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Natural Cleaning Week: All My Favorites!

Natural Cleaning Week: All My Favorites!

I’m back!  And happy to be!  Hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weekend!  It was sunny, hot, and not humid (for a change) here in Charlotte.  Family tells me the midwest and upper east coast were likewise.  Hope you had some outdoor fun before returning to the regular schedule on Monday morning.  :) I’ve got…

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Natural Cleaning Week: Tub & Tile

Natural Cleaning Week: Tub & Tile

We’re winding down our week of Natural Cleaning Tips.  I’ve got to say, the question I get emailed most often when it comes to natural cleaning is how do you do your bathrooms without chemicals??  Okay, I’ll share my secrets with you…  And yes, it is completely possible to eliminate soap scum and moldy build…

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Natural Cleaning Week: Carpets & Stains

Natural Cleaning Week: Carpets & Stains

We’re talking carpets and stains today, as part of the 22 Day Spring Clean Challenge.  I am almost finished with my 22 Days…just two more left!  Where are you at???  I challenge you to take a read through the list and start your own countdown to a spring clean home NATURALLY!  And that’s what this…

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Natural Cleaning Week: All Purpose & Floors

Natural Cleaning Week: All Purpose & Floors

It’s still Natural Cleaning Week, where I am sharing my personal all-natural cleaning methods and recipes with you in response to the 22 Day Spring Clean Challenge.  Today I’ll be sharing my two all-purpose cleaning sprays and floor cleaning solutions.  I’ve even got a great regimen for hardwood floors, so stick around and read on!…

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Natural Cleaning Week: Wood Furniture Polish

Natural Cleaning Week: Wood Furniture Polish

In my home growing up, we used lemon scented spray like Pledge or Endust to clean and shine our wooden furniture.  I know now that those cans of cleaner are toxic.  These types of spray furniture cleaners contain petroleum, silicone, paraffin and kerosene which are used to make it seem like they are cleaning and…

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Guest Post & How To from ‘Goofy Mama’

Guest Post & How To from ‘Goofy Mama’

Today we have a *guest post* to share from “Goofy Mama” blogger, Allison Kuznia.  Today she is sharing her family’s sweet and simple all natural (and extremely affordable) recipe for homemade whitening toothpaste.  We’re enjoying it mint flavor right now with pure food grade peppermint essential oil, and I think I’ll be trying orange or…

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How To: Vanilla Extract

How To: Vanilla Extract

This was our Christmas gift to our family this year, 4 ounce bottles of homemade vanilla extract.  My mom is actually the one to thank for the idea.  She handed me a printed recipe for vanilla she had printed off when I was home about a year ago.  The one she found called for adding…

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How To: Soothing Dry Cracked Feet

How To: Soothing Dry Cracked Feet

It seems dry, cracked feet becomes a bigger problem in the fall and winter months than the summer.  (At least I hear more about it from my clients during this time of year…)  Of course this can be due to the dryer climate both outside and indoors, but it can also be a sign of…

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How To: Homemade Dishwasher Soap & Rinse Agent

How To: Homemade Dishwasher Soap & Rinse Agent

Here it is, y’all!  The long awaited Homemade Dishwasher Soap recipe.  We are usually a wash-by-hand family, using dish soap (recipe to come for that as well) as little as possible, only when something is pretty scuzzy or oily.  We like to conserve water and soap (and electricity) as much as possible.  But, we broke…

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