Navigating the Non-dairy Milk Aisle

by Sabra Leomo, RD

Gone are the days of the only non-dairy milk options being soy or rice milk. More and more people are drinking non-dairy milk because of personal preferences and allergies and intolerances to cow’s milk. Fortunately the amount of options has increased significantly but it may leave you feeling overwhelmed when trying to choose. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the non-dairy aisle.

Keep Your Home Clean without Contaminating the Earth

by Tracy Rohland

Everyone appreciates a clean home. We scrub and spray and wash using many different products to achieve a sparkling environment. However, while we may be getting rid of mold and dirt, we might also be expelling a plethora of toxic gases and contaminants into our home and our bodies, many of which can eventually make their way into the soil and water of the earth.

Natural Mosquito Repellents

by Tracy Rohland

Mosquito season is in full swing, and Down to Earth wants you to remain bite-free, naturally. There are countless bug repellents on the market today, but the majority of them contain harmful insecticides such as DEET. A recent study by Duke University pharmacologist Dr. Mohamed Abou-Donia resulted in an extensive list of neurological problems caused by DEET and other conventional insecticides such as memory loss, tremors, and slurred speech.

Cruelty-Free Shopping

by Tracy Rohland

As a conscious consumer, you may be interested in buying products that are free from animal by-products and not tested on animals. At Down to Earth, all of our health and beauty products are vegetarian and cruelty-free. But if you happen to be shopping elsewhere, it is important to be mindful of the ingredients in the health and beauty products you buy. Keep the following tips in mind:


  1. Look for words like “cruelty-free,” “not tested on animals,” “no animal testing,” and “vegan” or “vegetarian.”

The Toxins We Live With

by Tracy Rohland

The world is filled with potentially harmful substances. Most people do not pay attention to this fact and do not realize that many toxins surround us in our daily lives. But by understanding where and how they exist, it is often possible to avoid them.

The Harsh Reality of Household Cleaners

Today more and more cleaning products are advertised as exceptionally effective, while requiring very little elbow grease. All you have to do is simply aim, gently pull the trigger, and that’s it—the soap scum, mold, and germs magically disappear. While caught up in the excitement of these miraculous cleaning products, many people fail to realize they contain toxic, dangerous man-made chemicals and pesticides. Caution, danger, and warning aren’t written in bold on their labels for no reason—most common cleaners today can actually be very harmful to our health.