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April 30, 2019 10 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
February 26, 2019 3 Comments
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
February 19, 2019 6 Comments
Plastic in the Dishwasher? I Don’t Think So

Chlorine’s Not a Good Choice Either! Do you ever have dishwasher confusion? In other words, you’re not sure if something should go on the top rack or the bottom—or if it can even go in the dishwasher at all? These handy reminders can help bring some clarity to the situation: “When in doubt, leave it […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, How You Can Help, Plastic, 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
November 6, 2018 8 Comments
How to Make Your House LOOK Clean in 5 Minutes

Guests on the Way? Get Your Place Spiffed Up Fast! We all know you should take a few minutes each day to clean up around the house to avoid having to clean for hours. But sometimes you can be caught by surprise by a call that someone is on their way over. Don’t panic! Take […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Family, Safe Havens
October 2, 2018 8 Comments
The Link Between Chemicals and the Potential of Cancer

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month As the use of chemicals has risen in the U.S. and other industrialized countries, so have cancer rates. Today, it’s estimated that about 1 of every 8 women will develop breast cancer. That’s why it’s more important than ever to understand some of the causes and risk factors associated […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Do This Not That, Health, Safe Havens
September 11, 2018 6 Comments
How to Use Technology to Repopulate Old Growth Forests

Ecosia.org: Planting Trees in Biodiversity Hotspots If you could help repopulate deforested areas with trees—from your computer—would you? A Germany-based search engine is hoping you’ll say “Yes!” Ecosia.org is helping people give back to Mother Nature with every click of its online ads. Ecosia donates at least 80 percent of its income after expenses, or […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Conservation, Environment, Safe Havens
August 2, 2018 3 Comments
VOCs Are in the Air [Infographic]

11 Products that Hide Volatile Organic Compounds VOCs are the culprit behind the strong, physical reactions many of us suffer from when we’re exposed to certain products like paint, air fresheners and chemical-based cleaners. At Norwex’s 2018 U.S. National Conference, visitors at our Norwex Movement booth were treated to an informative bookmark explaining where VOCs […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, Chemicals, Environment, Health, Safe Havens
March 15, 2018 8 Comments
How to Be a Quick-Clean Queen

Get Any Room Tidy in 10 Minutes Has this ever happened to you? You start to clean one area of the house, but something you see there really belongs in another room. So you go to put it away, but soon you find yourself straightening up that room. Next thing you know, you’re totally derailed […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Family, Safe Havens, Water
February 15, 2018 2 Comments
How to Make Your Indoor Air Healthier

3 Ways to Breathe Easier Do cold temperatures have you trapped inside? As winter weather continues to blanket most of the northern hemisphere, now is a good time to go over a few how-to’s for healthier indoor air. This Healthy Living Home Guide from EWG had lots of practical advice for keeping your home’s indoor […]

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Posted in: Amy's Green Blog, DIY, Environment, Health, Safe Havens