Category: Natural Home

How to Make Beeswax Candles – Mess Free

A few years ago, if you had visited my home you would have been welcomed by the smell of a few candles. A good smelling candle is hard to resist… until you know that it’s hiding all sorts of toxins. (Toxins like fake fragrances and waxes that actually pollute your indoor air!) Once you realize that those scented beauties can damage your health, it’s pretty easy to stop buying them. However, if you still want that charming glow there is thankfully a toxin free alternative: beeswax candles.  Beeswax candles are pretty amazing. Not only do they not have all...

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Reasons to Keep Your Home Cold

With the weather turning cooler, you might be thinking about reaching for that thermostat but not so fast! Did you know that there are reasons to keep your home cold (by not turning up the thermostat)? I think we are all aware that using the heater less means more money saved and I’ve shared how to keep warm without cranking up that thermostat but there are actually a few other reasons to keep your home thermostat set just a bit lower this season! Reasons to Keep Your Home Cold Saves Money Okay, like I said saving money because you...

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Pros and Cons of a Natural Latex Mattress

Who here is a fan of pros and cons lists? They can come in handy when you are trying to make all sorts of decisions. Such as weighing the pros and cons of a natural latex mattress to help decide if it’s what you want to invest in! Because mattresses are no small investment! They are a more expensive purchase and if you choose poorly, you will be stuck waking up sore every morning. Trust me, I know… that’s how our first mattress purchase went. Now I’m the daughter of a once mattress manufacturing family. I grew up seeing...

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An Alternative to Plastic Wrap + The World’s Best Subscription Service

It’s pretty easy to find alternatives to plastics… until you get to plastic wrap. What is an alternative to plastic wrap? Glass wrap? Bamboo wrap? Stainless steel wrap? Nope, nope, nope. Sure you could try storing that hunk of cheese in a glass container but it will dry out in a flash or mold like there’s no tomorrow because there is so much air in the container with it. Which leaves us with plastic wrap. Sure it’s made of plastic which we’d rather avoid and yes, it creates tons of waste since plastic wrap is a single use item...

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All Natural Dryer Sheets

I’ll admit, I’ve always been too much of a penny pincher to opt for dryer sheets. I remember getting a box from someone and cutting each sheet in half to make them last longer because I surely wasn’t going to buy any! Of course, that was all before going green and crunchy. Now that I’m into a more natural way of living, I avoid buying dryer sheets for more than just frugal reasons.  Dryer sheets as it turns out are full of nasty ingredients. Did you know that over 25 volatile air pollutants are found in laundry products? These air...

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Why You Should Switch to Family Cloth and How to Start

Family Cloth. What is it? Have you heard of this? If you haven’t heard of family cloth before, don’t worry. Not many have. Family cloth is definitely one of those crunchy extremes and it’s also a topic that most people just naturally shy away from. Family cloth gives a slightly gross mental image. Most people hear it and think it’s one cloth that is shared by the whole family. Ummm… no. Thankfully that is not what family cloth is! What is Family Cloth and Why You Should Switch to Family Cloth Family cloth is just an odd name (probably...

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10 Ways to Go Plastic Free

Recently, we talked about the benefits of going plastic free and why it’s a great idea to opt for reusable options. However, if you are like me then you want to know HOW to go plastic free. Preferably in a nice easy to read, list form. Now before I dive in and give you some great ways to ditch those plastics, I want to talk about the fact that sometimes it’s just not possible to be completely plastic free. I mean, if you are reading this then you are staring at a screen that is made up of plastic! However, just...

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