Product Review: Feel Good With Change Soap Co.’s Vegan Skin Care & Cosmetics

A few years ago, I was working at The Oakland Press and met Tina Ersig who owns a carpet cleaning company with her husband. I don’t even remember how I found out about their company, The Greener Cleaner, but I was so excited about their nontoxic cleaning company that I wanted to spread the word….

Washing Your Face with Baking Soda Doesn’t Have to be Drying

It’s taken me a few years and bouncing between a handful of types of face wash to revisit the more natural, chemical-free, baking soda face washing. I’ve written about this twice before and the initial post about the wonders of washing my acne-prone face with baking soda is continuously my most-read. So for those of…

The “Natural” Label Doesn’t Make it Natural Food

I keep thinking about a conversation I had with a co-worker today that left me totally shutdown and annoyed after the fact because I didn’t clearly explain myself. That tends to happen. I get in arguments discussions with people and am not good at thinking on the spot, and I think of better descriptions and…

Battling Bad Skin — with Baking Soda

6/27/13 Update: Washing your face with baking soda doesn’t have to be harsh, I finally figured out. Here’s how. I have struggled with acne since I was about 12 years old. That’s about when I started being dragged into the dermatologist’s office for gels that burned, needles that poked and pills that only had a…