Eco Mama

Eco Mama

What's in your daily personal care and home cleaning products? Are you concerned about the impact they may have on your health and the health of your loved ones? Buckle up because the Eco Mama Podcast will take you on a wild ride! Hosted by the fearless and passionate Jaime, this seasonal podcast is about creating a healthy and safe environment for your family. With over a decade of experience in seeking products made with the safest ingredients and avoiding harmful ones, Jaime is here to guide you on this exhilarating journey toward optimal health. But this is no boring lecture. Join Jaime as she shares her stories, trials, and tribulations and sometimes even brings on other mamas who have traveled down a similar path. You'll discover what safe ingredients to look for, which ones to avoid like the plague, and the top-notch products that'll help you sleep soundly at night, knowing you're doing the best for your family. So, what are you waiting for? Jump on board the Eco Mama Podcast, and let Jaime take you on a rollercoaster ride towards a healthier and safer lifestyle. You might even discover some surprising secrets lurking in your cabinets right now! Get ready to be entertained, informed, and maybe even a little shocked. Let's do this!


May 26, 2023 18 mins

The Power of Environment: Natural Solutions for Overcoming Childhood Asthma at Home

Join me as I share a personal journey from my son's asthma diagnosis, the changes I learned to make in our home environment, and stories of how he thrives today.

Our home environment is so important when it comes to the health of our children. Learn how to be proactive to keep your kids' lungs strong, even if they don&apo...

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Family Life With Herpes | Parenting Fears, HSV1, HSV2, Fever Blisters, Outbreak Prevention & Natural Treatment Options

A riveting and eye-opening chat with Alexandra Harbushka, the founder of Life With Herpes. Join us as we break the taboos of herpes, discuss some interesting statistics, and shed light on the myths around this virus.

We also dive deep into natural cures and breakout prevention techniques.

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May 11, 2023 28 mins

🌿 Discover the Natural Path to Clear, Healthy Skin! 🌱

Join Dr. Walt and me on the ECO MAMA Podcast, where we delve into eczema and uncover ways to alleviate skin discomfort naturally. Our episode is filled with valuable insights, ranging from eco-friendly remedies to sustainable practices, along with professional suggestions to help you attain the desirable days of itch-free bliss you've longed for. 🔬

We can't wait to ha...

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We moms are careful while pregnant to safeguard the precious lives growing inside us. Did you know that what you put on your skin after your baby is born matters just as much?

Listen in on how certain ingredients can transfer from your body into your breastmilk and your newborn. You will want to take note of these ingredients and avoid them during this next precious phase of your journey.

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It's that time again! Spring has sprung. Are you ready for sunshine, gardening, afternoons in the park, and mosquitoes?

Yep! I didn't stutter. I said mosquitoes. They are inevitable, especially this time of year in the US. So if you have not prepared for their daunting march, I've got you covered. Listen in all you can do to help deter, prevent, and avoid (as much as humanly possible) these thirsty bloodsuck...

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Welcome to the ECO MAMA Podcast

Green Your Garden: The Benefits of Choosing Organic Mulch

The Problems with Traditional Mulch

  • Chemicals and toxins
  • Environmental impact
  • Cost

The Benefits of Organic Mulch

  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Nutrient-rich
  • Retains moisture in the soil

How to Switch to Organic Mulch

  • How to choose the right organic mulch for your garden
  • How to properly apply and maintain organic mulch
  • Tips for transiti...
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Tune in today as Eco Mama shares her journey to Florida, joining over 1,500 other amazing, independent creators in the podcasting arena, talking about what she recently learned about yeast infections, their causes and the crazy places they can develop on the body, and the importance of avoiding artificial flavorings in our food.

See episode 9 for Artificial Colors and the dangers that lie within them.


