Friday, June 17, 2016

Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soaps

https://www.drbronner.comI've been a fan of Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Pure-Castile Soaps for a few years.  I love that they are vegan, not tested on animals, non-gmo certified, fair trade and organic.  The minimal ingredients are a big win as well - especially when that includes some essential oils!

The company itself is very into social activism and philanthropic work - do-gooders :)  They refer to themselves as the "Fighting Soap Company" - I like that.

Major causes they have focused on include:
  • Organic integrity in personal care
  • Promotion of authentic Fair Trade
  • Re-commercialization of industrial hemp in the U.S.
  • Labeling genetically engineered foods (those containing GMOs)
  • Animal rights and protection

With a resume like that, this is a company I want to support!

I like to refer to these soaps as magic soap, because there are so many ways to use them:
  • Face
  • Body
  • Hair
  • Food
  • Dishes
  • Laundry
  • Mopping
  • Windows
  • Pets
  • So much more...
Click here for more ideas and dilution suggestions.

I am currently using the Almond version (smells yummy) for hand soap, as it's so hard to find non-antibacterial soap these days.  I also love it as a body wash and it suds up nicely to use in place of shaving cream.  Love this little multitasker!

Check it out!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Healthy Hoff Hummus Pasta

Healthy Hoff Hummus Pasta
Yields: 6-8 serving
meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free

  • 12 oz. Whole Wheat Pasta
  • 1 Zucchini (shredded)
  • 1 Cucumber (de-seeded & chopped)
  • 1 15 oz. can Chickpeas (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 15 oz. can Organic Corn (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 2.5 oz. can Sliced Black Olives (rinsed & drained)
  • 1 cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 cup oil-free Hummus
  • 1/4 cup Braggs

  1. Cook Pasta according to directions, rinse with cold water
  2. Meanwhile mix together Hummus & Braggs in a large bowl
  3. To the same bowl stir together remaining ingredients
  4. Allow to chill in the fridge before serving