FREE Green Cleaning Kit (to Make Cleaning More Enjoyable)

Cleaning is a task we can’t get away from. Even if we outsource the bulk of the work (to our kids or hire a cleaning service), we still have to wipe spills and do other basic cleaning tasks every day. Every day. One thing I’ve found that makes it a little more enjoyable, to have good […]

10 Uses for Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon essential oil is one of my favorite oils. The main reason being that it’s scent is so fresh and uplifting! Lemon essential oil is one of the least expensive oils. The oil is usually obtained through cold-pressing the peel of lemon. Ways to use lemon essential oil: Diffuse to Improve Energy and Mood Lemon […]

DIY All-Natural Cleaner (made with Citrus Peels and Vinegar)

Vinegar is a powerful cleaner, but it doesn’t smell very nice. The scent usually dissipates after the vinegar dries, but you still have to smell it while cleaning. Adding a few drops of essential oil will mask the scent and add extra germ-fighting power, but not everyone has (or can afford) essential oils. Another option […]

Green Cleaning Tips for Beginners

Green cleaning is an important part of natural living. When we use chemical cleaning products, we introduce more toxins into our homes, which eventually end up in the body (and rather quickly actually. Some sources say it only tales 26 seconds for these chemicals to be found in every organ of the body after use.) […]

Lavender-Rosemary Fire Logs

These herbal fire logs smell lovely and add a delightful fragrance to a fire place or wood stove. They are simple to make and have a beautiful, rustic look. I have used lavender and rosemary, however, other herbs would be work very well. How to Make Lavender-Rosemary Fire Logs You will need: 10 stalks  dried rosemary […]

How to Care for Your Cutting Board (Naturally)

Photo credit: © Damianpalus | I love my wooden cutting board and use it daily. I like that it is a natural surface to prepare food and I also find much enjoyment in using something that looks so beautiful (it’s the little things). A few wooden cutting board no-no’s: Never soak wooden cutting boards […]

Learn how to use Essential Oils {helpful books}

Some of you have asked what books I might recommend to help you learn more about essential oils. Today I’d like to share with you the books I use. These books are quite comprehensive and I don’t expect you would need much more than what they have to offer. With that said, I’m certain there […]

How to Get Started with Natural Cleaning

Today I’m at Sam’s Noggin, sharing tips and recipes for those who are just getting started with natural cleaning. Check it out here.  

Peace and Joy at Home {Day 13}: Clean Your Home Naturally

So, using non-toxic cleaners may not be as important to crafting a home full of peace and joy as developing loving relationships. But for me, it does bring a sense of calm and serenity as I relax, knowing there are fewer toxins flying in the air. It also brings joy because the kids can help […]

Go Green & Save Green: 5 Natural Cleaning Tips

I’m excited to be participating in the Go Green & Save Green Series with several other green bloggers this week!  We’ll be talking about different areas of green and natural living, showing you how to go green while saving money at the same time!  Be sure to check out the great links at the end […]