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Top 5 kitchen items for the home health medicine cabinet. Coconut Oil Toothpaste. I’ve been using bentonite clay and baking soda to brush my teeth with for years!

Coconut Oil Toothpaste

I love the way my teeth feel after scrubbing them with my tooth powder. The thing is, my kids don’t really like to brush with my tooth powder. I’ve been working on making a coconut oil toothpaste that they would like. Coconut Oil Deodorant. Deodorant.

Coconut Oil Deodorant

Most of us can’t live without it. Unfortunately, most deodorants on the market are made with toxin ingredients that are hazardous to our health. A common ingredient used in most antiperspirants is aluminum, which has been linked to breast cancer and has also been linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Coconut oil is a wonderful product to use as a base for deodorant because it kills fungi, yeast and bacteria. Baking soda helps to neutralize odor, the arrowroot powder helps to absorb moisture and the added essential oils are also anti-bacterial. Ingredients 1/4 Cup of Baking Soda1/4 Cup of Arrowroot Powder4 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, Soft (room temperature)1/4 tsp Tea Tree Oil (Optional) Directions Mix all ingredients together until combined.

If you have sensitive skin you will want to cut the baking soda down to 2 tablespoons and add 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder. 50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making. You may be realizing that most conventionally made products out there contain a lot of toxic chemicals.

50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making

Not only that, many of these products are harmful to our environment in a number of ways. Making things yourself not only saves you money and helps the environment, but it lets you know where your products are coming from and exactly what has been put in them. You can make anything from food items to personal care and cleaning products, all in very simple ways. Remember: Whenever you can, use organic foods and ingredients in recipes. Use sea salt instead of table salt. 50 Things You Can Start Making Homemade Ketchup – This ketchup won’t break the bank, tastes better than the real deal, and contains no added sugar, so it’s good for the whole family. 7 Easy Green Cleaning Recipes. Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Mold. Mold growth can lead to stubborn stains on upholstery and hard surfaces in your home.

Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Mold

Mold is an especially dangerous household irritant because it can cause allergy symptoms and headaches when people are exposed to it. You can call in a team of professional cleaners to remove the mold or you can troubleshoot the problem on your own. Chlorine bleach is an effective mold killer, but you can start with more gentle mold-killing solutions. The Martha Stewart website suggests using plain white vinegar to kill mold organically.

Non-toxic Home Cleaning & Care: Natural, Green, Eco-Friendly Solutions. Make sure to keep all home-made formulas well-labeled, and out of the reach of children.

Non-toxic Home Cleaning & Care: Natural, Green, Eco-Friendly Solutions

All-Purpose Cleaner: Mix 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda (or 2 teaspoons borax) into 1/2 gallon (2 liters) water. Store and keep. Use for removal of water deposit stains on shower stall panels, bathroom chrome fixtures, windows, bathroom mirrors, etc. Non-toxic Home Cleaning & Care: Natural, Green, Eco-Friendly Solutions. Do It Yourself: Make Your Own Non-Toxic Household Cleaners #30DaysofGOOD. Things are easier said than done, or so the old adage goes, and we couldn't agree more.

Do It Yourself: Make Your Own Non-Toxic Household Cleaners #30DaysofGOOD

That's why we do 30 Days of GOOD (#30DaysofGOOD), a monthly attempt to live better. Our challenge for July? Do It Yourself. In our never-ending quest to conquer germs, dust balls, and soap scum, we have an arsenal of cleaning products at our disposal. 8 Must-Haves for a Nontoxic Cleaning Kit. Lemon juice is a powerful cleaner, no toxic ingredients included.

8 Must-Haves for a Nontoxic Cleaning Kit

Just because a store-bought "green" cleaner label makes claims of being natural or ecofriendly doesn't mean the contents match the message. According to research from the American Chemical Society, the truth behind green-cleaning product claims varies wildly, with some loaded with harmful petrochemical ingredients. The authors measured the source of ingredients in more than a dozen liquid laundry detergents, hand soaps and dish soaps that advertised claims such as "natural" and "ecofriendly. " How to Keep Your Home Clean Naturally. How to Make Green Cleaning Recipes That Really Work. When we think of air pollution, we generally think of places like the LA freeway.

How to Make Green Cleaning Recipes That Really Work

But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air pollution is sometimes 30 times worse than outdoor levels. And a lot of that has to do with the harsh cleaning products we use to clean our homes, and the chemicals they contain, which can actually make us sick and pollute the environment. Researchers are finding that many familiar household cleaners contain compounds that trigger asthma or contain plastics chemicals linked to infertility, eczema, birth defects, and just plain rotten indoor air quality.

Cleaning up your cleaning habits is a great way to commemorate Earth Day; it protects the environment from harsh chemicals, but also keeps harsh fumes out of your house, protecting your family's health, too. How to Clean Grout and Mold Naturally. It’s not as sexy as a chalkboard paint project or as versatile as your crescent wrench, but grout deserves a little respect as a home maintenance staple.

How to Clean Grout and Mold Naturally

Grout is the paste-like material that is forced in-between your tiles, and it’s responsible for holding your tile patterns in place, protecting them from chipping and keeping water out. If you give grout a little love, it adds to the finished look and feel of your space.