Homemade Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soap

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By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Over the course of the past couple of years, I’ve enjoyed learning how to make homemade products–like homemade liquid dish soap, homemade deodorant and various homemade food products, like bread crumbs and cream of chicken soup. Today I’m giving you a recipe for a safe antibacterial foaming hand soap. Besides being void of the harmful triclosan found in conventional, store-bought antibacterial soaps, this soap recipe is easy, frugal and 100% natural! The antibacterial ingredient in this soap is thieves essential oil. […]

Real Food Baby Step: Homemade Pantry Staples

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Guest post written by Mandi Ehman This week I’m excited to release my brand new ebook, Easy Homemade: Homemade Pantry Staples for the Busy Modern Family, which is on sale for just $0.99! When I first shared my new cookbook with Stephanie, I described it as “real food-lite.” It’s a bridging-the-gap cookbook for families, like mine, who want to eat healthier and eliminate questionable ingredients from their kitchens but aren’t quite ready to make their own kefir and kombucha or to soak grains. This cookbook […]

Does the GAPS Diet Make You More Sensitive?

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I’ve talked about the GAPS diet on this blog previously, and I know that there are many of you that have been or are currently on the diet. Today we’re privileged to have Caroline share with us. I was blown away to read the blog of this very spunky, knowledgable and passionate 18 year old, and today she has graciously shared some of her own GAPS story with us. Meet Caroline Hi, I’m Caroline! I am 18 years old and I have a passion for nutrition and […]

Homemade Lemon Citrus Produce Wash {Natural, Fast, & Easy}

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Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer It’s berry picking season and that means strawberry shortcakes, blueberry banana smoothies and berry jams & crisps but if you are like me, you make sure your fruits (and your veggies) get washed before you ever eat or make anything with them. Did you know that simply rinsing them under water does not get all of the contaminants like pesticides, bacteria or even other toxic chemicals off of your produce? You might as well not even rinsed them. In my opinion, I think produce should be washed in the […]

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 […]