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Non-Toxic Cleaning

How to Remove Grease Stains From Any Surface

No matter where it's lurking or what exactly it is, grease stains are particularly stubborn. There are plenty of tips out there on the best way to remove grease from your kitchen,  your skin, your clo…

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8 Scary Cleaning Chemicals to Avoid

The average household contains about 62 toxic chemicals, say environmental experts. We're exposed to them routinely -- from the phthalates in synthetic fragrances to the noxious fumes in oven clean…

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Are Your Carpet Cleaners Poisoning Your Pets?

My cat suffered for many years from an over-active thyroid and excessive shedding. Her vet could never exactly figure out what caused her condition. She was an indoor cat, so there was no way she woul…

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10 Creative Lemon Peel Uses

A squeeze of lemon in your water. A bit of lemon juice to finish a pot of beans. Lemons are endlessly useful in cooking, and it feels so wasteful to just toss those peels into the compost or trash. Ne…

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3 Big Reasons Why You Should NOT Wash Your Car at Home

If you think it's "greener" to wash your car at home, here are three big reasons to think again. 1) Use more water. Most people who wash their cars at home do it with a rag in one hand and a hose r…

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12 Surprising Uses for Milk & Milk Containers

From soothing stinging eyes to watering plants, read on for surprising ways to use milk, milk cartons and milk jugs. Have a use of your own? Let us know in the comments!   Around the Ho…

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Healthy Fixes for Unpleasant Household Odors

Phew! What’s that smell? We human beings are very sensitive to disagreeable household scents, which make a house feel somehow less clean and homey. Get rid of unlovely odors with these 12 easy, natu…

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DOs & DON’Ts for Naturally Cleaning Burnt Pots or Pans

It's not that we're absent-minded, exactly. We're just trying too hard to multitask. "We" refers to a segment of the population that spends an inordinate amount of time online, Googling remedies for o…

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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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Yuck Factor Aside, Urine Has Surprising Uses

In the beginning, we're taught that our pee is gross, something we must quickly flush and wash away. But, it turns out, human urine has surprises uses. It's 95% water, and 5% urea, chloride, sodium…

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