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Apr 13 2013

Make Your Own Maple Syrup

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A few days a go I thought I was going to tell all of you that making your own maple syrup was a cool idea, but not worth the hassle. But things have changed. Now that we have the finished product, and know how delicious it is, and how much… Read More

May 27 2011

DIY Natural, Organic Bug Spray Demo Video

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The bugs are in full force and last year at this time the kids got eaten alive! I hate spraying them with anything, especially chemicals. Even the more natural brands have ingredients I can’t pronounce and don’t know exactly what they are. When we apply chemicals to our skin, they… Read More

Nov 23 2010

Berrylicious!

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This week on NPR I saw a cute video explaining why berries are so good for us and some great recipes to help us get those antioxidants into our bodies. It can be difficult to find the time to get all the fruits and vegetables into our diets that we… Read More

Jul 14 2010

Natural Remedies for Age Spots (DIY Beauty Treatments)

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During my first pregnancy I started noticing age spots. It’s common during pregnancy and it often goes away. Most of mine did, but there are two stubborn ones left over! The first word of advice is to avoid the sun, especially during pregnancy when your hormones are going wild and… Read More

Jul 4 2010

Make Your Own (DIY)… Mildew Remover!

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This recipe will help you ward off mildew in the bathtub or shower. After you’re threw with your shower or bath, or after you clean, simply spray this cleaner on the surfaces and leave it! Tea Tree and Lavender are effective adversaries to mildew, fungus and bacteria. This cleaner is… Read More

Jul 2 2010

Make Your Own……..Window Cleaner

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Window cleaner is one of the easiest cleaning products to make. If you’re new to making your own cleaning products, this is a great one to start with. Vinegar and water are not only far less expensive than store bought window cleaners, you’ll also be helping the environment by reusing… Read More

Jun 29 2010

Make Your Own…….Liquid Dish Soap

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If every household in the U.S. replaced just ONE 48 oz. bottle of petroleum-based liquid soap with a plant-derived product (i.e. homemade, 7th Generation, or Method), we could save 248,000 barrels of oil! That’s enough to heat and cool 14,300 U.S. homes for an entire year! I’ve thought about making… Read More

Jun 27 2010

Make Your Own…….Shower Cleaner

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Another great cleaning product recipe is here! This shower cleaner, smells great, works great, it’s cheap, environmentally friendly and non-toxic! Many people like the smell of clean house. Unfortunately, what they’re smelling is usually chemicals that linger in the air for days after and penetrate your skin and  lungs. When… Read More

Jun 26 2010

Make Your Own Claeaning Products – Essential Oils Guide

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Essential Oils  are a great way to add natural fragrance and power to your homemade cleaning products. They can add a powerful punch of antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties as well as many other benefits. Here is a quick guide to some common essential oils you can use in home cleaning… Read More

Jun 25 2010

Make Your Own……..Toilet Bowl Cleaner

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Cleaning toilets is not a particularly glamorous topic, but one I feel I must broach. After learning how easy and inexpensive it is to make your own toilet cleaner, I was so upset when I realized the money I had wasted throughout the years. Not to mention the countless containers… Read More

Jun 24 2010

Make Your Own………All Purpose Cleaner

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There are so many reasons to make your own house cleaning products, and so few reasons why you wouldn’t. For me, the main reason I fought making my own was that it seemed complicated. In fact the opposite is true. After the initial purchase of your staple ingredients, it’s easy.… Read More

Jun 15 2010

Make your own (DIY)……..Liquid Laundry Detergent

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If you look at a container of laundry detergent, you will see a list of unnecessary ingredients that are putting toxins in our clothes, then through our skin into our bodies. There is no need to wonder what is in your laundry soap if you make your own! You will… Read More

Jun 12 2010

Make Your Own….. Playdough (Play-doh)

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I found this easy recipe for making your own Play-doh and am so happy to be sharing it with you! Play-doh is great, but as many of you know, it often ends up in their mouths! This recipe is not meant to be eaten, but at least you will have… Read More

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