The Conscious Living Blog

How to Know if Your Hand Sanitizer is Safe

How to Know if Your Hand Sanitizer is Safe
You are aware that not all personal care products are created equal. But have you ever given much thought to hand sanitizer? Maybe you didn't think much about it before the pandemic hit this year. Maybe it was a bit of an afterthought, until it became scarce. If you have been among the millions of consumers trying to get their hands on hand sanitizer, you've seen the many new and questionable options now on the market.  Continue reading

2 DIYs To Help Expecting Mamas Chill Out This Summer

2 DIYs To Help Expecting Mamas Chill Out This Summer

Pregnancy is miraculous. You are growing a human being inside your own body! If you didn’t think your body was amazing before, I hope you do now. So many things are happening as your pregnancy progresses; increased circulation creates that pregnancy “glow”, your ligaments relax, and your blood volume increases by a whopping 50%! 

If you are pregnant during the summer, you are probably familiar with normal swelling due to increased blood and fluids, called edema, which most commonly affects the feet, ankles, face, and hands. Carrying extra weight puts added stress on your feet and ankles, which results in some seriously aching feet and legs.

Well, mama, we’ve put together a few easy DIY recipes just for you!

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NEW! Insect Repellent Spray, Repel Blend and Refill!

NEW! Insect Repellent Spray, Repel Blend and Refill!
Insect Repellent certainly doesn't seem like the most exciting or glamorous product, but if you have ever tried to enjoy a warm summer evening outside and have been eaten alive by mosquitoes, you know how valuable a good repellent is. But nobody likes to smell stinky, or feel sticky, or knowingly slather questionable toxins on their skin. So we choose between what we consider to be the lessor of two evils. Well, now you don't have to!  Continue reading

Healthy Skin Swaps: Hand + Surface Spray

Healthy Skin Swaps: Hand + Surface Spray
Have you looked at the ingredients in your hand sanitizer lately? What about the ingredients for products you use to clean your phone, or your steering wheel or other small surfaces that you come in contact with regularly? Would you want to lick your phone or steering wheel after using them? Sounds a little silly, but the point is, what we touch gets transferred and absorbed and even ingested in small amounts.  Continue reading

Celebrating Motherhood: From Babies to Business

Celebrating Motherhood: From Babies to Business
I have wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember. In fact, I never imagined myself not being a mother. I married my high school sweetheart at 23 and had my kids at 27, 29 and 32. As much as I had dreamt about and planned for motherhood, I really had no idea what it would really be like. How magical pregnancy would be, how powerful I would feel giving birth and how anxious I would feel about caring for and protecting a real human being. Becoming a mother, changed me. Not once, but all 3 times. Continue reading

Introducing Hand + Surface Spray! Plus, our NEW Happy Hands Trio.

Introducing Hand + Surface Spray! Plus, our NEW Happy Hands Trio.

Our NEW Hand + Surface Spray is now live on our site for preorder! This is not your average hand sanitizer. We sourced premium, certified organic, USP pharmaceutical grade, non-GMO verified, gluten free, 190 proof (95%) neutral wheat alcohol and paired it with some of our favorite essential oils. Our ingredients are simple, effective and as pure as you will find.

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BREATHE with Zoe Organics

BREATHE with Zoe Organics
With all of the illnesses going around, plus Spring in the air (hello, allergies!), we want to talk about two of our star products, Breathe Balm and Breathe Blend. *edited to add: This blog post was ready to go live today, however, we feel like we should edit it in light of COVID-19 and events surrounding it. Grocery stores are continually empty, after school activities and sports are cancelled, Disneyland is closed until further notice, and schools are closing left and right. We want to support our community in any way we can. Zoe Organics will continue to go make and ship product for as long as possible. Continue reading

Caring for Baby's Sensitive Skin

Caring for Baby's Sensitive Skin
Caring for your baby's delicate skin doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, it should be really simple, with gentle, nourishing ingredients. Sure, rashes, irritation and even eczema do present challenges, but are often the result of internal imbalances or allergies and too much bathing or using unnecessary products can just exacerbate the issue. After more than 10 years taking care of our own kids and our littlest customers, and working with pediatricians and moms, we have a pretty good handle on how to care for baby's sensitive skin. Read on for our practical guide. Continue reading

Non-toxic Scented Play Dough Recipe

Non-toxic Scented Play Dough Recipe
My 8 year old daughter loves to cook and make crafts and is very tactile. She is always asking to make slime, but I'm not a big fan of slime ingredients. Play dough, on the other hand, is simple to make and uses kitchen staples that I can feel good about her playing with. We decided to make play dough for her to give to her 3rd grade class this week at their Christmas party, and we had a lot of fun taking a basic recipe and making it our own. If you are looking for an easy activity to do while your kids are home this holiday break, consider making this fun, scented play dough, using one of our essential oil blends to kick up the sensory enjoyment a notch.  Continue reading