Mirinda Buxton


Acne vulgaris is a common and chronic disorder of the sebaceous glands. It can occur at any time in life but is often related to times of hormonal shifts like those in puberty. During puberty, hormones called androgens increase the size of the skin’s oil glands. These glands start making more oil, which can clog […]

If You Can’t Eat It, Don’t Use It On Your Lips!​

Anything you put on your lips ultimately ends up in your mouth or gets absorbed by your skin. Do you know what ingredients are in your lipsticks, glosses, and lip conditioners? Do you want to know? I want to share the information that I’ve learned so that you can make the best and safest choices […]

Safer Solutions for Your Cookware

It never occurred to me, before becoming sick in 2016, that what I put on my skin could contribute to illness. It also never occurred to me that the healthy foods I was eating could be absorbing toxic ingredients from my cookware. Some of the same toxins found in my blood test are found in our everyday cookware, such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), Perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS), Aluminum, Copper, Cadmium, Chromium, Nickel, and Lead. So I switched my cookware, and today I am delving deeper into the subject for you and me. Read on to learn more about the currently popular cookware types, what I recommend using, phasing out, and tossing out all together.

Toxin-Free Itch Relief: My Oatmeal Bath Recipe

Skip the store-bought oatmeal baths and oatmeal lotions for itch relief! Save your money, your skin, and your health by making your own safe version! This Aveeno baby oatmeal bath only lists active ingredients on the box. In fact, none of the Aveeno Oatmeal baths list their inactive ingredients on the boxes. Active Ingredients:Colloidal oatmeal 43%(Skin […]

Books For Safer Solutions And A Healing Journey

What do you like to do in your spare time? I think you’ll find below that it’s obvious that I really love to read. But where some of my friends, justifiably pick up a fiction novel to escape into, my passion is continuing my education and learning about the hidden, toxic dangers in the every day products we use.

7 Reasons To Use Beeswax Wrap Instead of Plastic Cling Wrap

I’m often asked what easy, safe, effective swaps can be made in the kitchen. Replacing single and multi use plastics are my Safer Swaps Specialty. Plastics are not only unhealthy for our bodies, they are also unhealthy for our earth. I want to help you ditch Plastic Cling Wrap once and for all!  Today I’m going to […]

Five Non-Toxic Ways To Protect Your Swimmers From Chlorine

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Switching to Safe Deodorant

When I saw my first functional medicine doctor, she talked to me about the hazards of all kinds of toxins I had never even heard of, let alone considered could be making me sick. After doing extensive reading, I switched all my daily products.  As I scanned each product with the Think Dirty App (free download), I realized my products were toxic like my doctor warned me, and I’d been buying a lot of them because I thought they were more natural. The toxic ingredients in my antiperspirant were just as harmful as all the other products I was putting on my skin and hair. So, I committed to switching to natural deodorant and ditching the antiperspirant.