Monthly Archives: August 2012

Phase Twelve: We Still Have a Long Way to Go

It’s been a two month long journey for my family to get to this point. We’ve replaced a lot of commercial products containing harmful chemicals with homemade, natural products that are good for our bodies and the environment. But just … Continue reading

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Phase Eleven: Pamper Your Face

Even the natural, eco-conscious woman (and man) can enjoy some pampering. Here are some good, homemade remedies made from ingredients you may already have. But don’t limit yourself to this list! There are all sorts of recipes out on the … Continue reading

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Phase Ten: Deodorant

Last week I made the deodorant from My Healthy Green Family. I made her updated recipe without kaolin clay and I replaced the cocoa butter with shea butter, because that’s what I had. I was a little worried because shea … Continue reading

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Phase Nine: Toothpaste

Toothpaste gave me the most trouble when looking for a healthy, eco-friendly option. Did you know that you should avoid glycerin in toothpaste because it coats the teeth and prevents saliva from working, therefore decreasing re-mineralization and increasing cavities? Yeah. … Continue reading

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Phase Eight: Laundry Detergent

Today we are going to go back to My Healthy Green Family to look at her recipe for laundry detergent. Not only is this a good recipe, but her post is very thorough in convincing you why you should use … Continue reading

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Phase Seven: A Squeaky Clean House, Part 2

A good rule is that when vinegar doesn’t work, use baking soda. This is why I buy vinegar by the gallon and baking soda in 13.5 lb bags. Baking soda is good at removing grease and oil. That’s why it’s … Continue reading

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Phase Six: A Squeaky Clean House, Part 1

Vinegar is magic. That is all you need to know. Okay, I’ll elaborate. Vinegar is an amazing cleaning tool. If you have vinegar and water, you can clean a lot. We have horribly hard water, but with the help of … Continue reading

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Phase Five: Where to Buy Stuff

One of the hardest parts of my family’s transition was actually getting all of the ingredients. We had baking soda, vinegar, and coarse salt (and water of course), but for all the other ingredients, we had to figure where the … Continue reading

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