10 Recipes for Homemade Air Fresheners

Green Home Blog

10 Recipes for Natural, Homemade Air Fresheners. Any non-porous container can be used to make a handy and decorative diffuser – try an old wine bottle or a ceramic vase with a narrow opening (the smaller the opening the longer it will take for the oils to evaporate). After it sets you’ll have your own homemade gel air freshener. Put a few drops of an essential oil and a cup of water in a spray bottle, then spritz throughout the room to spread your favorite scent.

Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Pre-shampoo Dandruff Treatment Recipe

Hug a Tree with Me

Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Dandruff Treatment Recipe: Ingredients and Equipment Needed: 1/2 cup of luke warm water. Plastic spray bottle. Transfer the solution to the plastic spray bottle. The post Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Pre-shampoo Dandruff Treatment Recipe appeared first on Hug a Tree with Me. Dandruff will always return if the fungus that causes it is not killed off completely.

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RECIPE: Homemade Pomegranate Molasses

Green Prophet

Homemade Pomegranate Molasses. Ingredients: 4 cups pure 100% pomegranate juice (bottled or fresh). The Middle-Eastern pantry staple can be made at home easily. Pomegranates come into season now, just as summer fades and before the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Fresh pomegranate seeds are one of the traditional Rosh HaShanah simanim (symbolic foods) on the holiday table. Downtown juice stands everywhere in the Middle East offer glasses of sweet and sour, dark-red pomegranate juice.

The Five Best Homemade Foods

Green Living Ideas

Homemade living is the great lost art of the past few generations, although in cities, towns and rural areas the skills of homemade food and living are thriving. But if you aren’t ready to quit your day job and move to the country to raise your own chickens , these homemade recipes will make you feel like a great homesteader, knitting needles or not! But if you do have some time, I encourage you to try to make these five best homemade foods at home.

4 Easy Homemade Recipes To Clean Your Fruits and Veggies

The Green Samaritan

Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe 4 Easy Homemade Recipes To Clean Your Fruits and Veggies March 3, 2011 Though we may try hard to stick with the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 list when buying fruits and vegetables, there may be times we stray simply due to cost or availability. Here are few homemade recipes gathered along the way to include vinegar in all with variations that are simple and quick.

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Tiny Bubbles: Homemade Vegan Water Kefir, Step by Step!

Green Living Ideas

Awhile ago I wrote about the joy of my first homemade fermentation experiments with Water Kefir. Here is a thorough step-by-step process for how to make your own homemade (vegan) water kefir for your fizzy drinking pleasure. The bottles in the back are primary fermentation, and the bottles in the front (with floating fruits and herbs) are secondary fermentation.

Benefits of Making Homemade Cleaners. ~ Sarka-Jonae Miller.

Elephant Journal

Benefits of Making Homemade Cleaners. Using green cleaning products is also better for the environment; buying natural cleaning products helps to support green companies , but if cost is an issue people can still participate in eco-friendly cleaning practices by making homemade cleaners. Make homemade cleaners with simple ingredients such as vinegar, club soda and baking soda. A spray bottle filled with club soda makes a perfectly efficient glass cleaner.

Make your own tooth powder

Green (Living) Review

Have ready a bottle of hydrogen peroxide for rinsing every time you brush and after brushing rinse off with hydrogen peroxide. Homemade tooth powder is a very good and affordable alternative to the expensive dental products, including toothpastes, out there. make your own tooth powder homemade toiletries homemade tooth powder tooth powder

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Non-Toxic DIY Weed Killers

Green Furniture Home Design

Mix those ingredients into a spray bottle and apply directly to the weeds. Home and Garden non toxic homemade weed killer vinegar weed killer recipeIndustrial and many store-bought weed killers contain harmful chemicals. You may not be aware of it, but you have the materials you need to kill the weeds in your garden, in your kitchen right now! Vinegar has been used to kill weeds for many generations.

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Pine & Calendula: Two Magical Herbal Oils for Beauty & Health

Eco Chic

Then, strain the oil through cheesecloth into smaller dark-colored bottles using a funnel. Then, strain it through cheesecloth into a small dark-colored bottle using a funnel. Tags: Featured Beauty Herbal Remedies herbs/homeopathics Homemade Beauty Plants I’m no Drew Barrymore – I don’t use the word ‘magical’ very often. But sometimes it applies, and I’m not talking about supernatural phenomena here.

