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10 Baths That Heal

I lived for two and a half years without running water (while living in a tipi on a commune where I bathed daily in an ice cold creek). I still marvel the blessings of hot running water for its calm…

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Natural Home Cleaning Tips (with video)

Is it crowded under your sink with bottles of cleaning products? Healthy cleaning at home starts with some basic ingredients that keep toxins at bay, the EcoNest sparkling and your pocketbook happy. …

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13 Baking-Soda Beauty Tips

My "beauty routine" has always been pretty minimal, but once in a while, I'm inspired to freshen up. I started to think about glow- and shine-inducing products that I already have on-hand--and my favo…

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5 Basics for Non-Toxic Cleaning

Learning to clean from scratch—making homemade recipes—can truly work if you take time to understand a bit about the chemistry behind how the materials work. Here are the five ingredients that I find …

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Battle the Top 10 Germ Hot Spots

If we could take a tour of our homes wearing germ-vision goggles, we might be reluctant to re-enter after running out the door screaming as if we'd just escaped from the world's creepiest haunted …

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A Frugal and Green Gift Guide

This year, even more so than before, it seems crucial that holiday giving be done in a cost-efficient manner and with a nod towards the practical. In other words, we don't have a lot of money to spend…

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Safely Peel Paint Off a Porch? Ask Annie

Dear Annie, I just wanted to know if you could help me. I have wood, which is painted, and over that it has been sprayed with an aerosol can of metallic paint (it's already flaking) was wondering if …

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DIY Waterless Car Wash Contest

There is one DIY activity whose simplicity and seeming thrift is not as good for the environment as is going with a commercial option, and that is washing your car. That is, if you use water. Washi…

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Green Girl Puts the Lime in the Baking Soda

Yesterday was move-in day for me. We lugged all 5 million pounds of luggage up four flights of stairs (until we discovered the elevator), and finally collapsed in my room. The first thing we noticed …

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Can’t Find Washing Soda? Ask Annie

Hello Annie, I am a recent convert to green cleaning. I have a 2-year-old daughter with health problems and I want to make my home as non-toxic as possible for her. The problem I have run into is tha…

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