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Best Farmhouse Halloween Home Decor On Amazon

Spooky Farmhouse-Inspired Halloween Decor Ideas to Try This Year

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Are you looking for Halloween home decor inspiration, but don’t want to stray too far from your beloved farmhouse style? You’ve come to the right place!

Over the last couple of years, Farmhouse Halloween decor has had some really fun trends such as hanging witch hats, flying bat decals, black crows, skeletons, black cats, black lace, and anything Hocus Pocus related.

I love scrolling through Instagram and getting inspiration for ways to style my home farmhouse style for Halloween—and much of what is trending on social media is in this article!

With that said, below are some fabulous hand-picked farmhouse inspired Halloween decor for a spooky yet inviting atmosphere.

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Must-Have Farmhouse Halloween Home Decor

Halloween Bat Wall Decals

Halloween bat decals have been trending for the last few years—adding a spooky farmhouse charm to any home!

Hocus Pocus Halloween Pillow Covers

If you love the movie Hocus Pocus, then you need these Hocus Pocus themed pillow covers as part of your spooky fall decor this year!

Halloween Decoration Set For Fireplace

If your home happens to have a fireplace, give it a spooky makeover with this 36 piece decoration set. You have to admit, it looks pretty cool!

Handmade Stretched Art On Wood

This beautiful handmade Halloween sign by Lone Art has a rustic look and is available in various sizes. It fits perfectly with farmhouse style decor!

Faux Black Crows

Faux black crows are trending this year, so take a chance and add them to your farmhouse Halloween home decor!

Layered Door Mat

This layered Halloween door mat by Honoson is one of the best impulse buys you’ll make this fall!

Hanging Black Witch Hat Set

Black witch hats have become a Halloween decor staple, and they look pretty cool hung on the porch (or balcony if you live in an apartment). This particular set is a value deal, because it comes with a few bats!

Black Feather Halloween Wreath

This spooky yet chíc Halloween wreath looks great on your front door or your fireplace.

Black Leaf Garland

Channel your inner Morticia Adams and dress up your fireplace or entry way with spooky-chíc black leaf garland.


Rustic Metal Halloween Sign

This rustic metal Halloween sign is a great addition to your farmhouse Halloween home decor!

Black Cat Metal Sign

This black cat sign by Artsy Woodsy is made from premium metal and can be hung anywhere inside or outside of your home. If you’re into minimalism, this metal sign is a perfect addition to your Halloween home decor.

Halloween Tiered Tray Decor

Get into the spirit of Halloween by displaying spooky tiered tray decor all month long!

Faux Black Pumpkins

Black pumpkins are an elegant yet spooky addition to Halloween farmhouse decor. Stack them around your fireplace or front door!

Witches’ Brew Wood Art

This farmhouse style wooden sign looks great near your coffee station!

Halloween Lantern Set

These spooky lanterns make a perfect addition to your farmhouse Halloween decor—and the entire set is under $20!

Black Coffin Letter Board

This coffin shaped letter board is a must-have for your Halloween farmhouse inspired home decor. You can even get Rae Dunn inspired font/letters here!

Rae Dunn Candy Bowl

This Halloween, hand out candy in style with this farmhouse-chíc Rae Dunn candy bowl.

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Best Fall Home Decor Finds On Amazon

Welcome Autumn Into Your Home With These Cozy Amazon Finds

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It’s officially fall, and if you’re ready to transform your home into a cozy autumn oasis, then read on to see my favorite fall decor finds on Amazon!

Each season is gorgeous in its own unique way, but in my opinion, fall is the best due to its stunning vibrant colors, cool weather and holiday festivities (Halloween and Thanksgiving).

And there’s no better way to welcome fall into your home then to spruce up your interior with some cozy autumn-inspired accent pieces.

Some of my favorite fall home decor consist of chunky knit throws, lanterns, faux pumpkins and twinkle lights that create a cozy atmosphere in the evening—and Amazon contains some of the best fall must-haves!

Fall decor can also be left out for quite a while too. Those of us with a fall fetish start decorating in late august and don’t switch to Christmas decor until after Thanksgiving.

With that said, below are some of my favorite fall decor finds on Amazon that create a cozy vibe all season long.

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The Best Amazon Fall Decor Finds For A Cozy Autumn Home

Chunky Knit Blanket By Samiah Luxe

Stay extra cozy this fall with this ultra soft chunky knit blanket by Samiah Luxe. Available in several earthy colors, this chíc boho-style blanket will give your home a cozy autumn vibe!

Sweater Weather Soy Candle By Sweet Water Decor

Invite the cozy scent of woods, warm spice and citrus into your home with the charming sweater weather soy candle by Sweet Water Decor.

Faux Pampas Grass Indoor Boho Wreath

This faux pampas grass wreath is a beautiful shade of burnt orange, and a must-have fall decor item in your home this year! It’s chíc, it’s minimalistic and it’s one of my favorite fall finds on Amazon this year!

Hand-Made Funny Fall Wine Glass

This hand-made wine glass by Susabella is a must-have this fall! I just love aesthetics and fun vibe that this glass gives off.

Faux Fur Autumn Pillow Covers By Miulee

Fall movie nights will be even cozier with these Autumn inpsired faux fur pillow covers by Miulee! They come in a set of 2, and are one of my favorite fall decor finds on Amazon!

Dried Pampas Grass

Pampas grass will add a boho-chíc touch to your fall home decor. It’s elegant, minimalistic, and can be used to celebrate any season.

Faux Pastel Pumpkins By Winemana

Be a little more than basic this fall and add a touch of fun pastels into your home! These pastel pumpkins by Winemana will add a whimsical vibe into your living space!

