toxic chemicals

6 Alternatives to Dryer Sheets + 2 Reasons You Should Care

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | January 18th, 2012 | 22 Comments
topic: Detox, Green Living, Health & Wellness | tags: chemical-free, dryer balls, dryer sheets, eco-friendly cleaning, laundry, non-toxic cleaning, Seventh Generation, static cling, toxic chemicals, toxins, vinegar

dryer sheetsA few days after friend’s daughter started doing some office work for me, I became bothered by the smell of dryer sheets from her clothes. I had to ask her to stop using them — at least on the clothes she wore when she came to my house. She said she was glad to comply, but didn’t know you could dry clothes without using dryer sheets. My jaw hung open, and I marveled at the power of advertising.

Is Your Spring Cleaning Stuck in the 20th Century?

Annie B. Bond by Annie B. Bond | February 23rd, 2011 | 14 Comments
topic: Green Living, Healthy Home | tags: carpet, counters, eco-friendly, floors, green cleaners, microfiber cloths, mop, non-toxic cleaning, recycled doormats, Seventh Generation, spring cleaning, steam cleaner, surfaces, toxic chemicals, UV rays, UV sanitizing wand

sexy nature cleaner

Using toxic chemicals is so last century. If you’re still doing your spring cleaning the same way you always have, this is the year to change it up — and save money in the process. Make these five updates and clean the house top to bottom without taking a toll on your health or your wallet.

Fall Into the Colors of Autumn, Body and Home

Cheryl Terrace by Cheryl Terrace | October 22nd, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Eco Decorating, Green Living, Healthy Home | tags: autumn, changing seasons, decorating, eco-friendly decor, fall foliage, gourds, Halloween costume, home, plastic, pumpkins, thoughts, toxic chemicals

Fall Foliage

Autumn is my favorite season. I love the crisp clean air, cool nights, and beautiful soft quality of the changing light. We are particularly lucky living in a region unique for its extreme foliage show of vibrant reds, intense oranges, yummy browns and bright yellows. Few other places in the world match the brilliance of the Great Northeast.

Should Non-Toxic Oven Cleaning Be an Olympic Sport?

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | May 21st, 2008 | 1 Comment
topic: Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home | tags: clean kitchen, green cleaning, kitchen appliances, nontoxic cleaners, toxic chemicals

Alongside drain and toilet bowl cleaners, the final member of the most-toxic-household-products trio is oven cleaner. The always, and at times painfully, straight-shooting Wired magazine chose one of the most popular brands of oven cleaner for next month’s “What’s Inside” article.