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How to Make Your House Smell Nice (Without Synthetic Scents)

People are crazy about making their homes smell good. The home fragrance industry was almost $5.6 billion in the US in 2012, according to a New Jersey research firm. The problem? There is some question about the toxicity of some of the more popular air fresheners, candles, and home fragrance lines. Some studies suggest these fragrances might cause respiratory problems, and even depression.

Posted on: 16 Sep 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
3 Old Fashioned Cleaning Tips

Modern times dictate that intense cleaning rituals are necessary to maintain high standards of health. We have resorted to heavy toxic chemicals that often have more adverse effects on our health than the dirt itself. Getting back to nature as well as simply using more delicate cleaning supplies can still accomplish a thorough cleaning job while presenting with benefits to your health. After all, nature provides everything we need for survival. Let’s take a look at some common natural options for everyday cleaning use.

Posted on: 19 Aug 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
3 Natural Products That Can Be Used For Green Cleaning

Going green is a lifestyle change wherein we prioritize the use of all natural ingredients and products in our daily lives, especially in our cleaning materials for our home and cars. It’s not only helpful in saving our environment but also for our health. Exposure to synthetic chemicals or substances is harmful to us. Accumulation of these dangerous chemical in our system can cause illnesses to our body and to our environment. There are natural cleaning materials in our home which we might not recognize as effective in taking out dirt, stains and disinfect.

Posted on: 05 Aug 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Lemon: The All Purpose Cleaner

Lemon,  the delicious additive that most people use in their water or even to make lemonade, but have you ever tried to use lemon to clean with? Lemon acid is a natural antiseptic and is wonderful to use to clean; there are many different places this citrus fruit can assist you.

Posted on: 09 Jul 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Green Cleaning Myths

Common Myth #1: Green Cleaning means I have to work harder and use more time.

Not true at all. Actually, you will spend the same amount of time, if not less, when you use green and non-toxin cleaners. If you purchase your green cleaners the formulas are already tested, tried and ready to be used. Now, if you make your own cleaners you might go through a period of trial and error until you find the right things to use, but once you find your perfect solution, you will be a cleaning machine and move right along just as quickly as you would with harmful commercial chemical cleaning products.

Posted on: 29 Jun 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Caring For a Pet Inhabited Home

Pets have so many benefits for humans, – they are companions, provide a sort of therapy, and of course — unconditional love. But what about all that pet hair that seems to collect throughout the house no matter how many times you vacuum? Unless you have a breed of pet that does not have fur or doesn’t shed, then you have experienced the curse of pet hair at some point in your pet-filled life. Pet hair can be quite a pain to deal with. Pet fur seems to stick to everything, especially the furniture, but how can you limit the amount of pet hair throughout the house? Here are some helpful tips that you can try.

Posted on: 27 May 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Make Your Own Natural Granite Cleaner

Granite counter tops can add value and elegance to your home, but how on earth do you clean them? First, you want to be sure you use a non-abrasive cleaner. I personally recommend a natural “green” cleaner. Besides being healthier for you and your family, natural  cleaners are better for your granite counter tops, the environment and of course your wallet — making your own cleaner is much cheaper!

Posted on: 19 May 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
3 Common Ways Companies Greenwash Products

You have probably taken notice of the excessive amount of “green” products on store shelves. But you might be wondering how so many products, that are clearly chemical-based, sealed in plastic, and shipped via a giant diesel-burning truck could possibly be “green”.

Posted on: 20 Apr 2015
Posted by: GreenGuru
Pondering the Five Second Rule…..

I was originally ignorant to the term; but much to my dismay, my children, after reaching school age introduced me to “The Five Second Rule.”  In case you are also be oblivious to it, let me explain.  There is a school of thought that states: food dropped on the floor that is picked up within five seconds will be sanitary enough to ingest without any harm.  The logic is that germs cannot attach to anything in five seconds.  Yes, I know. I’m also uncomfortable with this. But are my children correct?  I want to give them more of an explanation than simply telling them it’s stupid.  I need scientific research.

Posted on: 18 Dec 2014
Posted by: GreenGuru
Corners of Clean: Ammonia and Bleach

If you are choosing a cleaning product there are a myriad of choices, but come down to essentially two different chemicals. Bleach or ammonia. Now we know the golden rule of chemical compounds is DO NOT MIX THESE TWO, but what else do we know? Yes they smell pungent and clean amazingly well. Bleach should neither be used in the bathroom or with darks. Ammonia is predominant in the bathroom due to the previous chemical statement. But what do we know of the origin? The genesis of the two basic chemical cleaners.

Posted on: 21 Nov 2014
Posted by: GreenGuru
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