Natural Home

Laundry Lover

A while back we’d commented that we occasionally did laundry in just vinegar and baking soda. Well, supermom Karen took that and ran with it. “I have been using Tide…

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Scour or Scramble

We clean like we cook: simply. We put a li’l pool of free & clear dishwashing liquid in the bottom of the kitchen sink. Top it with baking soda. Mix…

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Poison-free Pest Control

We have a scorpion situation but for the safety of our dogs, the native songbirds, and ourselves we won’t allow neurotoxic, carcinogenic pesticides inside or outside our home. Wondercide Organics…

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Short & Sweet Shopping List

Two young newlywed couples recently told us they wanted their homes to be all natural and fragrance-free or “full granola” in their words but would have to wait until they…

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“Fragrance” 101

Today let’s do a little “Fragrance” 101 for those just getting hip to this jive, this jive being the pervasive harm caused by ubiquitous toxic chemicals in everyday products. “Fragrance”,…

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Free & UnClear

When our friend Holly recently switched from one “free & clear” detergent to another, everyone in her home stopped itching including her sweet, old dog Jake who had always had…

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Ode to Toilette

When we were little we’d giggle at “Eau de Toilette”. Now that we’re older and wiser about the toxic chemicals in perFUMES and household cleaners here’s our “Ode to Toilette”:…

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Seizures & Skin Allergens For Fido

Saturday, a dear friend told us her beloved dog had a seizure at 2:30AM the night before. She’d previously talked about his skin allergies and had taken him to specialists…

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Cook & Clean Classic

Our friend and realtor Sandra dropped this jewel yesterday, “Vinegar and baking soda…if you need more cleaning power than these two ingredients, you might have personality problems.” Classic.

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