Let’s face it, doing the dishes is a part of daily life and while that may be the case, exposure to some very common and toxic chemicals shouldn’t be. When was the last time you looked at the ingredients in your dish detergent? Can you not only pronounce, but understand what each one of them […]
When it comes to making your home more energy efficient, cleaning your fridge’s condenser coils or fan might be one of the cheapest ways to accomplish just that. It’s a task that doesn’t require much in the way of technical equipment or know how, rather you just need to know where to look. By keeping […]
Home improvement comes in many forms. Here at GreenLivingIdeas, we aim to deliver good quality ideas for greening (which we definitely believe means improving!) your home. Greening your home has a plethora of benefits. First, you pay less in utilities. By cutting your carbon footprint, it feels good, but it also means you are a […]
Had a great time on Ebru Today talking about how to detox our homes as we prepare to seal ourselves in for the colder months. I focused primarily on cleaning products because I think so many folks don’t realize just how toxic they can be and how important it is, especially when our homes are closed up during the colder season, to try to reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals.
Next time you go to scrub down your garage door, don’t use chemical filled cleaning supplies. Instead, try using cleaning supply recipes made up from ingredients you have lying around the house.
Much information is being shared about carcinogens in everyday items such as formaldehyde, nitrobenzene and methylene chloride. Instead of feeling shocked and perplexed by the toxicity you are involuntary living in, you can take a few simple actions to rid your home of many cancer-causers and ensure a healthy environment for you and your family.
It’s easy to accumulate a pile of lemons and anxiously wonder what to do with them. In some parts of the country, rat populations increase and become a major problem when citrus fruits are left in the trees for too long. Bipolar temperatures rising and than plummeting can ruin ripened fruit almost overnight. There’s several ways to use up your supply and interestingly enough, lemonade isn’t always the most popular use for these golden citrus orbs. Here are a few ways to use up your supply of lemons making more than just lemonade from lemons.
After the holidays come the leftovers. But even without big celebrations we sometimes get a bit over the limit with food and the way we store it. Did you know that apart from the artificial deodorizing agents you could employ some healthy and very inexpensive green remedies to get rid of fridge odor? First, try a […]
Drop the disposable cleaning wipe, step away from that plastic container so you can learn how to make your own reusable cleaning wipes.
Commercial detergents are full of chemicals that might irritate your skin. You can make your own laundry detergents but there is a great alternative that is from nature. And they are affordable.
While the market is full of cleansers made for wood and now even all purpose for wood and glass, sometimes the solution is much more simple. Here are a few ways to send those dust particles packing.
There are a million different ways to live sustainably and if you think about them all, they can make your head spin. I’m the epitome of ‘Give me the Cliffnotes version!” type of a person. So let’s see how we can simplify ways to live sustainably.
When you want to be eco-friendly in your household chores, every little bit helps. Many manufacturers are working to reduce packaging for their products, and iQ cleaning supplies has a simple and innovative approach to reducing packaging and transportation costs, while providing an eco-friendly cleaning product. They sell small cartridges of plant-based concentrate, and all […]
It’s an old story: a major corporation targets its small competition over alleged trademark infringement. McDonald’s attacked McDharma’s, a vegetarian fast food restaurant in Santa Cruz, California over “Mc”. Now, Clorox is targeting Method environmentally cleaning products for using a yellow daisy image similar to one found on their Green Works products.
Going green is as much about renouncing your old ways and habits as it is about choosing green products and services to fit your lifestyle. If natural cleaning products are the way you want to go, then it’s high time you let go of the brands that you might have been loyal to for years. […]
Most people believe that keeping the home clean maximizes health. While this might be true in theory, research shows that clean houses are increasingly co-related with lowered immunity in families. The reason is that most conventional household cleaning detergents release chemicals called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that can be extremely toxic.. So don’t let yourself […]