Simple Swaps: Non-Toxic Perfume

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Ever get a headache when walking past the perfume counters in the store?  That’s just one response to the toxic overload most perfumes are made of. Thankfully, there are safer options in non-toxic perfumes.

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Why?  Perfumes are loaded with toxins containing xenoestrogens.  As I’ve pointed out in past Simple Swaps, xenoestrogens wreak havoc on your body’s hormonal levels.  They cause dangerous levels of estrogen in the body causing problems for men and women.  In women, it’s a common cause of breast cancer, menopausal symptoms, PMS and other hormonal disorders, weight gain, anxiety and other mood disorders.  In men, it causes hormonal imbalances such as low testosterone.  Perfumes also contain toxins that suppress the thryoid, causing weight gain, depression, and blood sugar imbalances.

Perfumes are not regulated by the FDA like foods are (and even food regulation is questionable), so companies can virtually put any chemical in your perfume without having to disclose it!

What seems as simple as spraying on a nice smelling perfume each day, can cause severe health problems for you and your family.  Babies exposed to these perfumes (by snuggling with mom or just being around her) can have allergic reactions, colic, and developmental delays.

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Swapping Frugally: The first all-natural perfume I tried was LaVanila and I fell in love!  I haven’t tried any others because this was the most affordable and I love the smell.  I use Lavanila Roller Perfume which you can get on Amazon for just $19 with FREE shipping.  I’ve had mine for almost two years and haven’t gone through it yet (I don’t wear it daily).  It last quite awhile.  A 1.7 oz. LaVanila spray costs about $59 on Amazon, but if you shop on Ebay, you can get the price down to about $39.

There are also organic perfumes available such as Urban Organic, Red Flower Ambrette and Tallulah Jane Aiyana, if you don’t mind spending a little more.

(For more information on what can affect your hormones, go here.)

Simple Swaps is my original series that helps you make the transition to a natural lifestyle, easier and cheaper!  Commit to making one Simple Swap a week, and you can be on your way to living healthier! To read more Simple Swaps, go here.  Don’t miss any Simple Swaps, follow me on Facebook!

Meijer: Natural & Organic Coupon Matchups and Deals 7/28-8/3/13

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Here are the best Meijer Natural and Organic Coupon Matchups and Deals of the week. 

Meijer Natural and Organic Coupon Matchups and Deals 7/28-8/3/13

Produce

Organic red, black or green seedless grapes $1.99 lb.

Organic bananas $.69 lb

Organic strawberries $3

Organic blackberries $3

Organic cherries $4.99 lb.

Earthbound Farm green onions, 4.5 oz. package $1.25
$1 off any 2 Earthbound Farm products
$.75 after coupon

Earthbound Farm organic carrots, 2 lb. bag $1.50
$1 off any 2 Earthbound Farm products
$1 after coupon

Earthbound Farm organic salad mix, 5 oz. $1.67
$1 off any 2 Earthbound Farm organic salad mixes, 5 oz. (Mperk) and
$1 off any 2 Earthbound Farm products
$.67 after coupon

Dairy

Stonyfield organic Greek yogurt, 16 oz. $3 (until 8/3)
$.50 off any Stonyfield organic Greek yogurt, 16 oz
$2 after coupon

Stonyfield organic Greek yogurt, 4-pack 4 oz. $3 (until 8/3)
$.50 off any Stonyfield organic Greek yogurt, 4 pack
$2 after coupon

Frozen

MorningStar Farms products $3
$1 off any Morning Star product (from 6/30 Red Plum newspaper insert)
$2 after coupon

Grocery

Applegate organic hot dogs $5.79 (until 8/18)
$2 off any Applegate hot dogs (Facebook)
$3.79 after coupon

Sambazon juice, 32 oz. $5.49 (until 8/3
$1 off any Sambazon juice (EcoBonus coupon. More on EcoBonus here)
$4.49 after coupon 

Celestial Seasonings and Green Mountain Brew Over Ice, Tea $7.99 (until 8/4)- Buy 3
$2 off  Brew over Ice K-cups (Facebook) or here (use 3)
$5 when you spend $20 on Brew Over Ice (Saving Star)
$4.32 each after coupon and Saving Star

Meijer Organics boxes of tea (assorted) $2.50 (until 8/11)

Meijer Organics tortilla chips 10 oz. $2.79 (until 8/4)

Meijer Organics salsa, 16 oz. $2.50 (until 8/11)

Meijer Naturals salsa, 16 oz. $1.50 (until 8/3)

Maple Grove Farms maple syrup, 32 oz. $16.99 (until 8/18)
$1 off any 2 Maple Grove Farms products Out of prints
$16.49 each after coupon

Kashi Heart to Heart or GoLean cereals $3
$1 off any 2 Kashi cereals or
$1 off any Kashi GOLEAN Vanilla Graham or Heart to Heart Nutty Chia Flax cereal (Manufacturer coupon on Target’s website) or
$1 off any Kashi GOLEAN Vanilla Graham Clusters cereal 13.2 oz or Out of prints
$1 off any Kashi GOLEAN Crunch Out of prints
$2-$2.50 each after coupon

