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3 Ways to Clean With Vinegar, Spit and Booze

Many of us know by now the merits of baking soda and vinegar when it comes to cleaning with kitchen ingredients. For the more adventurous, there's toothpaste, citrus and an odd assortment of pantry it…

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5 Most Versatile Pantry Items Outside the Kitchen

Many pantry items are versatile in the kitchen: eggs, potatoes, cheese and cauliflower to name a few. But a few special pantry items are so versatile that they pull double-duty (or even triple-duty) a…

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How to Prevent Mold and Mildew in Your Shower

Mold and mildew stink – literally.  If you’ve ever walked into a mildewed room, you recognized the musty smell at once. Mold gives a lot of visual clues – it's generally black or grey, and may be splo…

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Easy and Effective: Vinegar, Garlic & Herb Disinfectant for Your Home

A friend who is keenly interested in all things natural, found an interesting recipe for household disinfectant in the book Herbal Remedies by Christopher Hedley & Non Shaw. The recipe is calle…

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10 Food Swaps to Lower Blood Pressure

While blood pressure rises and falls naturally, sustained elevation -- otherwise known as high blood pressure, or hypertension -- can damage your heart, kidneys, and even brain. More than 65 mil…

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We Tested It: Vinegar As A Carpet Cleaner

Sometimes, when it rains, my pooch decides that his precious paws are simply too delicate to become sullied with that icky mud, and he'd rather just not go outside to do his business. Yes, the corne…

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10 Versatile Uses for Vinegar

I remember my first taste of vinegar, and at the age of 8, it was anything but a pleasing sensation. In fact, most of the distilled white vinegar ended up on the carpet along with whatever other conte…

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How to Rid Stains and Spots with Natural Ingredients

Here, the editors of Remodelista share six green and affordable cleaning tips—most of which involve little more than vinegar, lemons, and baking soda: Stacey uses a natural and mild toothpaste t…

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4 Homemade Spring Salad Dressings

I know springtime is here when salad bowls begin to fill up and become increasingly colorful as fresh lettuces, herbs and edible flowers such as violets come into season. And for every springy salad, …

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3 Easy Homemade Fabric Softener Recipes

It is my ultimate goal to make, from scratch, any and every cleaning product that I use. And so far, I’m almost there! I make all my kitchen and bathroom cleansers from various combinations of bakin…

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