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My Favorite Chemical-Free Cleaning Products

Ever since I became pregnant with Hudson I have tried to switch to as many chemical free, yet effective cleaning products as possible. I love being able to clean, and not have to worry about him inhaling harsh chemicals! These are some of my favorites that work for me!

Shark Steam Pocket Mop This was one of the best purchases I made when Hudson was a baby. Not only did it help clean up the sticky floor underneath his high chair, but it made me feel so much better knowing I was sanitizing where his little hands were crawling daily! I use it in my kitchen, on my hardwoods, and in my bathrooms. I love that it’s only water, and not sticky residue from chemicals!

Norwex Blue Diamond All-In-One Bathroom Cleaner & Bathroom Scrub Mitt This make cleaning the tub, and shower extremely quick and simple. I can rinse and stick Huds right in the tub afterwards, without worrying about harsh chemicals or fumes! It cleans, descales, and deeply penetrates into surfaces to eliminate bacteria, germs, hard water scales, soap scum and dissolves rust stains!

The Laundress Home Spray I love to spritz this on sheets while making the bed. It reminds me of fresh sheets with a Summer breeze blowing through an open window. It has natural antibacterial properties that add scent while removing odor. I spray it on our duvet then use my hand steamer to kill germs and make it smell fresh! It’s perfect for things that can’t be washed often, even dry clean only clothing, drapes, upholstery and carpet!

Norwex Envirocloth & Window Cloth I can go on all day about the Envirocloth because I love being able to wipe down my counters and table without any harsh scents, while still removing 99% of bacteria. It also eliminates the need for 60 paper towels while I clean, because I’m the worst! In combination with the window cloth, my mirrors and showers look extra sparkling in just a few minutes! I use it to wipe down toy bins, carseats and strollers, also!

Thieves Household Cleaner This makes me excited to clean, because it makes our home smell Christmas! I use it in our kitchen to smell amazing and deep clean and degrease. I clean toys, and wipe down the boys’ play food truck and shopping carts with it. It’s concentrated so I just add a capful to a glass bottle and fill the rest with purified water, a little goes a really long way!

Seventh Generation Ultra Power Plus Dish Soap and Dishwasher Detergent I love that they are free of dyes and fragrances and they actually make my dishes look better! My water bottle lids used to have a funky taste after using regular detergents, I don’t have that problem with these!

Feel free to share some of your favorites below!

Have a great weekend! Xo

My Skincare Routine

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When choosing my skincare, I’m always extremely careful. Given the wrong product and my skin goes haywire. I have combination skin, and have tried pretty much every brand high and low to figure out what suits it best. Acne products are something I’ve always steered clear of because of over-drying my skin in the past. When ready for a change, after getting in a skin rut, I decided to try Boscia’s Clear Complexion line. It’s made for all skin types, including sensitive, and created to neutralize blemish-causing bacteria. It’s free of parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes and fragrances.

After starting the simple skin regimen 8 months ago, I haven’t seen a single blemish! My combination skin isn’t dry or oily, it feels “normal” for once being completely blemish-free.

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The soft gel cleanser goes on smooth and eliminates every stitch of makeup. It unclogs and purifies pores, by gently exfoliating and helps diminish dark spots from previous breakouts.

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The tonic spray is alcohol-free and has a fresh botanical smell. It relieves dryness and leaves skin soft and supple.

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The moisturizer is extremely light-weight, yet improves skin elasticity and hydration, making it perfect for year-round use.Boscia | TheSubtleStatement.com

The clear complexion treatment only takes one pump and absorbs into skin quickly. The willowherb helps alleviate skin inflammation and diminish visible redness.

It feels great to have finally have found a skincare line that works best for my skin. Not only are the full sized products great, airplane-friendly versions in the travel kit has made traveling much easier! Sign up using your email on Boscia.com to receive 10% off of your order!

**Product courtesy of Boscia. Opinions and content are all my own.

Lucky Finds

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Zucchini Pasta

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Zucchini noodles are a healthy alternative to pasta that I often order, while eating out.  When I came across this gadget online, I knew immediately that I needed to own it. It spirals every thing from zucchini to cucumbers, and is really simple to use.

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Once zucchini is spiraled, it can be eaten raw in salads or boiled like pasta noodles. In a sauce pan, bring water to a boil and add zucchini. Boil for two minutes. Strain the noodles and get rid of any excessive water.

Zucchini Pasta #vegan #glutenfreeGet creative by adding a sauce and additional veggies. For a quick dinner, I added organic marinara sauce, fresh oregano, pepper, kalamata olives, cannellini beans and nutritional yeast (which has a nutty/cheesy flavor & is high protein & in Vitamin B.) Vegan, gluten-free and low calorie, it’s great for a “lean & green” dinner. 
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a Hint of Mint

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At this year’s Oscars, Gwyneth wowed us with her gown and coordinating cape. She took a unique approach, yet again, at the premiere of Paul McCartney’s video, “My Valentine.” As a chic addition to her golden glow, she chose mint liner as the statement of her ensemble. The micro trend is subtle enough to try without risk. Lancome and T. LeClere offer similar shades for a fun way to play up your eyes.