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Nontoxic Wood Cleaner

Nontoxic cleaning for natural woods deserves a gentle approach because wood can be affected by acidity, too much dryness, and too much wetness. The wood polish recipe below...

Tips to Spring Clean and Organize Your Home

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel at the California Closets' beautiful store in Tribecca. Our topic: Spring Clean: Your Home-Body-Mind.   ...

Eco Friendly Cleaning Products: Do they work?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Many people ask me: What are the top non toxic cleaning products? What are the most effective green cleaning products? Which non toxic...

NYC Event: Spring Cleaning Home Body and Mind

Get inspiration for spring cleaning! Join me on April 18th in NYC for an evening all about spring cleaning for your mind, body and home!  Hosted at California Closets...

Simple Tips to Detox Your Home and Body

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   Our toxic exposures is a complex topic. However, effective solutions can be simple. After studying an average family's toxic exposures...

Fragrance detox for your stuffy nose, runny nose, headaches, dizzin...

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   If you're not sick or suffering from known allergies, what might a stuffy nose or runny nose be trying to tell us? The nose can...

Meditate on Your Nose

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   How often do you think about your nose? I rarely do. Except when I have a stuffy nose, runny nose, or sneezing fits. What does the nose...

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...

Clean Your Oven Naturally

by Angela Cummings   Are you looking for a natural way to clean the caked on food and grease from your oven? You’re not alone! Especially during baking season,...

Nontoxic Floor Cleaner for 6 Types of Flooring

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...

Overlooked Healthy Choices for Healthy Living

  Dr. Joseph Braun, a Professor of Epidemiology at Brown University, studies the potential health consequences of environmental chemical exposures in pregnant women,...

One Simple Tip for Finding Nontoxic Dishwasher Detergent

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Are you concerned about harmful chemicals in dishwasher detergent? We are. Dishwasher detergents can remain on cups...

3 Nontoxic Cleaning Recipes for Kitchen Cabinets

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Kitchen cabinets accumulate grime and dirt from everyday use. Over time, wood surfaces and door knobs...

What is a healing space?

by Sophia Ruan Gushée   An environment—like in our homes, schools, and workspaces—can be designed to support therapeutic effects....

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...

How To Get Rid Of Smelly Carpet Odor The Nontoxic Way

by editorial team   When kids are little and catch the flu, they just want to stay in bed and sleep. That is, until their stomach says otherwise. The race to the...

How Do You Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Bed?

by editorial team and Sophia Ruan Gushée   As moms, we do the seemingly impossible: Juggle our kid’s schedules, work full-time jobs, maintain our...

Spring clean without toxic chemicals: It's possible!

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...

10 Household Products to Detox

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Household products—like cleaners, paints, and fragrances—contribute to half of our urban...

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...

Mixing Cleaning Products: Is it Safe?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   It’s sooo tempting to mix household cleaning products to create the most powerful...

Is your furniture burdening your nervous system?

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   Neurotoxicity sounds like a big complex word, doesn’t it? But if you break it down it’s pretty simple to...

Are Your Cleaning Products Contributing to Asthma?

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...

Strategies for Reducing New Carpet Odor

by Angela Cummings and Sophia Ruan Gushée   I was in junior high when my parents last installed new carpet. Well, at least, that was the last time I lived...

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...

Reduce Chemical Exposure from Household Cleaning Products

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...

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

    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...

3 Mistakes We Make When Spring Cleaning

When cleaning our homes, few people realize how our cleaning approach affects indoor air quality and human health. Often, important considerations...
In case you missed it, there has been a lot of news coverage on cancer-causing arsenic found in rice and products that contain rice as an ingredient (like rice milk, baby...

Simple Tips for Your Winter Detox

After indulging in rich and sweet foods that typically accompany the holidays, many of us are ready to detox our diets and reboot our exercise routines. However,...

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