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How to Make Bodycare Products

Green Blog

In my last post about giving green gifts, I suggested homemade bodycare products as a great gift. Unlike typical commercially produced cosmetics that boast a list of ingredients a mile long (if they even list their ingredients), you can be 100% sure that your homemade products are natural, non-toxic and safe. Another great thing about homemade products is that you can modify them to suit your own needs—some people like a thick body butter, while others like a light lotion.

Beauty Recipe: Simple Raw Honey Facial Cleanser

Hug a Tree with Me

This simple homemade facial wash is gentle enough for every skin type, it is free of unnaturals, effective and inexpensive to make. Slow add melted honey and mix well Transfer soap via into a plastic bottle with easy open air tight top Store in cool dry place How to Use: Dampen skin with warm water Squeeze a bit of honey cleanser on palm of hand and massage on face Continue massaging cleaner onto face in gentle circular motions.

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Happy Birthday, Toulouse! A Cat is a Cat is a Cat…Or is it?

The Alien Next Door

The Knot is a friendly pub where locals go to eat homemade food and tell stories. Remember the Jardin des Tuileries where we snuck in a bottle of red wine and soft camembert cheese and sat on a park bench to enjoy the best of Paris? The attentive waiter brought us two more bottles of Propeller ale and a complimentary platter of fresh steamed mussels. The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Saturday, November 13, 2010 Happy Birthday, Toulouse!

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Vino!

Eco Friendly Daily

And now I’m going to talk about homemade wine. I never really have done a whole lot with homemade wine before, but that’s mostly just because I’m not really much for wine. The carboy is the thing that you’re doing the actual fermentation in before you do the initial bottling, and having a glass one is great because it allows you to actually see the fermentation going on. Categories. Garden. Kitchen. New & Exciting. Electronics. Events. Health.

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How To Make Green Cleaning Products At Home

Green Home Blog

Vinegar has been around for thousands of years, and is still one of your best options for a cheap and easy homemade cleaner. One cup of white vinegar combined with 1 cup of water in a spray bottle can be used to remove grease, soap scum, and other stains on hard surfaces, upholstery, and carpets (just be sure to test a small area when using the mixture on fabrics to make sure the colors won’t run). A recipe for homemade furniture polish.

A Quick and Easy Fruit Picker

Green (Living) Review

When fall comes and my arms are not long enough to reach all the peaches, apples and pears on our trees, I turn to some homemade gadget or other to harvest that fruit. It uses a plastic beverage bottle on a stick as a picker-catcher. The Bottle You will want a plastic beverage bottle – the kind with “feet” on the bottom. The picture I saw used a 2-liter soda bottle. I don’t have a 2-liter bottle today so I used a 1-liter vinegar bottle that I do have.

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10 Green & Good Cleaning Replacements for the Toxic Bad Guy

The Green Samaritan

Pour in small spray bottle. All Purpose Cleaner 1-2 parts water and 1 part vinegar mixed in spray bottle. cup vinegar, ¼ cup rubbing alcohol, 2 cups water mixed in spray bottle. What homemade options or eco-friendly brands work best for you? *I I have gathered these homemade options from various places over time without keeping track of the original source and do not claim any as my own.

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Polishing furniture for small change

Green (Living) Review

But if I am going to do it I would rather be using a homemade furniture polish that is made of natural ingredients and thus not harmful to me or the Planet. Furniture Polish ¼ cup olive oil 4 tablespoons vinegar 2 teaspoons lemon juice Mix ingredients together and pour into a spray bottle. This oil is gathered from those dregs that you can never, generally, get out of the bottle without upending it. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) I rarely polish my wood tables, and such.

Easy Green Pest Control

Green Home Blog

Keep a spray bottle filled with soapy water handy – a few squirts will kill ants and help wash away the trails they leave behind. Essential oils are also great for making a homemade insect repellant. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide we exhale, so fool them with a homemade CO 2 trap. Cut the top off of a soda bottle, invert it, and slide the top back into the bottle (you made need to tape it so it will stay). Easy Green Pest Control.

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Natural Ways to Trap Mosquitos and Insects

Green Living Ideas

For some of us, the closest bottle of DEET-based insect repellant is a first response, but perhaps you would be interested in some more natural mosquito control methods? Did you know you can even make your own natural, homemade insect repellants. I’ve got mine ready to go, it stays in my backpack all the time – a few drops of citrus and eucalyptus oil in water, vinegar, and isopropyl alochol in a small spritzer bottle does the trick. Sticky Liquid Bottle Traps.

19 Garden Hacks for Thrifty Gardeners

Green (Living) Review

No amount of netting or toxic product will guarantee the bugs wont help themselves to a feast on your vegetables, but these homemade solutions are sure to help. Recycle a store-bought spray bottle and disperse this concoction over the leaves of susceptible plants. Deter the pests with a homemade concoction of crushed marigolds soaked in 2 quarts water. Gardening doesnt have to be difficult or expensive with these solutions using items already found around the farmhouse.

