Your Guide to Toxin Free Spring Cleaning

  How to select safe household cleaners   Many cleansers labeled natural or green do not completely disclose their ingredients. Sometimes even going to the manufacturer's website can leave you clueless. Take that as a bad sign and don't use it.   Environmental Working Group (EWG), the producers of annual Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists to help consumers avoid produce that is grown with too much toxic material, also has a section in its website to help consumers with household cleaning … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning the Non-Toxic Way

Did you know that the typical American home contains about three to 10 gallons of toxic materials in the form of household cleaning products? Indeed, the very things you use to clean your house are actually among the primary sources of toxins and indoor air pollution you expose yourself to on a regular basis. Even "green" alternatives can contain harmful ingredients. It's unfortunate, but the terms "green" and "natural" are really nothing more than marketing terms, and they … [Read more...]

Spring Cleaning DIY Recipes

  It's time for spring cleaning! Instead of using harsh chemicals that can pollute the air in your home, try using natural products instead. They're safe, effective, inexpensive and easy to make! Here are some homemade cleaning formulas for a healthier, safer home:   Scrubbing Tile Cleaner Put some baking soda in a grated cheese container (the kind you find at pizza parlors) and sprinkle it on bathroom sinks, tubs, and showers before scrubbing. For tough stains, make a … [Read more...]