Your pets are a part of your family, so it’s no wonder that they have accumulated a LOT of possessions over the years. Fido has more luxury beds than you know what to do with and baskets of toys scattered throughout your entire house. While you wash your sheets regularly and disinfect your children’s toys often, you’ve most likely neglected your fury pal’s things – simply because you didn’t know how to properly clean them. When pet toys start to look dingy, a lot of people throw them away because they think there really is no good way to clean and disinfect them. That is simply not true! Below, we give you helpful tips on how to clean your pet’s toys safely and naturally.
One of the hardest things on a mission to use cleaner, greener, healthier skin products is finding products that actually work.
It’s work in progress for us at Daily Mom as we learn more and more about what’s good and what works. Our recent surprising discovery has been a Holistic Skin Care line by Cecilia Wong, 100% natural, non toxic and cruelty free.
What makes Cecilia Wong skin care so different from more mainstream natural brands is that its products have the feel of very expensive hi-tech creams but use only all natural ingredients, herbs and botanicals.
Your baby, with their sensitive, soft skin and energetic antics, deserves to be clothed in the safest, most comfortable fabrics imaginable. And, they should be able to look fashionable at the same time! Kate Quinn Organics offers a line of fashion-forward, irresistibly soft, certified organic cotton clothing that you can feel good dressing your little one in.
Reduce your family’s ecological footprint by composting instead of throwing every item of waste in the trash. But, the rules of composting can be confusing. Unfortunately, not everything makes for a healthy compost pile. Here are the basic rules on what to add and what’s worthy of the trash.
When it comes to products for your baby — lotion that will go on her skin, toys she’ll love to chew, or car seats to keep her safe — you may feel the need to be more discerning about your purchases than you might otherwise be for yourself. But researching products can be time consuming and it may be hard to know where to start. We’ve compiled a list of resources and a few tips to get you started.
Halloween can easily turn into a time of excess and waste. Be green, and safe, this Harvest season with a few of these simple changes.
You can help protect your baby’s skin by laundering his clothes with detergent containing just the most basic ingredients. That means without questionable additives like sodium laurel sulfate (which shows up even in many baby detergents) or other possible irritants. Plus, making your own detergent is quick and cheap! Check out the recipe and tips below to make laundry day greener.
Have you noticed dry, itchy, red patches on your baby’s skin? If so, your baby may be suffering from a very common skin condition called eczema. Many times pediatricians will prescribe a topical steroid to ease eczema flair ups, but there are several safe, more natural alternatives that may help your baby’s skin.
You step out of the sweltering sun into your kitchen after an intense run. Sweat is running down your face as you reach for a glass in the cupboard. You turn on the faucet and watch the icy cold water run into your glass in anticipation. Your body tingles in delight as that first sip hits your lips. But wait! With every sip of water you take, do you know what else you could potentially be putting into your body? How about some Giardia lamblia… a little arsenic… a touch of lead and mercury… and some asbestos to top it off. That is just a small percentage of the toxins that could be lurking in your water legally under the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.
Take a look at the ingredients lists of some of your favorite bath, body and hair products. Chances are, many of them contain Aloe Vera. This powerful gel, that comes from the pulp inside the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant, contains over 200 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and more. It provides a creamy, softening base to products from hand lotions to shampoos, and everything in between. It’s no surprise that many people are starting to grow their own Aloe Vera plants just to reap in the benefits of this miracle gel. Below are some of the most useful and surprising uses for Aloe.