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Creating a Chemically-Free Home Is Easier and Cheaper Than You Think

Lee Holmes | Posted 09.01.2014 | Green
Lee Holmes

Have you noticed how laboratory-made cleaning fumes are marketed as being able to wipe out any offending bacteria or germ? All you need to do is take a trip down the cleaning aisle of your local supermarket to see how many different products there are to choose from.

10 Incredible Natural Household Cleaners

Hometalk | Posted 09.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Healthy and safe homemade cleaning solutions are the best choice for your and your family. Check out these incredible natural cleaning solutions from Hometalk's most resourceful members.

Hiring A Cleaning Company: A How-To For Everyone Who Wants To Go Green

Saudia Davis | Posted 04.28.2014 | HuffPost Home
Saudia Davis

It's vital that you make the switch to natural cleaners because traditional cleaning products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that lead to serious illnesses and even cancer. Natural products work just as effectively and use organic oils or plant-based properties to enhance the aroma of the product, not dangerous synthetic fragrances.

What's In Your Home? New Walmart Policy Promises Safer Ingredients In Household And Personal Care Products

Sarah Vogel | Posted 11.13.2013 | Green
Sarah Vogel

Harnessing the massive scale of Walmart's business to move hazardous chemicals out of the supply chain and off store shelves will have ripple effects across the entire industry.

Important Facts About The Safety Of Household Products, From Alexandra Zissu (WATCH)

Posted 09.03.2013 | MarloThomas

On Mondays With Marlo this week, Green Living Expert & Author Alexandra Zissu stressed that you must act as a gatekeeper and be conscious of the produ...

Green Cleaning... What a Great Scam!

Anthony Fors | Posted 10.22.2013 | Green
Anthony Fors

I believe our best plan for minimizing our carbon footprint, from the cleaning side, is to use common sense more and cleaning products less.

12 Replacements For Household Chemicals

Posted 05.27.2013 | Green

From Networx's Chaya Kurtz: With the following DIY homemade cleaner recipes shared by Hometalk.com members, you'll never have to buy prefab cleanin...

1 Trick That Makes Cleaning...Relaxing?

Shana Ecker | Posted 01.25.2013 | HuffPost Home

It's cheap, easy and might actually inspire you to tackle that to-do list.

Read This Before You Use Cleaning Products

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2013 | HuffPost Home

That spray might have a surprising secret.

Are Green Cleaners Safe? New Data May Surprise You

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

EWG's scientists looked at 2,000 cleaners over a one-year period and found half have ingredients known to harm our lungs.

8 Ways To Save On Household Cleaning Supplies

Money Talks News | Angela Colley | Posted 12.19.2012 | Money

Money Talks News: In 2011, the website Statistic Brain compiled census data and found that the average American spent $42 on cleaning supplies ever...

Are Your Household Cleaners In The 'Hall of Shame'?

Posted 05.07.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Matt Hickman: Sorry to disturb if you’re still reeling from the news that America’s favorite black market laundry ...

Top 10 Green Spring Cleaning Tips

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.19.2012 | Green
Brian F. Keane

Springtime presents the perfect opportunity to get outside, talk to your neighbors and demonstrate how to be a good steward to your shared environment. Here are my top ten green, spring cleaning tips.

Understanding "Green" Product Labels

Women & Co | Posted 05.08.2012 | Green
Women & Co

How do you decide which cleaning products to use in your home? Clearly the effectiveness of the products we use is important, but what about their impact on the environment?

WATCH: Why Is This Guy Drinking A Cleaning Product?

The Huffington Post | Diana N. Nguyen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

While keeping up with our morning news reads, one particular story, from The New York Times' blog The Local, stopped us dead in our clicks. It's a vid...

It's A Green Home If It Saves You Money, Right?

Courtney Cachet | Posted 09.28.2011 | Style
Courtney Cachet

There are some ways to go green that are so effortless, so easy, so less toxic and so less expensive that you'd be foolish not to do them. Here are four easy ways you can go green and save money without sacrificing a thing.

Green Washing -- the Good Kind

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Hate germs but love the planet? Fortunately, a growing array of greener cleaning products lines stores' shelves these days. Here's a list that can comfort even the most neurotic germophobe.

How To Make Your Own Non-Toxic Cleaning Products

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From Networx.com's Linda Merrill: You probably already know that you can clean with common kitchen pantry items like baking soda, vinegar and lemons....

Cleaning House the Old-Fashioned Way

Michael McGown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael McGown

There are great cleaning products available today that don't need any more water than what is available from your own tap.

Avoid Household Toxins: Take Action!

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Andy Igrejas, national campaign director of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition These days, more of us are thinking abou...

Green Cleaning Parties

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Cassidy Randall. Cassidy coordinates efforts to mobilize and engage women at Women's Voices for the Earth. She developed the Green Cl...

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Service Thrives In Tough Economy

Chicago Tribune | Leslie Mann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Yes, we are in an economic downturn. Yes, hiring a housecleaner is a luxury, not a need. And, yes, most homeowners can do this themselves. But despite...

Non-Toxic Cleaners: Make Your Own (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Want to be more environmentally friendly when cleaning your house, but can't afford those expensive products? WatchMojo.com shows an easy and inexpen...

How Worried Should We Be About Every Day Chemicals?

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

Among the roughly 2,000 chemicals produced in quantities of more than a million pounds per year, only about 7% have undergone the recommended slate of basic toxicity studies.

When it Comes to Green, it's All About...Me!

David Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Becker

Like to support local farmers? Hurray! And you know what? It turns out their food tastes amazing. Funny how food tastes so much better when it was dug out of the ground that morning.