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Unusual uses for baking soda. How to Clean a Laptop or TV Screen. Over 70 Uses for Vinegar. Photos du journal. 10 Ways to Use Orange Peels. I remember standing in my Grandmother’s Florida kitchen and as we chatted, she was squeezing lemons.

10 Ways to Use Orange Peels

She said that a neighbor gave her a bunch of lemons from her lemon tree and since they were getting soft she was going to squeeze the juice out of them, freeze it in one-cup containers to use whenever she needed a cup of lemon juice for cooking. That little instance was one of many, “We didn’t get where we are in this life by wasting things” lessons she taught me. I don’t have a lemon tree in my yard, but I did have a bunch of oranges in my refrigerator. After enjoying the oranges, I looked at the peels and thought about that long ago conversation with my Grandmother. I can’t compost orange peels but I figured that they had to be useful. For Food 1. 2. 3. 4. For Cleaning 5. 6. A Quick Trick. Just a quick post today.

A Quick Trick

I wanted to share a little trick I found from Marian at Miss Mustard Seed (careful if you go to her site you may be there all day). This, in my view was a miracle worker on some old nightstands I found at a thrift shop. I scored two matching nightstands for $20. Solid wood with dovetail drawers...not particularly my style but they had potential! It was obvious that they needed refinishing. 15 Surprising Uses For Eggshells. A couple of weeks ago I bought a composter for my garden.

15 Surprising Uses For Eggshells

It’s a pretty fancy contraption. It’s actually TWO composters in one. How To Make Glow In The Dark Paint. How to make an amazing decor for kids rooms ?

How To Make Glow In The Dark Paint

It’s easy, because Rust-Oleum Specialty Glow In The Dark glows for up to 2 hours. Apply to wood, metal, plaster, masonry or unglazed ceramic. Washes with soap and water. Great for kids rooms, school projects and holiday decor. 12 Great Ways To Use Castile Soap. Make sure you like Herbs & Oils World on Facebook to be updated every time we find a fantastic tutorial for exciting and innovative ways you can use herbs and essential oils.

12 Great Ways To Use Castile Soap

Castile soap is a fantastic natural product that can be used in so many different DIY beauty recipes and DIY cleaning products. Castile soap is a “true soap” and not merely a chemical detergent so it is biodegradable and earth friendly! Want to try castile soap? You can buy all sorts of different scents from this page on Amazon. It can be used to make all sorts of products, including: shampoo, laundry detergent, tub scrub, body wash, dog shampoo and much more.

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent. In the spirit of Laura Ingalls, with wash day being Monday, here's a little recipe for homemade laundry detergent you can use tomorrow, Monday!

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent

Wash on Mondayiron on Tuesdaymend on Wednesday churn on Thursday clean on Friday bake on Saturday rest on Sunday from Little House in the Big Woods. Photos du journal. How to Make Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner and Spray Bottles That Won’t Leach. Yesterday, My Son Ate Some Laundry Detergent Being the kind, thoughtful mother than I am, I handed him a glass of water to wash it down.

How to Make Homemade All-Purpose Cleaner and Spray Bottles That Won’t Leach

That, folks, is the beauty of making your own non-toxic cleaning supplies. The best part? They WORK. As in, move over Clorox – oregano essential oil can kill spores from anthrax, e. coli and a broad spectrum of bacteria – work. ¹ Certain essential oils have also been found to kill MRSA on contact in under two minutes, while others neutralize salmonella, e. coli and pneumonia. 23 Ingenious Uses For White Vinegar.

By Allison Ford About 10,000 years ago, ancient people discovered a product that would change lives forever.

23 Ingenious Uses For White Vinegar

Wine had been around for a while, but after some was allowed to oxidize, vinegar was born. It became an immediate hit. The Babylonians used vinegar as a preservative, as did Ancient Greeks and Romans. Photos du journal. Save Time, Money, and Energy! Make Your Own Wool Dryer BallsOne Good Thing by Jillee. Cherry pit tip. DIY Natural Room Scents. Don't miss my follow-up post to this one withNATURAL ROOM SCENTS FOR DIY GIFTS & CENTERPIECESCLICK HERE This post was featured in the April 2013 issue of Woman's Day magazine.

DIY Natural Room Scents

Here's the thing. I'm married to a man who hates artificial scents of any kind. That goes for air fresheners, candles, perfume, soaps and anything else that is scented. We buy unscented everything. Turns out that King-Man may just be ahead of his time. But, the air in my house gets stale sometimes. There is a simple, all natural, truly lovely solution. Keeping the supply list simple. Photos du journal. 12 Tips to Use It Up, Wear It Out and Make It Do. By Gaye Levy Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without!

