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Homemade Shampoo with Essential Oils Sign up for free wellness tips & updates. If you would have told me 10 years ago that I would one day whip up recipes for homemade shampoo, I would have laughed at you and said, “No way.” But a funny thing happens when you become interested in living more naturally. First, you start reading … a lot. (After some time, your husband dreads what you’ll say after you start off a sentence with, “so I was reading …”) Then you start implementing. Next you start making your own laundry detergent. And then you move into the world of natural bath and body products and herbal-infused everything. One thing leads to another and the next thing you know, you’re excitedly mixing up your own shampoo on the unfinished kitchen counters of the school bus you inhabit with your husband and four kids. Because you’ve moved past washing your hair with baking soda and water and just plain water and now you’re convinced that you’re a mad scientist confident do-it-yourselfer who can make anything she wants.

ECOlunchbox - Earth Friendly, Plastic-Free Lunch Boxes Do you know the numbers on bottom of plastic bottles indicate? | Featured | We Impact | We Impact When shopping in the supermarket, there are massive products are filled in plastic containers. Check out the store room of your apartment, how many product with plastic bottles are you using? Open your garbage bin, how many plastic bottles do you discard every day? The answer must be “many”, “a lot”, “countless”, “massive”. In our knowledge centre, today We Impact will show some basic knowledge about the plastic containers we face in our daily life. Plastic #1 (PETE OR PET) This is polyethylene terephtalate, also known as PETE or PET. Plastic #2 (HDPE) This is high density polyethylene, or HDPE. Plastic #3 (PVC ) This is polyvinyl chloride, or PVC. Plastic #4 (LDPE) This is low density polyethylene (LDPE). Plastic #5 (PP) This is polypropylene. ( PP ) Yogurt cups and similar wide-necked containers are often made from it, as well as water bottles with a cloudy finish. Plastic #6 (PS) This is polystyrene, or Styrofoam, from which disposable containers and packaging are made. Source:

Homemade Beauty Products for Mother's Day | Center for Environmental Health By Maggie Young This Mother’s Day, instead of giving dear mom any number of gifts that may contain harmful toxic chemicals, such as flowers sprayed with pesticides, a fashionable brightly colored purse that is laced with lead, or even a singing card from Hallmark, celebrate your love for her in a way that doesn’t threaten her health or pollute the environment. One popular Mother’s Day gift idea meant to generate some TLC is a day at the spa, or for those more budget-conscious, an assortment of therapeutic beauty products. Brown Sugar Body Scrub The brown sugar in this classic DIY body scrub serves as a great skin exfoliant. Ingredients: 1 cup of raw organic brown sugar½ cup of organic olive oil. Instructions: Pour the brown sugar into a small bowl, and add in the olive oil until the sugar is fully moist. Coconut Oil Moisturizer Pure organic coconut oil all by itself can serve as a fantastic moisturizer straight out of the jar. (Expired) Yogurt Facial Mask Avocado Hair Mask

Household Cleaners | Center for Environmental HealthCenter for Environmental Health By Center for Environmental Health It’s quick and easy to make your own inexpensive and effective cleaning products from ingredients like white distilled vinegar, baking soda, liquid soap (castile, vegetable-based, or glycerin), liquid hand dishwashing detergent, olive oil, and club soda. A steam cleaner filled with vegetable-based fragrance-free dish detergent works great for cleaning carpets. There’s no need to use commercial carpet cleaning products that may contain harmful chemicals. Add vinegar to the last rinse water to dissolve any remaining detergent. Some commercial cleaners marketed as “green” or “natural” may contain harmful 2-butoxyethanol, so commercial cleaners may not be as safe as homemade cleaners. All Purpose Cleaner Use for cleaning countertops, floors, walls, carpets, and upholstery. 1 teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing detergent or soap1 cup of water8 oz spray bottle Fill a spray bottle with warm water, then add the liquid detergent or soap, and mix well. All Purpose Rinse

