Urban Hippie / green cleaning

  • "Green" your kitchen with 2 simple steps

    I'm always looking for green, non-toxic and more sustainable ways of doing things. Ironically, I think my continual quest for these "greener" ways of life are causing my grammy to chuckle up in Heaven. I can hear her now: "Silly girl! This is how we always did things before the disposable era."   How do you "green" your kitchen? Firstly, NO MORE PAPER TOWELS! I know they are convenient, but they are a habit more than a need. You just need to replace them with something and change the habit. Paper towels aren't cheap and they end up in landfills. So...

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  • Non-toxic cleaner for greasy pots and pans

    This is a simple way to eliminate chemicals from your kitchen. I use very few cleaning products in my kitchen (or my house for that matter). I looked for a good alternative to clean my stainless steel pots and pans and was very happy to discover that baking soda is a miracle worker on grease and grim! Check out how effective it is on this greasy pan.  

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  • 5 simple non-toxic ideas for cleaning your house

    Baking soda & white vinegar can be used in so many ways when it comes to cleaning your house. Here are few ways that I personally use them: Clean Skins and Tub. Sprinkle it in your skin or tub and scrub the scum and dirt away. I like to add a little tea tree oil or lemon oil as an added disinfectant. (Store in a Mason jar or peanut butter jar.) Remove baked-on food off of pots and pans. It’s great for getting baked-on grime off of pans and dishes. Just sprinkle baking soda in the pan, add a little water or...

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