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Oxybenzone: The Cancer Of Sunscreen?

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What exactly is oxybenzone? It is an organic compound used in sunscreens because of its ability to absorb UVB and short UVA rays. As a chemical ingredient, it is also helpful in maintaining the qualities of other ingredients and therefore you will also find it used in conjunction with other chemical ingredients in other personal care products such as lotions, lipstick and nail polish. As an ingredient in products, it may be referred to as Benzophenone-3.

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Best Organic Weed Killer: Avenger Organics Weed Killer Review

Weeds in yard

With so many environmental and health-related concerns with Monsanto’s Roundup, it is no wonder that more people are seeking safer alternatives to glyphosate. If you’ve got kids and pets around, you are even more likely to resist spraying harsh chemicals that risk someone getting hurt. That’s why organic weed killers are a safer option. You can tackle pesky weeds without harsh chemicals…

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The Ultimate Flower Occasion Guide: Go Beyond Roses

Boquet of flowers

If you’re not flower-savvy, how do you know the appropriate flowers to send on different occasions? And what types of flowers have meanings that you may not know? With SO many flower types and arrangements out there, it’s a daunting task to choose the ideal bouquet. But we’re here to help. Check out our ultimate flower occasion guide to make sure your choice is thoughtful and appropriate. And if you’re looking for eco-friendly flower delivery services, be sure to read our reviews of the best online florists…

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How To Be Green While You Clean Your Home

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As the world becomes more aware of the impact we are having on the planet, many of us are taking steps to live greener lives. One of the biggest ways that people are contributing to the eco-friendly effort is by transitioning to green cleaners. Take a look at what makes a cleaner green and see some examples of effective green cleaners on the market today…

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Green Tea Benefits (and How To Prepare)

Pot and cups of green tea

Green tea is made from a variety of sources, but originally the term “green tea” referred to the tea made of fresh leaves from the Camellia sinesis shrub. Unlike black tea, green tea undergoes very little oxidation and is made from fresh leaves rather than the aged leaves and stems from which the black version is made. Learn more about how to prepare, store and grow this popular caffeine alternative along with all its health benefits…

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Go Green On the Road (Eco-Friendly Travel Tips)

Electric car charging

Travel is fun, but like many other things in our life, it can have adverse effects on the environment and increase pollution. There are however a number of ways that we can reduce emissions that impact our planet’s health and take an active part with these eco-friendly travel tips. Read on to learn more about how to reduce your carbon footprint while traveling…

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Save The Earth, Share A Car: Zipcar Review

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Are you committed to earth friendly transportation but find it difficult not owning a car, even if you have access to public transportation? If you live in a larger city or a college campus, it’s not as hard as you think. Zipcar, the most well-known and popular car sharing service, has the largest fleet of shared vehicles in hundreds of cities and college campuses around the U.S. — and around the world…

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