Farmhouse Fall Centerpiece By Valerie Madelyn

This rustic fall bouquet by Valerie Madelyn is a fabulous centerpiece for your dining room or kitchen table.

Burlap Faux Pumpkins

These charming burlap pumpkins by Aneco are made with environmentally friendly foam and secured with hemp twine. Use them as a centerpiece on your dining room table, as window sill decor or even for a wedding or fall party.

Acorn String Lights

Turn your living space into a cozy and whimsical autumn oasis with these charming acorn twinkle lights. Inspired by real Harvest acorns, these string lights are great for creating a warm atmosphere during the Autumn season.

Sweater Weather Stoneware Style Mug

Enjoy your morning coffee and evening tea with a fabulous fall-themed mug by Sweet Water Decor. It’s perfect for a farmhouse themed kitchen, and the elegant design makes it a wonderful gift item as well.

Faux Pumpkin Spice Latte Cups By Oriental Cherry

These super cute faux pumpkin spice latte cups by Oriental Cherry are a unique and fun addition to your fall home decor. Place these on a tiered tray or as part of a centerpiece on your coffee table. These are another one of my favorite Amazon fall finds!

LED Brown Willow Vine Lights

These brown willow vine lights by Mulcolor create a cozy autumn atmosphere in any space of the home. Perfect for the bedroom, dining room and anywhere else that needs some sprucing up.

Cozy Knotted Throw Pillow

This unique throw pillow is available in several earthy colors that make a perfect cozy addition to your fall home decor.

Autumn LED Plush Gnomes By Threan

For a cozy and festive fall atmosphere, this group of gnomes by Threan will do the trick! Each one has built in LED light that creates a relaxing atmosphere!

Plush Pumpkin Pillows

These plush pumpkin accent pillows are a cozy addition to your autumn home decor, and they’re available in several earthy colors and sizes.

Ceramic Fall Vase Set By Teresa’s Collections

These autumn inspired vases by Theresa’s Collections add the perfect fall vibe to your home. In my opinion, they would look lovely with faux sunflowers or pampas grass.

Fall Scarecrow Tiered Tray Decor

Tiered trays are a fun way to display your favorite fall decor, and I am loving this 4-piece scarecrow set by Huray Rayho! Unfortunately, these do not come with the tray, but the good news is that you can shop for whatever shape tray best suits you!

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Unique Farmhouse Finds On Amazon

Modern Farmhouse Furniture And Decor Finds On Amazon

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Are you ready to spruce up your home with some fabulous farmhouse furniture? You’ve come to the right place!

I am constantly pinning images of farmhouse home decor on Pinterest, and recently I am loving modern farmhouse decor which focuses more on light and airy color tones.

Farmhouse interior design focuses on functionality and comfort—so you’ll find that a lot of farmhouse furniture pieces and accent decor are made from reclaimed wood, metal and natural elements which make a home look organic, cozy and inviting.

With that said, keep reading to see my hand-chosen roundup of modern farmhouse furniture pieces that are available on Amazon.

Many are of these unique pieces are handmade, reclaimed and repurposed, so I’m sure you’re going to love them!

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The Best Farmhouse Furniture And Decor Finds On Amazon

Luxe Combo Console By Doug And Cristy Designs

This beautiful combo console table has been built from natural reclaimed wood and is perfect to showcase at any entry way or any area that needs some life. It’s a best seller on Amazon, and it’ll look lovely in your home! You can also choose from 3 different colors!

Personalized Canvas Farmhouse Sign By Tailored Canvases

This charming rustic farmhouse sign can be customized! It especially makes a wonderful housewarming gift for someone who adores farmhouse decor.

Farmhouse Style 2 In 1 Fragrance Warmer

This 2 in 1 warmer by Candle Warmers Etc is a great addition to your farmhouse themed decor! You can warm a candle or wax melts, and fill your home with your favorite scent!

Modern Farmhouse Coffee Table By OKD

This modern farmhouse coffee table contains fun sliding barn doors that provide easy access to your stored items. It’s rustic yet cozy and looks great as part of a farm house themed living room. You can also choose from about 3 different colors.

Decorative Ladder Shelf

Decorative ladder shelves can literally be used in any room of the house, and can store blankets, towels or hold small decor like candles, potted plants or wooden signs. Whatever you choose to use it for, it will definitely make your space pop.

Farmhouse Pillow Covers

Spruce up the pillows on your couch, fireplace or covered patio with these charming linen farmhouse pillow covers that look absolutely warm and inviting. They’re a little thicker than cotton, so they will last you a good while!

Farmhouse Wall Clock

This large modern farmhouse wall clock by Alben is a must-have for your farmhouse themed home decor. It looks lovely hung or propped against the wall, and it’s a unique alternative to round clocks.

Metal Egg Basket By Rural 365

This charming metal egg basket by Rural365 is a wonderful addition to your farmhouse kitchen—especially if you have chickens and collect live eggs.

Farmhouse Tiered Tray Decor

This charming 6-piece tiered tray decor features the ever popular gnome along with miniature farmhouse themed pieces (trays are sold separately). Display them on your kitchen counter, coffee table, fireplace or entry way!

Handmade Woven Baskets

Woven baskets are a staple in every farmhouse inspired home, and these handmade woven baskets by GooBloo are all natural and made from 100% jute. They also come in a set of 2 and are absolutely lovely. Use them as hampers or storage bins for towels and linen!

Galvanized Rustic Side Table By Hallops

This beautiful galvanized table adds warmth and rustic style to any room. It can be used as a side table, night stand or anything else you can think of. If you’re searching for a unique farmhouse furniture piece to add to your home, this is it.

