Is the Air in Your Home Clean and Fresh?

The air inside of your home can carry health hazards that can irritate your nose, throat, and eyes. Toxin laden air can make you dizzy or give you a headache and even lead to long-term issues like respiratory issues, heart disease or cancer. To decrease the chances of indoor toxins, use non-toxic household cleaning products and leave shoes at the door to avoid tracking toxins through your home. It’s also important to keep your home as dust free as possible. Using a microfiber duster and mop will make picking up dust easy and you won’t need to use cleaning products. Also important is to make sure your home is well ventilated. It’s also a good idea to let fresh air into your home as often as possible, even during the winter months.

Top Reasons to Switch to Microfiber Cleaning Tools

When it comes to cleaning, microfiber is one of the most important product inventions of the century. There are several benefits that come with switching to microfiber including that fact that it’s eco-friendly, helping reduce the world’s contribution to the waste stream and the use of harmful chemicals. Read on to find out more about the benefits of microfiber.
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Did you know that cleaning your floors with conventional floor cleaners can compromise your health? A study carried out by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) determined that indoor levels of pollutants, including styrene, chloroform, and formaldehyde, range between 2 to 50 times higher indoors than outdoors, due in part to the use of conventional household cleaning products. Consider this – when you clean your floor using these cleaning products, you’re basically just spreading potentially toxic chemicals all over the largest surface area of your household. A surprising number of floor cleaning ingredients include toxins that can cause allergic reactions, respiratory infections, coughing, dizziness and even a loss of concentration. The fact is that these cleaning products aren’t even necessary. With the right floor cleaning tools, you can efficiently clean your floors without using harsh chemicals, wet (just use water with a few drops of dish soap) or dry.

Natural Bathroom Cleaner

To remove stubborn soap scum, mold and mildew from bathroom tile try the following natural bathroom cleaner recipe:


1 cup of vinegar
1 cup of salt
2 tbsp. of all natural dishwashing soap
1 cup of hot water


Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Spread the mixture onto the tile and grout, and let it sit for 20 minutes or more. Rinse thoroughly.

Cleaning Hairbrushes and Combs

Hairbrushes, combs and makeup brushes can help you look beautiful, but they can get pretty dirty if you don’t clean them once in a while. There are plenty of good reasons to do so, from extending their life to keeping bacteria that causes acne from developing on your makeup brush. All you need to get the job done is a bowl of clean, warm water with a small amount of natural dish detergent mixed in. If it has been a while since you’ve cleaned them, let them soak for about 10 minutes. To remove stubborn build-up on hairbrushes and combs, gently scrub them with a toothbrush, rinse clean and then air dry. NOTE: Before you clean hairbrushes or combs use scissors to cut away excess hair.

Awesome DIY Shower Curtain Cleaner Recipe

This homemade shower curtain cleaner recipe does a great job of removing mold and mildew.

What You’ll Need:

• A good sized spray bottle.
• 1/2 bottle or so of white vinegar, depending on the size of the spray bottle
• 5 drops of your favorite Pure Care dishwashing detergent
(the essential oils in it will leave your shower smelling clean and fresh)
• Water


• Fill the spray bottle halfway with vinegar
• Add 6-7 drops of the dish detergent and fill the bottle with water
• Shake well to mix ingredients
• Spray down the shower curtain.

Keep the spray bottle handy in the shower and give the shower curtain a good spray after each use.

7 Tips for Washing Produce

In a perfect world we wouldn’t need to worry about chemicals/pesticides on our fruits and vegetables. We’d all be growing our own organic foods, happily tilling the chemical free soil. Well, that’s not the case for most of us and unfortunately harsh pesticides and supposedly “food-grade” waxes coat the majority of the produce filling the local supermarkets. Fortunately washing your fresh fruits and vegetables can remove different types of bacteria, including salmonella, E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus. However a quick rinse in water won’t get rid of the waxy coating or the pesticides. The good news is that just about everything you’ll need to clean your produce can be found in your kitchen.
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Homemade Pest Control

One of the best ways to use essential oils is, believe it or not, to mop the floors. The cool part is that with the right combination of oils, you get the added bonus of a natural pest control treatment. How cool is that? Just fill your mop bucket with 1 1/2 gallons of water, about 1/2 a cup of vinegar and a dash of dish soap. Next, mix in 6 drops of Lemongrass essential oil, 6 drops of lavender essential oil and 6 drops of peppermint essential oil. Now you’re ready to mop the floors and be sure to clean the baseboards too (pests love baseboards). This all natural floor cleaner and its combination of oils will help deter all of those pesky ants, spiders and beetles. Best of all, you’re left with a wonderful fragrance where ever you mop.

Are You Dealing with Stubborn Gas Stove Top Grease and Grime?

Baking soda and a bit of Pure Care dish soap is the way to go! First, remove the grates and generously sprinkle baking soda all over the stove top. Next, spray with a combination of water and a few drops of Pure Care dish soap. Let the mixture sit for a minute or two, then scrub with a sponge and wipe off the baking soda mixture with a damp cloth.