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Pharmaca’s top-rated home cleaning products

Pharmaca’s top-rated home cleaning products

According to an extensive study by the website learnvest.org, some of our favorite eco-friendly cleaning products have earned top honors for effectiveness and safety. The study’s authors used environmental impact ratings from Good Guide, researched ingredient safety, and looked for positive reviews to determine the products’ efficacy. Where do your home cleaning products stand?...

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Reading your product labels

Reading your product labels

We were intrigued by a recent email from the Environmental Working Group about how to read labels on personal care products. Unfortunately they list out all the big offenders to stay away from (parabens, triclosan, fragrance), but don’t tell you what to actually look for when you’re buying those personal care products. At Pharmaca,...

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Essential Oil of the Month: Lavender

Essential Oil of the Month: Lavender

This month, we’re starting a new tradition of examining a new essential oil to discover more about its healing properties. Since March is Sleep & Stress month, we thought it fitting to take a closer look at the benefits of everyone’s favorite relaxing essential oil: Lavender. Pharmaca offers two different strains: French lavender and...

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How safe is your bottled water?

February 16, 2011
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How safe is your bottled water?

A recent post in Treehugger’s Ask Pablo column asked just that. Pablo examined the Environmental Working Group’s 2011 Bottled Water Scorecard, as well as a 2008 report they did on the health of a number of different bottled water brands, and the results were surprising. According to the EWG, the best way to get...

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Compact for Safe Cosmetics closing down

February 14, 2011
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You may have heard that the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, the coalition of skin care companies who have pledged to remove hazardous ingredients in their products, is being closed to new signers. The goal of the Compact, developed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, was to improve the safety of cosmetics and skin care...

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