Ceramic Vase Set By Gunlar

These charming ceramic vases are farmhouse chíc, and look beautiful displaying both faux and fresh flowers. Use them as end table decor, or as a centerpiece on the dining room table.

Farmhouse Coffee Bar Cabinet By Hostack

This charming coffee bar cabinet can be more than just a coffee station. Use it as a book rack or wine holder. It adds style and beauty to any space, and is available in various colors—choose one with a finish that best suits your living space!

Rustic Console Table By Deco 79

This rustic console table adds unique style to your entryway or living room. It features 2 large iron bicycle rims holding together the base and surface of the table for a cozy and organic feel. It’s one of our favorite farmhouse furniture Amazon finds!

Farmhouse Decorative Lanterns By Kibaga

These rustic lanterns are a perfect addition to your farmhouse style decor. You can use this set as a centerpiece on your dining table, as fireplace mantle decor, or even use it to upgrade the decoration at a party or wedding to the next level!

Farmhouse Entertainment Center By Joy Source

This gorgeous farmhouse-style entertainment center by Joy Source is surprisingly budget friendly. It has a lot of storage space and contains sliding barn doors. It’s rustic yet modern, and will add charm to any home.

Farmhouse Garland By RGB World

These charming wooden beads are a best seller on Amazon, and people are loving the aesthetics and quality of this garland. Use it in a small space to bring life to a lamp, vase, bookshelf or even use it as part of a centerpiece on a table.

Farmhouse Kitchen Table By New Classic Furniture

This multi-function farmhouse-style kitchen table comes equipped with wooden chairs, built-in usb chargers, and a book shelf. Hence, this dining table doubles as a work space, and it’s absolutely charming and cozy.

Oxford Factory Cart Console Table By FirsTime & Co

This unique and repurposed cart can also be used as a coffee table, buffet table, kitchen cart or entryway accent.  The timeless appeal of its rugged composite casters and rustic weathered wood surface make an eye-catching focal point in any room, and it’s a must-have modern farmhouse furniture piece for any home!

Bird Patterned Recliner By Kensington Hill

This cozy three-way recliner offers a charming and pleasant look for your living room or sitting area. It’s unique, beautiful and adds warm farmhouse vibe to any modern living space.

Metal Storage Bench By Deco 79

A unique alternative to a traditional wooden bench, this metal storage bench offers comfortable seating and convenient storage options in its 3-section hollow interior. It also features iron swing handles and latches that allow for easy transport and security. It’s a beautiful farmhouse furniture piece inspired by horse troughs.

Galvanized Metal Storage Bins

These unique rustic storage bins double as end tables, ottomans, patio decor, and anything else you can think of. They’re both stylish and functional, and they add style to any space!

Distressed Wood Windowpane Mirror

This rustic windowpane mirror by The Lakeside Collection is a farmhouse staple when it comes to farmhouse home decor. And the best part about this charming piece is that it’s under $50! Hang it up at your entryway or living room and show it off to visitors!

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Uproot Clean Review: Does It Really Work?

The Reusable Lint Cleaner And Pet Hair Removal Tool You Need In Your Life

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I’ll get straight to the point: disposable lint rollers are bad for the environment. Everything about them is wasteful—from the sticky roll of paper, to the flimsy plastic handle.

Don’t get me wrong, traditional lint rollers are a cool invention, but there are much better alternatives that perform the task just as well, and don’t pollute the planet during the process.

With that said, I was ecstatic when Uproot Clean contacted me for an opportunity to review their reusable lint and pet hair remover tool. I had seen their ads all over instagram and was genuinely intrigued about this little tool that made such satisfying scraping sounds while rounding up massive amounts of pet hair from people’s carpets and sofa cushions.

And when I got mine in the mail and started using it on my own sofa cushions, carpet and sweaters, I knew it was the real deal, and I wasn’t going to need disposable versions ever again.

What Is The Uproot Clean Tool, And Does It Really Work?

The Uproot Clean tool is a multi-purpose reusable lint and pet hair remover that tackles everything ranging from carpets, rugs, clothes, furniture, bedding, backpacks, car seats, cat condos and more.

There are no adhesives to mess with, nothing to throw out, and all you have to do is scrape. Yes, scrape—but, don’t worry, because the creators of Uproot Clean have designed this tool in such a way that it doesn’t snag.

You should also know that the tool does not work on certain carpets and fabric like berber—this is due to the woven loop system that it has going on.

I Use It On My Sofa Cushions

We’ve had our sofa set for 4 years now, and over time those poor cushions developed some serious pilling. So I decided to use the Uproot Clean to get rid of every single little annoying ball of lint, and my sofa cushions went back to looking smooth and almost like they did years ago. I say almost because I have kids, and if you’re a parent, you know what I’m talking about.

Below is a video of me using the Uproot Clean on my couch cushion. It scraped up random lint that I didn’t even know was on there—pet hair, my hair, dryer lint, etc. Pretty much stuff that the typical vacuum cleaner can’t always suck up.

My Sweaters Look New Again

I love my sweaters, but after sometime, they begin to show signs of wear, and like my sofa cushions, pilling occurs as well. So you can imagine my delight when I used the Uproot Clean lint remover on a few of them and restored their appearance!

“78% of clothes & fabrics with lint/pills end up being thrown away” —Uproot Clean

What Are The Benefits Of The Uproot Clean Tool?

  • The Uproot Clean tool is eco-friendly, zero-waste and sustainable. It’s reusable, so there’s nothing to throw out.
  • It saves money because you will no longer need to purchase disposable varieties.
  • They’re a must-have for pet owners who are tired of struggling with pet hair. The Uproot Clean is a beast when it comes to grabbing loose hair.

