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Archive of: Feature and *GREEN LIVING* and SWFL

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Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Replacing toxic commercial cleaning products with homemade natural cleaning products and misting rooms with do-it-yourself non-aerosol room sprays that contain small amounts of essential oil can quickly improve stuffy, stale air.

August 2018
Curly Hair Versus Humidity

Curly Hair Versus Humidity

In the past, for women with naturally curly hair—from loose to classic, tight or kinky—the effects of Florida’s hot, steamy summers with stifling humidity levels and soaring temperatures were unwelcome.

July 2018
The Toxic Side of Beauty

The Toxic Side of Beauty

While mainstream media has only recently alerted the general public to the chemicals lurking in our products, beauty and spa experts in Southwest Florida have been offering organic and far less toxic alternatives for nearly a decade.

June 2018
A Career That Keeps On Giving Joy

A Career That Keeps On Giving Joy

Julie Campbell, owner of Natural Nail Care Clinic was shocked when doctors at MD Anderson, in Houston, Texas, told her that her cancer was caused by working with acrylic nails, inhaling the toxic fumes 10 or 12 hours a day for so many years as well as inhaling the fumes from the acetone in which clients soaked their acrylic nails.

June 2018
A Poor Report Card on Water Quality

A Poor Report Card on Water Quality

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida Estuaries graded local watersheds based on two categories: water quality and wildlife habitat. Naples Bay and the Caloosahatchee River flunked, with a D-minus in both categories.

June 2018
Citizen-Style Climate Action

Citizen-Style Climate Action

Southwest Florida’s sustainability movement has morphed into a climate change movement, and what was once slow progress is now benefiting from an active base of grassroots citizen involvement.

April 2018
Plastic Wars

Plastic Wars

Help Southwest Florida celebrate and forward progress in sustainability efforts by participating in these local Earth Day 2018 events.

April 2018
Vive Le Curl

Vive Le Curl

Throughout the centuries, the secret to curly hair obedience has been a wide range of salves, irons and rollers that reshaped every strand, either flattening natural curls or creating artificial ones. But not any more.

March 2018
The Entrepreneurial Journey of Melanie and Ken Nickels

The Entrepreneurial Journey of Melanie and Ken Nickels

Melanie and Ken Nickels create 100 percent eco-friendly hair products, and have several product lines including Raw Hair Organics, Raw Curls, Rodz Grooming for Men and Raw Paws.

September 2017
Allini Water Systems

Allini Water Systems

These water filtration systems use no chemicals, salt or reverse osmosis, and do not require cartridge replacements or monthly maintenance fees.

September 2017
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