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Why you should clean like your grandmother

March 8th, 2011

Dave and Dr. Myron Wentz

When you think of the word “clean,” what do you think of? Is it the harsh, eye-watering smell from dozens of different sterilizing chemicals formulated to bring out the brightest shine and the whitest whites? Or is it the “mountain fresh” scent of detergents and dryer sheets?

Well, here’s the bad news: that mountain fresh scent has nothing to do with mountains or fresh air, and those brightly colored cleaners are harming your family almost as much as the germs you’re trying to get rid of.

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Clean Body: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing Yourself

May 6th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

You’d expect a book with “Zen Cleansing” in the title to emphasize pure and simple ingredients that clean and soothe.

What you might not realize is just how affordable, and effective, these ingredients can be. In Clean Body: The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing Yourself, author Michael DeJong asks us to use just five common household products for our zen cleansing: Salt, vinegar, olive oil, baking soda and lemon juice. He mixes and matches and mashes these ingredients into formulas (or gives directions on how to use them individually) to wash our face, tamp down blemishes, shampoo and condition hair, smooth rough skin spots fight dandruff and even defeat head lice.

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Spring cleaning advice from Seventh Generation, WebMD and Healthy Child Healthy Home

April 6th, 2009

By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now

Spring cleaning happens. It rides in on the warm breezes, beckoning — not quite as urgently as taxes (which tends to shriek from under a pile of papers) — but insistently just the same.

This year, Seventh Generation, longtime makers of green cleaners and recycled, tree-saving paper towels, wants to help you remake your spring routine with more environmentally responsible cleaners and tools. In partnership with WebMD and Healthy Child Healthy Home they’ve opened a website called WebMD Health eHome where you can poke around a virtual house to get tips on how to use less toxic brews to shine and sanitize the homefront.

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