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Baking Soda for Green Cleaning

Green Cleaning
budget friendly cleaning

Baking soda is yet another of my favorite, budget friendly cleaners featured in my article, ​Dollar Store Deals for Green Clea​ning. Like vinegar, the uses for it seem endless. You may be familiar with it for its ability to make your baked goods rise; however, it has tons of practical cleaning uses as well. It is nontoxic to humans and very versatile. Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is derived from a mineral and in simplest terms is a…

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Which Brand of Essential Oils is Best?

Green Cleaning
Essential Oil brands

If you are an essential oil newbie, you might be wondering what they are and why are they so great. Essential oils are concentrated aromatic liquids which are extracted from certain varieties of flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, leaves and grasses. There are literally hundreds of these oils and they have various uses from killing germs to clearing up acne and everything in between. They are so powerful that just a few drops will do the job. If you want to…

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Essential Oils for Cleaning

Essential Oils, Green Cleaning
DIY all purpose cleaner which essential oils to use

With natural cleansing and purifying properties, it is easy to see why essential oils would be great to use for natural cleaning. I love diffusing them to naturally scent and purify the air in my home and making homemade cleaners and sprays. Best of all, it is so easy to do. (My favorite reference for the properties of oils is either Modern Essentials Usage Guide from Aroma Tools or The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann…

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DIY Shea Butter Solid Lotion Sticks

Parenting, Safe makeup and skin care
Shea Butter Solid Lotion

Have you taken a close look at the ingredients list in your body products? How many can you actually identify? As I begin my journey to a healthier and less toxic consumer, I decided to do just that. And, quite frankly, what I found bothered me. Our so-called healing ointments and lotions have ingredients in them that can cause irritation?? What?? That doesn’t sound right! Not to mention artificial fragrances that can cause asthma and allergies. No thank you! I knew I…

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