12 Tips to Use It Up, Wear It Out and Make It Do

During the Great Depression, frugality was considered a virtue and the phrase “Use it up, Wear it out and Make it do” was the guiding principal in most households. Times were tough which meant that everything from bits of strings to worn out clothing was saved and re-purposed in some other manner. Homemade Tick Repellent Recipe. Homemade lavender beeswax candle.

I finally got around to making a beeswax candle. I had a big block of beeswax just sitting around, waiting for me to do something with it. I have gifting plans for this one, but the rest of the gift awaits me getting off of my lazy behind and finishing it. Baby steps. Beeswax candles smell great, burn with less soot and smoke and have no chemicals. The Gold Jellybean. Yesterday Sydney and I had a major art and craft day, and also experimented with making glow jars. They have been floating around Pinterest for awhile now and look like so much fun! However, there is one tutorial that frustrates me. DIY waterfilter. Homemade Febreze. When it comes to making your house smell good, there's nothing like some Febreze to do the job for you.

It makes my stinky old couch that traps every odor imaginable smell like a spring meadow. I go through about a bottle a month, sometimes more if I'm being honest (What can I say, the couch really does stink). But at over $5.59 per bottle, my pocketbook isn't as fond of it as I am. Until now. Replace 18 Household Products with Castile Soap. 13 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes Away. Want to be notified each time we publish a new blog post? Then make sure you like Natural Living Ideas on Facebook here where we share not only our blog posts, but the best natural living ideas from around the web.

I’m sure everyone reading this right now has experienced the redness, the swelling and the uncontrollable itching that comes with a mosquito bite. It’s enough to ruin any barbecue or picnic! Many people turn to store bought insect repellents to keep mosquitoes away, but these insect repellents often contain a toxic pesticide that is dangerous to human health. This pesticide is known as DEET. Heavy exposure to DEET has been linked to memory loss, headache, weakness, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, tremors and shortness of breath in humans and is particularly toxic to children. Homemade Dishwasher Detergent. Its Frugal Friday!

This recipe is so stinking frugal, so easy its crazy, and you have to try it! It takes about 2 minutes, costs about $0.65 to make, and should last about 100 loads. That’s not even a penny a load! Talk about saving money! Photos du journal. 25 Uses for Tea Tree Oil. * Maria's Self *: DIY Toilet Bombs - Deodorize & Kill Bacteria! Just Drop One in the Bowl;-))) Remember I told you in my previous post that the next product in my store will be an "outside the box" one? 9 Natural Ways To Keep Spiders Out Of Your Home.

3 Ways to Kill Mold Naturally. A proliferation of mold and mildew can be the hallmark of hot and humid summers. 6 Insect Repellent Plants To Grow – repel: mosquitoes, gnats, ticks, fleas & more… Six insect repellent plants to grow – includes plants that repel biting insects such as: mosquitoes, gnats, ticks & fleas; and plants that protect other plants from aphids & mites etc. 13 Magical Things To Make With Lavender. Natural Insect Pest Control: Safe, Non-Toxic Methods & Solutions. 10 Reasons to Become Self-Sufficient & 10 Ways to Get There.

DIY Naturally Scented All-Purpose Citrus Vinegar Cleaners. I've been on a quest to rid our home of toxic chemicals for both health and environmental reasons. How to choose tomatoes. How To Make A Chemical Free Shower Spray. Shower sprays are amazing at preventing a build up of mold and mildew in your shower, however store bought brands are often full of chemicals. So Becca at thedabblist.com created a non-toxic version which works just as well. This non-toxic shower spray is one of the easiest things you could ever make, using only three ingredients, most of which you will already have in the home. Homemade Vanilla Extract.

I love the scent of vanilla in anything from candles to soap and the flavor of vanilla in baked goods and desserts is second to none. If a recipe calls for one teaspoon vanilla extract, I use at least two; but likely more and use a slow, heavy hand when pouring. How to Make Homemade Peppermint Extract.

Photos du journal. A Natural Bleach AlternativeOne Good Thing by Jillee. 26 Tips and Tricks To Simplify Life. DIY scooper. Extensive List of Organic Pest Control Remedies. Make Your Own Reusable Peppermint Kitchen Wipes. Easy, Non-Toxic Shower Spray. Homemade Liquid Dish Soap. Make Your Own Linen Spray. The Burlap Bag - High Quality Handmade Goods Shop - Austin Texas. Homemade Drain Cleaner – Green and Non-Toxic. Photos du journal.