DIY Delicious: Homemade Herbal Teas

Green Living Ideas

The following are some simple recipes for delicious homemade herbal teas that you can serve throughout the summer. DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Food and Cuisine Recipes Tea & Coffee diy dried herbs hibiscus homemade herbal teas During warmer months I love coming home to some cold iced herbal teas.

Homemade Vegan Soap: Basic Recipe with Soap Combinations

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The recipe below is the basic combination for creating homemade vegan soap all you have to do is add your combination of essential oils, crushed spices and other natural additives to make your soap extra special. Basic Recipe for Making Homemade Vegan Soap. Body recipes diy soap recipes Glycerin soap melt and pour natural beauty recipes Natural glycerin soap is the hypoallergenic and non-irritating alternative to chemically induced conventional soap.

10 DIY Holiday Gifts to Try this Season

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Like many other crafts-people , I use the holiday season to shower the lovely people on my Christmas list with handmade DIY gifts. I fill mason jars, baskets, stockings and boxes with homemade lotions, soaps, toys, trinkets, jewelry and healthy edibles each year. Below are a few ideas I will be trying this year… 10 DIY Holiday Gifts to Try this Season: Pringles Can with Homemade Cookies. DIY Wood Slice Ornament. green up your play DIY recipes

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3 Homemade Toothpaste Recipes: Homemade Living

Green Living Ideas

We love making homemade body care, and homemade toothpaste is next on the list! Here we share some good reasons to switch to homemade toothpastes, along with a few recipes to get you started! The post 3 Homemade Toothpaste Recipes: Homemade Living appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Eco Home Living Personal Care and Services diy essential oils homemade homemade living homemade toothpaste natural home oral care toothpaste

Homemade Persian Sugar Wax: A Sticky Situation (DIY With Pictures)

Green Prophet

This is the big no-no of homemade Persian sugar waxing. Health DIY hair removal Persian sugar wax sugaring Following the wild success of our article on Persian sugar wax (and how to do it briefly) , Green Prophet follows up with a step by step how to: Now imagine that you didn’t need to call your local salon or spa to schedule a wax appointment – you could do the deed yourself.

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The Downside of Wearing Conventional Makeup plus a DIY Natural Makeup Roundup

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Below are 8 great DIY natural makeup recipes for you to try. 8 DIY Natural Makeup Recipes: 1: Non-toxic Black Eyeliner by Beauty by Britanie. 2: Homemade Bronzer by Thank your Body. Face recipes Beauty diy beauty Health natural beauty There are two reasons for wearing makeup – to enhance particular features, and to cover-up unpleasant flaws.

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3 Easy DIY Cleaning Products: Save Money & the Planet!

Elephant Journal

Family Green Health & Wellness cleaning products diy cleaners diy cleaning products eco-friendly cleaning supplies green cleaning supplies homemade cleaners non-toxic cleaning suppliesMy garbage disposal always has a funky smell—I can't wait to try #3 to change that!

Homemade Laundry Detergent and Gift Idea!

Green (Living) Review

DIY green living laundry Laundry soap is expensive! I walked down the soap aisle of a store as a young mother and just cried while looking at the prices of laundry detergent. It was so expensive for our tight budget! On top of price, we all have high allergies and soap is packed full of scents and stuff that we are allergic to. I felt defeated. Then a friend of mine mentioned she had made her own laundry soap. I was thrilled--I may have hugged her for joy!

Healthy Homemade Cocktails

Green Living Ideas

This post features a round-up of some beautiful homemade cocktails, all featuring wholesome ingredients to make your buzz just a bit healthier. Alcohol DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Food and Cuisine alcohol Beverages DIY eco-friendly gifts homemade Happy weekend! Whether you’ve faced a long day at work or just want to settle in for a long conversation, sometimes a handmade cocktail is just the right thing.

Host a Homemade Cocktail Party

Green Living Ideas

If you are looking for a clever and homesteady theme for warm weather celebrations, what about hosting your own homemade cocktail party? This idea comes to us from Small Measure , one of my favorite DIY and homesteading blogs. The following are Ashley’s suggestions for how to host an awesome homemade cocktail party. And if you want to get really buzzed, check out this list for fantastic healthy homemade cocktails.

