120: Carole Fehrman on A Natural Mama’s Guide to Toxin-Free Living

Jul 27

Carole Fehrman is the creator and founder of an online toxin-free living community, Natural Mama Collective. She’s a wife to her high school sweetheart (Dr. Cody), and a momma to two sweet kiddos (Ryker-4) and (Rhen-18months). They live in Northern, VA with two sweet pups!

Carole’s own toxin-free journey has evolved into what is Natural Mama Collective. While pregnant with her son, she began to dive into the world of toxin-free living. First by choosing home birth with a midwife over traditional obstetric care, and then progressing to research the lotions. washes, bottles, and diapers she would be choosing to put on her registry.

As her research continued, she started to learn about things like fragrance, parabens, and phthalates. She learned about the infamous greenwashing of products and how the industries can put “natural” on a label when there isn’t anything “natural” about it.

The more she learned, the more disgusted she became. Body burden is already so great for women, and now our children face the same fate.

Carole has made it her mission to be the change. Her life’s work is to help women reduce their toxic load and choose better products for their families/selves. She offers ingredient education. safe swaps, a solution to toxic beauty, and a safe space for women to gather no matter where they may be in their own toxin free journey. It’s become a catalyst of change for future generations.

Carole is grateful for all she has learned, the lives she’s influenced, and will continue to share the truth of true toxin-free living for years to come.

In this episode, Carole Fehrman talks about:

  • Carol’s toxin-free journey
  • Changing her life through food
  • Organic Paleo diet
  • Introducing whole food nutrition to children
  • Carol’s gut issues
  • Synthetic fragrance chemicals
  • The “new second-hand smoke”
  • Parabens in body products
  • EWG (Environmental Working Group)
  • Other names for parabens
  • Phthalates in body products, toothpaste
  • Natural perfume lines
  • Essential oils
  • Regulations in beauty industry
  • Greenwashing
  • What it actually means to be labeled “natural”
  • Body burden
  • Toxic load being passed in utero
  • Toxin Black List
  • DIY cleaners
  • Dirty Dozen and Clean 15
  • How to clean non-organic produce
  • Step 1 to eliminate toxins
  • Natural Mama Collective
  • Know better, do better

Featured Guest

Carole Fehrman



About the Author

Kate Jaramillo: Creator of Ketogenic Living 101, 102, Straight-Up Wellness & Keto Living Coach Certification. Wellness Advocate & Badass.