Green Home

Car Recycling: Why It’s Significant

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Gatorade bottles. Newspapers. Spaghetti sauce jars. We all know that recycling is good for the environment, and many people have gotten used to rinsing…

Cooking Without Toxic Plastics & Nonstick Coatings

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If you’re like me, or most of the people I know, you grew up with a kitchen full of plastic food storage, plastic spatulas,…

What Young Living membership option is right for you?

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  I’ve been using essential oils for some time now and really love them to help lift the mood in my home. As a…

Grow These 3 Healing Herbs to Help Keep the Doctor Away

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Herbs are not only fun to grow at home, but also come with many health benefits. Adding fresh herbs from your garden can be…

12 Simple Tips for Conserving Water at Home

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Whether you live in an area prone to drought or not, conserving water is a worthwhile endeavor for your wallet and the environment. Water…

DIY Dishwasher Detergent without Borax!

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I’ve been playing around with a dishwasher detergent recipe for a while now, and finally worked out one that leaves my glasses clear and…

Green Home Insulation Alternatives

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If you live in a home then you probably have some sort of insulation. Insulation is one of the most important parts of home…

Homesteading for Beginners

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Having a homestead can provide a lot of economical benefits and environmentally friendly perks. Of course, you have to start somewhere. These are a…

DIY Powdered Soap Nuts Laundry Detergent Recipe

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This recipe is great for clothes and cloth diapers and does not contain borax! I am personally a-okay with borax in my detergent but…

Homemade Liquid Soap Nuts Laundry Detergent

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I love my soap nuts, but I love the ease of liquid even more. I like convenience, what can I say?! Soap nuts are…

How to Grow Plants From Produce

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Plants are a great way to spruce up your home, and plants from produce add function too! All you need to get started are…

14 Inspired Ways to Reuse Mason Jars

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Mason jars, also known as canning or Ball jars, are a hip trend for several reasons. They’re rustic yet chic. They come in a…

Money-Saving Products That Pay for Themselves { Over & Over Again! }

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Going green does not have to be pricey. In fact, it should help you save money overall. Here are a few items to help…

Composting 101: An Easy Get-Started Guide

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Spring is here-ish and I am excited to get back on the composting bandwagon. Ever since we moved it’s been a struggle with so…

When a Rose is More Than a Rose

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When I first started going green the availability of ethical sources and safe products was limited, at best. I lived in a rural area…

Is a Latex Mattress Right for You?

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Since most adults spend more than 3,000 hours annually sleeping and one third of their life in bed, it’s easy to say that our…

4 Simple Ways to Clean With Essential Oils

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Ever enter a “freshly cleaned” restroom and felt your nose turn up a bit to the smell of bleach? It’s not an uncommon occurrence….

Easy Tips to Save Big Money on Your Energy Bill

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Choosing to be more energy efficient is a great way to improve the comfort of your home, save money, and do something good for…

The Importance of a Quality Pet Food

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This post has been a long time coming, but somehow I never seem to get around to addressing quality pet foods. As with the…

What Are Essential Oils?

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You’ve heard the term. You may even be rolling your eyes (because I’m 95% sure you know at least one person who is selling…

Four Easy Ways to Honor Earth Month { & Yourself }

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Earth Day is celebrating it’s 45th anniversary this year, and it couldn’t be more exciting! As consumers have become more savvy, Earth Day really…

Great Ways to Go “Green”

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Each year St. Patrick’s Day inspires people to celebrate Irish culture with a whole lot of green. This year, I encourage you to choose a…

Upcycled Mop Washing Hack

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This isn’t fancy or crazy, but it is useful! If you’re like me, you have a collection of thick rubber bands building in a…

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat Review { & Giveaway! }

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As you may know, we moved into a new home last year and while there are many things I love, the thermostat is not…

Natural Ways to Battle Seasonal Allergies

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As the weather begins to warm, seasonal allergies start to kick into high gear. Our lungs pump in approximately 3,400 gallons of air each…

8 Tips for Running Your Heating & Cooling Systems Efficiently

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Did you know that, according to the American Lung Association, the average American breathes 3,400 gallons of air each day? That means that your…

Naturally Deodorize Your Home

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Keeping a healthy home is important. We spend a great deal of time in our homes and Filtrete, a company I have used for…

DIY Foaming Baby Wash Recipe

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With the knowledge about big “trusted” baby care companies using toxins in their products, many parents are justifiably worried about finding safe products for their…

Totally random & awesome cleaning tip!

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I love soft and smooth skin – don’t we all? – so I simply adore these scrubby exfoliating gloves. While in the shower one…

Cleaning With Fruit: Let’s Talk Soap Berries (or Soap Nuts)

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Ahh, Sapindus Mukorossi… or soap nuts… or soap berries… Wait! Which is it? In America we like to call these super soap packed fruits…