Whenever possible I try to go the safe and clean route and make my own cleaners and detergents. I feel better knowing my kids won't be getting into dangerous chemicals and that I won't be inhaling them while cleaning. I also like knowing that I'm doing something good for the environment.However, … [Read more...] about Great Homemade Cleaners and Detergents
Smells affect the emotions. We all know this is true the minute we remember childhood memories and the smells associated with them. I have long remembered my grandmother's kitchen every time I smell an oven-baked potato. The smell just immediately takes me back to another time with so many pictures, … [Read more...] about Aromatherapy On the Stove For Autumn: Cheaper and Healthier
Soap is a challenge. Even hundreds of years ago, harsh ingredients were used to make soap like: lye, wood ashes, and other strange ingredients that, on their own, are toxic and damaging to the body. Today’s soaps are no different, and are often full of unwanted chemicals and potential carcinogens - … [Read more...] about Homemade Liquid Dish Soap: Do These Recipes Really Work?
Since the beginning of civilization, mankind has been using some sort of washing solution to clean self and/or clothing, but it wasn't until very recently (1946) when the first surfactant/builder detergent took off, according to the Cleaning Institute website. They tell us, “The surfactant is a … [Read more...] about Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe: Cheap, Easy, Works Great!
I've been thinking more about the facial products I use each day. I've used the same face lotion for years, for example, but I keep reading articles about how some of the ingredients in the beauty products we use are really not healthy for us. I've been thinking about changes I want to make, so when … [Read more...] about Homemade Face and Body Lotion Recipes