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DIY Disinfecting Wipes

By Fredrica Syren: They’re cheap, appealing and easy to find. Store-bought disinfected wipes might be convenient, especially when the buyer reads that they kill 99.9% of germs on surfaces. I can see how, during cold and flu season, that might be considered a lifesaver. However, what the package does not …

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Homemade Cleaners I Can’t Live Without

By Fredrica Syren: When we went zero waste a couple of years ago, we started making our own household cleaners. It reduces waste from packaging, and it saves money; but most importantly, the homemade cleaners contain no chemicals that can harm your family or the planet. One ironic result is …

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Swapping Your Kitchen Essentials for Eco-Friendly Counterparts

Today, being eco-friendly is something that’s becoming increasingly more important to people around the world. And when it comes to reducing your carbon footprint and making choices that are better for the environment, there’s no better place to start than at home. And, the kitchen is the heart of the …

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DIY Scented Cleaning Vinegar

By Larraine Roulston: The movement for using natural, allergy free, and child- and pet-friendly cleaning agents has been growing over the years. The cleaning power of good old-fashioned vinegar by itself does not include disinfection; but it can kill some bacteria and, if allowed to sit for 30 minutes on …

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DIY Natural Toy Cleaner

By Fredrica Syren: Kids — they’re just so cute and so … so unhygienic at the same time. Now we’re getting into flu and cold season accompanied by pinworms and pink eye. There’s very little you can do to protect against it all, but one thing we can do is make sure …

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The Joys & Benefits of Saving Lemon Peels

By Larraine Roulston: Add a little zest to your life with lemon peels! A stainless steel lemon zester is a very handy tool to use. Lemons are commonly purchased for baking loaves, making lemonade or garnishing beverages. By keeping them in the freezer and grating when needed, or grating before using the juice, the …

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Green Laundry Tips

by Danielle Douglas: The green movement has taken hold in some very important areas of our domestic lives.  It’s time we include laundry in our eco-friendly agenda. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be a bona-fide green, cleaning mama:   1.)   Ditch all those commercial laundry products and opt for natural …

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