March webfinds: How to clean up your diet, your beauty routine and your home for spring

Holistic Moms Network Holistic Living Challenge

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By Katie Shatzer

We anticipate few events throughout the year as much as the first truly spring day. Sunshine, warmer air and the promise of new growth all around quickly erase our memories of winter’s short daylight hours, brutal snowstorms and inevitable bouts with illness. On the Internet, we anticipated spring through handy tips for how to clean up your diet, your beauty routine and your home for spring.

Check out our favorite web finds from March, then get outside and enjoy the fresh air!

  1. Understanding where your food comes from is an important step in moving away from processed foods. In March, Holistic Moms Network focused their monthly Holistic Living Challenge on the theme, “Get to Know Your Food!” If you missed the March challenge, you can join in on April’s challenge, centered around helping someone you know go green.

  2. As you get to know your food and clean up your diet, you might question what difference eating organic food makes. Mother Earth Living examined how organic affects you, society and the planet in its article “Why Eating Organic Is Still Smart.”

  3. Brush up on your cooking techniques with videos from Co-op Kitchen by the organization Co-op, Stronger Together. One of our favorites: a tutorial on blackening salmon.

  4. Spring cleaning can involve harsh chemicals, but it doesn’t have to. In an Alignyo article about natural cleaning, Aura Cacia Aromatherapist/Educator Charlynn Avery recommended three essential oils for safe and effective cleaning.

  5. Another area that could use a good clean-up is your beauty routine. An article from MindBodyGreen provided five quick fixes for eliminating toxins, including using essential oils rather than synthetic fragrances.

What spring cleaning did you undertake this month?

About the author: Katie coordinates social media for Frontier, Simply Organic and Aura Cacia — which means her head is usually spinning with Web content ideas and her iPhone rarely leaves her sight. When she’s not giggling at the latest memes or researching social media trends, Katie loves to run, read multiple books at once, and experiment in the kitchen.

 

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