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DIY natural cleaning products

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I proudly stood over my kitchen floor. It was clean — the strong armed man on the bottle label assured me it was.

Then something happened that changed my life: my newly-mobile daughter crawled past me, put her hand on the still-damp floor and put it straight into her mouth. She ate chemicals, chemicals I had just put within her reach. I had child locks on the cabinets that stored toxic cleaners but this was putting those very same toxins right at her level and in her body.

I had recently bought a DIY natural cleaning book but it had just sat on my shelf. Now I had the motivation I needed to get the dangerous chemicals out of my home and replace them with natural cleaners I could make myself with a few simple ingredients all while saving money. Continue reading


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Detox your laundry: two ways

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I’d like to talk to you about your dirty laundry.

No, no. Not the clothes pilled on the floor or the ones that actually made it into the hamper.

I want to talk to you about what’s neatly folded in your drawers and hanging in your closet.

We all know that laundry detergents and fabric softeners can cause skin irritation, especially in babies and children. But did you know they contain chemicals that can lead to infertility, damage organs and disrupt hormones? The government doesn’t regulate many of these chemicals and doesn’t require them to be listed in the ingredients. Scary!

So, what’s to be done? There are some safe commercial detergents but they come with a pretty high price tag. Let me suggest Laundry Detox: Two Ways. Continue reading