The Worst Cleaners in America Common household cleaner ingredients can cause asthma, cancer, or even kill you. A squeaky-clean, spotless house brings a sense of pride to many Americans, but here's the toxic truth: something that should be making us feel good is actually making us sick. From cleaning ingredients powerful enough not just to cut through grease and grime, but also human bone and tissue to products labeled "nontoxic" and "green" that are in fact laced with hazardous ingredients, more than a few of the products on the market made Environmental Working Group's recent "EWG Database Cleaners Hall of Shame" list. The release of this list of some of the worst cleaners sold in America comes several months before EWG is slated to unveil a first-of-its-kind database that will rank the safety of cleaners on the market. Here are some of the most toxic cleaning products on the market, according to EWG. All-Purpose Cleaners • Simple Green Concentrated All-Purpose Cleaner—This product is anything but green.
Homemade Wipes for Cleaning! WELCOME to “Save My Sanity Saturday” at One Good Thing By Jillee….where I attempt to avoid having a nervous breakdown by actually giving myself a day off from blogging once a week!Here is an oldie but a goodie from all the way back on September 10, 2011…….. If you’ve read my blog lately…you’ll know I’m kind of on a “homemade” kick. Not necessarily homemade cookies, cakes and buns….but more along the lines of cleaning supplies, beauty products, etc. I haven’t gone off the deep end and started making my own dishes or shoes or anything like that (of course, never say never!) One thing I still buy and use are those disposable make-up remover cleansing cloths. Problem is…those makeup remover cloths are EXPEN$IVE! Tonight I saw an idea at WhiteHouseBlackShutters.com for making your own wipes with all-natural ingredients you probably already have on hand. The main ingredient (besides water) being coconut oil. Directions: Recipe for baby wipes: Recipe for makeup remover wipes:
9 Underarm & Deodorant Stain Removal Tips Looking for ways to clean up those nasty yellow armpit stains that sweating can leave behind on shirts? Or are you trying to combat crusty residue from deodorant? Here are several different remedies you can try, each using basic items you likely have in your home already. Sponge fabric with ammonia then rinse. Quick Tips: Apply baking soda to your underarms after applying deodorant, this can help prevent staining from happening in the first place. Note: As always, treat a test area first with chosen method of removal then watch that no permanent damage is done to clothing.
How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent In the spirit of Laura Ingalls, with wash day being Monday, here's a little recipe for homemade laundry detergent you can use tomorrow, Monday! wash on Mondayiron on Tuesdaymend on Wednesday churn on Thursday clean on Friday bake on Saturday rest on Sunday from Little House in the Big Woods * I use these utensils for detergent making only. You will need: 1 bar of soap (any kind you want)1 cup of Borax1 cup of washing sodaa big pot ( that holds more than 2 gallons)a gratera funnela long spoon2 empty gallon jugs/containers Grate your bar of soap into your pot. Fill one gallon jug and pour water into pot with grated soap. Add the Borax and washing soda. Bring to a boil. Turn off the heat. Pour 1 gallon of your detergent into each container. A funnel helps tremendously. Now you have 2 gallons of homemade laundry detergent. This won't make many, if any, suds. Let me know if you make any or if you have any questions. Happy washing! * Edited 1/2011 to add comment from below about cost/savings!
10 Simple Things to Make You Happier At Home Our homes are an extension of who we are: what we do within the walls of our abodes shapes our mood, affects our productivity, and influences our outlook on life. Scientific studies have shown that we can have an impact on our happiness by adjusting the tiny little habits and routines that constitute our daily lives — we are, in fact, in control of our outlook on life. It's amazing how a few tweaks to our daily habits can become a catalyst for meaningful, positive change. Here are a few simple things you can do every day to feel happier at home. 1. Make your bed. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. (Image: Callen & Eli's Artful Treehouse)
How To Remove Grease Stains With One Natural Ingredient DIY Home World Creative Ideas For A Beautiful Home & Garden How To Remove Grease Stains With One Natural Ingredient July 2, 2013 by admin Leave a Comment This is a brilliant all natural solution for removing grease stains from clothing using just a few drops of an incredibly cheap natural ingredient you may even have in your home already. What is that ingredient? Eucalyptus essential oil! To find out how to use this wonderful ingredient to remove grease stains, visit CreativeChristianMama.com here… How To Remove Grease Stains by Taboolaby Taboola Sponsored LinksSponsored Links Promoted LinksPromoted Links You May LikeFrom The Web SlimLife Garcinia Cambogia Supplement Canadian Mom Loses 24kg in 2 Months using This Natural Pill...SlimLife Garcinia Cambogia Supplement Undo Stuff You Should Know How Investing Online Helped Me to Get My Dream Car? theCHIVE Best Wardrobe Malfunctions EvertheCHIVE Yellow Pages 4 Reasons Why Going to a Car Wash is Worth Your MoneyYellow Pages Caliser MadameNoire Ancestry Pages
How to Clean your Washing Machine We don't send a lot of mail, but when we do, it's awesome! Sign up to receive exclusive content and FREE printables directly to your inbox! Your information will never be shared or sold to a 3rd party. Before you leave... Make sure you sign up for our weekly newsletter! Grout Cleaning Tips & Recipes A few of the recipes below contain ammonia, or bleach, or vinegar (I’ve also included other homemade solutions that are gentler to use). There are some who claim that these items will degrade grout over time–what that amount of time is I don’t know (5 years? 50 years?) or that they may affect it in a way that makes them more susceptible to future discoloration. I can’t confirm the deterioration claims since I haven’t witnessed those problems myself. These items will help kill bacteria and remove stains, but make sure to rinse well with clear water. If you’re concerned about deterioration, use them well diluted (will reduce its effectiveness), or only in extreme situations, or try a method without using those ingredients at all. Tip: After you have brightened things up, apply a fresh coat of sealer so it is protected and harsh methods won’t be necessary on a regular basis. Important: Test colored product first before using any method to make sure it won’t be discolored. Mildew Stains
Choosing Durable Materials for a Bathroom Vanity | Danny Lipford Choosing Durable Materials for a Bathroom Vanity By: Danny Lipford Bathrooms typically have the highest humidity level of any room in the house, so it’s important that the materials used to make the vanity hold up under high moisture conditions. Here are the common choices for materials for a bathroom vanity: Particle Board: Avoid buying or building a vanity from particle board, since moisture can cause it can swell and deteriorate over time. MDF: Medium Density Fiberboard holds up pretty well under high humidity, but it isn’t the best choice available. Watch this video to find out more. Further Information Please Leave a Comment We want to hear from you! Stephanie asks: I’m choosing cabinets for my bathroom. Danny Lipford: When you’re making that decision on a bath vanity, you have to consider that the bathroom can have the highest levels of humidity in your home. This is a step up, it’s called medium density fiber board.