green cleaning

Do you have a go-to trick to remove sticky residue? I know that some people use cooking spray (which can contain ingredients that are not natural), rubbing alcohol, or kerosene (I can almost smell the fumes now!). Then there is the ever-popular “rub it a lot with your finger and hope the residue forms balls […]

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I like to clean kitchen sponges naturally…and frequently! I’ve always been a little unsettled at the thought of all the bacteria in my kitchen sponge proliferating at rapid rates. I don’t want to wash my dishes with that! Sure, you can pop the sponge in the dishwasher or microwave, but what about between the times […]

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Aromatherapy for Natural Living – Online Class

by Andrea Butje on January 30, 2014

I am excited to announce that Aromahead Institute’s new online class, Aromatherapy for Natural Living, is now open for registration! The class is designed especially for people wanting to learn how to use essential oils and natural products to safely address common ailments affecting babies, children and adults. To register: Aromatherapy for Natural Living.  Andrea […]

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The Benefits of Green Cleaning

by Andrea Butje on September 11, 2013

Every day, we’re exposed to toxins and chemicals in our environment. You can’t control what you’re exposed to outdoors and in public, but when it comes to your home, you can take major steps to eliminate environmental toxins. Why is green cleaning important? Your home is your nest and your sanctuary from the world. No […]

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Green Cleaning

by Andrea Butje on April 29, 2013

Common household cleaners often contain harsh chemicals.  The problem is that harsh chemicals, while they may clean our surfaces, also affect our bodies in negative ways. The chemicals can be absorbed by our skin, and inhaled–and they can actually enter our bloodstream this way. Green cleaning refers to using products with environmentally friendly ingredients designed […]

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Clean Kitchen Sponges

by Andrea Butje on January 23, 2013

I admit, my interest in clean kitchen sponges is a little weird–maybe a tad obsessive. I could go on and on about the disgusting bacteria that forms on your kitchen sponge and then gets spread all over your dishes (not to mention your hands), which is why using clean kitchen sponges is so important. If you doubt […]

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