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Fragrance When you decide to make a switch to green(er) products one of the first things you learn is: How to Read a Label It seems basic, we’ve all been looking at labels all our lives but often the big, scientific words we can’t pronounce stops us from really understanding what’s in them. When we are talking with someone new to Green Cleaning - the first thing we always teach them to look for is FRAGRANCE. It is in cleaning products and personal care products ALL THE TIME. Why do we avoid it? First, a manufacturer can use the term...

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Are you on the fence about switching to a greener cleaning routine or wondering if your cleaning products are green enough?  Here are the facts: We all know that cleaning products are essential to create and maintain healthy living conditions at home. The removal of allergens and germs are very important to keep our family safe and healthy. However, certain cleaning ingredients can also attribute to several health and environmental concerns. Common chemicals used in cleaning products can be associated with eye, skin, respiratory, and other health issues. During normal use, cleaning products are released into the environment through evaporation, rinsing down the drain,...

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BUG SPRAY It’s the season for super bugs here in Texas, hopefully it’s better where you are but if not you’re gonna need some protection. The problem? Most conventional bug sprays rely on DEET to keep the bugs at bay. It’s a controversial ingredient and although the EPA has weighed in on it twice saying they couldn’t find an immediate threat, they didn’t complete some important tests, like endocrine screening.  There are scientists working with DEET who have some scary notes about it.  In fact, it seems that in the scientific community there are some questions about why DEET even...

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Our Everything Soap is a Wonder Dog Shampoo! Meet Rosie, our English Bulldog. She is the cutest dog you'll ever see (I may be a little biased). Some of you may know that bulldogs are prone to severe allergies and skin conditions. It's a constant battle.  Since our adoption of Rosie 3 years ago I have been researching and buying what I thought was the best dog shampoo for sensitive skin and allergies (and those specialized for bulldogs). I've tried countless brands and nothing seemed to work. Then came the Everything Soap. I developed the Everything Soap for everyday "people" use...hands,...

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Yep, you read that right. We never use bleach for cleaning.  The risks are too high and there are better safe, green cleaning options out there. Why Toss It? Bleach is a common generic name for sodium hypochlorite and because a household name in the US in the 1980's as a cleaning option kitchens and bathrooms and whitening clothes.  Would you drink bleach? Would you let your kids drink bleach? Of course not! But, trace elements of anything you clean with are going to be left on surfaces and toys which then get touched (or go into baby's mouth more often...

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