The Uproot Clean Tool Is Available In Various Sizes

The Uproot Clean is available in 3 different sizes: Pro, Max and Mini. They are available in a bundle that allows you to save a little extra on your purchase.

The Max is great for larger projects like carpets, while the mini is perfect for travel. I like to keep my mini in my purse and use it on my shirt or leggings to get rid of annoying fuzz or pet hair.

See It In Action!

Video courtesy of Uproot Clean via Instagram

Convinced Yet?

If you’re ready to ditch that disposable lint roller and ready to try out the reusable Uproot Clean, then check out their website!

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How To Remove Pesticides From Fruits And Vegetables

3 Simple Hacks To Naturally Remove Dirt, Bacteria And Chemicals From Your Produce

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When it comes to agriculture, farmers turn to pesticides in order to protect their crops against fungi, insects, pests, weeds and various diseases that would otherwise destroy up to 40% of annual crops.

Unfortunately, saving crops comes with a horrible price. Exposure to pesticides can cause cancer, tumors, wreak havoc on our nervous system, weaken our immunity, and disrupt our reproductive hormones.

Even organic produce falls victim to spray drifts as well as direct pesticide sprays that have been approved for use on organic fruits and vegetables— copper sulfate being one of them (and unfortunately, it’s pretty toxic).

Lastly, organic or not, no produce is free from wax coating, germs and bacterial contamination, so it is crucial to properly give all of your fruits and vegetables a good rinse—even those whose packaging states that the contents are pre-washed.

With that said, below are three popular and effective methods to remove impurities as well as pesticides from your produce that take very little effort.

All three involve soaking your produce in water with three powerhouse pantry ingredients that are safe to use and are very inexpensive.

For larger, thick-skinned fruits and vegetables, you can also use a bamboo scrub brush, which I like to use on potatoes—especially if I am baking them.

Also, it’s important to know that you shouldn’t wash berries until you are ready to eat them, as soaking them in these solutions can cause them to go bad super fast if put back in the fridge.

All other fruits and vegetables can and should be washed as soon as you bring them home. That’s because the longer pesticides sit on your produce, the more they penetrate the skin.

The Three Methods To Naturally Remove Dirt, Bacteria And Pesticides From Your Produce

The Baking Soda Method

Soaking produce in a sink or bowl full of water and baking soda is a fantastic way to clean your produce! Baking soda is an alkaline that strips away pesticides by breaking down their chemical structure into neutral molecules that are no longer harmful.

Simply fill up your sink, bowl or any other container, and add one teaspoon of baking soda per every 2 cups of water. Allow your fruits and vegetables to float around for about 15 minutes and then rinse them off with regular water.

The Vinegar Method

Adding white vinegar to water is another common method that effectively removes bacteria and pesticides from fruits and vegetables. That’s because vinegar contains acetic acid, which dissolves pesticides and kills about 98 percent of bacteria.

Simply fill up your sink, bowl or any other container, and add one part vinegar per 4 parts of water. I like to add 1/4 cup of vinegar per every 2 cups of water, so that the solution isn’t too acidic. Allow your fruits and vegetables to float around for about 15-20 minutes and then rinse them off with regular water.

Whenever I clean store-bought apples in the vinegar/water solution, I’m always in awe of how even the wax starts to strip off. It’s simply fantastic how powerful and effective vinegar is!

The Salt Water Method

The third method that many people use to cleanse their produce involves soaking fruits and vegetables in [sea] salt water. And while this is effective, it does tend to alter the flavor of berries, so it’s best to use on vegetables, which typically get salted anyway when cooking.

Simply fill up your sink, bowl or any other container, and add one teaspoon of sea salt per every 2 cups of water. Allow your fruits and vegetables to float around for about 15 minutes and then rinse them off with regular water.

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Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning With Tru Earth

Innovative Spring Cleaning Products From Tru Earth

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Winter is almost over, which means it’s time for some SPRING CLEANING!


Every season, we are presented with an opportunity to start fresh. And when it comes to our home, springtime is usually the season where most people do an overhaul to give their home a fresh new feel.

But, as beneficial as spring cleaning is, the process can actually be quite harmful to our health and our environment because we’re using cleaning products that are packed full of toxic ingredients.

When we use conventional household cleaning sprays, we are breathing in a good amount of toxins. The same goes for dishes, doing laundry and mopping the floor—the cleaning agents used within these traditional cleaning products will end up in our waterways and affect our health long-term.

How To Clean Without Harming The Environment

That’s where companies like Tru Earth come to the rescue. Known for their plant-based detergent strips, Tru Earth helps undo the damage that most traditional cleaning brands leave behind.

Tru Earth has an amazing eco-friendly collection of cleaning products, reusable kitchen necessities, and more. So, this spring, here are some top plant-based cleaning products to help get the job done.

Tru Earth Multi-Purpose Cleaner Strips

Tru Earth’s Multi-Surface Cleaner strips contain all the cleaning power of a big brand multi-surface cleaner, minus the plastic and harsh chemicals. Just toss a strip in a spray bottle, add hot water, shake and spray!

These eco-friendly strips are great for mopping as well! Just throw a strip into a bucket and add water. Dirty toilet? Throw half a strip into the bowl, let it dissolve and then scrub away!

This awesome cleaning product helps keep 2.5 billion plastic cleaning bottles out of landfills per year!

