All posts tagged: cleaning

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Natural Dust Mite Control 101

Dear Annie, My allergies have been acting up lately and I’m pretty sure it’s because of dust mites. How can I get rid of dust mites in my apartment? – Jonathan H., Michigan Dear Jonathan, Dust mites thrive on sloughed-off human and animal skin. Given that 70 percent of dust is human skin (now that […]

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Soap Versus Detergent?

Dear Annie, I am really confused about the difference between a soap and a detergent. Can you help? Thanks, Sue P. Dear Sue, Soaps and detergents are not the same thing, although both are surfactants, or surface active agents, which basically means a washing compound that mixes with grease and water. Soaps are made of […]