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100+ DIY Projects to Make with Fruit Scraps (EBook)

This is a wonderful and creative EBook by JES of the Strangers and Pilgrims On Earth website.  In this 264 page book, she shares over 100 of her personal recipes and tutorials for beauty, cleaning, health, home and food projects using fruit peels and scraps.  The subtitle is An Old Fashioned “Waste Not, Want Not” […]

What To Do When Life Gives You Lots Of Oranges!

Jillee of One Good Thing has pulled together a great list of all the things you can do with oranges. Just a few of the ideas are: Orange Peel Kindling, a Face & Body Exfoliator, Hair Rinse, Migraine Soother, Citrus Vinegar, Orange-Chocolate Brownies, Oranges with Honey, Orange Tea , Orange Maple Butter and a LOT […]

21 Uses for Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is an excellent source of magnesium.  The heart, muscles,kidneys and other organs in the body need magnesium.  Magnesium also  contributes to energy production, and helps regulate nutrients in the body Katie of WellnessMama shares 21 different ways to use epsom salt.  The really neat thing is that she provides specific short recipes for […]

How to Make Wood Butter

  This is a recipe for wood butter by the folks at Creative Culinary.  What is wood butter you ask?  I asked the same thing.  Turns out it’s a homemade mixture that you rub into old wooden spoons, rolling pins, cutting boards etc. and it restores the luster.  The post includes a recipe and before/after pictures […]

10 Weird and Wonderful Uses for Olive Oil

Laurie at GreenProphet.com has come up with 10 uses for olive oil, some of which will surprise you.  Olive oil has health, beauty and cleaning applications, among others. You can remove chewing gum, condition leather and do more with olive oil. Click the 10 Weird and Wonderful Uses for Olive Oil  link below to read the […]

31 Ways to Use a Lemon Peel

Robin of Thank Your Body loves lemons and so do I.  Wasting the lemon peels bothered her so she started looking for different ways to use them.  She collected a list of 31 different things you can do with lemon peels.  Lemon zest and lemon pepper immediately come to mind. But how about lemon sugar?   […]

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 […]