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Homemade Natural Spray Deodorant Recipe. Homemade DIY Deodorant Recipe (secret ingredient, NO irritating baking soda, EFFECTIVE recipe)! In my latest batch I used Lavender and Patchouli EOs.

Homemade DIY Deodorant Recipe (secret ingredient, NO irritating baking soda, EFFECTIVE recipe)!

Oh, and Lavender has some super qualities for skincare (read about essential oils in a post I wrote here). I’ve also used Tea Tree EO, as it also has great antibacterial qualities. Remember though, less is more with EO! The consistency of this lovely deodorant is firm, yet extremely spreadable. How to Make Continuous Brew Kombucha (Easiest Recipe & Tutorial) How to Make Hard Cider. Learn how to make hard cider.

How to Make Hard Cider

You can make delicious, intoxicating hard cider at home with this simple process. How to Make Hard Cider Brewing hard cider from non-alcoholic, or “sweet” cider is a simple process, and the inebriating end product is as delicious as it is discombobulating. Here are the steps you’ll follow to make hard cider of your own. Find the Ingredients for Hard Cider Choose Your Juice. DIY T-Shirt Produce Bag. DIY Hummingbird Feeder From a Wine Bottle — What Allie's Making Now.

How to Make a Straw Mattress (natural fibers and materials forum at permies) Hey everyone!

How to Make a Straw Mattress (natural fibers and materials forum at permies)

So a couple of years ago I posted in here about trying to find some mattress alternatives. I was fed up with the process of buying a big, stupid mattress every few years that was impossible to clean, ridiculously expensive, and made, of course, of toxic gick. It was maddening. I felt trapped by the consumption and expense, and the stupid sheets, and the memory foam pillow top crap that I could never truly clean. Hanging Vertical Succulant Garden I Made. 10 Eco-Friendly Substitutions For Glue, Caulk, and DIY Tools. Previous image Next image.

10 Eco-Friendly Substitutions For Glue, Caulk, and DIY Tools

Natural Dyeing With Beets. There are so many wonderful colors in nature that make us want to imitate them.

Natural Dyeing With Beets

The fact is we don't have to imitate them we can use nature's colors. A recent experiment I did using beets for natural dyeing illustrates this fact. They key with nature is that no two things are the same. That's right. If you use a natural dye, the color you get one time may not be the exact color you get the next time. The idea of dying with beet juice came about when I was canning spicy pickled beets and had a beautiful pot of beet juice left after cooking the beets.

Make Your House Smell Amazing with DIY French Vanilla Candles. When fall rolls around, it’s fun to make your house feel cozy and warm.

Make Your House Smell Amazing with DIY French Vanilla Candles

As the heat dissipates you don’t mind turning on the oven again to bake a yummy pie. The sun goes down earlier and you can light a toasty fire in the evening. No fireplace? A few scented candles are the next best thing. We added coffee and vanilla beans to these candles, and the scent is so good you kind of want to eat it. Candle making is one of those deceptively easy crafts.

Supplies needed. DIY Homemade Candles (with natural lavender-rosemary scent) Be careful of the kombucha!

DIY Homemade Candles (with natural lavender-rosemary scent)

One little drink, a dabble in the fermented side of the healthy bubbly soda-alternative seems innocent, until that one little sip leads to another and another. Very soon, that glass of kombucha, leads to bottles of tasty bacteria (the very best bacteria for a happy gut) in your fridge and all sorts of homemade DIY concoctions scattered across your kitchen counter. Okay, so maybe kombucha isn’t that dangerous (I really hope you know that I’m joking). What started with a little dabbling in homemade kombucha and from-scratch food, led to a burning desire to make many of the products my family uses in our home and on our bodies. The idea for making things like hand soap, foundation powder, laundry detergent, and even my favorite bottle of lotion seemed impossible at the time and quite complicated.

10 Beautiful Homemade Candle Ideas. How to Make Olive Oil Candles. It's a good idea to be able to know how to create your own light sources in case you ever need them.

How to Make Olive Oil Candles

This is a simple candle that you can put together with things that you already have laying around the kitchen (besides the wick, but I'd recommend keeping that as a regular stockpiled item anyways!) There were many times when we have lost power at our house. One time in particular was in the middle of a very very cold blizzarding night. The Best Homemade Ginger Tea Ever. To make a good ginger tea, all you need is fresh ginger and filtered water.

The Best Homemade Ginger Tea Ever

The rest of the ingredients are optional, but it might taste better with a little honey in it, as well a splash of fresh lemon juice. Camomile flowers, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, or an Echinacea tincture can be also be added to the tea but are optional. How to Grow Herbs Indoors: Easy? Maybe not. Rewarding? Hell yeah. - Chowhound. A windowsill of fresh herbs is one of the best things you can do for yourself as a city dweller–with a little sunlight, you can have herbs ready to use in the kitchen in only a matter of weeks.

How to Grow Herbs Indoors: Easy? Maybe not. Rewarding? Hell yeah. - Chowhound

We spoke with gardening experts to figure out what it takes to grow herbs indoors. Growing anything isn't easy (and yes, you may kill off a few plants before you get the hang of it); just start with the simple stuff. DIY: Shade-Tolerant Herbs To Grow in Your Apartment: Gardenista. Older DIY: Shade-Tolerant Herbs To Grow in Your Apartment by Erin Boyle Issue 9 · Grand Gardens · March 8, 2014 Newer Issue 9 · Grand Gardens · March 8, 2014 Buttermilk biscuits with chive butter, egg salad with ribbons of tarragon, iced tea with fresh mint.

The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors. From farmers’ markets and Community Supported Agriculture, to urban farms and rooftop gardens, to produce delivery services, more and more people across the U.S. are embracing farm-fresh food. And for good reason: Locally grown produce tends to be better for the environment and for local communities than its store-bought counterparts. Growing food at home also ensures that growers know exactly where their food comes from and how it was grown (no need to worry about deceptive food labeling).