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Got Pesticides? See Below for EWG`s Dirty Dozen & Clean 15 F&V`s (Fruits & Veggies).

What’s on your fruits and Veggies?

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“Last year we wrote a blog post about the importance of properly washing your fruits and veggies. With our Garden Essentials sale this month, plus an update of The Environmental Working Group published list of the good and the bad in produce, we figured it was time for this info to be revisited! Continue reading

Soapberries(Soap Nuts), a natural laundry detergent & more!

The soap berry is a traditional, all natural cleaning product that literally grows on trees. Loaded with a natural detergent called saponin, the soap berry is a fantastic all natural way to clean your clothes. Put a few of the dried berries into the cotton wash sack provided and toss it into your washing machine. The soap berry is low-sudsing, which makes it ideal for HE machines. Non-toxic and 100% biodegradable.Soapberries (or Soap Nuts) have been used as a natural detergent for centuries. Soapberries come from the fruit of the trees of the Sapindus genus, from the family Sapindacea. There are around a dozen species; native to India, China, Southern Asia, parts of north and central America. The one most widely used for its detergent attributes is Sapindus mukorossi, known simply as the Soap Nut Tree or Chinese Soapberry.
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