Tru Earth Compostable Sponges

Tru Earth Compostable Pop-Up Sponges are 100% plant-based and environmentally friendly. They are made from cellulose and have a tough and textured “feel” making them ideal cleaning tools for any part of the house where a spill has to be tackled. The best part is that as tough as they are, they won’t leave scratch marks, and they last for weeks!

Tru Earth Beeswax Wraps

When you’re ready to tackle the fridge, consider using lightweight and flexible Beeswax Wraps. They are a genius eco-friendly method for storing vegetables, fruits, bread, cheese, and more!

Beeswax wraps help combat food waste and reduce the need for single-use plastic storage containers in your kitchen. They even come in handy if you’re missing a lid to a container. Instead of tossing out perfectly good containers, just cover them with a beeswax wrap.

Beeswax wraps work by forming a tight seal or hold around an item, keeping your food fresh for longer periods of time. They work like plastic cling wrap, but without causing damage to the environment when their use is up.

So, if you’re ready to spring clean the eco-friendly way, head on over to Tru Earth today, and check out all the eco-friendly products to help you make your home and the the earth shine a little brighter this spring!

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How To Get Rid Of Silverfish

Natural And Non-Toxic Methods To Repel And Kill Silverfish

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If you’re reading this article, then you have a silverfish problem in your home, and are looking for quick, effective and nontoxic remedies to get rid of them. You’ve come to the right place.

Here in Northwest Florida, we have the pleasure of sharing our home with many unsightly pests, most of which consist of abnormally large palmetto bugs, snakes and the dreaded silverfish—the star of this post.

What Are Silverfish?

Silverfish are small, wingless insects that resemble an anchovy. They have a soft silvery-grey outer shell and eat anything sweet and starchy—even wallpaper, clothing and books.

They enjoy damp and humid areas of your home, and particularly like to frequent your bathtub, shower, sink and closet.

Are Silverfish Dangerous?

These insects don’t pose a serious threat to your home (they don’t bite or carry diseases), but they can cause unwanted damage if left unchecked—so it’s best to prevent and eliminate their presence.

With that said, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks over the last few years that have helped keep these annoying pests away—without the need to hire an expensive exterminator, or toxic [store bought] commercial sprays.

3 Non-Toxic Methods For Killing Silverfish

Method #1
Natural Silverfish Traps

The Sticky Cardboard Trap

Take a piece of cardboard and spread a sticky substance on the top side. Next, take some oatmeal and place a few oats in the very center. The silverfish will set foot onto the sticky coating and will get stuck.

For the sticky substance, I recommend using an all-natural product called Tanglefoot, which is a super sticky and pesticide free coating that works wonders (it’s even great for DIY fly traps). However, you can create your own sticky paste by mixing together some water and flour.

The Glass Jar Trap

This silverfish trap is a great way to upcycle a glass jar. Simply take a jar and spread butter along the inside (about 1-2 inches from the neck and spread toward the middle). Butter will prevent silverfish from climbing back up. Then, wrap the outside of the jar with masking tape and provide the silverfish with a tongue depressor ramp.

Next, bait the trap with something starchy like flour or sugar. Leave the jar out on the floor overnight, or in a damp area like underneath the sink, and check on your trap the next morning. If you find any silverfish inside, simply pour in some soapy water to drown them, and then discard them by flushing them down the toilet.

Method #2

Natural Silverfish Repellants

Silverfish are not fans of strongly scented herbs, spices and certain wood, and are known to avoid and flee areas that contain these natural repellants which consist of the following:

Whole Cloves

Rosemary

Lavender

Cinnamon Sticks

Bay Leaves

Eucalyptus

Cucumber Peels

Epsom Salts

Orange & Lemon Peels

Cedar Wood Shavings

With that said, you can create your own natural and nontoxic silverfish repelling sachets that you can strategically place around your home. I was able to find a batch of 50 reusable muslin sachet bags on Amazon for around $15.

Simply take a few sachet bags, and fill them with a combination of [the above] herbs and spices.

My favorite sachet combination to repel silverfish consists of: cinnamon sticks, bay leaves and orange peels. I recommend crushing your dried bay leaves because crushing releases that strong aromatic scent that you love, but silverfish can’t stand.

Method #3

Natural Poisoned Baits

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth is a non-toxic and effective natural pesticide that works very well on silverfish. Simply sprinkle some along floorboards and crevices and allow it to do its job.

Once a silverfish crawls through Diatomaceous Earth, their soft outer shell will be destroyed, and they will lose moisture and dry up—resulting in death. This natural pesticide is non-toxic to pets, but may cause irritation in babies—so please be careful when deploying this method.

Borax

Another natural and non-toxic pesticide for silverfish is borax. Borax, otherwise known as sodium borate, is a naturally occurring element, but also unsafe for pets and children—so please be mindful when deploying this method.

Simply mix equal parts of borax with powdered sugar, and lay a small pile in paper cupcake holders or on a small piece of cardboard. When silverfish ingest this combination, the borax will poison them.

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Best Organic Mattress Brands Of 2022

Eco-Friendly Mattress Brands For Healthy Sleep

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Whether you’re moving out on your own for the first time, or just need to replace the current mattress that you’ve been sleeping on for decades, one thing is certain:

You want organic and healthy sleep without all the chemicals!

Why Choose A Sustainable Mattress?

Adulting is hard enough, and at the end of the day, you want to fall asleep on a mattress that offers pressure relief and posture support, without compromising your health.

The typical [non-organic] mattress is constructed from material that has most likely been treated with pesticides, flame retardants and many other hormone disrupting chemicals.

According to WebMD, “Mattresses are known to release minute amounts of gaseous chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These VOCs come mainly from the polyurethane used in the mattress, but also from other chemicals used in flame retardants and plastics, the researchers said.”

