5 Quick Changes to “Go Green” Without Changing Your Lifestyle: Home Edition

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There are many opportunities in your house to help save the environment.  We all know we should turn lights off that aren’t in use and washing clothes on cold saves energy and money. However, if we take the time to to look around ourselves we will see more simple ways to “go green.”  Here are 5 more of those simple changes you can make in your house every day. 

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How To Clean Your Jewelry Naturally & Save Money

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Cleaning your silver jewelry can be time consuming and expensive. Top of the line jewelry cleaning solutions can cost over $20 a bottle, and are filled with unnecessary toxic chemicals. If you want to clean your silver with all natural ingredients found in your kitchen pantry and save money on expensive cleaners, look no further! The following is a simple and quick process that will have your silver shining once again and keep your wallet full.

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Why You Should Use Cast Iron Cookware

Benefits

It’s nonstick! That means perfect eggs every time you cook!

Cast iron cookware is less expensive than stainless steel pots and pans and you can often find it used if you’re willing to look. Also, not only are you going to spend less money on it, cast iron is a smart investment since it has the ability to last for generations.

From a health perspective switching to cast iron rids your kitchen of PTFE, the chemical found in Teflon. Added bonus: cast iron cookware will naturally add iron to your diet! Many of us are deficient and this is an easy way to up your daily intake.

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Cleaning With Baking Soda

BAKING SODA (sodium bicarbonate) is normally found in the kitchen for baking, but can be even more useful around the house as a cleaning product! Baking soda’s gently abrasive quality, along with being non-toxic, is what makes it so great to clean with. It can replace your use of harsh chemicals or stinky abrasive powders that need to be rinsed cleanly away. Although it is not a disinfectant, it is safe and natural to use for scrubbing and for neutralizing odors. As a bonus, baking soda is inexpensive!

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Homemade Garbage Disposal Cleaner

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 In order to keep your garbage disposal working properly, you must do some maintenance on it every once in a while. Many times, people will buy products to drop into their disposal to both clean it and release a fresh aroma into the air. However, those can be pricey, and you are unsure what chemicals you are coming into contact with and also releasing into the environment. An easier (and natural) solution is out there!

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3 Natural Remedies for Cradle Cap

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We’ve all been there.  You bring your beautiful newborn baby home from the hospital, surely convinced that you’ve just birthed the most gorgeous baby of all time.  You beam with pride at this stunningly perfect little creature.  And then it happens.  Flakes and scales start popping up on your perfect child’s scalp, occasionally spreading to your baby’s face, clustering around the eyebrows.

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Natural Home Fragrance

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Oh, have we got something exciting for you today!  A DIY natural home fragrance made with an item that is already in your kitchen (hint: you usually throw these out!)!

When we found out about this idea, we immediately thought, “Sign us up!”

And the best part is that this project is as simple as simple can be.  It’s inexpensive, all-natural and completely chemical-free (how many other air fresheners can say that?), and it will fill your home with the most amazing, delicious scent.

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