What's Green with Betsy

Simple steps that make a difference.

Organic Lawns – What Kind Do You Want?

About this time of year, we’ve had enough of winter and are anxious to start gardening and working on the lawn. There are lots of creative options for lawns and now is the time to start planning.

Oil Pulling

I recently discovered oil pulling. Oil what?

Oil pulling is an age-old remedy started in India thousands of years ago that uses oil to clean, detoxify, and nourish teeth and gums; it also whitens teeth. Oil pulling removes excessive and bad bacteria from your mouth, which also helps with detoxification of the entire body. It is well known that bacteria in the mouth can lead to other health related problems besides gum disease.

If You Can't Garden, Clean!

Happy Spring! Whether it feels like spring or not, there is a psychological lift to just spotting a crocus or two and knowing that winter is officially over. It may be too early to start gardening, but it’s not too early to start a thorough spring cleaning!

Are Frozen Dinners Worth the Convenience?


We live in a busy, fast-paced society where taking the time to prepare a delicious and healthy meal is not always possible. Pre-prepared foods and frozen dinners offer a quick and easy alternative, but at what price?

Easy Green Tips for Kids!

It’s never too early for kids to make environmentally responsible practices a part of their daily life. For the future of the earth, kids must get involved. That’s how change happens. Below are simple, money-saving, kid-friendly ideas that make a difference.


Turn Your Kitchen Waste into Gold!

One more Vitamix advantage that I neglected to mention in last week’s blog - When making a smoothie or juice drink in your Vitamix, the whole fruit is juiced, which includes the juice and the fiber. The fiber contains valuable nutrition that is missing in extracted juice, making your Vitamix drinks even more nutritious!

Several of my readers have asked me about composting.

Vitamix Bliss!


My nephew and his adorable new bride inspired me to write a blog post with some simple recipes for the new Vitamix they received as a wedding gift.

Reboot Your New Year’s Resolutions!

Lately, I’ve been hearing about rebooting our abandoned New Year’s resolutions. It’s only February after all, and way too soon to let those good intentions fall by the way side. Hopefully your resolutions included adopting new green living habits, but if not, it’s never too late to add them.

What is the most important green thing you can do? Think.

Safely Protect Your Baby’s Soft, Sweet Skin


All new parents want the best for their baby, including the skin care products they use on their baby’s soft tender skin. Skin is our largest organ and it’s important to choose the safest and most non-irritating products.