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This is the nitty, gritty version. To see these articles organized into detox guides (like into guides for cleaning, self-care, interior design, etc), then please click on the button, Detox Guides, below.  

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Nontoxic Floor Cleaner for 6 Types of Flooring

Oct 19, 2018

By Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Children spend a lot of time on floors: grabbing toys, eating toys (and other objects in sight), drooling on toys, and repeating this pattern. This cycle provides ample opportunities for...

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One Simple Tip for Finding Nontoxic Dishwasher Detergent

Oct 11, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Are you concerned about harmful chemicals in dishwasher detergent?

We are.

Dishwasher detergents can remain on cups and glasses, even after running through the rinse cycle.

Adding a rinse...

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3 Nontoxic Cleaning Recipes for Kitchen Cabinets

Oct 07, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Kitchen cabinets accumulate grime and dirt from everyday use. Over time, wood surfaces and door knobs can develop a thick layer of grime. Not to mention stuck-on foods...

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Clean Your Shower of Mold and Mildew Without Toxic Chemicals

Jul 20, 2018

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 walls clean helps minimize bad odors and staining.

Remember that you...

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Spring clean without toxic chemicals: It's possible!

Apr 24, 2018

Deep cleaning doesn't have to involve toxic chemicals or conventional cleaning products. For eight years, I've had great success with a tried-and-true approach.

If you're ready to detox your spring cleaning and would like help starting, then...

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10 Household Products to Detox

Apr 10, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

Household productslike cleaners, paints, and fragrancescontribute to half of our urban air pollution, according to a study led by the National Oceanic and...

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Mixing Cleaning Products: Is it Safe?

Mar 23, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

It’s sooo tempting to mix household cleaning products to create the most powerful cleaning solutions to fight stubborn stains and grime. However, this...

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Are Your Cleaning Products Contributing to Asthma?

Feb 17, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

A clean home can be both healthy and a risk factor for developing asthma(1)(2) 

How? The cleaning products you use is important.

The video below summarizes key findings...

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Reduce Chemical Exposure from Household Cleaning Products

Jan 05, 2018

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée

 

The cleaning products we use affect not just those who clean, but also those who occupy the space of the cleaned areas. In our homes, that includes adults, children, and unborn children.

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ALERT: Your gym bag is probably gross! Detox tips for your workout and gym bag.

Mar 24, 2017

 

 

Earlier today, I dropped by the office of ELLE Magazine in NYC to discuss detox tips for your gym bag and workout. The Facebook Live video is below in case you missed it. You can also read the detox tips further down.

 

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