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Move Over White Vinegar

We all know the wonderful cleaning and green power of baking soda, distilled white vinegar, and lemons. All of these products offer so many amazing cleaning options in all parts of your home and everyday life.

But, lurking in the medicine cabinet stands another super powerful and green cleaning product—hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide provides a useful alternative to most major commercial chemical-based cleaning products.

Hydrogen peroxide, chemically-speaking, features the same make-up as water, just with one extra hydrogen molecule. This gives the product strong oxidizing properties.

While many forms of hydrogen peroxide exist, the safest for domestic use comes in a 3% solution available at all drugstores. With this solution you can enjoy a cleaner, brighter, and healthier home.

Use hydrogen peroxide in the following ways and enjoy the benefits for days:

  • Pour your bottle of hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle and use it as an all-purpose cleanser for your sinks, counter tops, and tubs.
  • Pour a couple of tablespoons into your white laundry load for a brighter white.
  • Disinfect cutting boards, sponges, and toothbrushes by soaking them all in straight hydrogen peroxide. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water once properly soaked.
  • Use it to kill mold and mildew spores. Mix together one part water and one part hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle then spray the affect areas. Let stand for at least ten minutes, and then scrub clean with fresh water.

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Toxin Free, DIY Dishwasher Detergent

Believe it or not, you really can find a highly effective and powerful, all-natural, home made cleaning solution for everything in your home.

Traditional dishwasher detergent uses some pretty scary sounding chemicals to keep your dishes clean and sparkling. With this recipe, you get the same high quality clean and shine but without all the unpronounceable and toxic chemicals.

  • 2 cups borax
  • 2 cups washing soda
  • 2 cups Lemi Shine
  • 1 cup kosher salt

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and transfer to a storage container. Fill your dishwasher soap well to the line with your mixture, close the door, and hit start every time you run your dishwasher.

To fight off residue, fill the rinse well in your dish washer with distilled white vinegar.

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Organic Carpet Cleaner Made By You

In today’ world, going green helps maintain the health and stability of the environment, as well as the health of your home and family.

Most traditional cleaning products, especially those designed for carpet cleaning, contain scary and harmful lab-created chemicals that may clean the spots, but really put overall health and safety at jeopardy.

Keep the health of your family and that of Mother Nature at the top of your priorities by making your very own organic carpet cleaning solutions with simple, yet surprisingly powerful, ingredients.

Our recipe leaves your carpets stain and spot free and without any left over chemical residues or other toxins.

Our recipe for an effective do-it-yourself organic carpet cleaner uses three simple, non-toxic and super amazing ingredients:

1 cup baking soda (for super deep scouring and cleansing action that also


absorbs odors)
18 drops natural or organic essential oils (for an all natural lovely scent that lasts)
1 teaspoon liquid soap made from vegetable or nut oils (for total stain and mess removal)

First combine the baking soda and essential oil of your choice. Then add the liquid soap and stir until a creamy paste forms. Next apply to the stained and soiled carpet, scrub with a clean white towel or soft bristle brush. Remove the cleaner by blotting with a dry, clean towel.

Once clean, kick back, relax and take a deep breathe—enjoying the lovely therapeutic scents and the healthy, safe clean of your carpets.


How to Clean a Cutting Board

Keeping a clean cutting board is one of the most important steps to kitchen safety. Kitchen counters have a smooth surface that’s easy to clean, but cutting boards have lots of tiny places for germs to hide.

To keep a cutting board clean, you need to do more than just rinse it with a little bit of soap. Fortunately, white vinegar is a great disinfectant and is much safer than using chlorine bleach.

Just mix a little bit of white vinegar with water, and generously cover the cutting board in the mixture. Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes before rinsing the board and washing with soap and water.

Raw meat has lots of bacteria that can make your family sick, that’s why it’s a good idea to have a separate cutting board for meat. Unlike cutting boards that are only used for vegetables, meat cutting boards need to be sanitized after every use.

The same mixture of white vinegar and water will work to sanitize a meat cutting board, but make sure you also sanitize the counter area around where you’ve been cutting meat. Any invisible splatter could spread salmonella or e-coli.

A little extra effort to sanitize and clean your cutting boards will keep your family safe and your kitchen clean.


Soap Nuts: The Only All Natural Laundry Detergent

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Studies have found that the most common pollutant found in the human bloodstream is laundry detergent. Even from a very young age we are exposed to high levels of laundry detergent residue.

To avoid over exposure to detergent pollutants, try soap nuts. Soap nuts, one of the most fun alternatives to standard detergents, give you the clean you need without the yucky left overs.

Unlike most alternative laundry cleaners, soap nuts are actually soap! That’s right, soap nuts are the dried berries of the soap nut tree.

These little berries contain saponins, which create a sudsy lather that washes away dirt without leaving behind any chemical residue.

Soap nuts are reused multiple times until they turn mushy and gray, and then they are easily composted.

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