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: What Do the Three Rs Mean?

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and storing it in homemade containers. Making homemade personal care and cleaning products, without using potentially toxic chemicals. Converting bowls, bottles and mugs into light fixtures or candle holders. Salvaging pieces of cardboard, plastic bottles, egg cartons and wooden pallets for home craft or construction projects, which can be fun for the whole family. Decorative glass bottles. Reduce, reuse and recycle is a battle.

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Make this New Year the year of the green resolutions

Green (Living) Review

Use a reusable water bottle and fill up with tap water instead of buying water in plastic bottles. And no, bottled water is not healthier than tap. Take homemade lunch to work or to the park.

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Reuse

Green (Living) Review

jars and bottles can be reused to store homemade jams and pickles. Old jars can also be used for storing items such as nails, sugar and pasta, or you can decorate them to use as candle holders or pen pots; an empty Snapple® or other similar glass bottle makes a great reusable water bottle.

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Abby’s Blog: Healthy Lunch Ideas

Green Life Smart Life

I alway bring my water bottle and reuseable containers, and bring my stuff home for recycling. Homemade corn dogs. These are some of my favorite lunch ideas. My mom always adds fruit and either a bar or other snack for me. . Cottage cheese, wheat crackers and blueberries. Pasta with broccoli sprinkled with parmesan cheese. Ham and cheese on wheat roll. Peanut butter and banana sandwich. Magic apples (apple slices with cinnamon and sugar). Pizza bites or bagel pizzas.

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10 Ways to Green Your Exercise Routine

Green Home Blog

Use reusable water bottles. Stop purchasing water bottles every time. Instead, you can carry a bottle of your own and refill it whenever necessary. Search on internet for some yummy homemade nutrition bar recipes. 10 Ways to Green Your Exercise Routine. We exercise to keep ourselves fit and healthy. But, little do we realize that in the effort of keeping ourselves healthy, we pose a lot of threat to the environment we live in.

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10 Ways to Green Your Exercise Routine

Green Home Blog

Use reusable water bottles. Stop purchasing water bottles every time. Instead, you can carry a bottle of your own and refill it whenever necessary. Search on internet for some yummy homemade nutrition bar recipes. 10 Ways to Green Your Exercise Routine. We exercise to keep ourselves fit and healthy. But, little do we realize that in the effort of keeping ourselves healthy, we pose a lot of threat to the environment we live in.

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Create Gifts and Decorations for the Holidays with New eBook From Red Heart Yarn and Favecrafts

Green (Living) Review

Make your holiday celebration a homemade one using these festive knit and crochet patterns from Red Heart Yarn and FaveCrafts. Thanks to Red Heart Yarn, who makes quality products at an affordable price, crafters will be able to give everyone on their gift list a homemade present without breaking the piggy bank. The Happy Holiday Turtleneck Bottle Cozy (pg. 23) makes a great gift too – just throw in a bottle of wine.

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Green Cleaning

Living In a Toxic World

Homemade cleaners are by far the best way to protect yourself and your family from the dangerous chemicals that traditional cleaning products contain. of fresh squeezed lemon juice in a spray bottle work wonders on all wood surfaces in the home. A little of this homemade cleaner with some elbow grease on each surface goes a long way!

10 Green Gift Ideas for Eid al-Adha

Green Prophet

AQUA ZINGER – Whip up homemade drinks free from unwanted additives. Vapur Reflex Bottle - As much as I despise plastic bottles, I don’t use reusables because I don’t want to lug around the empties. Want a jump up on impressing the hosts of upcoming Eid al-Adha parties? Conspicuous consumption is hard work in Jordan where I live.

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9 Cleaning Guides to Keep Your Home Green

Environmental News Network

Knowing these, switching to homemade cleaning alternatives should be a no-brainer. Cleaning glass panels can be done easily using homemade ingredients. Combine them all in a spray bottle and shake very well as cornstarch might settle in the bottom. By: Guest Contributor, Roger Gallager. Cleaning your house doesn’t need to look like a chemical warfare.

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Simple, frugal and eco living with children

Green (Living) Review

There are some Chinese games that could use, for instance, plastic bottle tops as game pieces (counters). You do not need soba noodles, for instance, for Chow Mein, and pizza can be made much better at home with homemade dough and your own choice of toppings. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Many people think that simple, frugal and especially eco-friendly living with children is an impossibility, as kids cost so much money in what they need. But what do they really need?

