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Using Lemons to Naturally Brighten Whites and Destroy Dinge – Does it Work?

  Dingy laundry seems to be a fact of life, especially in homes with kids.  While there are many harsh stain busting chemicals on the market, a natural mama looks for something a little more eco-friendly.  Martha Stewart recommends boiling … Continue reading

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Using Borax to Destroy Dinge: Does it Work?

Borax is a naturally occurring mineral that works as an all natural cleaning agent.  A thorough review of available literature suggests that Borax is generally safe for household cleaning, although it is wise to keep it out of children’s reach. … Continue reading

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Washing Laundry With Soap Nuts Review – Do They Work?

Soap Nuts are the berries from trees in the Lychee family, which are native to tropical climates.  The soap nut berries contain saponin, a surfactant that can be used like a soap.  Historically, soap nuts have been used in folk … Continue reading

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Removing Yellow Armpit Stains from Clothing with Dish Soap, Peroxide and Baking Soda Review – Does it Work?

If you’ve even been an antiperspirant user, you know that yellow armpit stains come with the territory.  You also know that yellow antiperspirant armpit stains do NOT wash out in the regular laundry, or even with your typical go-to stain removers.  Pinterest … Continue reading

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Removing Pine Tree Sap from Clothing with Rubbing Alcohol Review – Does it Work?

Tree sap or resin is a sticky substance that oozes from trees, particularly coniferous (or evergreen) trees. Once it gets on your clothing it can be very difficult to remove, as water seems to have no effect on it’s removal.  There are … Continue reading

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