Category: Natural Home

Cold Water Only

For years, we’ve been told to wash laundry in hot water. It won’t kill germs otherwise, it won’t get clean otherwise… well, science has caught up with the housewives. The water in our laundry machines do not get anywhere near hot enough to kill germs or bacteria. Most humans can stand water around 110 degrees which I would guess is about as good as it gets for the home washing machine as I’ve never had a problem touching the hot water. In order for it to even start killing anything, water has to be 120 degrees and to sanitize...

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How to Gift Wrap the Eco-Friendly Way

Did you know that between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day there is a 25% increase in trash? That is a whole lot of extra trash! This holiday season, why not try being eco-conscious when wrapping your gifts? There are quite a few ways to wrap gifts without producing tons of new trash and they will look amazing. Just because your gifts are going green doesn’t mean that they need to look drab; eco gifts can be and look beautiful! Don’t know where to start? Here is How to Gift Wrap the Eco-Friendly Way   Re-Use All those gift bags and...

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Non-Toxic Bakeware Options

Take a peek inside your kitchen cabinets and you might be surprised to find that you have some toxic bakeware in there. Perhaps you aren’t surprised, maybe you know you should replace that non-stick cookie sheet but you just have no clue as to what you should replace it with.  Thankfully, we will be covering both of these topics. Why we should replace our bakeware and what the non-toxic bakeware options are! Ask anyone what they use for bakeware and most will answer that they use non-stick. Unfortunately non-stick bakeware is not all that great. Sure it might keep your...

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Why You Need a Chlorine Free Shower

Everyone showers. At least I HOPE everyone showers! However, while we think we are simply getting clean by taking a shower, we are also adding toxins to our body. Now I’m not talking the body washes, shower gels, shampoos and conditioner. Those can definitely be toxic but that’s not what I’m talking about today. Today I’m talking about water. Yes, your water is allowing your body to absorb toxins and so I’m talking about why you need a chlorine free shower. What toxins are in water? Well quite a few but I’m specifically referring to chlorine. Chlorine is used...

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