Category Archives: Household products

Natural Wood Polish

I’m on a quest to remove all the toxic cleaners from our home. So when I needed to polish the cabinets, I decided to look for some natural solutions. But first, let’s look at why I went hunting for a natural solution. Here’s your typical orange wood polish: Look at all those chemicals! Just one of them, methylisothiazolinone, is known

Homemade citrus laundry detergent + natural fabric softener

My first batch of homemade laundry detergent lasted exactly five months. It worked great, but the husband requested some fragrance in the next batch. Since I’ve been experimenting with essential oils, I was happy to try something new. I added orange and lemon oils for a nice scent as well as some tea tree oil which has antibacterial/antifungal properties to

Better hand soap

I’ve started making my own hand soap. Now before you think I’ve gone all Little House on the Prairie on you, stay with me…. Through my research about better personal care products, I’ve discovered that there are serious concerns about the ingredient Triclosan, which is in most hand soaps, among other things. Serious enough concerns that the FDA is even investigating

Homemade laundry detergent

I shared with you that I am slowly trying to remove chemicals from the household products we use and move towards more natural alternatives. Homemade laundry detergent recipes are everywhere on Pinterest right now, so I figured I’d try my own. I used this post from Sugar Pie Farmhouse as a guide. I gathered my supplies: a box of baking soda, a box of