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10 Ways to Make Your Home a Green Home

A green home is a healthy home; free of toxins with fresh air and a clean environment for our families. A green home is also an environmentally friendly home with reduced energy use, conscience recycling efforts and sustainable living habits.

Creating a green home is easier then you think.

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Stop Using Chemicals to Whiten Your Teeth! …There’s a better way

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Why use those chemicals to whiten your teeth when you probably have the ingredients on hand to do it naturally.

All you need:

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Bonus Baking Soda Tips

Here are some extra tips from the great readers at d.i.y naturally. Thanks all!

Diane from The Mommy Spot – She uses baking soda to clean her parrot cages. She doesn’t have to worry about her parrots eating any residue.

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10 Ways to Use Baking Soda to Care for Your Baby

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If baking soda is safe enough to use throughout your house and to take care of your pets, it is safe enough to us around your baby. Baking soda can help you deodorize bottles, clean the smell and mess of diapers and spit-up. It’s effective, non-toxic and inexpensive.

10 ways to use baking soda to care for your baby

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10 Ways to Use Baking Soda to Care for Your Pets

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Baking soda is safe for your pets. It’s nontoxic and safe for dogs, cats and other critters. You can use it to control odors, clean accidents, and help maintain healthy teeth.

10 Ways to Use Baking Soda to Care for Your Pets

  1. Use baking soda as a dry wash for your dogs. Sprinkle on, rub in and brush out. This is an easy way to control odor between bathing.
  2. Maintain healthy teeth by dipping a damp, soft toothbrush in baking soda and brush gently. To help with bad breath try using the following solution mixed in a spray bottle. Dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 cup of water. Spray your pet’s mouth regularly.
  3. Eliminate odors from a kitty litter box, sprinkle in 1/2 cup of baking soda with the litter.
  4. Make your own kitty litter — mix 1 small box of baking soda and 2 -3 inches of dry, sandy clay.
  5. Clean the litter box by removing the old litter and pour in 1/2 inch of vinegar. Let this stand for 10 – 15 minutes. Then pour out and dry. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of baking soda on the bottom before adding fresh kitty litter.
  6. Clean up after an accident by scrubbing the area with club soda and let dry. Then sprinkle with baking soda, let stand for 20 minutes and vacuum.
  7. Deodorize bedding with a sprinkling of baking soda, let stand and vacuum.
  8. For cleaning the bottom of your bird cage, sprinkle baking soda on a damp sponge and scrub. Then wipe clean and dry.
  9. Reduce the odors in a ferret cage sprinkle and layer of baking soda at the bottom before you apply the new bedding. 
  10. To maintain the proper pH in your saltwater aquarium, mix 1 tablespoon baking soda in 1 cup dechlorinated water. Add to the tank slowly, over a couple hours, to attain the appropriate pH for your fish.

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10 Ways to Use Baking Soda as a Beauty Product

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In my previous posts I have suggested ways to use baking soda, one of nature’s best products, to clean your home – your kitchen, your bathroom, and your laundry. But baking soda can be used as a health and beauty product as well.

Back in the day, baking soda was one of the only beauty products available to clean your teeth, clean your hair, use as a mouthwash, and use in your bath to soften your skin.

10 ways to use baking soda as a health and beauty product

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10 Ways to Use Baking Soda in Your Laundry Room

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Baking soda is such a versatile natural product it can be used throughout your home. It has a mild alkali property that makes it a key player in your laundry room. Baking soda can cut grease, remove dirt, brighten and refresh your clothes, as well as save your clothes from laundry mis-haps.

10 ways to use baking soda in your laundry room

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