Here’s a nasty fact: According to the EPA, indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air – and we spend 90% of our lives indoors! Choosing natural, healthy materials for building supplies and furniture and swapping in safer cleaning products will go a long way. But there are still some key air…
Category: HOME + DECOR
Natural Air Fresheners
If you have to break up with your plug-in air fresheners and fancy candles, what’s a girl to do? Try these natural air-freshening strategies! Vodka Vodka contains ethyl alcohol, which is a main ingredient in most commercial air fresheners – minus all the added chemicals like petrochemials and synthetic fragrances. Vodka leaves no odor as…
DIY: 9 Safe Cleaning Products
If there are more than 10 ingredients listed on the label for that item, put it back!
Savor Your Herbs
If your herbs are growing faster than you can cook with them this summer, here are five steps for freezing by the serving size, so they don’t go to waste. Herbs Growing Like Weeds By Krystal Noiseux The Providence Journal Chop them: The freezing method of preservation is designed for herbs you’ll cook with in…
NASA’s Suggestion on Growing an Indoor Garden
Grow an Indoor Garden Houseplants release blood-enriching oxygen, and the ones on this list can also cleanse your indoor air of chemicals, according to NASA research (conducted to find ways to clean air in space stations–cool!) They’re also black-thumb-proof. NASA’s suggestion: For a 1,800-square-foot house, place 15-18 of these plants in 6- to 8-inch-diameter containers….