A dirty oven and stovetop is a sign of a used oven and stovetop, and that is a good thing. I’m thrilled people are cooking. What I’m not thrilled with is the unnecessary intensity of store-bought stovetop and oven cleaners. The task certainly needs to be done regularly and I’m glad to share with you my best—and oft used—tips and tricks for how to clean an oven and stovetop safely and simply.

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When it comes to health matters, the topic of food toxins we should avoid tends to generate much discourse. However, the same isn’t necessarily true for the products we use on our bodies and in our homes. It should: many of the products we put on our skin, the body’s largest organ, get absorbed into our bodies. As with body care products, toxins found in common cleaners can also find their way into our bodies.

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My carpets have left me speechless.

Normally such speechlessness surrounding carpets stems more from, “What in the name of all that is pure and spotless is that?” Which is exactly how this situation started. This was a good number of years ago.

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Long lost cousins are real. I’ve had one, and recently she’s been found. Another Bronner, and not a distant fourth cousin twice removed. A full first cousin, another granddaughter (like me!) to Dr. Bronner himself.
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