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 […]

10 Easy Natural Household Switches (That Anyone Can Make)

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This month we’ve been talking all about ridding your home of toxins.  That can get overwhelming, fast, as you look at all the things in your home that contain toxins.  Where do you start?! Today I have 10 very easy switches for you.  These are common and frequently-used household items that you can simply switch for a purchased or homemade alternative, depending on where you are in your journey or how brave you’re feeling. :) Personal Care Facial cleanser Rather than using a standard product that’s […]

Fake Food: Removing Food Toxins

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Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer This month at Keeper of the Home, we are all focusing on Spring Cleaning the Toxins. This is something my family has been working on over the past several years. Late last year, I wrote this post about 9 toxins to remove from your life, they are everywhere so we really have to be mindful if we want to raise healthy families and kids! Most people think about the environment, household cleaners, personal care products, upholstery and carpet and even […]

Toxins in Candles: Sad, But True

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There’s nothing like the gentle flicker of a candle flame, and a warm, sweet scent filling your home to evoke feelings of peace and wellness. Except when that candle is actually filling your home with toxic chemicals and contributing to indoor air pollution.  I know. I hear that sigh, and have sighed myself many times. It can be discouraging. We work so hard to eat healthy, stay fit, and rid our homes and bodies of toxins, only to find that something as simple and innocent […]

Spring Clean the Toxins: How to Get Started

Not only is spring a perfect time to freshen up your house when it comes to scrubbing baseboards and washing blinds and all those “cleanliness” tasks, but it’s also an idea time to think about the unseen invaders lurking in your home… That’s right– dangerous toxins! It’s beginning to be common knowledge that many of the beauty and skincare products, cleaning supplies, foods, kitchen items, and even furniture, decor and clothing in our homes contain harmful chemicals that make their way into our body through our skin, […]

How to Protect Your Family from the Dangers of Formaldehyde

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Written by Stacy K, Contributing Writer Formaldehyde is one of the most common toxic substances found in indoor air. It was only recently that I discovered just how pervasive formaldehyde is. No longer limited to mortuaries and medical laboratories (where it is used as a preservative), formaldehyde is now in many personal care products, furniture, and building supplies. Formaldehyde is listed as a a probable human carcinogen (cancer causing agent) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 2011, the National Toxicology Program named formaldehyde as […]

31 Ways to Use a Mason Jar in Your Kitchen

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I have a bit of a love affair with mason jars. They are sturdy, they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, they can often be found inexpensively, and best of all? They are a completely non-toxic way to store things in my kitchen! We all know by now that plastics usually include dangerous chemicals, particularly if they are heated at all, but even when they are used for any sort of food or liquid that could absorb the toxins that the plastics […]

Spring Giveaway Week: Win a Royal Berkey Water Filtration System from LPC Survival ($283 Value)

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There are few things more basic for human survival and health than having clean water to drink.  My experience in the Philippines last spring reminded me afresh of how much we take it for granted that we do not have to struggle daily to access clean water, or for that matter, to access water at all. Those of us in North America or other developed parts of the world have such an incredible privilege of being able to turn on a tap to find drinkable water, safe […]