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5 affordable couches without flame retardants

5 Affordable Couches Without Flame Retardants

Decorating, Home & Garden, Household Goods & Gifts By March 7, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

The family room couch is pretty much the epicenter of most people’s homes. I know it is in mine. A couch has to stand up to spills, grime and endless lounging, while also being comfortable enough to sleep on without being beyond expensive. But, the question of toxicity and couches was one thing that never really crossed my mind until I recently began to shop for a new one to replace the 10-year old one that had seen better days. Come to find out, most couches are doused with flame retardants that slowly release toxic chemicals into your home. Um, no thank you. So, off I went to find the best quality, family-friendly, yet affordable couches without flame retardants.

organic stocking stuffers

10 Ideas for Natural and Organic Stocking Stuffers

Home & Garden, Household Goods & Gifts By December 8, 2016 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Who doesn’t like a great stocking stuffer? Christmas stocking stuffers are small and cheap gifts that can theoretically fit into a large stocking hung over the fireplace. Even if you don’t have the fireplace, or a stocking for that matter, stocking stuffers still come in mighty handy. The best stocking stuffers are also work well as hostess gifts, co-worker gifts, new home gifts, teacher gifts, or gifts that kids can swap with other kids at a school gift exchange. So, with all the great uses, why not choose things that are a little cleaner, a little more natural, or organic even. Here are my top 10 ideas for natural and organic stocking stuffers.

non toxic candles

How to Buy Non-Toxic Candles

Decorating, Home & Garden, Household Goods & Gifts By November 9, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I really, really, really used to love strongly scented candles. You know, the ones that could instantly fill up your home with the smell of birthday cake or lilacs… Until, I found out what was in those lovely smelling glowing beauties. Chemicals… and lots of them. Chemicals that I was inadvertently dispensing all throughout my home every time I lit one up. Chemicals that can cause cancer no less. So, what is a home scented wanting person to do? Don’t worry, there are a lot of safe, non-toxic candles on the market that will easily and effortlessly replace your old scented candles.

uses for castile soap

The 10 Best Uses for Castile Soap

Beauty, Beauty Products, Body & Hair Care, Healthy Buys, Home & Garden, Household Goods & Gifts, Wellness By October 5, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , No Comments

Many of us don’t think too much about the soap that we use on our skin or for cleaning around the house. It gets us or our surfaces clean, and if it smells good that’s a bonus, right? But, when looking at things that we put on our skin or all around our home on a daily basis, it really is important to know what it is doing to our overall health as well. With that in mind, I discovered that castile soap is actually one of the best things you can use for a multitude of cleaning operations. Below are my top xx uses for castile soap.

How to Create a Non-Toxic Nursery

How to Create a Non-Toxic Nursery

Decorating, Home & Garden, Household Goods & Gifts, Kids & Family By September 2, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

A real fear for many new mom’s and dad’s to be is creating a safe environment for their new baby to come home to, but the toxin/chemical game can also be a real nightmare to figure out. You could easily go insane trying to completely rid your new nursery (and home for that matter) from all of the potential chemicals that are out there, but we at least have to try, right?!? Well, I did a little digging and a little research to find out what the main elements of a non-toxic nursery look like for someone who is hoping to get it at least 80% right.