You may think that just because you regularly vacuum and dust that you're keeping your home clean, but the truth of the matter is that you can't clean dirty air with regular housekeeping alone. Considering the majority of Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors—65 percent of which is at their residence—it's important that the air is hygienic. There are a lot of pollutants that can be found at home, including pet dander (a major contributor), mold, bacteria, chemicals from cleaning solvents, cosmetics, plastics, and more.
GETTING A STAIN ON YOUR MATTRESS CAN BE A PAINFUL EXPERIENCE, ESPECIALLY IF IT’S FAIRLY NEW AND CAME WITH A HEFTY PRICE TAG, WHICH OF COURSE MOST DO.
NOW MOST PEOPLE WOULD TELL YOU TO GO DOWN TO YOUR LOCAL SUPERMARKET AND BUY A CHEMICAL FILLED CLEANING PRODUCT TO REMOVE THE MATTRESS STAIN, HOWEVER YOU DO NOT NEED TO DO THAT.
WHAT WE RECOMMEND IS A NATURAL SOLUTION TO REMOVING IT, THAT IS CHEAPER, SAFER, AND MUCH BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.
Many people have what’s known as multiple chemical sensitivity, usually shortened to MCS, which is an ultra sensitivity to chemicals like solvents, VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds), perfumes, gasoline, diesel, cigarette smoke, and basically chemicals in general. This condition is also called “idiopathic environmental intolerance,” which actually means that it is not known how or why the chemicals affect these people as they do.
Reducing your energy consumption will not only reduce your monthly utility bill, but will go a long way in greening your lifestyle. A common misconception is that you will need to drastically change your lifestyle, or make substantial financial investments to make a noticeable difference. However, reducing your energy usage is easier than you might think.
Between your jam-packed schedule, never ending to-do list, pets, and kids—it can be challenging to keep your home organized. Even if your home is clean, it could be disorganized and overflowing with items you really don’t need. Set aside a day, gather your family—and clear your clutter with these simple tips.
Would you believe me if I told you that by the time you walk out of the house each day that you have exposed your body to over 100 toxic chemicals?
Beauty, especially for women is a top priority. Even those with the urge to be eco-friendly, sometimes find it hard to sacrifice their beauty products and routine for the environment. Feeling and looking our best is important to people and sometimes we are willing to sacrifice the greater good of the environment to meet our own needs. With these 5 eco-friendly alternatives, you will no longer have to feel guilty for wanting to look beautiful!
If you want to make some simple changes in your life towards a more eco-friendly existence, check out some simple changes that can help you and the planet.
Germs, bacteria and viruses are everywhere. Most are harmless, however some can lead to illness or even serious infections. Don't worry! I'm going to let you know some of the most common places germs like to linger in your home, so you can eliminate them.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, in the average home, the quality of the indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than the air outdoors. In fact, poor air quality has been linked to such disorders as headaches, allergies, respiratory illnesses, asthma, endocrine disorders, internal acidity and even cancer. Therefore, to ensure the health of yourself and your family, you must continuously strive to improve the quality of the air you breathe, below are five eco-friendly ways to do so.
Conservation is one of the key aspects to a sustainable lifestyle, therefore, we must all do our small part to save more than we use, and to use enough without wasting. Perhaps the one good thing that came out of this year's drought is that it finally opened our eyes to the importance of nurturing our most important resource. Simply put, if we run out of clean, drinkable water, we will cease to exist, and although the earth is covered with the wet stuff, only about one percent of it is drinkable. Lucky for us, one percent is more than enough if we use it wisely. Below are a few easy ways to conserve water.
Last Week I wrote about 8 Simple Household Ingredients that you can use to clean your home. Instead of harsh store-bought cleaners, try some of these DIY green cleaning recipes to get your house squeaky clean with no toxic residue.
There is no better time to rid your home of harmful cleaning products, and replace them with your very own! Not only will they be much safer to use; they are more affordable, extremely versatile, and eco-friendly. Here are eight of Evergreen Cleaning Company's favorite ingredients.
Most people believe that their homes are a safe haven to the polluted outside world, when in fact it is quite the contrary. According to the US EPA, levels from pollutants indoors can be two to more than 100 times higher than outdoors, and the number one cause of indoor pollution are traditional home cleaning products. Many Americans assume that the household cleaning product industry is regulated, however this is largely not the case. Just because a product is labeled “safe,” “non-toxic,” "biodegradable," "eco-friendly," "natural," or “green” does not mean that it doesn't contain hazardous ingredients.