Our Favorite Gifts for New Moms

Having your first child is like entering a whole new world. Although 2 billion other woman inhabit this new-mom planet, it feels completely foreign until you yourself walk its surface. At least that’s how I felt. For me personally, it was never lonely or scary – just so new, and thus the biggest learning curve […]

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Detoxifying Your Laundry Room

If you have been using conventional laundry care products that contain toxic chemicals, it is highly likely that the air quality in your home is being affected. Decontaminating these chemicals from your laundry room is a big step in improving your entire home’s air quality. The toxic volatiles incorporate into the surfaces that they come in contact with. In some instances, the minute you walk into a laundry room, you immediately …

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Addicted to Dryer Sheets? 12 Toxic Chemicals In Dryer Sheets & Fabric Softeners That Will Make You Break the Habit

Addicted to Dryer Sheets? Branch Basics 12 Reasons to Ditch Your Dryer Sheets and Fabric Softeners

Did you know this article is part of a series on Detoxing Your Laundry? If you’d like to read along, please check out the other articles from the series: Do You Know What’s In Your Detergent? Why Use Branch Basics for Laundry? The Importance of a Nontoxic Detergent Nontoxic Laundry Instructions Stainmaster Guide: Treat Stains […]

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Branch Basics Laundry Instructions

is These laundry instructions are the method we suggest for incorporating Branch Basics Concentrate into your laundry routine. Typically, if stains are properly pretreated, 1 teaspoon of Branch Basics Concentrate or 3/4 – 1 capful of the Laundry Solution  is adequate even for larger, tougher loads. Branch Basics Laundry: STANDARD Machines For top-loading machines, add one scoop of […]

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Branch Basics Ultimate Guide to Nontoxic Floor Cleaning: It’s Much Easier Than You Think!

Branch Basics Ultimate Guide to Nontoxic Floor Cleaning

Why a Clean Floor Makes a Big Difference in Your Health Your shoes carry you across parking lots, through gym locker rooms, and into bathroom stalls, where they pick up E. coli (causes intestinal and urinary tract infections), Klebsiella (pneumonia bacteria), and Serratia ficaria (a respiratory tract infection bacteria).1 In addition to bacteria, your shoes […]

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Can We Finally Ditch Teflon & Its Cousins?

Can We Finally Ditch Teflon and Its Cousins Branch Basics PFAS

Non-Stick, Stain-Resistant & Water-Repellent: Chemicals of Convenience Aren’t Worth the Cost “Better things for better living — through chemistry.”  This popular DuPont slogan solicited customers  from the 1940s to the 1980s.  But today, some chemicals, such as PFASs, developed by DuPont and other companies during that era are showing how “better living” comes at a […]

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Have Nonstick Cookware? What To Do Until You Can Replace It

Branch Basics | What to do with your nonstick cookware until you can replace it.

Harmful to Humans, Deadly to Birds Avoid Nonstick Cookware Within a few minutes of being heated on a stove, a nonstick, Teflon pan begins offgassing harmful chemicals. An example of the hazards of Teflon and other nonstick chemicals is the sudden death of pet birds exposed to heating cookware made with perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), […]

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