Dear Annie, I sleep under a polyester-filled comforter, and have been wondering whether or not this could contribute to how much I toss and turn. I just don’t sleep well. Thoughts about what type of natural comforter to have for the best night’s sleep? – Sam C., NY Dear Sam, Synthetic fabrics have an electrostatic […]
Dear Annie, I can’t stand the strong chemical smell of bleach, but it’s the only thing that works to get stains out of my white fabrics. I also have asthma and it’s a struggle to use bleach each time I need a laundry whitener because it aggravates my symptoms. Is there anything natural or less […]
Dear Annie, How to Waterproof Leather Boots? I recently bought beautiful leather boots, but they’re not waterproof! I want to protect them from the winter elements, but I don’t want to use horrible toxic waterproofing products. Is there a natural way to do this? – Megan, WA Dear Megan, Great question! Most waterproofing sealants […]
A DIY miracle cure for mold! The Godmother of Green, Annie B. Bond, shares two natural recipes for use against minor household mold issues. Tea tree oil on musty furniture and straight vinegar in bathroom areas.
Winter dryness and forced air heating can be as brutal as summer heat and drought. We need whatever help we can get to feel refreshed. Refreshing and stimulating for the skin because of the menthol herbs, this freshener also hydrates. 2 cups bottled mineral water 10 drops each peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils Combine the […]
Dear Annie – What are the best natural flu remedies? Thanks, Jessie W., N.Dakota Dear Jessie – Why just these four? Because, from my research, they are the kings and queens of prevention for viral infections, and they are considered safe to ingest. Some essential oils, while highly anti-viral, may not be suitable for ingestion, […]