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Everywhere in nature, we see organisms and even ecosystems relying on bacteria to maintain stability and health. READ MORE
We spend most of our time discussing the microbiome -- let's see what that's all about! READ MORE
We've known for several years that prescription drugs like antibiotics, antidepressants, and birth control hormones can pollute our waterways, impact wildlife, and even end up in our drinking water. READ MORE
The world is full of complex microbiomes. What happens when a human ecosystem - covered in chemicals and skin care products - interacts with a very fragile, foreign biome? We look at Mosquito Bay to find out. READ MORE
These women appreciate the value bacteria adds to their healthy hair routine. READ MORE
Scientists of all backgrounds -- amateurs, professionals, students -- are coming together to discuss their ideas in an unstructured setting. READ MORE
If you want a robust microbiome, just try out the Irish national rugby team's training routine. READ MORE
In a previous blog post, we talked about what sweat is and where it comes from, but why is it that we sweat in the first place?... READ MORE
How have we altered our skin biome over time, and what can we do to restore the healthy bacteria that we’ve lost? We hope our natural skin care products will provide an answer. READ MORE
Humans are covered in bacteria head-to-toe—and that’s not a bad thing. In fact, a diverse microbiome is good for our health! Learn about the different strains of bacteria that live on our oily skin, dry skin, and everything in between.
We partnered with the wonderful team at BIRTHFIT to give you some fun activities to do with your family, that do not involve a screen, and will reconnect you with nature, each other, and your sense of discovery and play. READ MORE
Schools have been rapidly cutting kids’ recess time. How is this affecting student’s physical, mental, and microbiome health? READ MORE
Healthy skin care shouldn’t be painful, but products that cause itching and burning are all too common. Here, we explain the most notorious repeat offenders—and how to avoid them. READ MORE
The Indie Beauty Expo in LA, January 17 - 19, 2017 featured such speakers as legendary makeup artist Bobbi Brown. READ MORE
From crayons to mattresses, here are a few things that you never thought you could recycle. READ MORE
From googly-eyed trash wheels to musical garbage trucks, here are the top 5 places in the world that are taking recycling to the next level. READ MORE
We highlight the most inspiring blogs that will give you the most amazing and doable ideas to bring plants into your home. READ MORE
Have a bad track record with house plants? No worries! Here's a list of the 6 least needy plants that anyone can keep alive! READ MORE
At just 9 years of age, Timmy is a budding horticulturist. Here he shares with us his tips on gardening, and what he loves about nature. READ MORE
A certification where "Bacteria" and "Safe" are not an oxymoron. READ MORE
Learn about how the outdoors inspires this yogi's routine on and off the mat in our new #RealRoutines spotlight series. READ MORE
Game of Thrones house, or bacterial species? They're more alike than you think! READ MORE
Get to know Kate Kordsmeier, clean living and clean eating expert from Root + Revel, in this edition of #RealRoutines READ MORE
Colds spread through schools way too quickly for comfort. Every year, nurses and teachers alike emphasize the importance of handwashing and sanitizing. How can you keep your kids healthy while preserving their microbiomes? READ MORE
Keep your gut microbiome healthy with good bacteria for your belly with tasty probiotic and prebiotic snacks and meals. READ MORE
Mary Heffernan of Five Mary's Farm tells us about her #RealRoutine and the story behind Five Marys...the farm and the family! READ MORE
Check out our highlight reel from the 2017 Natural Products Expo East! READ MORE
Competitive Cyclocross athlete and original Dirt Squad member Julie Wright shares the secrets behind her #RealRoutine! READ MORE
Learn more about our biome-friendly moisturizer and the results of our cosmetic product testing. See why our biome-friendly moisturizer is good for different skin types.
Mother Dirt is excited to join the network of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council! Together, we’ll work towards a world where clean comes with healthy.
The BIRTHFIT Team stops by the Mother Dirt blog and does a deep dive on childhood development, exploring the importance of letting kids play and grow up in their own way - and get a little dirty as they go!
Why do we sweat so much in the summer, and what does it mean for our microbiome? We we suggest all that perspiration might be more biome-friendly than you think, and how natural deodorant and skin care products can help.
By: Tina Adoniou, Editorial Director