Lowering Toxicity, Maggie's Recommendations, Non-Toxic

Alternative to Toxic Shaving Cream

Avoiding Toxicity

We are amidst an epidemic of chronic diseases, and evidence continues to mount that synthetic chemicals contribute to these preventable conditions.

Dr. Leo Trasande, MD, NYU

Avoiding Toxic Exposure

One of the ways to avoid toxicity and things that are harmful to our bodies is to use safe and non-toxic products.

Today I am talking about shaving cream. I am not even going to bother writing out all of the potential harmful potential ingredients etc. but will keep this simple.

If you Google “Dangers of Shaving Cream” you will find lots of info and most importantly you will see that government sites have it listed in their poison control section! That alone speaks volumes.

Our skin is the body’s largest organ and is really like a big sponge so we need to be very careful what we put on it and at the same time, what we breath into the body.

I have written a blog post about this in the past and you can read it here:

In my wellness practice as a Nutritionist and Coach, I see more and more people suffering from toxicity and the reprecussions from the toxic world that we are living in.

It is VERY important that we start to immediately lower our toxic load and by switching out your shaving cream, you can assist with lowering the load immediately.

I am a person who loves to shave my legs every time I have a bath or shower. It is just my thing that I like to do. I am going to share with you what I use and what I love!

It was actually made for babies and kids but hey I like to baby myself so it works for me.

DNA Foaming Wash & Shampoo

So here are the goods on this:


DNA Miracles Natural Foaming Wash & Shampoo is a natural, gentle, non-toxic body cleanser specially formulated for your baby’s delicate skin and hair. Suitable for newborn use.


Gentle Surfactants
Surfactants are cleansing ingredients that help clean the skin and hair by helping water to mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away. Many surfactants can be harsh on the skin, resulting in mild irritation. The cleansing surfactants in DNA Miracles Natural Foaming Wash & Shampoo are derived from coconut oil, and are gentler than many of the surfactants found in other shampoos and body washes. Panthenol Panthenol is an analog to vitamin B5 and can be converted to vitamin B5 in the skin. In cosmetics, it is classified as both a skin and hair conditioning. Panthenol has been reported to bind to hair and act as a humectant, helping to moisturize and condition the hair.

Anyhow, I hope you found this helpful and if you want to lower your toxic load or help those that you love, lower their toxic load, why not baby them or yourself and try this out. 

It really is delightful to use and it works perfectly as a foaming agent to shave with.

Have a great day everyone!

Non-Toxic, Your Amazing Life

I Can’t Believe I Didn’t Figure This Out Years Ago!!!

I know some of you will read this and say “Really Maggie?” But maybe there will be other people, like me, who had no idea about this hack.

This morning I was out of papers towels but I wanted to clean my bathroom mirror, so I just grabbed an old terry cloth wash cloth and used it. Wow! I used it with a little window cleaner I had and it was like magic. I was like why have I been using paper towels which A) are not enviro friendly and B) cost money and they are not necessary!

Now I know there are a lot of great cleaning clothes out there now and some made specifically for this purpose and that’s great, but who knew a simple terry cloth (and rougher the better I’m thinking) would do a miraculous job like that.

I then tried using the cloth to clean my cell phone and voila same thing and I didn’t use any cleaner, just the cloth.

I have been using pieces of flannel with my makeup remover for awhile now and this will be a nice addition to my enviro movement in the house.

I have used non-toxic cleaning products many, many years now and I do have a favorite one for windows which also works well for cutting grease, cleaning ovens and more! For windows and mirrors plain old vinegar and water works great but I like the cleaner too especially when it is so versatile, and concentrated so it last a long time and I can use it for multiple things.

Many people ask me what non-toxic products I use and more and more people are making the healthy switch to these types of products and that is fantastic!
I will share the link here for those interested.

The product is called Snap Heavy Duty Concentrate and see below to see all of the things it can be used for.

Snap Heavy-Duty Concentrate’s formula provides a wide variety of uses for the product.

  • Grills, stoves, ovens, pots and pans
  • Removes grease, oil and rust from carpet
  • Steam cleaning carpets
  • Steam cleaning walls and woodwork
  • Windows and screens
  • Bathroom tile, grout and Formica ®
  • Laundry prewash
  • Spot and stain remover
  • Vinyl, leather and tires
  • Wax stripper
  • Glue remover
  • Outdoor plastic furniture
  • Removes grease, oil and grime from driveways, garage floors
  • Use in power washer for awning, siding and decks
  • Engines

Here is the link for more info. You can read all of the great testimonials there too. I love reading reviews and testimonials because they give me ideas for other ways to use the product.


If you have any questions or comments, shoot me a message below.