The Ultimate DIY Holiday Gift Guide

Green Living Ideas

Skip the malls and shopping lines, and get started with homemade gifts! The post The Ultimate DIY Holiday Gift Guide appeared first on Green Living Ideas. DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Holidays DIY gifts edible gifts Gifts holiday homemade giftsMaking and baking instead of buying sounds like a great plan this holiday season.

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Two DIY Natural Toothpaste and Tooth Powder Recipes

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However, if you are a DIYer like myself, you may want to make your own homemade toothpastes. Natural, organic homemade toothpastes are easier to make than you may think. DIY Natural Toothpaste and Tooth Powder Recipes. Face recipes DIY beauty recipes While conventional toothpastes are effective at cleaning away plaque and making our mouths taste minty fresh, the harsh ingredients used can be damaging to our health.

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Easy Homemade Fermentation Projects + 5 Vegan Fermented Food Recipes

Green Living Ideas

Homemade fermentation projects are the ultimate DIY project, and if you’re not fermenting your foods yet, here are 5 fermented food recipes to get you started. The post Easy Homemade Fermentation Projects + 5 Vegan Fermented Food Recipes appeared first on Green Living Ideas. DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Food and Cuisine Green Lifestyle diy DIY projects fermentation fermented foods healthy living homemade probiotics

Homemade Lip Balm: Get ready for some Kisses!

Green Living Ideas

The post Homemade Lip Balm: Get ready for some Kisses! DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Green Lifestyle body care products cacao diy diy lip balm homemade lip balm homemade living how to make lip balm For years now I''ve been making my own lip balm, and it''s helped me reduce waste, eliminate chemicals in my body care and keep my lips super happy! appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Fermentation Fun: Homemade Kim Chi

Green Living Ideas

We love DIY (do-it-yourself) projects here at Green Living Ideas: making things at home to help keep our bellies full, our houses clean and planet green is super fun and inspiring! Across our network we’ve got recipes for homemade vegan water kefir , homemade body care products , homemade breads , even homemade drain cleaner ! Today we have an edible recipe for a great homemade staple: Homemade Kim Chi. Homemade Kim chi: The basics.

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. Bakeries thrive selling artisan bread, homebrewed beer and wine are increasingly popular, and handmade sweaters and DIY gardening are slowing becoming more popular across the country. But if you do have some time, I encourage you to try to make these five best homemade foods at home.

Homemade Cough Drops With Horehound and Marshmallow

Green (Living) Review

As an editor for Mother Earth News, I’m constantly surrounded by inspiring recipes and DIY projects. I craved the day I could throw down my red pen and replace it with a bag of fresh herbs — I simply had to test the Homemade Horehound Cough Drops Recipe before my eyes. It can be a serious challenge to narrow down which ones to try, and which ones to simply accept as fodder for my Pinterest board.

Homemade Living: How to Make Natural Deodorant

Green Living Ideas

Next in our Homemade Living series, an awesome DIY natural deodorant for happy armpits! The post Homemade Living: How to Make Natural Deodorant appeared first on Green Living Ideas. DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Eco Friendly Fashion and Beauty body care essential oils homemade living natural body care natural deodorant natural healing Healthy, natural and totally sustainable!

Non-Toxic DIY Weed Killers

Green Furniture Home Design

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. We recommend that you don’t dilute the vinegar with water and that you apply it directly to the weed at a time when its dry out.

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DIY Kombucha—the Joy of Fermentation. {Recipe}

Elephant Journal

Food Green Health & Wellness cocktail homemade how to kombucha recipeI must confess, it took a few years from that first sighting for me to really get into this form of fermentation, but now brewing kombucha has become a joy my whole family is involved in.

