Category: Natural Home

The Benefits of Reducing Waste

Each month I’m focusing on a different area of natural living as part of my Going Natural – One Month at a Time series. This month is all about reducing waste. Now don’t go thinking that this will just focus on trash reduction or even recycling. Reducing waste is so much more! We’ll be covering talking about minimalism, up cycling, composting, reducing food waste, and so much more! I’d like to think that everyone on this planet would understand why reducing waste would be a good thing. Perhaps they do. The problem is that we don’t all practice it. Now sometimes...

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Homemade Soft Scrub

I don’t know about you but soft scrub was one of my favorite cleaning products before I switched to cleaning green. It’s a great consistency and does the job easily. However, commercial soft scrub is not all that natural and I prefer to avoid the ingredients that it can contain. What does commercial soft scrub contain?   Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate – aquatic toxicity Alcohol Ethoxylate – endocrine and reproductive effects, impurities related to cancer Fragrance – skin allergies and damage, aquatic toxicity, respiratory issues Preservatives – non-specific but it raises a giant F rating from EWG! And that’s just for...

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Green Cleaning Basics

We’ve been talking a lot about why we should switch to natural cleaning. Cleaning green helps keep the environment clean but it also helps our homes stay clean and we in turn are healthier for it. We’ve also discussed the different ways to clean naturally. This often means relying on vinegar, baking soda, or oil to clean and polish our homes. Originally I planned on talking about different store bought products that you could buy but truth be told, I just can’t bring myself to recommend any of them. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of great natural...

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Ways to Clean Green

There are many reasons why we should make the switch to cleaning green. We benefit as does the environment, when we choose to naturally clean our homes. Once you realize that the usual cleaning products on the shelves are actually harming us and not really helping us, you’re likely dying to begin cleaning green! But where to start? Believe it or not, switching to natural cleaners is one of the easiest “green” changes you can make. It’s so easy that it’s often the first area that people choose to change. Don’t stress out about making this change. It’s easy...

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Benefits of Cleaning Green

 There was once a time people had just a few options for cleaning products. Now you can walk down aisles upon aisles and see hundreds of cleaning supplies. Options are a great thing of course but sadly most of the products on the market aren’t very natural. Somewhere through the years, we’ve concerned ourselves with how nice a product smells or how efficient a product works and completely ignored the safety of the ingredients. Now there was once a time when I thought that ingredients in cleaning products were no big deal. I mean it’s not like I’m pouring...

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Clean the Air with Essential Oils

Essential oils are the big thing right now. Everyone has suddenly jumped on the essential oil wagon and for good reason too! Essential oils are very strong and very effective. These aren’t just lovely smells in a bottle either; essential oils actually have health benefits ranging from acne treatment to mood boosters and everything in between. Knowing that essential oils are so effective, it should come as no shock that you can actually clean the air in your home with essential oils. At first, it might just seem like you are filling the house with pretty smells but essential...

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What is a Himalayan Salt Lamp

If you are wondering just what is a himalayan salt lamp then you’ve come to the right place! I’ve heard about himalayan salt lamps for awhile now. They always seems a bit too “out there” for me but then I use amber teething necklaces so I was probably a bit hypocritical in that thought. I needed to clean the air in my home; my house desperately needed the benefits that a salt lamp is said to give and so I decided to get one and give it a try. What is a Himalayan Salt Lamp? A himalayan salt lamp...

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