AWARE Newsletter - June 18, 2012

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Andrea Fabry

Toxic Talk Tuesdays

On our last Toxic Talk Tuesday on Moody Radio's Chris Fabry Live!, we discussed natural pesticide alternatives for your home and garden. If you missed the June 12 broadcast, visit our Radio Interviews page to hear our fun and informative conversation!

Chris Fabry Live!

Our next Toxic Talk will air on Tuesday, July 3. Mark your calendar to join us for another fun discussion to help you live toxic-free this summer!

All-Natural Pest Control

Homemade Mothballs

Wondering how to control those nasty pests that invade our homes and gardens, but wary of the toxic chemicals found in most commercial products? See our Bug-Busting Bonanza for some safe, natural ways to control ants, spiders, gnats, ticks, mice, four-legged critters, and more. Don't forget to download our handy Pest-Punching Printout of practical, inexpensive pest-control recipes to help you win the war against those inevitable invaders this summer!

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Fun in the Sun

With summer in full swing, many of us are wondering about sunscreens. The Environmental Working Group recently published their study of 800 brands of commercial sunscreens and found that 25% of the brands are safe. To view the list of recommended sunscreens, see the EWG's 2012 Sunscreen Guide.

Maintaining a healthy balance of omega-6 and omega-3 oils in your skin is one of the first lines of defense against sunburn.

Why not try a homemade sunscreen? The following recipe can be adapted to suit a variety of needs:

  • 2.5 oz. sesame oil
  • 1.5 oz. coconut oil
  • .5 oz. beeswax
  • 4 oz. filtered water
  • 2 tbsp. zinc oxide

Melt the oils and beeswax in a double boiler over medium heat. Remove from heat, add water, and mix with a stick blender until creamy. Add zinc oxide.

To maintain shelf life, add vitamin E oil, vitamin C powder, and/or grapefruit seed extract.

For added benefit, mix in 1-2 capsules of astaxanthin. Astaxanthin serves as a natural sunscreen for certain types of microalgae and can do the same for us!

Month Five Challenges

It's never too late to join us for our Natural Year Challenges!

Kitchen ChallengeIn this month's Household Edition, our natural, chemical-free cleaning moves to the hub of the home: the kitchen. See our Month Five Household Challenge for tips on safely cleaning your oven, cutting board, wood cabinets, dishwasher, sink, and more! Product recipes and video demonstration included. (You'll love the before and after pictures of my oven!)

Dairy FermentsIn our Food Edition, we'll make a dairy ferment. Ever wondered how to make homemade yogurt or kefir? What's all the buzz about probiotics? See our Month Five Food Challenge to discover the huge health benefits of these "good gut guys" and learn how to make them yourself. Recipes, step-by-step instructions, and a demonstration video will help you take the probiotic plunge!

Help Us Help Others!

AWARE T-Shirts

momsAWARE is only $150 away from applying for 501(c)(3) non-profit status, which will allow us to accept tax-deductible donations to assist families experiencing a mold crisis. If we sell out our remaining stock of AWARE T-shirts, we'll have the needed funds! We have a few women's sizes left and a good supply of men's. Only $10 each, and shipping is free! Help us help others by buying a shirt today!

Thank You!

We're thankful for your companionship on this journey. Feel free to contact us if we can help you in any way! Use the links above to send us an email and connect with us socially. We'd love to hear what you're learning about living healthy in a toxic world!

Andrea Fabry, Founder and President

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