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Review of Hesta Organic: Organic Cotton is the best on your skin and for the health of the environment & planet

Hesta Women’s Organic Cotton Basic Panties/Briefs Underwear 3 Pack (Apparel)
This review is posted on Amazon.

Why would I choose to spend more money on my undergarments, when I could buy ones that are much cheaper?

There are many reasons – here are a few:
1- NO chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, GMO’s are used to grow the cotton and cotton is one of the highest laden pesticide crops on the planet
2- For the health of my own body – as what is on my skin (clothes I wear, soaps,lotions and creams I use) leach out through the pores into the body, especially when I sweat, so if it is conventional cotton, then the chemicals are going from the skin into my body and directly into the bloodstream. Most important are the garments that are closest to the skin, especially when it comes to more sensitive and private areas, that goes for bras or tank tops, as well.
3- For the health of the environment & planet – what is planted in the the ground and grown in the soil, affects the health of all of nature, including people, plants, animals, bees, air, etc. If we can all do one more thing to help change the status of the earth, it would he to use more organic products, whether textiles, food, skin care, etc. We can turn the tide by demanding more organic because are using it more and will create more need for organic farms and farms. This all leads to a more sustainable environment that benefit all creations.

This is a great product and the company does everything right! They understand the importance of organic and are GOTS certified, which is the highest standard for textiles. They do not use any dyes, bleaches and toxic sustances to make their products. They are environmentally friendly and cause no harm to your body.

I like that it comes in a 3 pack, so can use and then wash and have another to wear. I also very highly recommend that you use a mild soap like Dr. Bronner’s that has no sodium lauryl sulfate or other sulfates that are not good for you and hand wash and let it air dry. You may not have thought of this, but it makes sense, as why would you buy something organic, whether clothes or food and then use chemical detergent or tap water to clean it and then you are defeating the purpose!

The material is super soft, fits comfortably and is breathable and I am happy to support organic products (for my health and the planet) and this company.

Please do check out my youtube channel: TheRawsomeVeganGal, as I will have a video review of this product on there, as well.

For more information, go to: http://www.hestaorganic.com

Products are available on http://www.Amazon.com

Pink box from Hesta Organic

Bottom of box from Hesta Organic

3 Pack of Black Organic Undergarments – Size Small from Hesta Organic

Organic Black Undergarment – Size Small from Hesta Organic

Tag attached to the product from Hesta Organic

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this review, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

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From the Garden – How Plants Clean The Air – Hippocrates Health Institute

From the Garden – How Plants Clean The Air – Hippocrates Health Institute
http://www.hippocratesinst.org

Are plants the best way to purify the air in your home? Indoor air can be up to can be up to 1,000 times dirtier than outdoor air. The EPA estimates that most Americans are exposed every day to indoor air contaminants than can lead to serious health problems including cancer, respiratory ailments, fatigue and headaches. The air you are breathing in your home is likely contaminated with pollutants and toxic chemicals such as:
Dust and dirt
Dander (from pets and humans)
Paint fumes
Outgassing from synthetic carpet, curtains, fire retardants, glues, cleaning solutions, pressure treated wood, perfume, personal care products, and even your synthetic clothes
Cooking and tobacco smoke
Carbon monoxide
Mold
Bacteria
Viruses
Pollen

A whole host of harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) such as formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia, xylene, and potentially thousands more.

While a standard fiber weave furnace filter will remove most suspended pollutants larger than 50 microns a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter will remove most suspended pollutants down to 0.3 microns. However, neither type of filter is effective at removing dissolved pollutants such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s.) Even a carbon filter is only effective in removing VOC’s if the fan runs continuously and you change the filters regularly. This uses up electricity and the used air filters contribute to toxic waste accumulation in landfills. Changing the filters exposes you to a substantial concentration of toxins during the replacement process.

House plants are not only an attractive addition to any home but they also moonlight as efficient air purifiers. All you need to add is water! Plants convert carbon dioxide into oxygen through the process of photosynthesis. Root-associated microbes convert toxins in the air into nutrients the plants eat and thrive on. House plants become more effective over time while HEPA air cleaners become less effective over time. House plants are also less expensive and naturally more attractive than any HEPA filter unit.

While all plants are beneficial for improving the quality of the air, some are clearly better than others. Some plants are capable of removing up to 90% of VOC chemicals dissolved in the air in just twenty-four hours! Here are my favorite six house plants for clearing the air:

Wheatgrass
The best air purifying plant
Enhances the oxygen in the air
Generates healthful negative ions
Wheatgrass juice is nature’s finest medicine and is more than twenty times denser in nutrients than other choice vegetables.

Boston Fern
The second best air purifying plant
Removes formaldehyde
Prefers plenty of light
Keep the soil moist and mist the leaves often

Aloe Vera
Removes formaldehyde
Good for cuts and burns on the skin
Needs well drained soil
Prefers plenty of light
Water only once a week

Dwarf/Pygmy Date Palm
Removes xylene
Removes ammonia
Prefers plenty of light
Keep well watered

English Ivy
Removes benzene
Cleans air of cigarette smoke
Removes formaldehyde
Great for those suffering from asthma and allergies

Golden Pothos
Removes carbon monoxide
Removes formaldehyde
Prefers plenty of light
Water less in colder temperatures
In general, you will need one plant (10-12 inch pot) for a small room and two or three plants for a large room to effectively clear the air. Fertilize once every two weeks with a side dressing of compost or compost tea. Dust the leaves once a month with a damp cloth. Use pots with holes in the bottom with a drain saucer. Place a bunch of pebbles in the bottom of the pot and add well-draining potting soil on top. Be sure not to over water, as too much soil moisture can lead to mold growth. Empty the drain saucer if it accumulates water.

Play classical music to your plants and speak to them with loving intentions. Enjoy the simple beauty of house plants while your lungs benefit from their natural air cleansing action.

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