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    Cucumber and vodka- not a cocktail, but a green alternative

    Cucumber and vodka- not a cocktail, but a green alternative By Betsy Wild Many foods and spirits can be used as green alternatives to conventional household and personal care products.  Below are some ideas sent to me from a couple …

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    Natural remedies for insect bites

    Natural remedies for insect bites By Betsy Wild There are several precautions you can take to repel mosquitoes, like using a safe, non-toxic personal repellant, covering your arms and legs at dusk when the mosquitoes come out, avoid keeping standing …

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    Eating fish is more complicated than you think

    Eating fish is more complicated than you think By Betsy Wild Fish is not a health food, according to Dr. Joel Furhman, a board-certified family physician, NY Times best-selling author, nutritional researcher, and an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural …

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    Bug Killing Cedar Oil

    Bug Killing Cedar Oil By Betsy Wild One of my pet loving readers recently told me about CedarCide all natural, organic pet animal products whose base is non-toxic cedar oil. She swears by their shampoo, which leaves her Great Dane’s …

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    Gardening with baking soda

    Gardening with baking soda By Betsy Wild Cheap, effective and OG (the original “green”), baking soda bakes, cleans, heals, disinfects, scrubs, deodorizes, exfoliates, and brightens just about everything in the home.  But did you know baking soda works in the …

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    Benefits of Bulk Buying

    Benefits of Bulk Buying By Betsy Wild Bulk food buying is the hallmark of eco-conscious consumers.  Buying in bulk doesn’t just mean buying huge quantities of items to save money, which makes sense for staples like toilet paper and paper …

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    Healthy holiday baking

    Healthy holiday baking By Betsy Wild What’s the holiday season without cookies, cakes, candies and other unhealthy treats!  Baking holiday goodies is part of the tradition, and a perfect family activity. While I totally believe in a little splurging, there …

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    Paper napkins or cloth

    Paper napkins or cloth By Betsy Wild “In a Gentle Way You Can Shake the World.” – Gandhi When I came across this wonderful quote, I started thinking about gentle changes that positively impact the earth.  One such change is …

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    Greener alternatives to chlorine bleach

    Greener alternatives to chlorine bleach By Betsy Wild Chlorine Bleach is one of the most effective clothes whiteners and disinfectants, but it can be toxic. Chlorine (Cl2) is among the ten highest volume chemicals manufactured in the United States. It …

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    Organic lawns

    Organic lawns By Betsy Wild About this time of year, we’ve had enough of winter and are anxious to start gardening and working on the lawn. There are lots of creative options for lawns and now is the time to …

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