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Clean and organize your home naturally with these simple DIY recipes for household cleaning and helpful tips to avoid indoor toxins in household products, air and water.

9 Safest Plastic & BPA Free Bottles and Sippy Cups

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I recently shared an Instagram photo of my youngest daughter and many commenters asked about the metal bottle she was using. I realized I'd never written about the type of bottles and cups I use in … [Read more...]

5 Ways I Avoid Chlorine In My Home

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I've always been sensitive to the smell of chlorine. In hotels, I could always tell as soon as the elevator door started to open if the pool was on that level of the hotel. A visit to a … [Read more...]

Is There Lead In Bentonite Clay?

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I use bentonite clay in various ways in my home and beauty routine. I slather it on my face, use it to detox my armpits, and it is even an ingredient in my homemade remineralizing tooth … [Read more...]

How to Dry Herbs and Spices

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If you grew fresh herbs in your garden this year or have some naturally growing in your backyard, you can easily preserve some of the extra herbs and have them on hand for use all year long. The … [Read more...]

The Importance of Soaking Nuts & Seeds

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Nuts and seeds can be a terrific nutrient-dense snack or addition to a meal, but like grains and legumes, they can also contain substances that interfere with the body's ability to absorb … [Read more...]

How to Make Natural Dryer Sheets

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When I was little, one of the things I looked forward to about growing up was doing my own laundry... but not for the reason you'd think. I wanted scented laundry detergent and dryer sheets. My mom … [Read more...]

5 Natural Pest Control Options That Work!

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I would have thought that with all the snow we had last Winter, insects wouldn't be bad this year. And I would have been wrong. I've always been a target for mosquitos when I am outside (thus my … [Read more...]

DIY Fruit and Vegetable Wash (& Preserver)

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In a perfect world, we'd all have the food budget to meal plan only organic foods, have someone else cook them for us (kidding- sort of), and use the time to relax in a nice detox bath. Since … [Read more...]

The Problem with Coffee Pods

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I love coffee, though not for the caffeine... I just enjoy the taste. The research is divided on the reported health benefits of coffee, but those who tolerate it can generally drink it in moderation … [Read more...]

Natural Puppy Care – Diet & Remedies

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Our family recently adopted a new puppy (after the loss of our long-time family dog, Daisy, several months ago), so I have been researching and talking to friends who are holistic veterinarians about … [Read more...]