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12 Eco Friendly Holiday Tips

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Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Americans throw away a million extra tons of garbage each week, including holiday wrapping and packaging. All this waste is really unnecessary. Here are twelve eco friendly holiday tips to help you reduce your environmental footprint this holiday season. 

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The Wonderbag Saves Trees, Water and Lives

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Did you know that 3 billion families around the world cook their meals over open fires every day? Or that the smoke inhalation from these cooking fires is the leading cause of death globally? More than 50% of deaths in children under five are related to household air pollution like the smoke from cooking fires. The need for firewood is also a major cause of deforestation.

But there is an elegant solution—one that could make a big difference for families everywhere—even here in North America…

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24 Grain Free Holiday Cookie Recipes!

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Regardless of the holiday you celebrate in December, ’tis the season for… COOKIES! 

I just love a good cookie, don’t you? But if you or your loved ones are gluten-free, dairy-free, or both like we are, it can be challenging to find cookies to make (and give as gifts) that fit your dietary needs and still taste good. So here are 24 delicious, allergy-friendly cookie recipes that are so darned yummy, no one will know the difference!

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Breaking the Ice Without Scorching the Earth

Posted in Cleaning, Featured Posts, Gardening, Non-Toxic Home | 16 comments

In many parts of the country this week, streets and walkways are covered in snow and ice, and everyone is using salt, sand and other chemical de-icers to make their streets safe for travel. But not all de-icers are alike, and some are downright harmful to your pets, your children and your local streams and rivers.  

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Black Friday Sale – Up to 80% Off Natural Living and Health E-Books

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Whether you are holiday shopping on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday or Cyber Monday, you don’t have to beat the crowds to get a good deal. I’ve teamed up with my friends and fellow health and natural living bloggers to bring you ridiculous discounts in the comfort of your home! 

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30 Ways to Use Less Paper

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Why should we care about our paper usage? Paper is pretty cheap and renewable, right? Unfortunately, paper is substantially more resource intensive than you would think. Here’s why, and how you can save a ton of paper (and money) at home, school and work… 

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Is Borax Toxic?

Posted in Health & Nutrition, Non-Toxic Home | 0 comments

Many people are concerned about whether borax is a safe chemical. There are many sites on the internet claiming it is toxic. I disagree with these sites and believe that borax is as safe as table salt or washing soda—in other words, the dose makes the poison. Here’s why…

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Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

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Butternut squash is a type of winter squash. It has a sweet, nutty taste similar to that of a pumpkin. It has hard, yellow skin and orange fleshy pulp, and is an excellent source of nutrition during the winter months. This soup is one terrific way to enjoy it!

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GIVEAWAY: 18-Piece GlassLock Storage Set {$40 Value!}

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If you are trying to eat more whole foods and home cooked meals, it makes sense to have a set of storage containers that can hold your leftovers well. So you’ll want to invest in food storage containers that are made of glass instead of toxic plastic, and which can also easily go from fridge to oven to microwave or freezer.

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How To Stop Blossom End Rot

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Your tomato plants are tall and green; you’ve taken the time to carefully stake or cage them to support their growth. Right now they are loaded with tons of green tomatoes, and some of them are just starting to blush red. And then three days later, it all goes horribly wrong. 

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