Meijer Organics vegetable broth, 32 oz. $2.59 (until 8/18)

Maple Grove Farms salad dressing $2 (until 8/11)
$1 off any 2 Maple Grove Farms products Out of prints
$1.50 each after coupon

Newman’s Own organic salad dressing $2.99 (until 8/11)
$.50 off any Newman’s Own salad dressing Out of prints
$1.99 after coupon

Meijer Naturals white whole wheat and whole wheat flour $2.89 (until 8/4)

Bob’s Red Mill pancake mix $3.99 (until 8/4)
$.75 off any Bob’s Red Mill product (EcoBonus, more on Ecobonus here)
$3.24 after coupon

Bob’s Red Mill flaxseed meal $3.89 (until 8/4)
$.75 off any Bob’s Red Mill product (EcoBonus, more on Ecobonus here)
$3.14 after coupon

Baby

GoGo Squeeze, 12-pack $6.79 (until 8/11)
$.60 off any GoGo Squeeze 4-pack or 12-pack (Hopster- increase to $.90 by completing tasks)
$5.89-$6.19 after coupon

Huggies Natural Care wipes, 3 package bundle $5.50
$.50 off any Huggie’s baby wipes
$4.50 ($1.50 each package) after coupon

Household

Seventh Generation laundry detergent, 100 oz. $10.99
$2 off any Seventh Generation laundry detergent (zip code 18051)
$8.99 after coupon

Brita water bottle $8.88
$4 off any Brita water bottle
$4.88 after coupon

Pet

World’s Best cat litter, 8 lb. $6.99
$3 off any World’s Best cat litter (Hopster- increase to $5 by completing tasks)
$1.99-3.99 after coupon

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Be sure to sign up for Meijer’s digital coupons, Mperks.  You load e-coupons online and then punch in your phone number at the register and the coupons you’ve loaded are automatically applied.  You can stack their store MPerk e-coupons (not their manufacturer Mperk e-coupons) with a manufacturer coupon, so be sure to check which type of e-coupon it is.  Meijer will double up to two identical coupons, up to $.50. For the complete Meijer coupon policy, go here.  

New to couponing?  Go here.  

If you need to change your zip code to print a coupon, go here.

Kroger: Natural and Organic Coupon Matchups & Deals 7/29-8/4/13

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Here are the best natural and organic coupon matchups and deals at Kroger this week. All prices reflect use of your Kroger savings card.  Kroger will double up to two identical coupons, up to $.50.  Kroger does not allow the stacking of a manufacturer coupon with their digital coupon. There is no online Kroger coupon policy at this time. New to couponing?  See my post here.

Natural and Organic Kroger Coupon Matchups and Deals 7/29-8/4/13:

BUY 5 SAVE $5 PROMOTIONAL ITEMS:

Cascadian Farm cereal and bars $3.29
$.75 off any Cascadian Farm product or
$.75 off any Cascadian Farm granola bars or cereal (Facebook)
$1 off each when you buy 5 promotional items
$1.54 after coupon and promotion

Amy’s bowls $3.99
$.75 off any Amy’s Kitchen product (Facebook)
$1 off each when you buy 5 promotional items
$2.24 after coupon and promotion

Boulder Canyon potato chips, 6.5 oz. $2.49
$1 off any bag of Boulder Canyon chips
$1 off each when  you buy 5 promotional items
$.49 after coupon and promotion

Barbara’s cereal $3.49
$1 off any Barbara’s cereal or
$1 off any Barbara’s Morning Oat Crunch cereal or
$1 off any Barbara’s Snackimals cereal or
$1.50 off any Barbara’s Shredded Oats cereal
$1 off each when you buy 5 promotional items
$.99-1.49 after coupon and promotion

Horizon organic milk singles, 6-pack $5.99
$1 off any Horizon organic milk single serve 6-pack or larger
$1 off each when you buy 5 promotional items
$3.99 after coupon and promotion

Produce

Organic blueberries, 1 pint $3.88

Organic cantaloupe $2.50

Meat/Fish

Simple Truth all-natural ground turkey, 16 oz. $3.99

Wild-caught Mahi fillets $5.99 lb

Dairy/Non-Dairy

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, half-gallon $2.99
$.75 off any chilled Blue Diamond Almond Breeze almond milk half-gallon (zip code 62946) Out of prints
$2.24 after coupon

Frozen

So Delicious ice cream sandwiches and ice cream bars, select varieties $4.59 (until 8/18)
$.55 off any So Delicious dairy free product or here or here (Facebook) or here
$4.04 after coupon

Amy’s burritos $1.60 (until 8/18)
$.75 off any Amy’s Kitchen product (Facebook)
$.85 after coupon