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Homemade Exfoliating Body Scrubs

The Go Green Blog

After a little experimental trial & error, I finally came up with two DIY exfoliating body scrubs that are similar to store bought products, but are from ingredients on hand in most kitchens. DIY Sugar Body Scrub. DIY Citrus Salt Body Scrub. Eco-Products Green Crafts Citrus Salt Body Scrub DIY Exfoliator gift ideas Green Goods Skin Care Sugar Scrub

Homemade Exfoliating Body Scrubs

The Go Green Blog

After a little experimental trial & error, I finally came up with two DIY exfoliating body scrubs that are similar to store bought products, but are from ingredients on hand in most kitchens. DIY Sugar Body Scrub. DIY Citrus Salt Body Scrub. Eco-Products Green Crafts Citrus Salt Body Scrub DIY Exfoliator gift ideas Green Goods Skin Care Sugar Scrub

Homemade natural deodorant that actually works for men

Green Living Ideas

The post Homemade natural deodorant that actually works for men appeared first on Green Living Ideas. DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Fashion & Beauty Green Lifestyle baking soda deodorant essential oils men natural recipe worksGot stinky pits? Of course you do, like me, you’re a sweaty, gross dude (or the partner of such a dude that was desperate enough to google how to get his pits to stop stinking so bad).

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. DIY (do-it-yourself_ Food and Cuisine Tea & Coffee diy fermentation homemade probiotics vegan water kefirWhy might you want to drink kefir? Well, it’s loaded with probiotics and healthy acids.

DIY Soap!

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DIY Soap! There are few things in the world of DIY home goods that carry as much of a unique coolness factor as bath and body products. Wash Your Hands With Homemade Liquid Soap. Homemade Eco Soap! Melissa Novak-Saylor on DIY Soap! Melissa Novak-Saylor on DIY Soap! Categories. Garden. Kitchen. New & Exciting. Electronics. Events. Health. Personal. Clothing & Accessories. Community. Current Acitivites. Forums. Groups. Members. Get Our Books.

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3 Compelling Reasons to Make our own Toothpaste.

Elephant Journal

Writer's Contest 2** Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Green Health & Wellness Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) 3 Compelling Reasons coconut oil commercial toothpaste DIY diy toothpaste green homemade toothpaste Make your own Toothpaste oil pulling toothpaste unwanted toxinsMaking toothpaste is actually quite convenient.

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

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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. Homemade cleaners for floors are also simple. Homemade Cleaners for Bathrooms.

Easy Fermentation Projects + 5 Vegan Fermented Food Recipes

Green Living Ideas

Learn our tricks for healthful and delicious homemade fermentation projects, from kim chi to kraut to kefir to help get your gut in shape! DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Food and Cuisine Green Lifestyle diy DIY projects fermentation fermented foods healthy living homemade probioticsThe post Easy Fermentation Projects + 5 Vegan Fermented Food Recipes appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Soothe Those Aches and Pains with This DIY Bath Salt Recipe

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Whether you’re sore from an intense workout, pregnancy, or a strain or sprain, these homemade bath salts are a great natural remedy to help melt away the pain and encourage healing. Read More The post Soothe Those Aches and Pains with This DIY Bath Salt Recipe appeared first on Ecorazzi. Beauty Healthy Living News Top News

DIY Eco-Friendly Easter Baskets

The Go Green Blog

Here are 3 super Green homemade Easter basket ideas using items around your house & kitchen. Tags: Eco-Products Family Green Crafts Crafts DIY Easter Basket holiday Recycle Easter is almost here – Sunday, April 4th! Instead of buying brand new Easter baskets for all your colored eggs , try making your own eco-friendly baskets. Materials You Will Need: Pipe cleaners. Berry baskets. Plastic clamshell container. Scissors. Stapler. Stickers. Ribbon. Silk or real flowers.

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4 Last Minute, Meaningful Gifts.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education christmas DIY gifts holidays home homemade ideas last minute presents Here are some great ideas for last-minute, truly meaningful gifts that show we care instead of screaming "I forgot!".even even if that happens to be the case.

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DIY Edible Paint & Sugar Glitter

The Go Green Blog

Let’s get started… DIY Edible Sugar Glitter. DIY Edible Paint. Sprinkle your homemade suger glitter on the paint while it is still wet to add a little extra sparkle and shine to every dish. Make your Valentine’s Day dinner party extra special this year by decorating your tableware with edible paint & glitter. It’s super easy, completely edible and eco-friendly.

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DIY Edible Paint & Sugar Glitter

The Go Green Blog

Let’s get started… DIY Edible Sugar Glitter. DIY Edible Paint. Sprinkle your homemade suger glitter on the paint while it is still wet to add a little extra sparkle and shine to every dish. Make your Valentine’s Day dinner party extra special this year by decorating your tableware with edible paint & glitter. It’s super easy, completely edible and eco-friendly.

