My Top 5 Basic Homemade Green Cleaners

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: One of the easiest and cheapest changes you can make on your journey to live a more natural and greener lifestyle is to switch to homemade and non-toxic cleaners. Making cleaners at home can literally costs just pennies, and can save you hundreds of dollars off…

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Learning More About Shaklee Get Clean Cleaning Products

In response to our Shaklee FAQs post a few weeks ago, one of the biggest questions from readers was why there's no public list of ingredients for Shaklee cleaning products. Understandably, the appearance of secrecy makes people nervous. I've partnered with Sarah from My Three Boys to introduce you to Shaklee products and answer your…

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Giveaway: Strawesome Reusable Glass Straws

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This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Chelsea ([email protected])! Over the past year, we've been slowly eliminating plastic from our kitchen. Although I know many people do this because of concerns about the chemicals in the plastic leaching into their food, that has not been our primary motivation. Instead, it's the desire to purchase…

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How Do You Use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda? (Enter to Win a $25 Visa Gift Card!)
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How Do You Use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda? (Enter to Win a $25 Visa Gift Card!)

I’m participating in The Switch & Save Challenge, trying a variety of Arm & Hammer products and sharing my experiences with you! This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Joyce and Norm ([email protected])! I am working on the ultimate uses for baking soda list, and there are tons and tons of ideas on the…

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Quick Tip: Use Citrus Oil to Remove Sticky Residue

A couple months ago, I republished this list of ways to repurpose glass jars. Someone asked in the comments about removing the labels, and another commenter responded that orange oil works really well on sticky residue. I didn't have any orange oil on hand, but I did have some lemon oil from Laundry Tree. They're…

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Giveaway: Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies Basket from LaundryTree

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I've shared my love for LaundryTree soap nuts before. These tiny fruit don't contain dyes or perfumes, are safe for a high-efficiency washer, don't have any added chemicals and aren't expensive. In addition, they are 100%, totally natural and organically grown, non-allergenic, antimicrobial and harvested in a sustainable way. On top of that, LaundryTree is…

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Our Earth Day Litter Tradition (and a Challenge for You)

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Earth Day is on April 22nd, and although we should be taking excellent care of our earthly home every day, Earth Day is a good opportunity to be inspired to do a little something extra and to pass on the good habit to youth around you.…

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Easy, Homemade Green Cleaners

The problem with most commercial cleaners is that they contain a variety of ingredients that range from questionable to downright dangerous. As Emily from Live Renewed pointed out, manufacturers aren't even required to list all of the ingredients on the labels, so it can be hard to figure out exactly what's in your favorite cleaner.…

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Creating A Healthy Home With Houseplants

The following post is from Emily of Live Renewed: I don't know about you, but I really start to get spring fever this time of year. We're under about 3 feet of snow here in Indiana and the winter permacloud has been hiding the sun most days. I've been daydreaming of warmer days, the sun…

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Natural Alternatives to Laundry Detergent

I'm sure we can all agree on the importance of clean laundry. None of us wants to walk around -- or have our children walk around -- in smelly or dingy clothes. However, if you're concerned about keeping toxic products away from your skin (the largest organ in your body that in many ways serves…

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