Eco-friendly Washing Powder

Recipe for eco-friendly laundry powder for hard water.Making the recipe is the easy part. It’ll take ten minutes at the very most. All you need is a good natural soap and a water softener. The challenge I personally had to overcome was how to make this recipe an effective cleaner in hard water (naturally). If you live in the city, hard water probably won’t be a problem for you at all, and you can skip right ahead to the recipe at the end of this post. However, if you are like me and have a natural water supply like a dam, stream or bore hole then you most probably have a hard water supply too. So you may want to keep reading.

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6 Eco-friendly Ways To Wrap Gifts

glass-jarsWhile we show our appreciation for our loved ones this festive season, we should also show our appreciation for our planet by giving a little more thought into how we wrap our gifts this year. Let’s try to adopt a zero waste approach.  Glossy and generic wrapping paper is so last season! So here are some eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas: Continue reading

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How to make liquid soap

how to make castile liquid soap from barNatural liquid soap is incredibly versatile, to say the least. You can use it around the home to wash dishes, laundry, floors, windows and toilets; or you can use it as part of your skincare regime as body wash, shampoo, face wash, shaving cream and even bubble bath! This is a MUST-DO on anyone’s natural DIY list, especially because this one recipe can replace the multiple toxic cleaners in your home. You no longer have to fork out the cash for Handy Andy, Sunlight, Pantene, Jik, Domestos et cetera et cetera.

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Beginner soap bar recipe

basic soap recipe for beginners-fragrance free-no additivesI don’t know why I was so daunted by the idea of making soap – it’s not as difficult as I’d expected. Yes, it involves more effort than my usual recipes, but this basic soap recipe just requires more time, and a lot of common sense. So if you’ve got time and common sense, you’ve got this (of course you’ll need the ingredients too)! After a bit of practice, I’m sure you will also be whipping up soap in less than half an hour. Here, I share how to make a basic fragrance free soap. You can use this as a base to add your own fragrance and colour as you please. I’ve even included step-by-step photos that’ll guide you to your bubbly bliss.

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Eco-friendly multipurpose cleaner

biodegradeble household cleaner recipeMost popular household cleaners are dangerously toxic. Even dishwashing liquid leaves a toxic residue on the plates we eat from. We may not be putting these toxins on our skin every day, like we do with our beauty products, but we are creating a toxic environment for ourselves, our families and our pets. These neuro-toxic, hormone-disrupting and lung-damaging poisons are completely unnecessary. All you need is white spirit vinegar and bicarbonate of soda for a spotless and healthy home.

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