Are Candles Toxic? What is the Safe Option?

What is really lurking in scented candles? I loved candles. I used to lo going to a particular popular candle store to get new scents to go with the seasons. Right now I’d be drooling over “pumpkin pie” or “apple cinnamon”. Plus, nothing is more relaxing than the soft flickering glow of candle light to […]

Green Your Halloween in 3 Simple Steps

Don’t you love when the air gets crisp, the leaves turn and start to fall? Fall is definitely here, which means Halloween is around the corner. It is my husband’s favorite holiday. He says it’s because of all the candy. I have to disagree. I believe it is possible to enjoy a holiday without abusing […]

DIY Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipes

Have you been wanting to switch to more natural cleaning products? Let’s talk about why would we want to ditch conventional cleaning products. They can wreck havoc on our health. Did you know their effects can range from asthma to hormone disruption and cancer? DIY Non-toxic Cleaning Recipes Written by Heather Dessinger of the very […]

Natural Fruit and Veggie Wash (3 Recipes!)

Why wash our fruit and veggies? For one, if you are not buying organic produce it means that delicious looking apple is tainted with pesticides or herbicides, or both. Even if you buy organic produce, think about all the possible hands it may have come in contact with, from the moment it was harvested to […]

How to Reduce Food Waste in 4 Simple Ways

You may not think of it, but food waste has a big impact on the environment. Sure, for the most part food waste can be composted or it eventually decomposes in the landfill, but the EPA reports that the US produces 34 billion tons of perishable food waste each year. When you think about the […]

Green Cleaning: Orange-Infused Vinegar

You know I am not a fan of conventional cleaning products; they are highly toxic. Their effects range from skin irritation to even cancer, they are bad for the environment, and God forbid little Junior got a hold of one of those bottles under the sink! Vinegar is so versatile; it can clean almost anything. […]

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Did you know that according to the EPA “air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities”. The health effects or poor indoor quality range from mild irritation such as headaches, sneezing and congestion, to more severe like heart disease and […]

Natural Flea Prevention

Summer seems to be winding down around here but that doesn’t mean is the end of flea season. In fact most parts of the country never get a relief. Fleas love the warm wet weather, all they need is 60 degrees or warmer to thrive feed and breed. And if not treated, even when the […]

5 Natural Stain Removing Solutions

Lemon juice and sun is mother nature’s bleach Who hasn’t dealt with stains on their clothes. Favorite shirt ruined by a grease stain, grass stain on their kids clothes, dirt on their husbands pants. I used to have an arsenal of stain removers by the washer, anything from bleach to oxiclean. Until of course I found […]

DIY: Nontoxic Laundry Detergent

When my little one was only a couple months old we were told he had eczema, and after hours of research, I was not happy with what I found out. Our pediatrician recommended to switch to everything that says “scent free” but my research led me to find out even those “gentle” “for baby” “pediatrician approved” […]