green cleaning

Make Your Own Yoga Mat Cleaner Spray

by Andrea Butje on November 16, 2015

Have you ever been in a yoga studio where they have mats for you to borrow? After class, everyone who has borrowed a mat always pads on over to the bottles of yoga mat cleaner spray and towels. People who bring their own mats often use the spray cleaners, too. Sometimes everyone shares! Yoga mat […]


How To Make a Homemade Bathroom Scrub

by Andrea Butje on August 17, 2015

A homemade bathroom scrub so safe you can mix it with your hands! I use this homemade bathroom scrub on my tub, shower walls, sinks, and anywhere that needs a good, deep scrub. It’s got an abrasive element (thanks to the baking soda) and stain-lifting power (thanks to the vinegar), and it’s so nourishing for […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]