Clear Choice Natural Healthcare Blog

How to Successfully Start Seeds Indoors

Spring is here! Are you ready to grow some fresh, organic herbs, veggies, and flowers? Here are some tips for successful seed starting.   Materials for Starting Seeds: Containers - Either purchased pots or flats or containers you've saved, like egg cartons and yogurt cups. Used pots should be thoroughly cleaned using a scrubbing brush or pad. Potting Mix - Seeds do best in a soilless mix where there are fewer inherent problems … [Read More...]

Spring Cleaning the Non-Toxic Way

Did you know that the typical American home contains about three to 10 gallons of toxic materials in the form of household cleaning products? Indeed, the very things you use to clean your house are actually among the primary sources of toxins and indoor air pollution you expose yourself to on a regular basis. Even "green" alternatives can contain harmful ingredients. It's unfortunate, but the terms "green" and "natural" are really nothing more … [Read More...]

Read this Before Purchasing Seeds for your Garden!

At first glance it may seem like all seed companies are alike. If that was the case, it would make sense then that you should just go for whatever is the cheapest, however, this is not the case. In recent years, the "Big 6" agrichemical/seed firms have combined into the "Big 4": Dow and DuPont merged in 2015 and then divided into three companies, including Corteva Chemchina acquired Syngenta Bayer acquired Monsanto Bayer's seed … [Read More...]

The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

The Difference between Dark, Milk, and White Chocolate: Dark chocolate contains 50-90% cocoa solids, cocoa butter, and sugar, whereas milk chocolate contains anywhere from 10-50% cocoa solids, cocoa butter, milk in some form, and sugar. Though dark chocolate should not contain milk, there may be traces of milk from cross-contamination during processing, as the same machinery is often used to produce milk and dark chocolate. Lower quality … [Read More...]

What is “Real” Soap?

What kind of soap is in your bathroom? The big name soap brands that we all know from the store are almost always detergents. Detergents are made of synthetic cleaning agents, and tend to be a bit more harsh so they can hold up in hard water. They rarely contain natural oils or glycerin, or very little of it, and almost never use lye which is required for the chemical reaction. Detergents tend to strip away all traces of oil with synthetic … [Read More...]