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Top 3 Nontoxic Cookware Options

Top 3 Nontoxic Cookware Options

Making the switch to nontoxic cookware is a simple way to support good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

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8 Tips for Switching to Cloth Napkins

8 Tips for Switching to Cloth Napkins

Apparently, cloth napkins evoke strong reactions.  Who knew?

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3 Steps to a Paperless Kitchen

3 Steps to a Paperless Kitchen

Are you on a quest to purge paper and plastic from your kitchen?  Good news: creating a paperless kitchen is easier than you think.

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Clean Cast Iron | Roots & Boots

The Best Way to Clean Cast Iron (Stainless Steel & Glassware, too!)

Keeping my cast iron pots and pans clean seemed like a major chore until I discovered an amazing solution.  It really is the best way to clean cast iron, and stainless steel and glassware, too!

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Best Nontoxic Coffee Makers and Tea Kettles

Best Nontoxic Coffee Makers and Tea Kettles

When our coffee maker bit the dust earlier this year, I was determined to replace it with a nontoxic option.  Ditto for our beloved stainless steel tea kettle which had become increasingly difficult to keep clean. From a toxicity standpoint, the trouble with most coffee makers (and coffee pod machines) is when hot water comes into…

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Great Big Homestead Gift List

Make Over Your Kitchen with Nontoxic Bakeware

If you’re in the market for safer, healthier kitchenware, you’ll love this list of my favorite nontoxic bakeware… Nontoxic bakeware is an important part of reducing toxins in the home. When I first learned about the dangers of cooking and baking with plastics, aluminum, and nonstick coatings, it became a high priority to replace our…

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Natural Plastic Wrap Alternative

A Natural Plastic Wrap Alternative and a MightyFix Review

While I’ve found several great replacements for plastic food storage in our kitchen, one item that has eluded me for some time is a natural plastic wrap alternative. We plow through tons of produce each week and cook most of our meals from scratch, which makes adequate food storage a major concern in my kitchen.

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Best Nontoxic Food Storage | Roots & Boots

4 Best Nontoxic Food Storage Containers

Let’s talk about nontoxic food storage. It’s a well-documented fact that plastic containers leach toxic chemicals into the foods they contain.  Especially when subjected to real life conditions such as heat, sunlight, microwaves, and dishwashers, etc.

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17 DIY Essential Oil Gifts

17 DIY Essential Oil Gifts

I’m a big fan of handmade gifts!  The useful kind, not the tacky hand crocheted sweater or macrame wall hanging kind. I’ve rounded up 17 of my favorite DIY Essential Oil Gifts, plus a few bonus gifts that don’t require essential oils. Cost effective, simple to make, and completely safe and nontoxic, these gifts can apply to…

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Nontoxic Baby Feeding Gear

Best Nontoxic Baby Feeding Gear

Baby Bro is my third child, so the concept of feeding babies is not new. Feeding babies without plastic?  Now that’s new. Between the births of my first two (now 8 and 5) and our newest addition (now 13 months), our lifestyle underwent some pretty major changes.  In efforts to reduce our toxic load, I’ve tossed just about…

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