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Tools Make the Gardener, and You’re Not Made of Plastic

Fisher Blacksmithing Handmade Gardening Tools

Gardening allows us to carve out a piece of true, personalized beauty in our corner of the world. However, many of our garden tools are made with flimsy plastic handles and metal fixtures that rust, bend, or corrode into ugliness. If you’re someone who appreciates aesthetics (which, if you're a gardener, you probably do), that’s not an ideal situation. And if you’re someone who loves our planet, it’s doubly disconcerting. Fortunately, with a greater focus placed on sustainability in our culture, the artisan is making a triumphant return. Featuring Fisher Blacksmithing.

40 Days, 40% Off ~ New Beginnings

Springtime awakens an "out with the old, in with the new" mentality, which has me taking stock (literally) of what's on the shelves here at True Goods. With new products rolling in daily, and some tried and true favorites begging to be dusted off and celebrated again for their inarguable awesomeness, I've come up with a way to keep the flow of positive energy moving: 40% off of 40 products for 40 days! Learn more...

Spring Cleaning Without that Chemical Smell

HAVEN Organic Spring Cleaning Products

If spring is a time for freshness, then nothing could be more counterproductive than covering your bathroom in chlorine or blasting your kitchen with bleach. Obvious problems emerge when you spray your cleaner and feel sick to your stomach, or experience throat tightness. While there's a bevy of DIY cleaning recipes online, who's got the time? Instead, here's what I'm digging these days...

Mother's Day Gift Guide

It’s easy to fall into a rut with gift giving by the time Mother’s Day rolls around. Seriously, how many lead-laden coffee mugs can one woman have? Answer ~ way too many! Luckily, I’ve done the legwork for you and prepared some fresh, body-friendly finds that the moms in your life will love to use and that you'll feel good about giving. After all, few things are as important as mom's happiness and health.

Skip Sketchy Chemicals and Organically Pamper Your Kids

Bath and skin products are absorbed into the skin as well as inhaled. If you care about what’s going into your child’s belly, you’re bound to care what is going on their skin and into their lungs as well. When we’ve got such a wide selection of good-smelling, phthalate and paraben-free skin and bath products for our kiddos, the question we should be asking is ~ is a few extra bucks off conventional soap worth risking our kids’ long term health? Featuring Zoe Organics

Survive the Spring Thaw with Plum Kernel Oil

Survive the Spring Thaw with Plum Kernel Oil | True Goods

Spring is springing, and the end of snowbound days are close enough to touch. Not only is it the time of year for daffodils and paper whites emerging from their underground beds, but it’s also the time of year for indecisive weather. And that, unfortunately, means cases of very confused skin. In times like these, moisturizers that are light, anti-inflammatory, and nourishing are a must. Enter your new favorite emollient ~ plum kernel oil.

What Does Detoxification Really Mean?

What Does Detoxification Really Mean?

What does it actually mean when someone says they’re doing a detox? There are many different kinds of detoxification protocols, and many perspectives on how they're done. For instance, doing a detox to enhance your health and address a specific condition is very different than doing a dietary cleanse twice a year. The truth is that detoxing, while something that we all feel we should do, may in fact not be a good idea for everyone. Dr. Mary Shackelton explains...

Venting Is Good + Other Tips to Detox Your Air

Home ventilation and indoor climate control are important, but removing the sources responsible for off-gassing is a more impactful first step. After all, prevention trumps remediation any day! Need some inspiration to tackle your own home detox? Here’s what I’m spritzing, scooping and savoring this spring cleaning season.

Purely Pampered Pregnancy

During my first pregnancy, I knew all about the benefits of massage for health, relaxation, mood, you name it. I figured that a more relaxed mom would lead to a lead to a less stressful in utero environment for my developing baby. What I didn’t know was that my go-to resources for pampering ~ massage, lotions, bath oils, candles, etc. ~ were directly impacting my health and that of my developing child.

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Giving a meaningful gift to that special someone on Valentine’s Day just feels so right. Of course it’s the thought that truly counts, but still… Finding something thoughtful and original is key. Here's my updated cheat-sheet for choosing the best gifts to keep everyone on your list happy, healthy, hot-and-heavy this holiday!

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