6 Steps To a Naturally Clean Home {Plus 48 recipes}

6 Steps to a Naturally Clean Home

By Jami Leigh, Contributing Writer When I first began my natural living journey, it all started with food. I was concerned with eating healthy and what I  put into my body. But it wasn’t long before I realized that the chemicals, lotions, and cleaners that I used everyday can actually seep into our skin and affect us as much or more than the food we eat. I began doing research and it didn’t take long for me to land on The Environmental Working Group’s Guide to […]

DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Solution

DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Solution

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  Switching from mainstream cleaners to natural alternatives is honestly one of the easiest possible baby steps toward a greener, more natural life. Throw a few ingredients in a spray bottle and toss your Mr. Clean in the trash. It’s pretty much that simple, and the benefits far outweigh the 30 seconds of your time that it takes. In our home we don’t buy commercial cleaning products for anything (except for a natural dish soap). We make our own – and we reduce […]

Natural Homemade Carpet Freshener

Natural Homemade Carpet Freshener

By Mindy, Contributing Writer By nature, I am not a clean freak. Don’t get me wrong. I like everything to be clean, neat, and tidy, but I am not one of those people who just loves to clean. (On a side note, do those people really actually exist? If you take joy in scrubbing floors and toilets, then I think you and I could become quick friends, and I would love to have you over to my house!) Although, I don’t find it particularly thrilling […]

8 Simple Ways to Live More Toxin-Free This Spring

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I hope that this month of Spring Clean the Toxins has encouraged you with just how simple it can be to begin removing toxins from your life! Today you can find me sharing over at Simple Homemade, with 8 ways to take out even more toxins this spring: Spring is finally upon us. This is the perfect time of year to pursue a greener and more natural way of living. With the warmer weather, however, there are also hidden toxins in various products and practices […]

Stress: The Overlooked Toxin

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Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer We live in a fast-paced society where economic troubles and health problems seem to be everywhere we turn.  It’s no surprise that stress is such a close companion to so many people. While we are talking about Spring Cleaning the Toxins here at Keeper of the Home, I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about getting a toxin out of our lives that most people don’t see as a toxin – stress. Stress goes beyond emotions. Stress is a […]

Recipe for a Toxin-Free Kitchen: 10 Homemade Kitchen Cleaners

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Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer As we near the end of our “Spring Clean the Toxins” theme this month, let’s develop a recipe for a toxin-free kitchen. After all, the kitchen is often the center of the home, and it’s where we homemakers spend much of our time. We know that making ingredients from scratch and getting rid of hidden food/food prep toxins is a great start. And by using simple, natural homemade cleaners, we can eliminate many other toxins that could otherwise leach their way […]

Eliminating Aluminum From Our Homes

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Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer Our bodies are exposed to pollutants before we’re even born. Many pollutants, like the ones in our air, are unavoidable. But there are many toxins that we can choose to avoid. Aluminum is one of those toxins. The scary truth about aluminum is that it is found in so many things in our world and it is toxic to our bodies, even in small amounts. From household products to vaccinations, aluminum pervades our lifestyle, and if not monitored closely, can […]

9 Ways to Get Rid of Hidden Toxins in Your Kitchen

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Written by Diana Bauman, Contributing Writer On my journey to real food, I started learning about the many hidden toxins in food and baking products that I used. I know from experience how confusing and daunting it may seem to think about having to replace so many products for a healthier alternative.  For this month’s series on ridding your home of toxins, I decided to share with you a list on some of the most important products that you can easily replace for a toxin […]