Mother Earth Living

Cleaning





6/9/2016
Learn alternative uses for refined sugar, including a simple sugar scrub, cleaning a coffee grinder, and more.
2/5/2016
Find tips for cleaning gemstones, polishing pearls and natural silver polishes that don't involve toxic chemicals.
1/6/2016
Tweak your cleaning routine to include these six tips, from professional cleaners, to keep your home looking tidy all the time.
12/28/2015
Keep your air compressor working at peak performance with this simple seven step cleaning guide.
12/22/2015
Next time you drop spaghetti on your favorite outfit or your kids spill juice on the sofa, try these methods for removing tough stains.
12/8/2015
Keep your sink looking shiny and new with these three all-natural tricks for removing stains.
11/10/2015
Baking soda and vinegar, simple household ingredients, can be used to effectively clean your bathroom. Try them in these four applications to create a chemical-free space.
10/13/2015
Discover simple ways to use essential oils in your home to create a healthy, happy lifestyle and environment.
9/15/2015
Tackle these four essential fall cleaning chores to make your home more efficient and comfortable for winter.
9/1/2015
Make simple, no-cost tweaks to your laundry room habits to reduce your home’s energy consumption, utility bills and footprint on Earth.
5/19/2015
Add these six quick-and-easy organizational goals to your spring cleaning checklist for a happy, decluttered home.
4/13/2015
Our experts share some of their favorite natural cleaning finds.
2/25/2015
Keep your home clean and your family healthy with these easy tips.
2/17/2015
Use these eco-friendly tools to clean up your cleaning routine.
2/5/2015
Combine spending quality time with your kids and cleaning house. These 11 tips can help you effectively maintain balance by cleaning with your kids.
8/28/2014
If you use cast-iron cookware, try this indispensable tool—a stainless-steel mesh scrubber.
5/30/2013
Overuse of hand sanitizers can lead to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Here’s why you should keep hand sanitizer and endocrine disruptors such as triclosan out of the classroom.
3/18/2013
Guest blogger Lorraine Halsted shares a list of toxic chemicals in cleaning products commonly found around the house.
3/14/2013
Janeen Solberg developed these homemade cleaner recipes more than 10 years ago and still uses them today.
3/14/2013
Start your spring cleaning this year with homemade, eco-friendly cleaners.
11/1/2012
In an effort to help consumers find safer products, the Environmental Working Group has created an online guide that rates more than 2,000 household cleaners for safety of ingredients and disclosure of contents.
10/26/2012
The KangerHanger Pouch Bag from The Green Garmento serves multiple uses, making it the ultimate reusable bag and eliminating the need for plastic dry cleaning bags.
6/26/2012
Salt can soak up stains, clean pots and pans and exfoliate skin. Check out these and other uses for salt!
4/16/2012
Sugar is a staple in many households. Try these six uses for sugar for a new way to use this conventional sweetener.
3/27/2012
From a homemade furniture polish to a skin and hair conditioner, olive oil has many uses around the home. Just check out these 15 uses for olive oil! 
3/16/2012
Spring clean your home with natural, food-safe Arm and Hammer Baking Soda instead of harsh cleaners.
1/26/2012
Did you know that lemons can cut grease, brighten laundry and whiten fingernails? Discover these and many more uses for lemons!
11/29/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, vinegar has many uses around the house, from cutting grease in the kitchen to softening hair and laundry.
11/1/2011
Good for cleaning home and body, baking soda has many uses, from absorbing odors to keeping hair shiny and carpet fresh.
8/11/2011
Bio S.I. Technology develops a break-through formula that naturally and effectively cleanses pond water without harm to the environment that thrives in and around it.
6/16/2011
Cleaning your reusable shopping bag regularly will help protect your family against illness.
6/14/2011
These home remedies repel ants safely without the use of chemicals or toxins.
5/19/2011
Lemon balm works hard for you in the kitchen, bath, medicine cabinet and yard and garden.
3/31/2011
Follow these recipes for using essential oils and a few simple ingredients to make your own chemical-free cleaning products.
3/7/2011
Take a look at some recipes for healthier cleaning at home.
1/12/2011
Instead of using synthetic scents, try this simple natural trick to make your home smell delicious. 
12/9/2010
If you are shopping for the holidays, consider dropping off a box of donations too. Recycling goods to be re-sold is just as important as recycling them into new materials.
10/25/2010
Check out Vaska Laundry Care's line of environmentally-friendly clothing care products, now available at Target Stores nationwide.
9/29/2010
Whether you’re just starting out on the green path or looking for more ways to live sustainably, check out Make Your Place: Affordable, Sustainable Nesting Skills by Raleigh Briggs, which teaches simple domestic skills to help you lead a DIY life.
3/25/2010
Spring cleaning in the garden, for the Lemon Verbena Lady, begins by examining some of her favorite herbs. Read on as she shares how she's pacing herself this spring.
1/25/2010
It is time, however, to start cleaning up garden beds and preparing for new plants in the garden. If, like me, you've allowed that pesky Coastal Bermuda to invade your beds, now is the time to dig it out. Learn more.
10/27/2009
Instead of buying store-bought and possibly toxic cleaning agents, give these nontoxic homemade cleaners a try.
10/1/2009
A new study finds that showerheads contain high levels of disease-causing bacteria.
7/16/2009
Many air fresheners can emit toxic chemicals; however, potted chrysanthemums are natural and safe deodorizers.
12/24/2008
Matt divulges into his New Year's resolution of using greener cleaners and more natural cleaning methods.
11/21/2008
Cleaning can be calming, but nauseous-smelling products aren't as lovely as using herbs or "green" alternatives. Learn more about herbal cleaning.
10/8/2008
Natural Home assistant editor Kim Wallace contemplates greening her dry cleaning. Is it possible?
9/3/2008
Tea has a whole library of health benefits.  But did you realize it can be essential in a clean home? Read about the battle of tea v. dirt and your best plan of attack.




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