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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.

The Organic Mattress We Chose

Organic mattress- what we chose and why

I've often read the statistic that we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping, or over 2,500 hours per year, but I have to laugh because those hours are obviously not during the time of life with new babies … [Read more...]

How to Store Food Without Plastic

How to store food without plastic

I've shared before the non-toxic and non-scratch cookware I use, and how we avoid chemicals in our water, but I get quite a few questions about how to store food without plastic in the fridge of … [Read more...]

Homemade Cat Treats

Homemade Healthy Cat Treats Recipe

To my children, pets truly are part of the family. It was their idea to make homemade dog treats for our dog, and they wanted to make homemade treats for our cats, Penelope and Tiger, too ("to be … [Read more...]

Healthy, Natural Black Friday Sales

black friday deals

I try to stay home and avoid the craziness of Black Friday at our local stores. This year, that has gotten even easier as several wonderful family-owned companies are offering great sales on their … [Read more...]

DIY Reusable Rice Heat Packs

DIY homemade Reusable Heat Packs with Rice

I've mentioned in the past that we don't use microwaves, but I do make one exception.We make homemade reusable rice heat packs are easily heated in the microwave. Most of my concerns about … [Read more...]

How to Make Vegetable Noodles

How to make vegetable noodles

A few years ago I discovered an awesome kitchen tool called a spiral slicer. I very rarely write a whole post about a single object, but I've used this one so muchThis awesome tool lets me make … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Spice Room Spray

Pumpkin Spice Room Spray-Natural Air Freshener

I have a confession to make...When I was younger, I didn't like anything pumpkin or spice. I thought I hated pumpkin pie and pumpkin lattes and stuck to relegating pumpkins to a fate of … [Read more...]

Basic Slow Cooker Soap Recipe

Slowcooker Crockpot Basic Soap Recipe with coconut oil and olive oil

I've been fascinated with soap making for a long time. What was once a common household skill now seems like such a complicated process that many people simply buy soap instead. Unfortunately, many … [Read more...]

The Dangers of Plastic

The problem with plastic for health and our planet

It seems to be a common theme in history that the things that lead to great progress and convenience also come with a big price. This seems to be very much true with plastic products and … [Read more...]