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The Benefits of White Vinegar for Laundry

Skin irritations and rashes are considered to be an unfortunate but common side effect of using a new laundry detergent. However, a study by the University of Washington has found that many of the top-selling laundry products are packed full of toxic compounds. Anne Steinemann, one of the professors who worked on the study, said she was […]

10 Worst Kitchen Cleaning Products & Alternatives

Kitchens get dirty quickly, but when you clean them with toxic cleaning products they’re far worse than a little grease and grime. Many all-purpose cleaners, degreasers, oven cleaners and drain clog removers on store shelves contain seriously concerning ingredients for your health and for the environment. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) recently released 10 low-scoring kitchen […]

Scented Trashbags: Killing You Softly

Have you seen those Febreze commercials with the pseudo-scientific experiments in which people are blindfolded and exposed to garbage?  When the blindfolds are removed people are elated and overjoyed that they couldn’t smell the filth right below their noses.  There is no miracle odor-elimination chemical at work here—just the work of toxic chemicals. As if […]

Air Fresheners Are Toxic: Use Natural Alternatives!

Before you spray Febreze or plug in a Glade Plug-In, light a scented candle, or use some so-called air freshening wick, mist, aerosol, or other car or room deodorizer, think twice. You’ll be shocked to learn their ingredients and the harmful effects they can cause. That “Cleansing Rain,” “Summer Breeze,” “Fresh Country,” “Cool Morning Air” […]

Natural Laundry Detergent

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Laundry detergent ingredients pose a variety of health risks to humans, ranging from relatively minor—like skin irritation and allergies—to the severe—cancer, poisoning and neurological problems. These products can affect not only personal health, but also public and environmental health. The chemicals can go into the air, down the drain and into bodies of water, too. […]

How To Make Natural Deodorant

Today, I tackle a subject that no one really wants to talk about: body odor. More importantly, I will tackle it naturally. Chances are, you’ve probably experienced body odor at some point. I am posting this because it was a touchy subject for me for a long time, and I’m hoping my (embarrassing) plight might […]

7 Toxic Reasons To Ditch Dryer Sheets

Unless you live in a nudist colony, wearing and washing clothes is a part of life. Of course, some of us may hang our clothes to dry on a line, but I would guess, most of us choose the modern-day dryer. If this is true, one of the most toxic things we do, on a regular […]

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