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Recent Non-toxic Cleaning Articles


Concentrate on Saving Resources!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 18, 2014

Unless you're lucky enough to have a cleaning service at your beck and call, cleaning is probably a fact of your daily life, from washing dishes to throwing a load of clothes in the...


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Bust the Rust!

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 10, 2014

An old, rusty object can look picturesque, but you don't actually want rust taking over the objects you use and rely on every day, including tools, locks, fixtures, and so forth. The...


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BPA-Free Plastics May Not Be Safe

Posted by Katie Marks | Mar 10, 2014

In 2008, the news burst on the media everywhere: common plastics contained potentially dangerous levels of bisphenol a (BPA) an additive that could be hazardous to consumer health....


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Deicing the Safe Way

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 26, 2014

With a cold, snowy winter lingering in many parts of the United States, many of you may be struggling with a perennial winter problem: an icy front walk. That freeze and thaw cycle...


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10 Uses for Tea Tree Oil

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 21, 2014

Tea tree oil is one of Australia's most amazing exports (after Hugh Jackman, of course). This aromatic oil doesn't just smell great: it also naturally kills a number of microorganisms...


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Green Cleaning in the Kitchen

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 20, 2014

Even if you're a dedicated housekeeper, the kitchen is one of those rooms that tends to attract messes. You can blame it on the kids, the dog, or the chef, but however you slice it,...


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10 New Uses for Cornstarch

Posted by Katie Marks | Feb 14, 2014

It comes in a classic yellow box or container, you might use it to make pudding, it's great for making oobleck...but did you know that cornstarch actually has some really cool, and...


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5 Crafty Cleaning Tips

Posted by Katie Marks | Jan 10, 2014

As we move into a new year, many of us are thinking about those pesky little cleaning projects we've been putting off: that grody grout in the bathroom, another go at Aunt Lucy's antique...