How I Use My Essential Oils on a Typical Day

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Many of you have expressed interest in how I use the essential oils I talk about on the Facebook page. I’ve written a few posts about specific uses for some of the oils in my own “arsenal.” But, today I want to share with you just a typical day with essential oils. I use the [...]

Overcoming the Obstacles of Green Cleaning

Green Cleaning on a Budget From WholesomeMommy.com

As a family we have made an STRONG effort to kick chemicals out or home for the last 3 years.  During that time, I have had a BIG learning curve to overcome as well as trouble finding products to replace the toxic ones that STILL WORK.  I’ve tried MANY brands – and at times, spared [...]

Chemical Free Cleaning on the Cheap!

Chemical Free Cleaning on the Cheap

Have you kicked the chemicals out of your home? Are you spending an arm and a leg on chemical free or “green” cleaners? Yeah. I used to too. And, then I’d still worry about whether or not the house was REALLY clean. Did it kill the germs on the toilet? Will the clothes SMELL clean? [...]

Homemade Chemical Free Detergent in 5 minutes

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Homemade laundry detergent is nothing new. There are TONS of recipes online. Each time I saw a recipe though, I would guffaw at the thought of making my own laundry detergent.  It seemed absurd to me the length of time and energy people put into making their own to save money.  I just wasn’t willing [...]

Closet Overhaul

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I’ve been cleaning up a few trouble spots in my house lately {did you see my post on organizing my bathroom cabinets and the one on capturing my kids crafts supplies?}  My mom and I were brainstorming on what to tackle next and she told me she really had been wanting to clean up her [...]

Organizing Kids Craft Supplies – No Longer Out of Control!

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My kids and I have amassed a large collection of art supplies.  Obviously, from the picture above you can see that our organizational system (ie: a basket and a box) was not working so well.  The craft supplies were taking over my laundry room, I was tripping over them, and my 1 year old thinks [...]

Operation Organizing the Bathroom Cabinets

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Hubby’s Bathroom Cabinet I’ve decided to tackle a major clutter zone in my home: the bathroom cabinets.  They are a jumbled mess and it is nearly impossible to find anything I need.  It is like going into the black hole. My Bathroom Cabinet & Drawers {WHOA!} After a good inventory and a short brainstorming session [...]

The Natural Soap Chef

I just finished reading a book titled, “The Natural Soap Chef,” a book that leads you step-by-step through the DIY soap process. It’s all about the how to of making homemade, luxurious soap —all in your kitchen! It features the cold process soap-making method and is packed with easy-to-follow instructions and photos for dozens of [...]

Safe Cleaning

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I dramatically changed my cleaning regimine about a year and half ago.  My family had already made radical changes to the foods we were eating so changing the chemicals we put on our bodies and in our home was really just the next step.  What pushed us to finally jump in with both feet was [...]

Get Ready for Company – What’s your Method?

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Are you the type of person who has a cleaning schedule – very methodical and organized, or are you a mad dash kind of person?  I’ve tried to stick to a schedule and do a little every day but honestly I like to do it all in one day.  I know it sounds crazy, but [...]

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