A green mattress, on the other hand, is made from all-natural and certified organic material that doesn’t pollute your sleeping environment and still meets fire-retardant and other safety guidelines.

Lastly, organic mattress brands understand the environmental impact that a mattress can have on the environment when it’s discarded. So you’ll be happy to know that many of these green mattress companies offer recycling programs for certain mattress parts, and even donate a percentage of sales to environmental organizations such as 1% For The Planet, and many others.

What Are The Benefits Of An Organic Mattress?

Fewer allergens: Unlike a conventional mattress, which is typically made from Polyurethane, a sustainable mattress is made with material(s) like natural latex, organic cotton and organic wool—both of which are resistant to dust mites and great for allergy sufferers. Wool especially, is hypoallergenic, naturally antimicrobial, and flame resistant.

Comfort: Natural fibers are more breathable and do a better job at wicking away moisture which results in cooler sleep. It’s no wonder that those who own a sustainable mattress fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.

Durability: An organic mattress is far more sustainable than a conventional mattress because organic wool and natural latex, in particular, last an extremely long time (about 15-20 years).

What To Look For When Shopping For An Organic Mattress?

When shopping for an organic mattress, you should consider sustainable certifications and environmentally friendly material which ensure that ethical standards are being met.

Sustainable mattress brands should also be transparent and willing to list all material used to create each mattress.

A sustainable mattress should be made with natural fibers like natural latex, organic cotton, sustainably sourced wool and nontoxic glue (if any).

Reputable certifications include GREENGUARD, OEKO-TEX, GOTS, GOLS, CertiPUR-US, OTCO, Made Safe, and Green America.

Below is our list of top-rated organic and environmentally friendly mattress brands that offer a great sleep experience.

All of the organic mattress brands in this article also meet federal and state flammability requirements, without the use of harsh flame retardants and chemicals.

Best Green Mattress Brands For 2022!

Naturepedic
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Naturepedic

Made In | USA

Sizes | Twin | Twin XL | Full | Queen | King|
Cal King

Price Range | $1,199–$9,999

Material | Organic Fiber | Organic Wool | Organic Latex | Glueless Encased Coils

Warranty | 10–20 year limited warranty

Trial | 90 Night Trial

Shipping | Free Shipping


If you’re looking for an organic mattress with customizable layers, then Naturepedic is worth exploring. This eco-friendly family-owned mattress company offers many mattress models to choose from, and they have an impressive list of environmental and safety certifications, as well as awards.

Naturepedic is an organic and customizable mattress brand that makes their products in a GOTS certified facility right here in the USA. This green mattress brand is GREENGUARD gold certified, and a member of 1% for the planet.

Eco Terra

Eco Terra

Made In | USA

Sizes | Twin | Twin XL | Full | Queen | King|
Cal King

Price Range | $1,609–$2,259

Material | Natural Latex | Organic Wool | Organic Cotton

Warranty | 15 year limited warranty

Trial | 90 Night Trial

Shipping | Free Shipping

If you’re looking for a soft, supportive feel that eliminates pressure points and provides profoundly restful sleep, then an Eco Terra mattress might be right for you.

The Eco Terra mattress is a handcrafted hybrid mattress made with natural latex, organic wool, organic cotton, and encased coils; and each is calibrated with the precise support you need to reach deep levels of REM sleep.

Essentia

Essentia

Made In | Canada

Sizes | Twin | Twin XL | Full | Queen | King|
Cal King

Price Range | $2,225–$4,550

Material | Organic Latex | Organic Cotton

Warranty | 20 year warranty

Trial | 120 Night Trial

Shipping | Free Shipping

Essentia is the world’s only organic memory foam mattress, and this green mattress brand has four different models to choose from. Essentia mattresses also tend to be on the firm side, which make them ideal for sleepers who need more support.

This eco-friendly mattress brand uses organic latex foam and GOTS certified organic cotton covers; as well as other organic material that are sourced from farms that follow all sustainable and ethical farming practices, including strict fair trade and labor standards. 

Happsy

Happsy

Made In | The USA

Sizes | Twin | Twin XL | Full | Queen | King|
Cal King

Price Range | $899–$1,699

Material | Organic Wool | Organic Cotton | Certified Natural Latex

Warranty | 20 year warranty

Trial Period | 120 Night Trial

Shipping | Free (excluding Alaska & Hawaii)

Shopping for a sustainable mattress couldn’t be easier when it comes to Happsy— because they only offer one model. Happsy is an organic hybrid mattress that is available in six different sizes and offers firm support. And if you prefer something a little more plush, Happsy offers an organic mattress topper for an ultra comfy pillow top feel.

This organic mattress is made from organic cotton, organic wool, organic latex, sugarcane PLA, and a glue-less encased steel coil innerspring. In addition to being GREENGUARD and GOTS certified, Happsy has many other wonderful green certifications, and are a member of 1% for the planet.

PlushBeds

PlushBeds

Made In | The USA

Sizes | Twin | Twin XL | Full | Queen | King|
Cal King | Split Options For Queen, King & Cal King

Price Range | $2,249–3,698

Material | Organic Cotton | Organic Wool | Organic Latex

Warranty | 25 year limited mattress warranty

Free Trial | 100 Night Trial

Shipping | Free Shipping In The Contiguous US

PlushBeds is an organic mattress brand that offers split options in Queen, King, and California King [sizes]. Split options are perfect for couples who have different firmness preferences, and each mattress model allows you to choose from two firmness levels: medium-firm and firm.

