The 101 on DIY Natural Cleaning Ingredients

Natural cleaning is a big trend and a way of life in our home. We are commonly asked what ingredients we keep on hand and how we clean with different natural ingredients and essential oils. This is a series of posts on the most common methods of using natural ingredients in our home. We have done our best to consolidate …

Vinegar– Friend or Foe?

Vinegar is a common household staple used for everything from a laundry booster to a condiment to a pickling agent. So what is vinegar exactly? If you’ve ever tasted vinegar, you know it as a sour-tasting liquid. It is comprised mainly of acetic acid and water. It’s made by fermenting alcoholic liquids such as wine, cider or beer which produces …

Home Uses For Baking Soda

Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate which is part of the natural mineral natron. It is high in alkaline salt and has a bitter/salty taste. It reacts with acids (such as vinegar) to create carbon dioxide gas. Baking soda contains no aluminum like baking powder does. Baking soda is commonly known as a leavening agent in quick breads where it reacts …