10 Health Benefits of Honey | Healthy Living Honey is more than just a delicious treat — it's good for you, too!There is something undeniably enchanting about honey; the product of flower nectar transformed by bees, as if by alchemy - but in fact through the far less-poetic act of regurgitation - into a sweet, golden elixir. Honey has held sway over humans since ancient times. But aside from honey's seductive color and flavor, it has some scientific superpowers that add to its appeal. Honey has an unusual chemical composition, one which makes it keep indefinitely without spoiling; as is seen whenever ancient pots of honey, still perfectly preserved, are found during excavations of early Egyptian tombs. Also see: The surprising health benefits of ginger With this bonanza of properties, honey has been used for millennia as a medicinal remedy. And ever since - along with being a favored gift to the gods and employed for sweetening cakes and drinks - honey has been used to treat that which ails us. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent and Rinse Agent - $ave Naturally | diy Natural Why do we make our own homemade products? It all started with our first batch of homemade laundry detergent, since then we’ve been hooked! Now we’re on a mission to make as many household products as we can. It saves money and gives a sense of joy and accomplishment. Up this week is homemade dishwasher detergent. When you’re done making this check out these other related articles: When we develop product recipes we focus on: 1) saving money, 2) simplicity, 3) and effectiveness. Let’s see how easy this really is: Note: No time or desire to make your own dishwasher detergent? Dishwasher Detergent Recipe 1 cup borax1 cup washing soda1/2 cup citric acid1/2 cup kosher salt (for scrubbing action) Use 1 Tbsp per load (you can use a heaping tablespoon if you feel the need, but we do not). Each batch yields 24 ounces of detergent. For a DIY rinse agent, simply fill the compartment with white vinegar. Ingredients and Cost

The Surprising Health Benefits of Coconut Oil Is it true coconut can help with aging? The oils found in the coconut have a positive antioxidant action in the body. This means they help our body stop the damage to other healthy fats and tissues in our body. Oxidation is considered a major contributor to cardiovascular problems and skin aging. Is coconut oil good for my skin and hair? We tell our patients that from the time of infancy through the senior years, coconut oil is a wonderful moisturizer for skin and hair. We even recommend new parents massage infants with coconut oil after a bath. How can I use coconut oil? Coconut oil works in both baked goods like zucchini and banana bread and with vegetables. Coconut oil can withstand the heat – making it a better cooking option. One of our favorite protein shake recipes to help with blood sugar and mood is this one: Dr. Ingredients 20 grams protein powder 3 oz low-fat coconut milk 3 oz pineapple juice 1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks or ice Directions Blend all ingredients together and serve.

How to Make Handmade Hand Lotion (w/ label download) | A Sonoma Garden An Important Post Update on using Preservative with this Lotion I had always been a little intimidated with the idea of making handmade toiletries, such as lotions, lip balms and the such. First of all, I thought I’d need all sorts of expensive ingredients. I thought it would take a lot of time, that I’d need all sorts of special pots to melt things in. Maybe I’d need to remember back to my high school chemisty class, which I just barely passed. However I was getting really fed up with the store bought lotion. Enter this hand lotion recipe (below) that I found on TipNut last fall and you know what? 1 1/4 cup hot water 1/4 cup emulsifying wax (Don’t use beeswax, here’s an easy homemade beeswax lotion recipe) 1/4 cup olive oil 24-36 drops essential oilTips on using a preservative I buy my emulsifying wax & essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. Then pour the hot water into the wax/olive oil mixture and watch it turn milky white. Make sure to read on How to Make Your Own Deodorant too!

How To Make Your Own Hand Cream Creams combine the hydrating effects of water with the emollient actions of oil. They are nutritive and moisturizing to both skin and hair, as they lubricate and hydrate the body, face and scalp. According to the book "Earthly Bodies and Heavenly Hair, Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Every Body" by herbalist Dina Falconi, making your own cream should be done with sterilized equipment and clean hands, as creams are prone to bacterial contamination. Steep your herbs of choice in eight oz. of liquid oil for three to six weeks. Strain out the herbs and measure six oz. of the oil for your cream. Measure out three oz. of cocoa butter, shea butter or coconut oil, one oz. of beeswax and nine oz. of liquid, such as distilled water, distilled witch hazel or an herbal infusion. In a double boiler, warm and stir the liquid and solid oils along with the beeswax until they melt and form a uniform liquid. Let the cream sit overnight so the ingredients can set thoroughly.