We’ve got another DIY cleaner for you this week. This time we are tackling the shower/bathtub. If you are at all like me, you probably hate cleaning the shower. First, there’s the scrubbing. Then, there’s the smell, its awful. And finally, there’s the harsh chemicals. This DIY shower cleaner takes care of all three of those issues, well…you might need a little elbow grease still. Continue reading “DIY Green Shower Cleaner”
Ah, Saturday morning. This might be my favorite time of day, on my favorite day of the week. Mrs. GGC here – writing this post from my preferred lunch spot, noshing on a delicious vegetarian burger and sweet potato fries. YUM. But, that’s not why I’m writing this post. Every Saturday morning, I take an hour or two to do a deep clean of our house. You know how it is. A busy work week leaves little time for laundry, vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, disinfecting, etc. I am a self-proclaimed neat freak (good luck to my future children) and I like for our house to look like it could be featured in Home and Garden magazine. It must be clean, organized, and welcoming at all times.Therefore, I am LOVING this month’s challenge because it has inspired us to find innovative ways to clean our home the “green way”. It also coincides with the start of spring, which means SPRING CLEANING! So without further ado, welcome to our home! Continue reading “Spring Cleaning: a green cleaning routine”
We are never going back to store bought antibacterial cleaner after trying this DIY antibacterial cleaner. It’s affordable, great smelling, non-toxic, and best of all environmentally friendly. But don’t just take our word for it, whip up a batch for yourself. Your will not be disappointed!
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Allergenic preservative methylisothiazolinone. Sodium borate (borax). Isothiazolinone preservatives. Fancy words for toxic chemicals that can disrupt our hormones and damage our reproductive organs. We are exposed to these toxins from household products on a daily basis. So what does this mean for our health, and for the health of future generations (i.e. our children)? Continue reading “How to keep ourselves & our children safe from toxic chemicals?”
Greetings greenies! How’s your green living journey going so far? We hope that you are enjoying the recent posts and that you are trying out some of our DIY tips and tricks, recipes, and sustainable product substitutions. Today we are revealing the truth behind the labels we read on the products we buy, specifically those found on household cleaning products. Why does this matter? Well, it turns out that not all of the labels and logos that you see are 100% truthful or accurate. I mean, what makes a product “green”, “safe” and “environmentally friendly” anyway? Let’s find out… Continue reading “Decoding Your Product Labels: 7 Green Product Label Meanings”
It’s Monday, and that sucks. But, this post does not! Mr. GGC and I are here to save the day. This weekend, I spent some time cleaning the house – an activity that many people despise. Not me. I LOVE cleaning (I get it from my mama). I find it to be therapeutic and so satisfying when I can step back and instantly see the results of my labor. I went through my usual routine of vacuuming, washing dishes, doing laundry, dusting etc. However, I did do ONE thing a little differently — I decided to use an eco-friendly window cleaner in place of my name brand go-to cleaner. The best part? We made it ourselves! Continue reading “DIY Easy Green Glass Cleaner”
Chemicals – those complex, unrecognizable ingredients that we learned about in high school science class. They are present in long lists on just about every household product that we use – but, no one ever really bothers to read them. Am I right? I do it all the time. Sure Ammonium Hydroxide sounds scary – but it is in so many products. How bad could it really be? Who cares? Well – we do, and we are here today to tell you that the chemicals found in our every day cleaning products can be detrimental to the environment and our personal health. Continue reading “9 Common Household Cleaners & Their Dangerous Chemicals”
Going Green With Green Cleaning
We’re heading into our third challenge and we are feeling pretty strong. We had a minor set back with last month’s challenge but we are resetting and ready to go for this month’s challenge.
This month we are ridding our house of toxic chemical cleaners and going with all natural and green alternatives. Along the way we’ll show you some DIY cleaning, highlight brands and products going green, and looking into how the chemicals in your cleaning products can harm the environment and you. Continue reading “March Challenge: Green Cleaning”
Remember that post we wrote about soap nuts a few days back? Well, let me tell you something – we are in LOVE with these babies. Not only are they dirt cheap, and great for the environment and your overall health compared to other cleaning products, but they really, really work. So far, we have had much success in using soap nuts to wash our clothes. They come out super soft and fresh, much better than the dried out clothes and towels and sheets that traditional detergent often produces. Today, I noticed that we were running low on window cleaner. Instead of picking up a new bottle, I decided to use the soap nuts to make my own. What happened next was awesome. Continue reading “Soap Nuts: A Multipurpose Product”
Happy Tuesday friends (if there is such a thing?) So today’s post is pretty cool. Mr. GGC and I have started using sun-dried, de-seeded soap berries in place of traditional detergent to wash our clothes and towels. I know – what the HELL are soap berries and why the HELL would I give up my detergent for some hippy-dippy fad. Well, as a not so hippy-dippy person, I’ll tell you! But first, the hubby and I realize that there is only so much that we can write about palm oil before you all get bored. We do hope that you are trying to be more mindful of your consumption, however we would like to write a few miscellaneous go green posts this month as well. One of our followers for example asked about corn oil and its effects on the mind and body. We plan on responding to this comment in a new post in the next few days. So…question time. Continue reading “Yep, soap nuts are real – and they are pretty awesome!”