What You Wipe With Matters

For most of us, toilet paper is as common in our daily lives as breathing. We can’t imagine life without it! With unlimited options in thickness, plushness, patterns, colors and even fragrance–conventional toilet paper is full of toxic chemicals that can be detrimental to our health. According to Google, “Americans use about 50 lbs annually […]

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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

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. Rather watch how-to do laundry with Branch Basics? For step by step, […]

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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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Integrated Pest Management: An Inexpensive, Safe, & Sensible Way to Avoid Pests

Integrated Pest Management | Branch Basics

Briefly, Why is Conventional Pesticide Use Harmful? Globally, 972 people die each day of unintentional pesticide exposure, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).1 Conventional, synthetic pesticides are indiscriminate killers affecting not only insects, but also “non-target organisms” –  humans and every living creature.2 In adequate doses, pesticides can cause immediate death in humans, though most […]

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Sunning: How to Take Advantage of the Summer Sun by Outgassing (or Offgassing)

Sunning to Offgas | Branch Basics

What is Offgassing or Outgassing? Offgassing or outgassing are interchangeable terms that relate to indoor air quality. Offgassing refers to the release of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from a material or solution that has been trapped or absorbed. For example, when a room is freshly painted, the chemicals from the curing paint slowly offgas into […]

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