Plushbeds has four different all-natural mattress models, and each is made with GOTS and GOLS certified material, in addition to being GREENGUARD Gold certified. Plushbeds also gives back to the community by offering discounts to hometown heroes such as first responders, military personnel and others.

Spindle

Spindle

Made In | The USA

Sizes | Twin | Twin XL | Full | Queen | King

Price Range | $1,599.99–$2,999.99

Material | Organic Cotton | Organic Wool | Organic Latex

Warranty | 10 Year Limited Warranty

Free Trial | 365 Night Risk Free Trial

Shipping | Free shipping in the contiguous US

Spindle is a natural latex mattress with 3 adjustable layers to customize your sleep experience—with that said, this mattress will need to be assembled upon arrival. It’s pretty neat that you can alternate layers and maybe sleep with a firm layer one week, and medium-firm layer the next.

The Spindle natural latex mattress is Oeko-Tex, GOTS and GOLS certified. And although it is on the pricier side, it’s well worth the price. This mattress is heavy yet bouncy, uses no glue and will last a very long time.

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Best Eco-Friendly Crib Brands For Safe Sleep

An Eco-Minded Parents’ Guide To Non-Toxic Cribs With Safety Certifications

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Babies deserve a safe and healthy sleep environment, and because they’ll be spending a good amount of time in their nursery, it’s important for parents to consider non-toxic furniture—especially when it comes to cribs.

Today’s parents are more eco-minded when shopping for nursery furniture—because they know that eco-friendly furniture is made with non-toxic chemicals, and will contribute to cleaner air quality within the home (especially because a lot of baby furniture is made with formaldehyde, which is a toxic chemical linked to allergies, asthma and even cancer).

Seasoned parents also know that when babies start to go through the teething process, they will eventually start to mouth and chew on crib rails—so it’s crucial to choose a crib that contains natural wood and a non-toxic finish, to prevent toxins from entering their baby’s body.

Why Choose An Eco-Friendly Crib For Your Nursery?

Aside from the fact that eco-friendly cribs are non-toxic and contribute to better air quality in your child’s bedroom, eco friendly cribs are also sustainably sourced and responsibly manufactured.

The non-toxic cribs recommended within this article are all natural wood, and made from sustainably sourced New Zealand Pine, which is one of the most sustainable and renewable wood resources in New Zealand, and other sustainably harvested wood such as beechwood, walnut and more.

What Should You Look For When Shopping For A Non-Toxic Crib?

Because anyone can “greenwash” a product and claim that it’s non-toxic and eco-friendly, it’s important to look for reputable certifications which prove that a crib has indeed met, and/or, exceeded safety standards and emissions testing.

One of the best “green” certifications that a crib can have is a GREENGUARD certification. Cribs that are GREENGUARD Certified, have been tested for over 10,000 chemical emissions and volatile organic compounds. Not all cribs and nursery furniture will have this certification, but will come close (as long as they’re tested by a third party).

When it comes to product safety, it’s important that cribs meet or exceed CPSC requirements through 3rd party testing, and conduct annual testing with the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA).

Now, let’s take a look below at some of the safest and environmentally friendly crib brands for your little one to enjoy! You’ll find that our picks are practical, functional and stylish!

Best Non-Toxic Cribs For A Healthy Nursery

Green Cradle Cribs

Green Cradle

Convertible Cribs

Green Cradle is a family owned furniture company in the United States that makes modern-style cribs from sustainably sourced solid wood and [optional] non-toxic finish from flax seed oil.

What I love about this company is that their cribs are made to order, and you can pick and choose the finish, the color of wood, whether or not you want to include an organic crib mattress and much more. Below is an example:

Baby Letto

Baby Letto

Mini Cribs | Convertible Cribs | Portable Cribs | Toddler Bed Conversion Kits

Baby Letto is a modern and stylish children’s furniture brand that specializes in creating safe, non-toxic and environmentally friendly furniture.

Every Baby Letto crib is made from 100% solid wood, and you can rest assured that this brand sources only the most renewable and sustainable tree species—like New Zealand pine wood.

Baby Letto has a variety of Greenguard Gold certified cribs to choose from, and each one has been tested for over 10,000 chemical emissions and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). They’re even finished in a non-toxic multi-step painting and staining process that is lead and phthalate safe.

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DaVinci

DaVinci

Mini Cribs | Convertible Cribs| Changer Combos | Portable Cribs

DaVinci is a another wonderful children’s furniture brand that specializes in creating safe, eco-friendly and stylish nursery furniture.

The eco-friendly DaVinci baby cribs are constructed from sustainable New Zealand pine wood. For the cribs that contain pull out drawers, the material used for the storage space is made with CARB II or TSCA compliant engineered wood called medium-density fiberboard (MDF).

Davinci has a variety of Greenguard Gold certified cribs to choose from, and each one is specially crafted with your baby’s safety in mind. They contain a modern style and various color options to choose from, so that you can create the nursery of your dreams!

Dadada

Dadada

3-in 1 Convertible Cribs

Dadada cribs are a sustainable crib brand that makes beautifully crafted contemporary cribs for parents who love stylish yet simple furniture styles.

Made in Italy, the Dadada cribs are made from solid beechwood with a non-toxic finish, and add a natural calm to any eco-themed nursery.

The eco-friendly Dadada cribs are GREENGUARD gold certified, lead-free, phthalate-free, and meet strict JPMA standards.

Dream On Me

Dream On Me

Mini Cribs | Full Size Cribs | Portable Cribs | Cradles

Dream On Me is a modern children’s furniture and baby gear brand that creates some of the safest products on the market.

The Dream On Me solid wood cribs are made of sustainable New Zealand pinewood and TSCA compliant engineered wood.

