Cran-Raspberry La Croix

Flavors and Pesticides Does anyone else think it's fascinating that essential oils can be flavors as well as pesticides? Some people find it alarming. This week, a law firm in Cook County, Illinois alleged that LaCroix was adding pesticide chemicals such as linalool to their products. They also allege that the "all natural" label on La Croix is fraudulent. This made for an eye-catching news headline in USA Today: "LaCroix faces lawsuit for allegedly including cockroach insecticide in its sparkling water"   I looked into the status of linalool with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA is the federal agency that regulates pesticides and administers the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). The status of … [Read more...]

Colgate Optic White Sparkling Mint review

Whiter Teeth? Wow! Just one brush with this product and I'm sold. I have a good feeling that my teeth will actually be whiter in 4 weeks. I have used the expensive whitening strips and have found them effective, but as a busy mom not practical to use. Of course, I've inquired about teeth whitening at the dentist office, but can never justify taking from my kids College fund, just to have brighter teeth. My Impression How come I think this toothpaste will make my teeth whiter? After all, I only brushed one time with it. My reasoning is that it leaves a taste in my mouth just like the whitening strips, but not as unpleasant. Silly, huh, that it reminds me of a product that works to whiten teeth, I feel confident that it will whiten … [Read more...]