#ecowed Twitter party – Spring Cleaning: Creating a Toxicant Free Home

I’m so excited for this week’s #ecowed Twitter party! We will be talking Spring Cleaning: Creating a Toxicant Free Home with our sponsor ecomom and some very special extra guests, including mother-daughter team Corey Colwell-Lipson and Lynn Colwell from Celebrate Green, Lisa Frack and Senior Scientist Becky Sutton from the Environmental Working Group, and Beth Greer from Super Natural Mom.

Spring always makes we want to clean, organize and start fresh. This #ecowed party will focus on how to undertake that spring cleaning and create a toxicant free home. Tweet with me @thesmartmama and our sponsor @ecomom and @ecomomkimberly to learn some tricks and tips for creating that toxicant free home and be sure to share your own tips.

Also, Social Media Manager Lisa Frack and Senior Scientist Becky Sutton from the EWG are also joining us with their expertise. Make sure you follow @ewgtoxics to learn from Lisa and Becky. And, go check out EWG’s 10 tips for non toxic spring cleaning.

Beth Greer, holistic health educator, radio talk show host, and certified Build It Green professional will also be joining us. She is also the author of Super Natural Home: Improve Your Health, Home, and Planet–One Room at a Time. Make sure you follow her at @supernaturalhome.

And, finally, we’ve got Lynn and Corey, authors of Celebrate Green. Make sure you follow @celebrategreen on Twitter.

Don’t forget to enter ecomom’s $75,000 Healthy Home Makeover contest and check out ecomom’s blog with daily giveaways.

We will have great advice for going non toxic and prizes to boot. That’s right – we’ve got three $25 gift certificates to the ecomom website and a grand prize $100 gift certificate to ecomom. Prizes will be randomly drawn from those who join us during the #ecowed Twitter party using the #ecowed hashtag. Get an extra entry by leaving a comment on this post about how you create a toxicant free home or a question you have about creating a healthy home.

So join us at 7 pm Pacific on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, using the #ecowed hashtag. If you aren’t sure how to join a Twitter party, just read about it here. And if you want some tips for reducing toxic chemical exposure, don’t forget you can always check out my book – Smart Mama’s Green Guide: Simple Steps to Reduce Your Child’s Toxic Chemical Exposure

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  1. MOM4everandever says:

    It seemed hard to go from all those cleaners but am really proud that I have gone to using vinegar and water for cleaning alot, as well as vinegar and baking soda for cleaning the toliet- the toliet cleaner the kids love watching it foam up after and love to scrub it and it does work.
    With a llittle research it seems like there is something so easy and not toxic to clean or scrub up. I know I am not at 100 percent but I am proud I am trying- and making the house a healthier place to breath.

  2. matkeltri says:

    I try to use more “natural” cleansers, like Melaleuca. I do wonder how to balance the need for killing germs with the wish to stay as toxin-free as possible.

  3. What are the best natural cleaners for the bathroom? I want to ensure that my bathroom is disinfected without using harsh chemicals.


  4. @lovinmomma8 says:

    I keep my home toxicant free by not using harsh chemicals to clean, I use vingegar and mostly baking soda with a sponge to clean up so many things!
    @lovinmomma8 on twitter see you there! 🙂

  5. Cannot wait to hear about all the ways to reduce the toxins in my home! Thanks for hosting!

  6. I don’t buy toxic cleaners! 🙂 Lots of vinegar, peroxide and soap nuts here.

  7. I’ll be there! 🙂 Thanks again!


  8. I’ll be there! @krystal_osmond
    and I just want lots of tips on how to go toxic free and stay toxic free!

  9. Ok 🙂 I will be there @sophieandmomma
    and I would really love to hear more ways I can be green! 🙂

  10. Nathania says:

    I will be there @sophieandmomma

    Are bleach products/clorox green? If not, What do you substitute? 🙂 Thanks!

  11. ready to clean green!!! @UnKatchable732

  12. Cindy Carlson @bobisyellow says:

    we are using more green cleaners all the time, but still a lot of vinegar and plain old soap

  13. I always try to use non-toxic cleaners, for the environment of course, but also because my toddler likes to be by my side, helping me clean. I couldn’t possibly let his enthusiasm put him in danger!

    We like to clean with lemon, baking soda and vinegar. Skoy cloth is our favorite way to avoid using paper towels!

  14. I clean my whole house w/ vinegar, baking soda, peroxide. Even my carpets

  15. I like Shaklee cleaner and a microfiber cloth.

  16. I need something green to really clean my tub. what can help with stained grout?

  17. Kerri Stewart says:

    I’m here, too! @Naya2000
    gab UNDERSCORE lyn AT msn DOT com

  18. i’ve been switching over to just vinegar and baking soda for cleaning!

  19. Oh, I hope I’m not too late! Hopping over to the Twitter Party now! We try to maintain a healthy home by cleaning with vinegar and baking soda as much as possible.

    megancrose at gmail dot com

  20. I really try to go green by using vinegar and water sprayer and also bring reusable shopping bags to grocery stores! @4evamamii

  21. vacations says:

    Hmm it looks like your blog ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so
    I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I as well am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any points for novice blog writers? I’d certainly appreciate it.

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