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Why You Should Not Burn Candles, and What To Do Instead

Why You Should Not Burn Candles, and What To Do Instead

If you are like me, you love the ambiance that is created by burning candles, but most of us don’t think about how toxic store-bought candles can be and how they can harm our health and the health of our pets. Burning candles, particularly artificially scented candles, is particularly harmful, as according to an article […]

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DIY Furniture Polish

DIY Furniture Polish

Making your own cleaning and household products doesn’t take long; they work just as well as the store-bought chemical-filled ones you buy, and they don’t leave your house smelling antiseptic. They won’t pollute your air, contaminate your carpet, furniture and walls and it won’t irritate asthmatics, and you likely have all of the ingredients you […]

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What I’m loving about Brandless

Organic Graham crackers. Really! I discovered Brandless by mistake on Facebook, and it took me awhile to place my first order. I was skeptical about a company that sells organic and non-GMO food and other products for $3.00 per item. That's what I said. $3.00 per item. The idea is that if the brand names are [...]

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Why You Should Have Indoor Plants

Why You Should Have Indoor Plants

Houseplants are one of the best ways to bring the outdoors inside and to reap the benefits they offer. Even if you’re not an outdoor gardener, having houseplants is a practical and engaging way to feel more connected to your space and to help with focus, concentration and memory. Really. The U.S. Library of Medicine […]

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Homemade Extracts: The Basics

Homemade Extracts: The Basics

Pure extracts pack the perfect punch in homemade goodies from cookies to cakes, but they can also pack a punch to your wallet, so why not make your own? It’s easy, and the supply list is fairly short. All you need is vodka, the flavor ingredient (vanilla beans, peppermint leaves, almonds, etc), a knife and […]

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DIY All-Purpose Cleaner

DIY All-Purpose Cleaner
Making your own cleaning products is not only inexpensive, but a great way to keep chemicals off of your countertops and work surfaces. Most recipes call for Borax as an ingredient, but I use baking soda instead. Despite all the chatter about Borax being safe in small amounts, I am not convinced and would rather [...]

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