Natural Cleaning

Why Call It Cleaning If We Just Spray Toxic Chemicals All Over The House?

August 5, 2010 0 Comments
Why Call It Cleaning If We Just Spray Toxic Chemicals All Over The House?

Sadly, the majority of people in the world still use toxic and potentially dangerous chemicals to “clean” their homes with. What I don’t understand, however, is why it’s called “cleaning” when it’s anything but? Toxic ingredients like Butyl Cellosolve, a neurotoxin which causes liver and kidney damage and is found in most cleaners; Cyclodextrin, which […]

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Polish And Clean Metal With Common Nontoxic Household Products.

May 18, 2010 0 Comments
Polish And Clean Metal With Common Nontoxic Household Products.

Did you know you might not need to buy toxic specialty cleaners to get the metal items in your house spotless and shiny? Turns out that many common household ingredients can do a fantastic job of polishing up the metal without any chemicals at all. While I highly recommend you try any of these in […]

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9 Ways To Use Essential Oils In Place Of Toxic Chemicals.

October 13, 2009 8 Comments
9 Ways To Use Essential Oils In Place Of Toxic Chemicals.

You could go to the store and buy a whole bunch of toxic air fresheners, laundry detergents, cleaning supplies, or personal care products…but why would you? Using natural essential oils in place of some of those products is better for you and the planet, so it’s a no-brainer! Here are a few ways to use […]

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How To Find A Green Dry Cleaner Near You.

September 10, 2009 3 Comments
How To Find A Green Dry Cleaner Near You.

I am sure that most people by now realize that typical dry cleaning chemicals are extremely toxic and dangerous to both humans and the environment. The main culprit is the chemical Perchloroethylene which is a central nervous system depressant, and inhaling its vapors (particularly in closed, poorly ventilated areas) can cause dizziness, headache, sleepiness, confusion, […]

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Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Bleach.

July 22, 2009 19 Comments
Eco-Friendly Alternatives To Bleach.

By now I am sure that most of you know that bleach is incredibly toxic to both you and the environment around you. As I have mentioned before, chlorine bleach releases dioxin, furans and other organochlorines into the air, can cause sore throats, coughs, wheezing, shortness of breath, fluid in the lungs and studies have […]

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Soap In A Nutshell – Doing Laundry With Soapnuts.

October 29, 2008 15 Comments
Soap In A Nutshell – Doing Laundry With Soapnuts.

*Update – Soap In A Nutshell is now giving 10% off any orders if you mention The Good Human. So if you are interested in ordering any, just be sure to mention that when you are checking out. A few weeks ago, the people from Soap In A Nutshell contacted me to see if I […]

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