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Thieves Vinegar - Immune Booster & Germ Killer. 50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making. Published with permission from Natural Living Ideas You might be realizing that most of the products out there that aren’t made organically or naturally contain a lot of toxic chemicals.

50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making

Not only that, many of these products can be harmful to our environment in a number of ways. Making things yourself not only saves you money and helps the environment, but it lets you know where your products are coming from and exactly what’s in it. You can make anything from food items to personal care and cleaning products all in very simple ways. Remember: whenever you can, use organic foods and ingredients in recipes. Resources: Product Suppliers - My Plastic-free Life.

This is an ongoing list of businesses providing products that can help us live with less plastic.

Resources: Product Suppliers - My Plastic-free Life

What are your favorites? Please leave a comment below and suggest other companies to add to this list. Brands & Online Companies: Ambatalia: Beautiful, handcrafted textiles, including reusable bags, wraps, napkins, and other plastic-free products for a non-disposable life. Read my interview with Molly de Vries of Ambatalia.Anarres Natural Health: Personal care products shipped in compostable packaging. Physical Shops & Local Brands Anarres Natural Health: Toronto. Beechland: Online shop selling mostly plastic-free family products (toys, games, craft supplies, musical instruments, foodware, furniture) to customers primarily in Nigeria and Ghana.

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Insect repell. Deodorants and care. Soaps, cleaning, airfresheners. Tooth cleanse. Fettstoffer og voks - SUNVITA. 10 habits you should pick up from your grandmother. Some of us romanticize the past, some of us brush it off altogether — but either way, there’s some good wisdom to be gleaned from generations that weren’t bombarded with consumerism, surrounded by chemicals and discombobulated by the crazy pace of the digital world.

10 habits you should pick up from your grandmother

Yes, we’re talking about the “grandma era.” Known for its wealth of practical solutions, clean living and common sense, the women who forged the road before us were smart cookies. DID YOU KNOW… You’ve probably heard all about the amazing uses of distilled vinegar, using olive oil to condition leather and even that nifty trick of using a potato to loosen a broken light bulb.


But today, we are going to talk about some of the not-so-known uses for everyday items like coffee filters, marshmallows and dryer sheets. COFFEE FILTERS – The little paper-like liners that make your morning cup of joe possible have many more uses than just getting your morning started. Because coffee filters are lint-free and absorb oil very well, there are many, many uses for these little guys.

Did you know… The Nerdy Farm Wife Page 2 of 17 DIY Herbal Crafts and Recipes, Honey Candy, Soap Making, Homeschool. I frequently get asked about how I got started making and selling handmade products.

The Nerdy Farm Wife Page 2 of 17 DIY Herbal Crafts and Recipes, Honey Candy, Soap Making, Homeschool

Today, I’ll answer some of the specific questions on this topic that I’ve received over time. If I left out something that you want to know, feel free to ask in the comments below. Top 10 DIY Posts of 2013. A Wealth of DIY Eductional and Instructional material for Simple Living. Welcome to Jubilee 101.

A Wealth of DIY Eductional and Instructional material for Simple Living

Here you will find a wealth of educational/instructional material* literally at your fingertips. Below is a list of the categories. Each category contains between 15 – 40 educational/instructional PDF documents* and 5 – 30 instructional videos. In total there are over 2600 PDF documents and over 1000 videos. While we are just beginning the process of putting up the videos, we do have all of the pdf documents online and ready. Adobe Construction – BOOKS – VIDEOS Alternative Economics – BOOKS – VIDEOS Appliances – BOOKS – VIDEOS. Online converter. 45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off. Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods.

45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off

However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you’ll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7. 1. Freshen the Fridge Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours. Homemade Glue Recipe. During their childhood, kids use a large amount of glue.

Homemade Glue Recipe

Most of them are chemical mixtures with no ingredients listed on the packaging. You can only imagine what’s in there. Preschoolers love pasting and collage, as well as tasting anything that comes close to their mouths. Besides the awful taste, shop bought glue might not be the perfect substance for their tummies. School kids have (hopefully) learned not to lick the glue, but having it on their skin and, occasionally, all over them, isn’t good either as we know that our skin absorbs anything that’s put on it. Whether you would like to avoid a chance of your kids digesting chemical glues, make your house greener and as chemical free as possible or just want to avoid buying stuff and reducing wasteful packaging, the recipe above is a sure winner.

How to make non toxic homemade glue This glue will keep for a few days. Hydrogen Peroxide Magic. The Fun Cheap or Free Queen: "You're Welcome" Wednesday: Tons of home remedy tips and tricks. I’m sure we’ve all gotten the email before.

The Fun Cheap or Free Queen: "You're Welcome" Wednesday: Tons of home remedy tips and tricks

You know what I’m talking about, the spam email that you actually happened to read. You know, the one with tons of random home remedy tips in it that you think, “Huh…I should remember this….” Latest. Good Ideas for Dryer Sheets–Bounce. 1.

Good Ideas for Dryer Sheets–Bounce

All this time you’ve just been putting Bounce in the dryer! It will chase ants away when you lay a sheet near them.?? It also repels mice. 2.