One of the most frequent questions I get is in regards to what I use to clean our dishes.
I actually have started this post a million times, and have pages of notes from years ago when I researched just about every brand out there. But rather than list every brand and what’s wrong with it, I think I’ll share just a bit about what I was looking for, what I was looking to avoid, what didn’t work and, finally, what works for us. Read the rest of this entry »
Since manufacturers are not required to disclose all of their ingredients for cleaning and home-maintenance products (and, unless you’re a chemist, you probably wouldn’t recognize any of them anyway), you usually can’t get the whole story from a product’s label. But there are some clues to help you in making better choices. Read the rest of this entry »
You will find this post to be very similar to this one in the Non-Toxic Personal Care series. These topics are closely related, especially as we come up with healthier solutions. (Spoiler alert: Stock up on baking soda and vinegar for both! )
Even before we delve into all of the specifics, here are general rules you can adopt that will reduce the amount of toxins to which you are exposed, right away. Most of these should seem familiar.
I’m very excited to announce that a couple of series that have been on the schedule for a while will be starting early. I’ve been fielding so many questions about these issues, that I figure it’s time to start sharing some research and ideas. I still want to focus on some of the basics of Real Food (and share great recipes), so I’ll be ‘peppering’ these posts among others in the upcoming months. Without further ado (dun-da-da-dun!), the upcoming series are: Read the rest of this entry »