Got ants? Try this easy homemade spray. It’s the best way to get rid of ants naturally!Read More
How would you like to get clean, fresh smelling laundry without any toxins? Yes, please!
Today I’m excited to share three essential oils to boost your laundry routine. These are my absolute favorite essential oils to keep in my laundry room, for cleaning and freshening power sans toxins.Read More
When our coffee maker bit the dust earlier this year, I was determined to replace it with a nontoxic option. Ditto for our beloved stainless steel tea kettle which had become increasingly difficult to keep clean.
From a toxicity standpoint, the trouble with most coffee makers (and coffee pod machines) is when hot water comes into contact with plastic parts. Hot plastic leaches chemicals into that steaming hot cup of joe. No thanks!
Fortunately, there are some great nontoxic coffee makers and tea kettles available. If you’re in the market for nontoxic coffee makers and tea kettles, you’ll want to consider these options.Read More
You won’t even believe how easy it is to whip up this DIY Holiday Room Spray. And it smells just like Christmas!
It’s perfect for stashing in the bathroom, or any room where you’d like to add some holiday aromas. This DIY Holiday Room Spray also makes a great gift! It’s completely nontoxic and, as opposed to synthetic varieties, this homemade room spray will actually support the health and wellness of any folks who breathe the air inside your home.
Looking for one handy list of all kinds of yummy Holiday Diffuser blends?
Today’s your lucky day! Stash this free printable list of 40 Holiday Diffuser Blends near your diffuser, and be ready to enjoy the scents of the season at a moment’s notice.Read More
Skip the toxins! Instead, use essential oils to give your home a cozy aroma with these fall diffuser blends.
Did you know that most scented candles, plug ins and room sprays actually polute the air of your home? It’s true. When you burn a scented candle, it adds known toxins to the air your family breathes. You can read more about that here. Cozy, right?
Essential oils, on the other hand, do more than make your house smell like Apple Pie, Autumn Leaves, or Gingersnaps. When diffused into the air, essential oils actually cleanse and purify the air.
AND when essential oils are inhaled from the air, they provide Read More
If you’re in the market for safer, healthier kitchenware, you’ll love this list of my favorite nontoxic bakeware…
Nontoxic bakeware is an important part of reducing toxins in the home. When I first learned about the dangers of cooking and baking with plastics, certain metals such as aluminum, and nonstick coatings, it became a high priority to replace our unhealthy kitchenware with nontoxic solutions.Read More
While I’ve found several great replacements for plastic food storage in our kitchen, one item that has eluded me for some time is a natural plastic wrap alternative.
When you buy tons of produce each week and cook most of your family’s meals from scratch, adequate food storage is a major concern.Read More
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Let’s talk about nontoxic food storage.
It’s a well-documented fact that plastic containers leach toxic chemicals into the foods they contain. Especially when subjected to real life conditions such as heat, sunlight, microwaves, and dishwashers, etc.
In other words, when we eat food stored in plastic containers, we are eating chemicals harmful to the endocrine and reproductive systems.
This is not good, my friends! It’s not good for any of us, but especially for babies and young children, as well as for expectant mamas.
Several years ago, I began a quest to rid my kitchen of as much plastic as possible. Even with three young children, we use very little plastic. It can be done!
Below I share my favorite non-plastic, nontoxic food storage containers–the ones my family uses on a daily basis for baking, serving, storing, and transporting.
All of these options for nontoxic food storage are durable and affordable and have served me well for years. They’re proven winners!