Simple Truth organic frozen peas, corn or beans 10 oz. $1.89 (until 8/18)

Van’s frozen waffles $2.99
$3 off any Van’s product (survey) or
$1 off any Van’s product or here 
FREE- $1.99 after coupon

Food for Life bread, select varieties $3.49 (until 8/18)
$.50 off any Food for Life product
$2.49 after coupon

Grocery

Annie’s Macaroni & Cheese, 5.25-6 oz. $1
$.35 off any Annie’s Homegrown product (states do not double, but may double automatically at checkout)
$.30-$.65 after coupon

Imagine soup select varieties 32 oz. $3.29
$2 off any Imagine soup or
$1.29 after coupon

Muir Glen diced tomatoes 14.5 oz. $1.39
$.50 off any can of Muir Glen tomatoes, any flavor or variety (Kroger will double)
$.39 after coupon

Bob’s Red Mill organic flaxseed meal $2.79 (until 8/18)
$.75 off any Bob’s Red Mill product (EcoBonus coupon. More on EcoBonus here.)
$2.04 after coupon

Simple Truth organic toasted oats or frosted flakes $2.50 (until 8/18)

Mom’s Best cereals $1.99 (until 8/18)
$1.50 off any 3 Mom’s Best cereals
$1.49 each after coupon

Barbara’s cereals $3.49 (until 8/18)
$1 off any Barbara’s cereal or
$1 off any Barbara’s Morning Oat Crunch cereal or
$1 off any Barbara’s Snackimals cereal or
$1.50 off any Barbara’s Shredded Oats cereal
$1-99-$2.49 after coupon

Kashi Go Lean cereals and Heart to Heart cereal $2.99 (until 8/11)
$1 off any 2 Kashi cereals or here (Manufacturer coupon on Target’s website) or
$1 off any Kashi GOLEAN Vanilla Graham or Heart to Heart Nutty Chia Flax cereal (Manufacturer coupon on Target’s website) or
$1.99 each after coupon

Annie’s bunny grahams and cheddar bunnies $2.50 (until 8/11)
$.50 off any Annie’s Homegrown snack
$1.50 after coupon

Lara and Uber bars $1 (until 8/11)
$1 off any 2 Larabar, Uber, ALT or jocolat bars or
$.85 off any 3 Larabar, Uber, ALT or jocolat bars or
$.75 off any 3 Larbar, Uber, ALT or jocolat bars   (zip code 99218)
$.50-$.75 each after coupon

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Larabar minis $.50
$1 off any 2 Larabar, Uber, ALT or jocolat bars or
FREE after coupon

Balance bars $1
$1 off any 3 Balance bars (Facebook)
$.67 each after coupon

Food Should Taste Good chips $2.50 (until 8/4)
$1 off any Food Should Taste Good chips 4.5 oz. or larger (Facebook)
$1.50 after coupon

Zevia 6-pack cans $4.99 (until 8/18)
$1 off any Zevia 6-pack cans or 4-pack bottles or
$1.50 off any 2 6-pack cans or 4-pack glass bottles Zevia soda
$2 off any Zevai 6-pack 
$2.99-$4.24 after coupon

Honest Fizz, 6-pack $3.99
$1 off any Honest Fizz 6-pack
$2.99 after coupon

Celestial Seasonings Brew Over Ice tea k-cups$8.99 (until 8/11)- buy 3
$2 off Brew over Ice 12 ct. box or 16 ct. Brew over Ice K-cups (Facebook) or here (use 3) and
$5 when you spend $20 on Brew over Ice k-cups (Savingstar)
$5.32 each after coupon

Baby

Plum Kids organic mashups (smoothie pouches) $1.29
$.50 off any Plum Baby, Tots or Kids product
$.29 after coupon

Happy Baby puffs $3.59 (until 8/11)
$.50 off any Happy Family’s organic snack or meal (Facebook)
$1 off 2 any Happy Baby or Happy Tot Pouches
$2.59-$3.09 each after coupon

Household

Biokleen dish liquid soap $4.99 (until 8/18)
$1 off any Biokleen kitchen product
$3.99 after coupon

Biokleen stain and odor eliminator $8.39 (until 8/18)
$1 off any Biokleen cleaner product
$1.50 off any Biokleen cleaner product (Hopster coupon. More on Hopster here.)
$6.89-7.39 after coupon

Personal

Tom’s of Maine toothpaste $3.89 (until 2/2/14)
$1 off any Tom’s of Maine toothpaste 6/23 SS exp. 8/10/13
$2.89 after coupon

Tom’s of Maine deodorant $3.64 (until 8/4)
$1 off any Tom’s of Maine bar soap or deodorant 6/23 SS exp. 8/10/13
$2.64 after coupon

Pet

World’s Best all natural cat litter $8.99
Try me free rebate here
$3 off any World’s Best cat litter
FREE after rebate plus potential $3 overage!

If you need to change your zip code to print a coupon, go here

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