Category: Green Cleaning

10 Ways to Clean the Air in Your Home

In my post about why we need to clean the air in our homes, I mentioned that the indoor air is often worse than the air outside! In fact, indoor air can be 2-5 times worse! Our homes lack the natural filters that the outside world has to help deal with the contaminants that are everywhere. The good news is that there are natural and easy ways to help clean the air in your home. Some of these ways are achieved by removing toxic items from our home; products that are releasing harmful chemicals into the air. Other methods...

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Reasons Why You Need to Clean the Air in Your Home

We tend to think that the air inside our home is healthier than the air outside but it’s actually not! Outside of the home, there’s more space and more natural filters such as trees and the weather that help with the toxins that we, humans create. Inside our homes… well we are lacking those filters. Worse yet, we tend to keep our homes shut up tight and thus trap all the pollutants inside our homes. There are the standard pollutants like dander and dust that we all have to deal with. There’s really no avoiding those types of things....

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Unique Ways to use Baking Soda

Baking soda is a wonderful thing. It’s used by many as a natural, non-toxic cleaner. However, baking soda can be used for so much more! Before we get into the ways you can use baking soda, I do want to mention that it’s best to buy the good stuff. Now baking soda doesn’t have aluminum concerns like baking powder but most baking soda is made with chemicals and some baking sodas do test on animals. I’ve written a separate post all about what to look for in baking soda if you want to know more.  Unique Ways to use...

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10 Ways to Go Natural in the Laundry Room

Sometimes making the switch to natural can be hard. Sometimes you just don’t know where to start! Take for instance that laundry room. You know it’s full of chemicals, you know it can use a lot of energy, but you also probably do not give it much thought because well… who likes to think about laundry? Today I’m going to share 10 very easy ways that you can make your laundry experience a bit more natural! 10 Ways to Go Natural in the Laundry Room   Use a Natural Detergent If you haven’t switched to a natural detergent then...

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One Ingredient Grout Cleaner

Cleaning the grout of your tile is one of the most tedious and boring chores. Often times, you have to mix ingredients and scrub to death. However, clean grout can dramatically brighten up your kitchen or bathroom and so we clean grout I have tried cleaning my grout before with just natural products like baking soda or dish soap. Those products worked ok and truth be told they would work in most cases just fine. I unfortunately live in a house that is a rental and has probably seen years of non-grout cleaning tenants. Needless to say, my grout...

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DIY Glass Spray Bottle

 If you are like me, you are on a constant mission to use less plastic. Sometimes it’s easy, like switching to alternative water bottles but other times you feel like there’s just not much else but plastic. I’ve been using a plastic spray bottle for my cleaning since the beginning of my crunchy journey. It’s not like glass spray bottles are common and even if you can find one, they are not cheap. As we aren’t drinking the cleaning solutions, I’m not really worried if it gets chemicals leached into…too much. I am spraying it into the air we...

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How to Naturally Clean Stove Vent Filters

You know those stove vents that help remove steam, smoke, and cooking smells from the kitchen? They are handy aren’t they? Have you ever thought about the fact that all that steam, smoke, and grease that the vent takes away gets caught in the filter? It does. It gets gross, very gross. Thankfully, cleaning a stove vent filter is extremely easy. Want to know how? Of course, you do! How to Naturally Clean Stove Vent Filters Items Needed:  Large pot Water Baking soda Vent Filters Get your largest pot and fill it almost to the top with water. Place...

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