Cleaning

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

6 Steps to a Healthier Kitchen

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A non-toxic home is so very important and one of the most important rooms in the home is the kitchen – after all this…

5 Tips for Choosing Safe Cleaning Products

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We all know that we need to be using safe cleaners, unfortunately not everything on the store shelf is created equally. Many products contain corrosive,…

DIY Laundry Pretreater

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Whether you’re using a DIY Detergent or a store bought detergent, you’re going to need a pretreater. With three kids, it seems like I’m…

Cloth Diaper Detergent : How-To

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If you’ve been around here long, I’m sure that you’ve come across my DIY Cloth Diaper Detergent at one point or another.  You might…

Fabric Softeners

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If you’ve been around here, you’ve likely seen my post on the dangers of traditional fabric softeners.  As part of our new MomsEveryday segments,…

Clean Up Stained Kids’ Clothes

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Each time I grab clothes for our youngest from storage I am faced with stains.  I put clothes away washed and clean, but they…

Cloth Diapers for Household Cleaning

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When I was pregnant with our youngest daughter I went happy crazy looking for all sorts of adorable newborn cloth diapers.  Our older daughter…

Paper towels are so yesterday!

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Paper products can be terrible environmental offenders. From the use of virgin pulp, the manufacturing and the worst – the disposal. When it comes…

How to Remove Crayon from Walls… with Vinegar!

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A couple months ago my daughter discovered her brother’s crayons.  More specifically she discovered his RED crayon. Little red crayon made it’s way from…

Cleaners: Ingredients to Avoid

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This is part of our Easy Lists guide.  Please check out our others here. First I would like to say that avoiding harmful ingredients…

What’s in your household cleaners?

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That’s something that we should be asking ourselves if we aren’t already. This video was shared with me and it is too funny! More…

Naturally Fresh: Tips For Making Your Home Smell Great Without Using Harmful Chemicals

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Absorb Odors Use any of the following substances in an open bowl or jar to help absorb odors: Baking soda (get creative with mini…

DIY Non-Toxic & Eco-Friendly Cleaners

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There are so many good cleaning recipes out there, but I would like to share a few that we use in our home. All-Purpose…