Clean Living 101

Creating a healthy home is life-changing. Join me as we walk through your home together and find places we can bring sustainable health.

How I Got Started

As a professional housekeeper for 15 years, I’ve had my fair share of using chemicals in the home. It wasn’t until I was cleaning a shower one day and ended up with wheezing and a racing heart that I began to realize how detrimental chemicals in our homes can be for our health.

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Helpful Clean Home Resources

One of the Hardest Decision I’ve Had to Make

By Lauren Dahl | April 5, 2016 |

I took the Strength Finders test several years ago. It helps you understand what your natural strengths are and how to work with them. My number 2 strength was “harmony.” I love when people get along. I really don’t like conflict or confrontation. If I’m in a group of people, I try to find the common ground and figure out where we all agree.

Eating Out the Healthy Way: 10 Ways I Choose My Order

By Lauren Dahl | March 23, 2016 |

Kezia over at The Whole Food Diary is one of my best friends. We inspire each other and bounce new ideas off one another. She is absolutely amazing at eating out and still keeping it healthy. She has priceless tips for those of us that still want to enjoy the occasional meal out but don’t want to sacrifice our health to do so.

My Favorite Health Related Books & Documentaries

By Lauren Dahl | March 22, 2016 |

We are big learners in my family. My husband and I are continually learning. We love to read, and we also love to watch documentaries every now and then. It’s how we stay inspired about what we love, especially health.

Why I Love Indoor Plants

By Lauren Dahl | March 17, 2016 |

I always love the way a fresh and clean house feel. I’ve noticed over the years that when people had live indoor plants, it made their home feel more clean and cozy. I’ve always wanted to having some but have just never made it a priority until now.

An Amazing Use for Eggshells

By Lauren Dahl | March 10, 2016 |

A friend of mine a few months ago mentioned to me the amazing use of eggshell powder. I had never heard of it before. Basically, eggshells are an amazing source of calcium, and you can use them for all sorts of things…

My Search for Non-Toxic Children’s Shoes

By Lauren Dahl | March 3, 2016 |

It is rare that I struggle to find products that are non-toxic. Usually, if I do a little research, I’m able to find almost any product in a non-toxic version. But sadly, non-toxic children’s shoes are one of very few items that I have labeled as “almost impossible to find.”

Junk Mail: Get Rid Of It For Good!

By Lauren Dahl | February 23, 2016 |

I’m pretty sure we are all familiar with the site of a pile of junk mail sitting on your counter (or thrown in your trash can). About 3 years ago, I spent months diligently setting aside a few minutes every day to rid myself of junk mail.

A Simple Toothpaste Recipe

By Lauren Dahl | February 11, 2016 |

What’s in toothpaste? That’s a great question, and I honestly had no idea until today. I knew there was fluoride and some other things I didn’t want such as artificial sweeteners and sodium laurel sulfate. But there is more in it than that and most of the ingredients aren’t what I want in my body.

A Simple Recipe for Making Deodorant

By Lauren Dahl | January 21, 2016 |

Most deodorants you find on the shelf at your grocery store are full of cancer causing aluminum. Something, I’m assuming, we’d all like to avoid. That leaves two other options…

A Simple Recipe for Making Hairspray

By Lauren Dahl | January 19, 2016 |

I’ll be the first to admit that store bought hairspray does it’s job. It works amazing. It sprays out so evenly and you can customize the hold by buying different levels of firmness. But, of course, there are some major downsides.