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Enjoy Non-Toxic Spring Cleaning in Your Homeby  

Have you struggled with how you can do non-toxic spring cleaning? Here are tons of resources for you and some easy ways to get started.

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Simple Natural Bathroom Cleaning Routine With 3 Natural Ingredients {Video}by  

Here’s a simple and natural bathroom cleaning routine, with a video, using all natural ingredients.

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How to Make Your Own Sunscreen Lotionby  

Update: If you want to see how easy this is, be sure to check Ann's updated post, which includes a video! This post was originally published in June of 2008, but this topic is always an important one as the... Read More

How to choose a natural, non-toxic nail polishby  

Just because I can't reach (or barely see) them past my 9-month pregnant belly, doesn't mean I don't like having cute, painted toenails in the summer time. I've never been a huge fan of fingernail polish, because I find it... Read More

My love of BendSoap and 30 reasons I use it in my “NEW” Natural Homeby  

Stephanie's note: I'm pleased to introduce you today to Jennifer, who works on our Keeper of the Home team, connecting naturally-minded companies and products with our conscientious readers! I'll let her share her story with you... A few years ago... Read More

Elegant Rose Boutique Review (Natural Beauty, Hair & Skincare for the DIY Challenged)by  

Many of our Keeper of the Home readers are big on DIY, and I can understand why. You can create your own products, customized just the way you like them, with ingredients you know are safe and pure, for much... Read More

Why I Quit No ‘Poo and My Beauty Routine These Daysby  

When something isn't working for me, I'm learning to stop the madness. Put down that boring book I'm halfway through. Switch up the daily routine to accomodate when I'm most productive or a toddler's morphing nap time. Drop that homeschool... Read More

Making it Easier to Take Healthy Snacks On the Go! (Win a$100 Gift Certificate to Sweetbottoms Baby)by  

I think every mom has her reasons behind the products she chooses for her home, but here are a few of mine: Avoiding toxins, as much as possible, for healthier development of little bodies. Choosing responsibly-made products our family can... Read More

Hidden Dangers of Teflon Cookware: What You Need to Knowby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I grew up with many of my meals lovingly cooked in a Teflon frying pan, and I'm willing to bet you probably did, too. But are those frying pans the healthiest choices for our families? Is... Read More

67 Homemade All-Natural Cleaning Recipesby  

After my first child was born, I started making  my own homemade all-natural cleaning products. My purpose in making homemade all-natural cleaning recipes is two-fold: It saves me money. I can control the ingredients, which allows me to eliminate the... Read More

Spring Giveaway Week: MightyNest Picnic Gear Pack (with Review!)by  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer What's summer without a picnic or two or twenty? Um, nothing, that's what. OK, maybe that's a bit extreme, but isn't it true that two of the most universally loved human experiences are eating and... Read More

Simple Steps to Safe and Natural Personal Care {And 18 Homemade Beauty Recipes}by  

By Emily, Contributing Writer As you're beginning your journey toward more green and natural living, one surprising thing you will most likely encounter early on is the truth about the dangerous chemicals and toxins lurking in the personal care and... Read More

25 Uses for Tea Tree Oilby  

Today we're talking about an essential oil that you've probably heard of before or have even seen in recipes for homemade cleaners here at Keeper of the Home: tea tree oil. Tea tree has such a diversity of usefulness that's... Read More

4 DIY All-Natural Facial Cleansersby  

As more information comes to light regarding the damaging effects of chemicals and other unnatural ingredients in many commercial skincare products, the desire to move toward natural alternatives is common. Navigating the products available at the store can be difficult;... Read More

Natural Homemade Carpet Freshenerby  

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... Read More

Summer Giveaway Week: Win a $75 Gift Certificate to Jenuinely Pureby  

If you're in the process of switching over to more natural, organic products, Jenuinely Pure is a perfect place to begin with products that are similar to the conventional products you're used to, but with an entirely different (and better) ingredient... Read More

Making Homemade Hard Lotion with a DIY Lotion and Lip Balm Kitby  

Last summer, I told you how a hard lotion bar helped my eczema, and gave me back my dry hands. More than 6 months later, I still loving using my hard lotion bars. My only problem is that I'm really... Read More

Clean Your Shower or Bathtub Simplyby  

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer Cleaning the bathroom can be one of a homemaker's most daunting tasks.  There are so many cracks and crevices...and the battle against invisible germs and obvious spores seems never ending. My least favorite obstacle... Read More

Non-Toxic Disinfectantsby  

If you have visited this blog regularly this month, you’ve probably learned a lot of tips for natural, healthy household cleaning.  It’s so important for our health and for our children to use safe, non-toxic cleaners. However, safer alternatives are... Read More

Two Recipes for Odor Eliminating, Air Freshening Spraysby  

I love the concept of Febreze and other products that are intended to remove odors and freshen things up. Goodness knows that our home has lots of places that can use just such a spray-- the kitchen garbage can, the... Read More

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