While only certain models contain a Greenguard Gold certification, you can rest assured that all Dream On Me products meet or exceed CPSC requirements through 3rd party testing and ASTM, and conduct annual testing with the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA).

Delta Children

Delta Children

Mini Cribs | Convertible Cribs | Changer Combos

Delta Children is a truly unique furniture brand because they create products for the entire family: babies, children, teens and adults.

The eco-friendly Delta Children solid wood cribs are made of sustainable New Zealand pinewood and TSCA compliant engineered wood.

Though not all cribs are Greenguard Gold certified, all of Delta Children products are free from added toxic fire retardants, lead, and phthalates. Their cribs are tested to meet or exceed all applicable JPMA, CPSIA and ASTM safety testing standards.

Storkcraft

Storkcraft

Mini Cribs | Convertible Cribs | Changer Combos

Storkcraft is a nursery and children’s bedroom furniture brand that makes charming looking cribs from sustainable New Zealand pine wood.

Every Storkcraft crib has been tested to meet or exceed all applicable safety standards, and are certified by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). Storkcraft cribs also meet or exceed all applicable Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and ASTM International safety standards. Most of their crib models are also Greenguard Gold certified.

“Storkcraft is also a proud recipient of the 2018 and 2019 Women’s Choice Award® for America’s Most Recommended Baby Furniture, and the 2020 and 2021 Women’s Choice Award® for 9 out of 10 Customer Recommended Baby & Kids Furniture.” —Storkcraft

Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby

Convertible Cribs | Toddler Bed Conversion Kits

Million Dollar Baby is an eco-friendly nursery furniture brand that creates elegant and farmhouse inspired nursery cribs and baby furniture.

Million Dollar Baby uses different types of wood for various models such as Poplar.

All Million Dollar Baby cribs are GREENGUARD Gold certified and the brand continues to meet and exceed industry standards for safety, including voluntary ASTM standards for all of their products. 

DIY Laundry Room Recipes

All-Natural Cleaning Recipes For A Non-Toxic Laundry Routine

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If you’re a health conscious person like I am, and you’re concerned about what you put into your body, then you should be equally concerned about what goes on it.

Clothing, undergarments, bedding and towels—all of those items make constant contact with our skin. So washing these items with safe and non-toxic laundry alternatives is key to avoiding potentially harmful chemicals that can leach into our body.

The more friends and relatives I lose to cancer lately, the more I realize just how environmental factors really do influence our health. So for me, swapping to all-natural cleaning recipes has become a serious commitment—especially because I want my kids to be as healthy as possible.

When it comes to laundry products, I have begun to my make own—and it’s amazing how well they work and how much money I’ve been able to save. The only laundry product that I do purchase every once in a while are zero waste laundry strips for travel purposes—they’re so convenient for hotel stays and for when we visit family.

All of the ingredients required for DIY laundry products consist of simple pantry products, and to store them, you simple need a few glass mason jars—or anything with a tight sealing lid.

It’s also amazing how much little effort goes into making home-made laundry products, not to mention the freedom you have to experiment with different scents from essential oils.

So, without further ado, below are some of my favorite home-made laundry room recipes that are wonderful and effective alternatives to toxic store bought brands. I hope you give them a try and eventually make the switch for good!

DIY LAUNDRY SOAP

For this home-made laundry soap recipe, you’ll need to grate your Castile soap bar into fine powder (this can be done with a food processor). Once you have your powder, simply mix it with all of the other ingredients and store in a tightly sealed container of your choice (about a gallon sized container is ideal). This recipe yields around 90 loads of laundry.

To Use: 1 TBSP per load is ideal for high efficiency machines. 2 TBSP per load is ideal for regular machines.

To Brighten Whites: Pour in 1/2 cup of white vinegar into the bleach dispenser to whiten and soften clothing.

  • 1 Bar Of Castile Soap (Finely Grated)
  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • 2 Cups Of Borax
  • 2 Cups Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
  • 30-40 Drops of Essential Oils (Of Your Choice—I love using coconut and lemongrass or vanilla).

DIY LIQUID FABRIC SOFTENER

For this simple home-made liquid fabric softener recipe, you only need two ingredients. Mix them together and pour the mixture into your softener dispenser.

I really love this alternative fabric softener recipe because I can easily make it on demand whenever I do laundry and I love that I have the option to create different scents each time! My clothing and towels also come out soft, fluffy and fresh!

1/4 Cup Of White Vinegar

  • 5 Drops Of Essential Oil Of Choice (I love using Vanilla essential oil)


DIY FABRIC SOFTENER SHEETS

This home-made dryer sheet recipe is an alternative to liquid softener, though these sheets will also be wet. In addition to the ingredients, you will need a mason jar with a lid as well as flannel or cotton fabric that you will cut into about 20 or so 3 inch squares (I use old flannel receiving blankets which work perfectly).

Simply add the ingredients into your mason jar, shake well, and add the cloth which will soak up all the liquid. I typically place the cloth back into the jar where it will absorb some more mixture. When all of your sheets no longer feel damp, you should start the process all over again.

1/4 Cup White Vinegar

10 Drops of Essential Oil

20-25 Small Squares Of Flannel (Around 3 Inches)

1 Mason Jar

DIY Laundry Scent Booster

This easy laundry scent booster consists of only two ingredients. Simply mix the epsom salt and preferred essential oil in a mixing bowl (double the measurements for a larger batch) and store in an air tight container.

To Use: 1 TBSP per load is ideal

  • 1 Cup Epsom Salt
  • 20 Drops Of Preferred Essential Oil
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