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Kitchen Spray

If you’re one who uses kitchen wipes to keep your counters clean and as bacterial free as possible, why not make your own homemade disinfectant spray and accomplish the same thing for a fraction of the cost. The big difference between your homemade kitchen spray and the store-bought wipes is your homemade spray is non-toxic… Read more

Baking Soda

I was running low on cleaning supplies so I made a trip to the local Walmart. While there I bought several bottles of hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar and witch hazel. To that I added several boxes of baking soda. The bottom of my cart was lined with nothing but those items. As I looked at… Read more


Dr. Bronner’s Soaps

Castille Soap

About a week or so ago when we were rained in I watched a video on Netflix about Dr. Bronner. He might be familiar to you. He’s the guy behind Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soaps. In watching the video I realized this man was a genius. Sometimes misunderstood and other times over the top, but he… Read more

Kitchen Sponge

A few years ago I wrote a post on disinfecting the kitchen sponge. It included using hydrogen peroxide and soaking the sponge in the liquid until it stopped foaming. Very recently I found a much cheaper and easier (and embarrassingly obvious) way to disinfect the kitchen sponge. I can’t believe that I overlooked such an… Read more


Cleaning Online Clutter

I decided to walk the walk, not just talk the talk. One of the characteristics of living green is cutting out redundancy, eliminating waste and finding more efficient ways to do things. To that end, I made a few online changes. After taking stock of my online endeavors, I realized I was adding to Internet… Read more


How To Detox Your Home

(NAPSI)-There are more products available now than ever before that will help erase stain spots, scour tubs and clean the floors of our homes. According to Dr. Alan Greene, a noted pediatrician, author and green-living expert, recent scientific evidence shows increasing links between common household chemicals and children’s health problems. “When you think about the… Read more


After not washing clothes since July 21st , I did 5 loads of laundry yesterday (July 24th). Already I’m up to 9 loads of wash this week (my goodness, will I ever reduce it to 6 loads per week?). I packed the washing machine to the gills to ensure that I wasn’t being wasteful.  I… Read more


After my last post on one year of using homemade laundry detergent, I was lambasted for the amount of water I use for washing clothes. Mark found my water usage “repulsive,” while Dee Dee couldn’t figure out, ” what are you washing so much of?” As I’ve said over and over again, living green is… Read more


It’s been a little over a year that I’ve been using homemade laundry detergent. I’ve got to say that overall I found it to be a positive experiment. There are a few tweaks here and there and a little bit of intervention required but all in all I will continue to use the homemade laundry… Read more


On a whim, I decided to mix hydrogen peroxide with my dish washing liquid. Normally after I get through washing the dishes, I clean the sink with a little hydrogen peroxide. It scrubs the stainless steel sink clean, leaves a great shine and it also disinfects the sink, sponge and counter top area. One day… Read more