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Homemade Citrus-Infused Vinegar for Green Cleaning

As many people know, vinegar is a key ingredient for many homemade cleaning products.   But the smell of vinegar can be overwhelming. Sara of My Merry Messy Life decided to tackle this problem by making a citrus-infused vinegar.  Now her vinegar smells like oranges, lemons or limes!   How neat is that?  The recipe is extremely […]

Make Your Own Homemade Eyeglass Cleaner

Like Jillee at One Good Thing, I use a microfiber cloth to clean my glasses.  Love it!  But sometimes it doesn’t clean the lenses completely. Instead of buying a commercial cleaning product, I looked around for a natural eyeglass cleaner and didn’t find anything I liked. Then I found this post by Jillee. She has […]

Five Uses for Lavender Vinegar

This is a great post by the Nerdy Farm Wife about 5 different ways to use Lavender Vinegar.  You can use lavender vinegar in the laundry, for pet care, hair care, cleaning and relaxation. She also includes a quick recipe for Lavender Vinegar.  You can use 1/4 to 1/2 cup of dried lavender or 1 […]

8 Ways to Naturally Color Soap

Marie of Humblebee & Me makes her own, natural soaps.  And she uses natural ingredients to color her soaps.  If you look at the ingredient list of some commercial “natural” soaps you’ll find that they often use artificial, petroleum-based colorants which can be toxic. In this post Marie shares 8 different natural ways to color […]

The Many Benefits of Pepper . . . Nothing To Sneeze At!

Did you know that as far back  as the 1840’s pepper was used as a term for energy and that pep is a shortened version of pepper?  I didn’t either! Pepper alleviates cold symptoms, detoxes the skin and is used by some to fight cancer.  Jillee at One Good Thing shares 11 specific uses for […]

Homemade Herbal Scouring Powder Recipe

This is a chemical-free herbal scouring powder that can be used to clean sinks, showers and tubs. Jan shares the following recipes: Homemade Herbal Scouring Powder Lemon Scouring Powder Lavender Scouring Powder Rose Scouring Powder Rosemary Scouring Powder Jan also includes a lot of different suggestions for additional herbs and essential oils you can add […]

Herbal Entrepreneur Class – How to Start an Herbal Business

If you’ve ever thought about starting an herbal business, the Herbal Academy has a class that will help you.  They’re offering an Entrepreneur Herbal Class that’s designed specifically to prepare students to run a small herbal products business. The class is online, taught by respected instructors, and you can start whenever you’re ready. At the completion of the […]

The Health Benefits Of Activated Charcoal

Jillee posted this article about the benefits and uses of activated charcoal.   It was surprising to read about all of the different health and hygiene uses for activated charcoal. Activated charcoal absorbs toxins whether taken internally or used topically.  Some of the uses of activated charcoal include whitening your teeth, treating digestive  problems, treating poisoning, […]

Get Rid Of Flies Naturally With Homemade Flypaper

This is one of those DIY recipes where it’s surprising how well it works. Jillee shares a tutorial for creating homemade, natural flypaper.  It uses materials you probably have in your kitchen already.  Jillee also demonstrates how sticky this paper really is.  It’s a nice, chemical-free way to get rid of flies and other flying […]

Recipe for an Easy Homemade Floor Cleaner

This is a Guest Post by Amanda (Homemade for Elle) on the of Natural Living Mamma site.  She shares her recipe for an Easy Homemade Floor Cleaner. When you start reading about the chemicals in commercial cleaning products, it gets scary.  Floor cleaners contain  nonylphenol ethoxylate, which is toxic to the environment, and can disrupt […]