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Non-Toxic Cleaning

8 Biggest Myths About Germs

We all know that we need to keep ourselves -- and our surroundings -- clean and sanitary to prevent disease. But how much do you really†know about germs? Read on for some of the biggest myths about ge…

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8 Natural Ways To Get Rid of House Flies

Shoo, fly! Don't bother me! When they manage to make their way into your home, house flies are unpleasant and annoying to have around, with their incessant movement and relentless buzzing. Much worse …

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How to Keep Ants Out of Your House Naturally

This simple nontoxic trick is a little miracle ... and no ants were harmed in the writing of this story. I am a total wuss when it comes to killing things Ė I donít eat animals, I canít squish bugs…

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7 of My Favorite Ways to Use Beneficial Essential Oils

There are so†many essential oils in the world... it can seem overwhelming! Don't despair! Even the most novice essential oil user can learn to incorporate oils easily into their everyday lives. …

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13 Tips for More Serene Spring Cleaning

At this time of year, lots of folks feel the urge to start spring cleaning -- refreshing and clearing out their home to greet†the new season. However, just when the weather is (hopefully) getting nice…

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10 Natural (And Vegan) Tips for Cleaning Your Whole Home

Spring has arrived, and itís time to clean the house! But for the conscientious consumer, household cleaning can be a headache. Mass-market products are often full of harsh chemicals that pose a healt…

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12 Ways to Use Temperature Instead of Chemicals to Clean

Do you really need a pantry full of cleaning chemicals? Or can ice, boiling water, baking soda and vinegar clean most everything? We put a few temperature-based house cleaning methods to the test, …

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22 Surprising Uses for Lemons

Lemons are one of the most versatile fruits out there. And no, we're not just talking about in cooking! Lemon juice is an acid, a natural disinfectant, and a nutritional powerhouse. Its scent is perfe…

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DIY Non-Toxic Foaming Handsoap

Who doesn't love a luscious foaming hand soap? Even better if it's non-toxic foaming handsoap! There are some great natural brands out there making non-toxic, healthy and velvety foaming hand s…

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7 Common Dishwasher-Loading Mistakes That May Surprise You

Brought to you by the researchers who spend their time studying the mysterious mechanics that happen behind the closed dishwasher door. Of all the complicated things we have to contend with in day-…

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