All too often, hinges, doorknobs, drawer pulls, and other vintage hardware are caked with ugly layers of paint. But you can bring them back to life without a single toxic chemical – just throw them in your crock pot.
When it comes to creating an eco-friendly shower, most of us focus on a low-flow showerhead to reduce water use. But don’t forget the shower curtain. Cheap plastic shower curtains come from petroleum by-products, and they usually end up in landfills pretty quickly since they just don’t last. And worst of all, they can seriously […]
Homeowners love the warmth, comfort and quiet of carpeted floors. Unfortunately, traditional carpets can contain nasty chemicals like VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and their resource-intensive manufacturing process can be extremely wasteful. FLOR carpet tiles aim to change all that, offering high-performance flooring with an emphasis on sustainability all the way from its design to disposal.
Many people purify their drinking water, either with built-in under-sink filters or with pitchers in the refrigerator. But few homeowners think about filtering their shower water, even though contaminants can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled in steam. Luckily, a Vitamin C shower filter extremely effective and easy to use.
A high-quality polyurethane finish is the key to preserving wood furniture and floors. Unfortunately, traditional petroleum-based products (and even many water-based finishes) contain some pretty nasty chemicals. Produced in Vermont using whey protein from the dairy industry, PolyWhey is a natural, safe, and durable alternative to these toxic finishes.
Ironically, some of the products commonly used to clean a home can actually introduce some pretty nasty chemicals. But good old fashioned steam cleaning can quickly remove dirt and grime, as well as sanitize surfaces – without a single toxic chemical. The Oreck Steam It is one of the most versatile and user-friendly options we’ve […]
Springtime means your lawn and garden are growing again! Unfortunately, unwanted weeds start thriving too – but fortunately you don’t need toxic chemicals to deal with them. The cleverly-designed, ergonomic Uproot Weeder from Fiskars makes weed removal quick and easy without herbicides or pesticides.