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DIY Zero Waste and Vegan Lip Balm

By Fredrica Syren: Oh, my poor lips have been so dry and cracked because of the hot weather here. Funny thing is that I used to have the same problem during the fall while living in Sweden, where the cold made my lips dry. Maybe it’s just a fall thing? …

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Zero Waste–DIY Infused Water

By Fredrica Syren: My family always has a bottle of water with each meal. It’s plain and simple regular filtered water from our kitchen. But, to give it that little extra something, I like to make infused water. It not only looks good, but it also tastes great — and …

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How to Clean with Just Baking Soda & Vinegar

By Larraine Roulston: Keeping your home spotless with baking soda and vinegar is easy, economical and environmentally friendly. Baking soda cleans, polishes and refreshes. When combined with vinegar, its fizzy reaction signals a dynamic duo that attacks grime. Ovens: Burnt foods can be cleaned by spraying the oven with water, followed by applying …

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Uses for Elderflowers

By Kim Robson: It’s summertime, and our elderberry bushes are flowering. We’ve covered uses for elderberries, specifically the healing properties of elderberry syrup for coughs and sore throats, but what about the fragrant blossoms? Elderflower syrup is rich in vitamin C, making it suitable for treating runny noses caused by …

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Homemade Herbal Teas

By Fredrica Syren: My family, especially my kids and I, are huge tea drinkers. Besides enjoying the usual green, rooibos and chai teas, we also like drinking herbal teas; so this summer while in Sweden, I decided to start making my own teas from all kinds of flowers, leaves and …

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DIY Disinfecting Wipes

By Fredrica Syren: They’re cheap, appealing and easy to find. Store-bought disinfected wipes might be convenient, especially when the buyer reads that they kill 99.9% of germs on surfaces. I can see how, during cold and flu season, that might be considered a lifesaver. However, what the package does not …

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3 DIY Shampoo Recipes with 4 Ingredients (or Less!) for Busy Moms

By Jackie Edwards: Do you know what’s in your shampoo? Unless you are using an all-natural shampoo already, you could be exposing both yourself and the environment to a daily serving of harmful chemicals. Some of the most common ingredients that are added to conventional shampoos can lead to numerous …

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My Zero Waste Beauty Routine

By Fredrica Syren: When you start a zero-waste life style, the bathroom can be the trickiest place to go green and stop using disposable items. I say that going zero waste means both reducing waste as well as chemicals, especially when it comes to beauty routines. You can, of course, …

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DIY Seed Pots from Common Household Items

By Fredrica Syren: It’s hard to imagine that soon prime planting season but believe it or not, it’s fast approaching. Now is the time to plant seeds and set them in a sunny window indoors until they grow into plants ready to transplant outside. I like to plant my seeds …

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