Green Home

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 Cleaner Indoor Air

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Having a healthier home does not have to be complicated, in fact it shouldn’t be! Simplicity is key, think basics. Check out the tips…

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…

Ditch the RoundUp : Good-bye Weeds & Grass with Vinegar!

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Yikes!  Yes, I’m killing weeds and grass… well in certain areas.  We have a fairly long gravel driveway and each summer grass and other…

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,…

Fabric Softeners: What you need to know!

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Dryer sheets and conventional fabric softeners are not only expensive, they aren’t good for the environment or you. Traditional dryer sheets contain all sorts…

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…

It’s that time again!

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It’s only February but the sun is calling.  It’s time to start thinking about what you’d like to plant in your garden this year….

Put your gutters to work!

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Something we’ve been interested in for a while is a rain barrel.  We put of getting one because they can be a little pricey,…

Gardening in Containers

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Growing up my parents always had vegetable gardens. We grew corn, beans, green onions, turnips, tomatoes, and I’m sure a few others. Nothing beats…

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…

Composting is fun!

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We have been recycling for some time now.  The only need we had for trash services was to get rid of food waste.  Well,…

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…

Personal Care Products: Ingredients to Avoid

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When it comes to products, it’s hard to know what’s safe, what’s not, what to buy, what not to buy, etc. I thought I…

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…

Get Stains OUT! of Your Diapers!

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So, you use cloth, Congrats! Aaaaand you hate stains. You’re in luck! There is a crazy simple solution 🙂 The sun! Wash and dry…

Washing Cloth Diapers

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This is for typical washing. If you need to strip your diapers, try this. If you need to prep your diapers, try this. If…

Laundry Detergent Recipe

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Looking for the DIY Cloth Diaper Detergent recipe? Click here. Small Batch Recipe 1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda 1 cup 20 Mule Team…

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 Cloth Diaper Detergent Recipe

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I used this detergent recipe on my diapers for about four years, until my youngest was out of diapers. I still use this detergent…

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…