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Avoid Laundry Toxins: Homemade Detergent and Softener

While they may make your clothes smell nice, commercial laundry detergents and fabric softeners, often contain chemicals with negative health effects ranging from skin rashes to sore throats, and even cancer. According to Whole Lifestyle Nutrition, researchers found that dryer vents can emit more than 25 volatile organic compounds (VOCs) when scented laundry detergent and […]

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Easy Homemade Sunscreen

With spring here, and the anticipation of outdoor adventures on the horizon, now’s the perfect time to start talking about natural protection from the sun! We all know that protecting our skin — the body’s largest organ – from the sun is super important; but sadly, so many of the commercially-prepared sunscreens on the market are laden with harmful […]

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Ice Cube Tray Ideas

There was a time, not long ago, when the only way to get ice cubes was to use an ice cube tray and fill it with water and freeze. Today many people have built in ice-makers in their freezers, and the poor little trays have been collecting dust or hiding in boxes somewhere in the […]

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Healing Holiday Scents

There are certain aromas that we tend to associate with Christmas. These include scents from the outdoors such as pine needles and cedar leaves because of the Christmas trees that were hauled into our homes to be decorated. Smells from the kitchen also remind of us holiday traditions like mom’s gingerbread men freshly out of the oven, […]

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The Ultimate Detox Bath

Sweating is one of the best ways to detoxify, and if you don’t have access to a sauna, a detox bath is a fantastic alternative. It is a powerful antioxidant with potent anti-inflammatory properties, so it will make your skin feel amazing. A few words of advice before getting started: If this is your first detox […]

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ALL Natural Tick & Flea Repellent

  Does your family love the great outdoors? Camping, hiking and fishing just to name a few. Don’t allow annoying ticks to ruin your healthy experience. For those who are uncomfortable with using commercial repellents due to the poisonous ingredients, you can make a simple homemade solution! Repellent for Your Pets:  For pets, add 1 cup of water […]

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Stay-Cationing ~ How to Relax & Vacation at Home

Stay-Cation? Yes! If the sagging economy has taken a big bite out of your family vacation fund, traveling to a tropical resort is not your only vacation option. This summer, plan a “Staycation” and unwind within (or just outside) your own home and neighborhood. Stay at home and lock the world out. It doesn’t mean […]

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What is Baby Oil Made of?

Have you heard that joke about baby oil? The one that goes something like: “If corn oil is made with corn and peanut oil is made with peanuts, then what is baby oil made with?” … Do you know what it is? Baby oil is made of mineral oil. Mineral oil is something completely foreign […]

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30 Uses For Essential Oils

1. For scent-sational (pun intended) smelling towels, sheets, clothes, etc. place a few drops of your favorite essential oil onto a small piece of terry cloth and toss into the clothes dryer while drying. Add 5 drops essential oil to 1/4 cup water and use as a fabric softener in your washing machine. 2. Potpourri […]

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Cleaning Supply Recipes

Winter is winding down and soon it will be time for spring-cleaning. Unfortunately, so many home-cleaning products now include too many dangerous chemicals, loaded with strong fragrances and harsh cleansing agents like bleach, ammonia and acids. These chemicals can produce toxic fumes that can irritate eyes and lungs. (Children and pets are most at risk.) […]

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