Archive | May, 2016

DIY Natural Bug Repellent

bug spray

Along with summer’s beautiful weather comes a less desirable side effect: mosquitoes, black flies and other pesky summer insects. With concerns over Lime Disease, the West Nile Virus and Zika Virus people are turning to bug sprays more often to keep their families and themselves safe. Though a strong bug repellent may be necessary in certain […]

Sun Safety for Summer

sun safety

With the awesome sun shining down on us (finally!), summer certainly feels like it’s here. Spending plenty of time outdoors is a great way to get some vitamin D naturally and enjoy the benefits of nature. It’s also important to remember to find a good sunscreen – one that protects but that doesn’t contain potentially […]

Need Help Sourcing Sustainable Seafood? There’s an App for that!

seafood guide

For seafood eaters, finding sustainable seafood with a low toxicity rating can be a challenge. With an estimated 90% of the world’s fisheries now fully exploited, over-exploited or fully collapsed it is more important than ever to ensure that the fish we eat is fished and/or farmed sustainably.  This is where Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch comes in. Aside […]