Check out her post and her awesome blog called "Green Home Today."
I have always been one interested in "healthy" alternatives... though I must confess that in the beginning that meant eating yogurt covered raisins and eating at least one vegetable a day!
How times have changed....and I along with them.
I began using Stevia before it was available in the stores... I threw away our Teflon things about two years ago, we started using salt instead of chemicals in our above ground pool about three years ago, we buy raw milk from a local farmer, participate with a local CSA, use only natural cleansers etc...
So, as a complement to Gabriella's post I want to share this list of things we do in our home to make it healthier and environmentally safe for our earth and for ourselves. I am going to randomly list the first 12 that come to mind:
2. Plant what you can..even an indoor herb garden is great!
3. I make our own vinegar from a Kombucha bacteria. This can be made into a sweet/sour healthy probiotic drink...or into a fresh vinegar for:
- I use it as a facial toner
- drink as part of a alkalizing therapy
5. Use the oven only during cold weather
6. Buy only grass fed, free roaming/ cage free animal products (if possible, purchase raw dairy).
7. Clean stuck on food stuff (pans/pots) with baking soda or large salt crystals.
8. Use a push mower.
9. Lower the temperature on your hot water heater.
10. Use a rain barrel for watering plants (we are shopping for one now)
11. Use cloth instead of paper to clean your kitchen, dry dishes.
12. Unplug unused chargers and appliances.
I also recommend composting...although we have had some problems with vermin...so we are still looking for the adequate contraption for this....
So you have other suggestions ... or have cool thrift store finds to share..please do!