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My adventure into this lifestyle of no chemicals, good for the environment, and good for the body began when I needed to find products that did not cause skin irritation. As I tell everyone “I am allergic to everything (non-food)”. Just ask my allergy doctor. I tested positive for 47 of the 48 allergens they tested. Yay for not being allergic to mold! I researched a lot of body products, and everything was laden with unpronounceable chemicals. Why would I want to put such things on my body? After significantly reducing if not eliminating the chemicals going on my skin, I realized that what went in my body – food – was just as important. Duh. I can be a little slow sometimes, can’t you cut a girl a break? Thus began the research into what I should be eating. As I read more into healthier eating and natural body products, I happened upon a lot of information about natural cleaning products. An avid DIY-er, mixing up household recipes was right up my alley. Investigating these three facets – body products, food, and household products – I also found a lot of tie-backs to the environment, and the impacts that mainstream versus natural versions have on the environment. That gave me the fourth focus area in my aim towards living a better life. And as for frugality – that’s in my blood, and always on my mind as I adventure into living my life more naturally.