Cleaning

Kick the Chemicals Out of Your Laundry with the SmartKlean Laundry Ball

by Chrystal Johnson October 26, 2013

I have been using a natural laundry detergent for a few years now, so I was curious when I read about the SmartKlean Laundry Ball. While I do use detergents without harsh chemicals, the packaging does add up over time, so I’m always interested in learning about alternatives. The SmartKlean Laundry Ball is reusable for […]

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DIY Citrus Infused Vinegar for Natural Cleaning

by Chrystal Johnson July 22, 2013

After falling for the marketing tricks of more than one “natural” cleaning product line that was actually greenwashing, I decided to go back to cleaning with my fail-safes: white distilled vinegar and baking soda (just make sure your vinegar is not petroleum based). Unfortunately, my hubby does not like the smell of plain vinegar wafting […]

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Green Your Laundry Routine with Woolzies Dryer Balls

by Chrystal Johnson May 29, 2013

Laundry. It’s something we all dread (at least I do), but it’s a necessary part of life. Anything I can do to make laundry easier, faster and more eco-friendly are huge bonuses in my book. That’s why I love wool dryer balls. I’ve been using them for over a year now, but I have a […]

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Molly’s Suds Natural Laundry Detergent Review

by Chrystal Johnson April 26, 2013

I have been cycling through natural laundry detergents for a while, trying to find one that I really like. I’d seen Molly’s Suds on a few websites, but hadn’t had the opportunity to try it yet. I met with the owner of Molly’s Suds at Expo West, and she gave me a bag of her […]

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Have You Been Deceived by a “Natural” Cleaning Products Company?

by Chrystal Johnson March 21, 2013

Welcome to the March 2013 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Naturally Spring Cleaning. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and The Pistachio Project through the Green Moms Network. This month our carnival participants have written posts about how they keep their homes clean – naturally. […]

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Cleaning Area Rugs Naturally

by Chrystal Johnson December 26, 2012

If you have little kids, you’re sure to have plenty of spills around your house – I know we do! I’m constantly sweeping, vacuuming or wiping up some kind of mess. The girls have their own little plastic table and chairs where they eat since we don’t have a dining room. They have a kids’ […]

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Need a Persian Rug Cleaned in NYC?

by Chrystal Johnson December 26, 2012

Since we have little kids, we do not have fancy rugs… I’d be too worried about them getting messed up! But I have always thought that Persian rugs were very nice, and I know they have to be well maintained. If you’re looking for

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Panasonic Jetforce Vacuum MC-UL427 {Review}

by Chrystal Johnson December 17, 2012

I feel like the cleaning at my house is never-ending. Wait, it is never-ending! With a 2-year old and a 4-year old, I’m constantly cleaning up some sort of mess whether it’s a snack spilled on the floor or toys strewn through the house. While I don’t keep a perfectly neat house (who has that […]

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H2O at Home: A New Natural Direct Sales Company

by Chrystal Johnson December 15, 2012

I am happy to see more and more direct sales companies that focus on natural products. H2O at Home, a direct sales company that came to the US from France in 2009, recently reached out to me and asked if they could send some samples of their products to try. They offer products in 3 […]

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Better Life Natural Cleaning Products

by Chrystal Johnson December 12, 2012

I have been searching for the best natural cleaning products that I can recommend to friends. While I do use baking soda or vinegar for a lot of our cleaning needs, sometimes I want something that smells a little nicer without harmful chemicals or excessive cost. I was first introduced to Better Life cleaning products […]

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