Tip: Homemade Cleaners

Homemade Household CleanersInstead of caustic chemicals, natural, homemade cleaners eliminate toxic chemicals that are in most store bought cleaners.  With only a little effort, you can quickly make your own cleaning products from inexpensive and common household ingredients like white vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice and borax.

Essential oils are an optional addition to homemade cleaning products and many of them, like lavender and tea tree oil, have a antifungal, antibiotic and antibacterial qualities, as well as a pleasant and all-natural fragrance.

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Tip: Is Organic Meat Better For You

Agricultural researchers believe that animals tend to discard chemicals in their milk and eggs.

Organic LivestockAccording to newer studies, free-foraging livestock, like wild game, have a healthier fat profile, meaning more omega-3s and less omega-6s and this same pattern is observed in the milk from organically fed cows.  Agricultural researchers believe that animals tend to discard chemicals in their milk and eggs.

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Tip: Buy Fair Trade Chocolates

More than 40 percent of the world’s conventional chocolate is non-organic and non-Fair Trade.

Fair Trade ChocolatesMore than 40 percent of the world’s conventional chocolate is non-organic and non-Fair Trade. Most of it comes from the Ivory Coast, where enslaved children work under grueling conditions to line the pockets of executives and shareholders of big commercial chocolate companies, like Hershey’s. And those pretty flowers? The folks at the Pesticide Action Network point out that commercial flowers, produced in Colombia and elsewhere, are the most toxic and heavily sprayed agricultural crops on Earth.

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