few no’s. On Reese’s website it says see package. The few packages I have seen do say they…

2017 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is coming!.

By Jen | March 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Woohoo the 2017 Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is almost here! This will be my 4th year attending the show and I couldn’t be more excited. Who doesn’t love finding new delicious food that are gluten free! The expo is going to be in Schaumburg April 22-23 at the Schaumburg Convention Center. My tip: come hungry and wear…

My battle with middle age weight

By Jen | March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

So of course just like everyone else at the beginning of the year I pledged to be better at my health. Well it’s now March and guess how much I have done… yep my once a month dance class and I think MAYBE one Zumba class. My meal planning has gone out the window and snacking…

DIY Fairy Garden Terrarium

By Jen | February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

So about this time of year the Chicago winters get to me and I am SOOO ready for spring and garden season! So one Saturday my daughter and I decided to make our own terrarium. I found this really cool terrarium at Hobby Lobby and used a 40% off coupon. The only trouble with the…

Easy Rosemary and Lavender Soap

By Jen | February 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

I love making my own scented soaps. They are awesome for gifts and it’s always just fun to experiment with different scents. Lately I have been drawn to Rosemary oil so I thought I would combine my two favorites Lavender and Rosemary. Now I do cheat a little and buy my soap base. For me…