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5 cheap ways to build an eco-friendly house

Green Prophet

You can begin this in small ways, by adding draught excluders on doors (which can easily be homemade), placing heat reflective aluminium foil behind radiators, and making sure loft or roof insulation is intact. Having a bin specifically for empty cartons of milk, water bottles and juice containers will simplify the process for all the family. “Green” building has become not just a trend in recent years, but a legal requirement in some countries.

10 Ways to Go Green and Save Green

Green Earth Journey

Use your creativity in gift giving , including making homemade gifts, donating to a good cause, or even regifting. Skip the bottled water at the grocery or convenience store. Filter your tap water for drinking rather than using bottled water. Not only is bottled water expensive, but it produces large amounts of container waste. Check out this recent update and life cycle analysis for the latest on bottled water trends.

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Rosh Hashanah 5772 Green Gift Guide for 2011

Green Prophet

They would much rather receive something that is handmade, homemade, or touched solely by human hands (and not a machine). If you’re bent on giving something homemade , though, and not just handmade then an edible gift might be a good place to start. Homemade delicacies are usually very well received, and in the spirit of wishing your loved ones a sweet new year it may be a good idea to give them something sweet. Like homemade jam.

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From The Recycle Bin: 10 Green Gift Ideas for Teacher

The Green Samaritan

Peel the labels off of the bottle and decorate it with scrapbooking stickers and ribbons. That’s A Wrap When wrapping homemade goods and gifts for anyone this holiday season, think re-usable!

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Sustainable Comfort: Green, Off-the-Grid Earthship® Home Is Fire-Powered by Sun and Tulikivi Fireplace

Green (Living) Review

The home is built with tires, glass bottles and other recycled materials.” “My I bake sourdough bread and lots of homemade pizza, roast grass fed beef, chicken and vegetables and make the most unbelievable skillet biscuits. Earth Day officially comes but once a year—but at Monte Koch’s Montana home, the spirit of Earth Day is generated 24/7/365. North of Big Timber, on 64 acres of pristine land, Koch is putting the finishing touches on his dream dwelling.

Natural Glow: Fabulous Summer Skin Care Tips

Eco Friendly Daily

Adding some lemons or limes to your water will keep you coming back for more, and you won’t feel the need to bulk up on bottled drinks that only create more plastic waste too. You can even experiment at home and create homemade products such as lip balms, sugar scrubs, moisturizing face masks, etc. Sunscreen is the top product for protecting your skin against the sun’s harmful rays. However, it’s not the only ingredient for a naturally glowing face and body.

A+ Ideas for End of Year Teacher Gifts

The Green Samaritan

Peel the labels off of the bottle and decorate it with scrapbooking stickers and ribbons. “Go That’s A Wrap When wrapping homemade goods and gifts for anyone, think re-usable! Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe A+ Ideas for End of Year Teacher Gifts May 17, 2010 May is here and school is almost out! What to do for those wonderful teachers who spend such critical time with our children.

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Green Uses for Lemons and Lemon Peels

Eco Friendly Daily

Strain and store in an old spray bottle. Homemade furniture polish. In a spray bottle mix a cup of vegetable or olive oil with a half-cup of lemon juice. Make homemade lemonade and candy the skins for cakes or other desserts. Lemons aren’t just good for lemonade. Lemons, as well as their lemon peels, have many green uses. Take a look at the list below. Eliminate Odor. Boil a pot of water with lemon skins inside to help get rid of household odors.

Starve the system

Green (Living) Review

My drinking glasses are repurposed glass jars, whether for beer, water, or spirits, and my reusable water bottles from tap water also are reused glass bottles that came with drinks, or where found and cleaned. My notebooks, and I carry at least one at all times, are homemade from paper that was but printed single sided and the amount of pencils that I have found beggars belief.

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Seed for thought

Green (Living) Review

litre bottle with full dosing rates and application advice and can also be used on lawns and turf throughout the growing season too, making this an organic plant feed for the whole garden! Now is the time to really look forward to the growing season with the lengthening days and spring just a fingertip away.

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Falafel, The Recipe

Green Prophet

There’s nothing like homemade falafel when you’re in the mood for those savory, crunchy chickpea balls packed into a fluffy pita. 1 bottle cooking oil – 750 grams – 3 cups. We teach you how to make whole-wheat pita here. Making your own falafel, you decide exactly which fixings go into your package of chickpea goodness. Do you like lots of chopped cucumber and tomato, or do you prefer strips of breaded, fried eggplant?

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