Essential Oils: Taking the Plunge

So, one of common elements I saw when reading on switching to more natural living was the use of essential oils. It can be a little daunting at first but once you get used to it you’ll feel so much better about the health of your home. After doing some research on the quality and price…

Ditch the candles!

I ditched all of my candles and purchased an essential oil diffuser. This one works okay. The essential oil scent doesn’t last as long as the water vapor does, but that’s not to say that I don’t love this thing! I will be buying another one for the upstairs of my home. I have seen styles…

Bona

Sometimes you’ll need to buy big box store products. One I can say that I am comfortable using is Bona. Their regular products have no harsh smells or residue. In addition to that, they offer a green version of their hardwood floor cleaner!

Ditch those dryer sheets!

Dryer sheets contain a VERY LARGE amount of chemicals! I use wool dryer balls instead. Buyer beware, if you have a dog who loves balls, be sure to keep them away from these. JoJo has already defluffed a couple. 🙂 I put a few drops of lemon essential oil or grapefruit essential oil on on…

Laundry Detergent

My laundry detergent is very simple. I use an HE washer and dryer and this recipe has never failed me. Initially I was using a wet recipe that contained Fels Naptha soap which is fine but I switched to a dry version about a year ago and I haven’t looked back. 2 Cups Part Borax 2 Cups Part…

VINEGAR!

Just use it! I have seen several articles that will tell you that you need the cleaning grade vinegar. You don’t. Regular ole’ white vinegar works wonders and can be used in so many areas of your home. My favorite use for it is as a fabric softener in conjunction with my homemade laundry detergent. (No your…