The Dirt on Spring Cleaning & Product Ingredients

“Spring: a lovely reminder of just how beautiful change can be.” — Anonymous

Spring is coming, which means it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. There’s something about nice weather that brings on motivation for a fresh start. Before you reach for your cleaners and get to work, let’s do a little digging into the ingredients they may contain.




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The Inside Scoop On Greenwashing

The Inside Scoop On Greenwashing
What in the world is “greenwashing?” Another name for it is "cleanwashing." You may have heard the term before, especially if you’ve been switching to more natural products. It’s something that is easy to fall victim to but don't worry, I’ve got you! First, let's define what “greenwashing” is.

The definition of “greenwashing” is: disinformation disseminated by an organization so as to present an environmentally responsible public image. In other words “greenwashing” is when companies mislead consumers by claiming that their products are safe, non-toxic, eco-friendly, and natural when in reality they are NOT.


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The Importance of Washing Fruits and Vegetables


It’s Farmer’s Market season. Eating fruits and vegetables is a great way to support good health. However, the fresh produce you purchase may be covered with pesticide residue, if it’s not certified organic.

Produce grown in the United States may actually have more pesticide residue than produce grown in other parts of the world. Buying organic vegetables and fruit reduces the exposure but does not eliminate it. Cross contamination could come from neighboring fields, continued presence of persistent pesticides in the soil, or the accidental or fraudulent use of pesticides.

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Tips For An Organic Gardening Experience

Are you a gardener? Do you aspire to be a gardener? Whichever you happen to be, there are some basics that apply to everyone during the various stages of their gardening journey.

Many garden products and sprays are loaded with harsh chemicals. There are safer alternatives for you and your plants.

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Tips For Toxin-Free Spring Cleaning

The first day of Spring is March 20. That means it’s time to give your home a nice deep cleaning. You could go and pick up the usual items off the shelves at you local store. Or you can choose some “old fashioned” stand bys and plant-based non toxic cleaners

Many cleaning products contain harmful chemicals that can have adverse effects on your health, the health of your loved ones, and your furry family members.

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