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Natural Bathroom Spray: How to Deodorize the Bathroom

By Angela Cummings   Going #2 (as the kids say) is a natural, healthy occurrence for all humans (and animals), but we’re often embarrassed by the smell left...

Symptoms of Mold in Your Bedroom

by Angela Cummings   Do you have symptoms of mold in the bedroom? There are approximately 1.5 million species of mold that exist, according to the National Institute...

4 Tips for Nontoxic Hand Soap

By Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée    Nontoxic hand soap is better for all of us, but especially mothers of babies and young kids, because...

Tips for a Lead-Free Bathtub

 by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Lead is a toxic metal commonly found in rocks and soil. It cannot be seen, smelt or tasted. (1) While...

The Pros and Cons of Ceramic

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Ceramic is generally considered among the healthiest materials used throughout the home, from cozy warm mugs to...

Using Everyday Items as Nontoxic Baby Bath Toys

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Kids love taking baths—splashing around, and playing with their toys. However, are your...

Criteria for Choosing an Organic Towel

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Most people don't realize that their towels can be a source of toxic exposures. When selecting new towels, you...

Clean Your Shower of Mold and Mildew Without Toxic Chemicals

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Showers can accumulate mildew and mold that can stain the grout and caulk in your shower. Keeping the shower...

What Should You Consider When Buying A New Home?

by Angela Cummings, reviewed by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Back in the early 2000’s, the criteria I used when shopping for a home was this: it had to be...

10 Things to Consider When You Want to Remodel Your Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Home remodeling can be trickier than building a new home, in the sense that you, the homeowner, are likely still...

Which is a Better Choice: Synthetic or Natural Dyes

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Let's consider the dyes used in textiles, which are part of our furniture, drapes, carpets, area rugs, bedding,...

Is My House Making Me Sick?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Do you feel tired or under the weather when you’re at home, and feel better when you leave the house? New...

Why Choose Low- to No- VOC Solvents?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Have you noticed a distinctive smell when you open a paint can, squirt adhesive, unwrap a new vinyl shower curtain,...

Consider Phthalates in Furniture

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Did you know there are phthalates in furniture? “More than 470 million pounds of phthalates are produced or...

Top Chemicals Found in the Home

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Chemicals, chemicals here and there. Chemicals, chemicals everywhere!   It’s true. They’re all...

Choose a Nontoxic Bath Mat

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Showers and baths are meant to get us clean. Yet, when we step out of the tub and onto the bathmat, our wet feet are...

Should You Replace Your Shower Curtain With A Safer One?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   When detoxing your home, it can be overwhelming to think of replacing each little item with nontoxic versions....

Potential Cancer-Causing Household Products

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Most people, it seems, think that their home is a healthy environment that is safe and free from harmful chemicals....
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