Chances are you're very careful about the products you use to clean your home. You know all about VOCs and phosphates and a host of other ingredients. But when was the last time you inventoried the contents of your medicine cabinet?
Baby laundry. It's not that hard to do. It's just that the volume and frequency at which you do it makes it seem overwhelming. The tiny clothes are so cute, but a full load of baby wash seems to have about 1000x the number of articles as an adult load. And thanks to spit-up, baby food, and other bodily fluids, it feels like there are million times more stains.
2X, 3X, 4X… what's with all the Xs in the laundry aisle? Are they something you should get eXcited about? That depends on how eXhausted you get lugging home those big jugs of laundry detergent. And how frustrated you get when you realize a lot of what you're paying for is water.
The good people at the Environmental Working Group have been kindred spirits in the effort to get companies to clean up their act. Like us, they believe too many products hide their ingredients and that consumers have a right to know what's inside of them. That's where their amazing guides come in. And now they've got one for cleaners.
The kids are back to school and those long lazy days of summer are the stuff of memories. With the flu season approaching, one important lesson students, teachers, and parents alike should learn this year is how to reduce the spread of germs in the classroom.
Making the switch to stainless steel and glass containers is a huge step towards helping your family live a toxin-free life, but it doesn't stop there. Have you ever stopped to think about the products we use to get our containers sparkling clean?
With a teenager, two dogs, and a life that includes lots of time outdoors, it seems like every day is laundry day in my world. I'm sure I'm not alone. Laundry can be all-consuming, and I mean that literally: It eats up time, electricity, water, and other things. So just how are we doing when it comes to doing the wash?
Seventh Generation and Real Simple have teamed up to to launch the Cleanhouse Challenge, an interactive game where users explore a virtual house and discover coupons and prizes, while learning about how to keep a greener, healthier home.