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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.

Is Borax Safe?

Is Borax Safe

Borax is often touted as a wonder ingredient for natural cleaning in recipes like homemade cleaners and even in homemade beauty products as a preservative. It is a recipe in my popular All-Purpose … [Read more...]

Carbon Monoxide: Is Your Home Safe?

Carbon Monoxide- is your home safe

This post is on a pretty basic topic that isn't necessarily specific to natural living, but is important for health, especially this time of year. Preventing this problem takes less time than oil … [Read more...]

Charcoal & Clay Facial Soap Recipe

Charcoal and Clay Facial Soap Recipe

I've been making my own soap for a long time, both by cold process and hot process in a crock pot. It can seem really intimidating to begin making your own soap, but everyone I know who actually tries … [Read more...]

Is Silicone Safe for Baking?

Is Silicone Safe for baking and cooking

I've mentioned before that I use silicone molds to make homemade gummy vitamins and lotion bars, along with several other household staples.I've gotten one question so often that I decided it … [Read more...]

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...]