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Also known as Sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium monododecyl sulfate, dodecyl alcohol, sodium monolauryl sulfate, sodium dodecanesulfate, n-dodecyl sulfate sodium, sodium coco-sulfate, hydrogen sulfate, sodium salt, sulfuric acid, monododecyl ester.

For the No Thank You List, click here: ECO CRATES of America


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November 11, 2022 7 mins

Artificial Colors offer no nutritional benefit for our bodies or our minds. Evidence points to harm, not good. In part 2, I recap the episode from Tuesday in a condensed version and share about artificial colors in our pet's food.

Read your labels, my friends. It's the only way to know what you are putting in your body, on your body, and on those you love. 

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November 8, 2022 33 mins

Artificial Colors and Your Health

There are currently 9 approved artificial colors permitted by the FDA.

Blue 1 - animal studies to be linked to cancer, as well as to affect neurons and cause allergic reactions, 
Blue 2
Citrus Red 2
Green 3
Red 3 - evidence that it caused thyroid tumors
Red 40
Yellow 5 - allergy-like hypersensitivity, as well as hyperactivity in children
Yellow 6 - link...

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Focus Fridays Ingredients Series with a Deep Dive on Formaldehyde. 

Is there Formaldehyde in your home? Chances are, the answer is yes. Listen to today's podcast to find out where it might be hiding and some ways to minimize or avoid it.

As promised, here are the other terms sometimes listed on ingredient labels formaldehyde is also known as Formalin, Formic aldehyde, Methanediol, Methanal, Methyl Aldehyde, M...

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Our first official professional!
Welcome, Registered Dietician Lucy Hutchings.
Our conversation today focuses on optimizing nutrition and the importance of reducing stress, environmental toxins, and harmful chemicals.
We also cover some great topics on body shaming, helping our taste buds adapt to change and progress over perfection.
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Welcome to Focus Fridays. In this series, we cover harmful ingredients found in our everyday home and personal care products, with a deep dive into a new ingredient each Friday.

In today's episode, we cover parabens.

What are Parabens?
Where are they commonly found?
What are they also known as?
Why should we avoid them?

Don't miss next Tuesday, when we have a fantastic conversation w...

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My husband, Dave, wants thick, luscious, green grass without weeds or insects. 

I, as an Eco Mama, refuse to put chemicals anywhere near our home, even on our lawn. 

Today's episode is a conversation between Dave and me about seeking solutions we can both live with.

Does he get his way? Do I get mine? Or do we compromise on a win-win? 

Take a listen to find out.


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Welcome to Focus Friday!
Our current series focuses on harmful ingredients found in our everyday products.
Today we do a deep dive into Phthalates.
What are phthalates?
Where are they commonly found?
What are they also known as?
Why are they unsafe for us?

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October 18, 2022 34 mins

Join me as I interview three tween girls as they begin their journey into wearing makeup.

And please forgive the background noise with the other kids, dogs, life, etc. Still navigating recording a podcast as life is moving around us.

Thank you for listening to the Eco Mama podcast. Please note that thi...

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Thank you for listening to the Eco Mama podcast. Please note that this podcast's information is for educational and entertainment purposes only and is based on personal experiences and opinions. We are not licensed healthcare providers; the content should not be considered professional medical advice.

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October 11, 2022 28 mins

Welcome to The Eco Mama Podcast.

It is an honor to be here with you today, and I am excited to share how my journey began and dig right into the nitty gritty of why the ingredients of our everyday products matter.

We use chemicals every day. Some are benign, such as salt and water. Others, however, are toxic and have adverse effects on our health.

Some signs that your body has a toxin buildup include:

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September 23, 2022 37 secs

Welcome to the Eco Mama Podcast. I'm your host, Jaime Snell.

I'm here to share the trials and tribulations of raising happy and healthy children while striving to minimize exposure to harmful toxins in our everyday lives.

As an Eco Mama, I choose progress over perfection, I seek quality over quantity, and I believe in supporting families, communities, and small businesses that put people, products, and t...

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