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May 21, 2019 No Comments
Alert: Is There “Hidden Plastic” in Your Supermarket?

“Plastic-Free” Label Points UK Shoppers to More Sustainable Options Here’s something that got my attention recently which I wanted to share. Some supermarkets in the UK are fighting the use of “hidden plastic” and starting to use a “plastic-free” label on certain products. “Hidden plastic” is included in products that consumers do not associate as […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Food, Health, Plastic
May 14, 2019 5 Comments
5 Safe Swaps You (and Your Family) Will Love

Going Social with Ways to #CleanItForward People everywhere are swapping chemical-based cleaning products for Norwex. And this month, they’re sharing their swaps on social using #CleanItForward. This sounded like fun to me, so today I bring you some of my favorite swaps that I tell everyone about. 1. Mops You may already know that mopping […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, DIY, Family, Health
April 30, 2019 9 Comments
7 Tips for Stopping Bacterial Growth in Towels

It’s not a pleasant thought, but it turns out that common, everyday kitchen towels may be one of the most likely places in your home for enteric bacteria to hide out. Enteric bacteria? These are found naturally inside humans and animals. But some of the strains that live in animals can cause reactions or diseases […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Do This Not That, Family, Food, Health, Safe Havens
April 16, 2019 4 Comments
How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

Gardening: Big Benefits for Small Bodies Ah, spring. After an entire winter spent cleaning up tracked-in wet messes, we can now begin to look forward to that glorious season when we can actually enjoy getting something dirty for a change. Specifically, our hands. If you’re a gardener, you know the joy that comes with digging, […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Family, Food, Health, Kids
March 18, 2019 3 Comments
How to Protect Your Family from Sun Damage

Do You Really Have to Wear Sunscreen Every Day? Even though summer is still a few months away, today I want to stress the importance of sun protection for keeping our families safe. And really, there’s no better time than right now to discuss it, because the sun can do damage even on a snowy […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Environment, Family, Health
March 12, 2019 9 Comments
How Not to Count Chemicals When You Sleep

Tips for Detoxing Your Nighttime Routine Is getting a good night’s sleep sometimes easier said than done? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call sleep deprivation a public health crisis, stating that up to 33% of us don’t get enough sleep and that about 80% of […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Family, Health
February 26, 2019 1 Comment
How to Safely Clear Up Spotty Dishware

Hard Water Woes: Why Rinse Aids Are Worth a Second Look If you live in an area with hard water then you’ve probably experienced spotty, filmy dishes and glassware that your poor dishwasher just can’t seem to clear up. Those cloudy spots are the result of minerals (usually calcium or magnesium carbonates), that are left […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Health, Safe Havens, Water
January 22, 2019 13 Comments
How Houseplants Can Help You Sleep Better

7 Plants to Help You Enjoy Good Sleep Houseplants can do a lot more than simply adding a welcome touch of green to your surroundings. Did you know that, in addition to cleaning the air in your home, some houseplants can also help you get a good night’s rest? It’s true. In fact, incorporating some […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Health, Safe Havens
January 17, 2019 13 Comments
The One Grease That Is Good for Your Heart

Is Your Cookware Making You Sick? A good rule of thumb is if it’s convenient and makes your life easier, a trade-off is being made somewhere and often not for the better. Take cookware, for example. Did you know you might unknowingly be exposing yourself to chemicals that can leach into food from the tools […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Do This Not That, Family, Food, Health, How You Can Help
November 27, 2018 9 Comments
A Brief History of Plastic

Planet or Plastic? A Quick Look at How We Became Reliant on Plastic As part of our coverage of National Geographic’s important multiyear Plastic or Planet? initiative, we wanted to share this quick video showing the meteoric rise of single-use plastic after WWII. A Brief History of Single-Use Plastic Before 1950, plastic wasn’t a big part […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Environment, Health, Plastic, Reuse Recycle