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Meditative Making: 5 Simple Projects to Encourage Relaxation.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Meditation beeswax candle contemplation garden crafts DIY dreamcatcher heating pad homemade make it yourself mandala meditative making moving meditationChances are, you may already have most of the materials in your home.

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Top 5 Household Chemicals to Avoid + 10 Awesome Green Cleaning Solutions

Green Living Ideas

Eco Home Living chemical exposure cleaning diy homemade cleaning products household chemicals natural cleaningHere are the top 5 household cleaners to avoid and 10 ways you can green your cleaning routine, with information reposted from Women's Voice for the Earth. The post Top 5 Household Chemicals to Avoid + 10 Awesome Green Cleaning Solutions appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Edible Gifts for the Holidays: Green Gift Guide 2014

Green Living Ideas

Give the gift of homemade this holiday season as part of our Green Gift Guide. DIY (do-it-yourself) Projects Green Lifestyle canning diy gift guide Gifts holiday homemade more love less stuff preserving Edible gifts are easy, delicious and super eco-friendly! The post Edible Gifts for the Holidays: Green Gift Guide 2014 appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

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Making Your Own Crafty Picture Frames

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Homemade picture frames are also a great gift for family and friends, and won’t break the bank. Art and Accessories diy picture frames homemade picture framesDisplaying family snapshots and beautiful photographs is a great way to liven up any home, adding a personal touch that can help soften and define any space. While commercial picture frames look attractive, they are often quite expensive.

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Only 3 Things Needed for Great Winter Skin. {Skincare Recipes}

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness WAYLON/ADMIN: Popular (1500 & up) beauty beeswax body oil cosmetics DIY dry hands dry skin face home made lotion homemade lip balm how to lip balm lotion makeup moisturizer oil recipe season changes shea butter skin care skin care recipes winter

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10 Reasons to Choose Handmade Jewelry

Green Living Ideas

Sponsored Posts b corporation diy eco home products green consumerism handmade homemade jewelryLove gift giving? Here are 7 reasons to choose handmade jewelry for all your green gift giving. The post 10 Reasons to Choose Handmade Jewelry appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

DIY Inexpensive and Eco-friendly Seedling Pots For The Garden

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Another wonderful surprise is that the two most popular DIY eco-friendly. DIY seedling pots, take a look at the links below. Homemade. If the weather outside is. still too cold for gardening, seedling can be started indoors. Just about any. container (milk jug, liter soda bottle, etc.) can be cut open, punctured with a. few holes at the bottom and turned into a seedling pot. Unfortunately when it. comes time to transplanting the seedlings to new ground or larger pots.

Healthier Alternatives to Condiments and Additives

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Healthier Alternatives to Condiments and Additives: Naturally Preserve your foods: Naturally preserving your homemade foods can help deter the presence of decay, bacteria, yeast and mold. You can also make your own homemade food colors, check out this great guide here. Homemade seasonings: Store bought seasonings often contains an abundance MSGs, harsh sodium and other unnatural substances that can be harmful to your health. DIY Sausage Seasoning. DIY Taco Seasoning.

BNTO by Cuppow Product Review

Green Living Ideas

Eco Friendly Household Goods Eco Home Living Green Lifestyle canning diy food in jars homemade non-toxic Green Living Ideas was recently send a super cool BNTO by the makers of Cuppow. The BNTO is a little plastic cup that allows you to turn a wide-mouth canning jar into a to lunchbox! By separating your food jars into two compartments, you can bring liquids and dry foods in one jar! GENIUS! Now you can snack on yogurt and granola, hummus and veggies and more from just one jar!

Fix Winter Frizz: 3 Organic Mega-Hydrating Deep Conditioner Recipes

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Get some luster back into your locks with easy, homemade deep conditioning recipes that only take a few minutes to whip up. Tags: Featured DIY Hair Care Homemade Beauty Image via mikal_bisnovat. It’s brutally cold outside for most of us this winter, and the harsh wind combined with dry indoor heating robs our hair of its moisture.

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