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How to remove all writing off plastic containers to then use as storage or gift containers!

We're all about celebrating Earth Day in my classroom this week. It's only 4 days away! We have been evaluating how “green” our school, classroom, and homes are. I made 3 report cards for each of t...

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5 Best Homemade Mosquito and Insect Repellent

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Oven Cleaning The Magic Way - TGIF - This Grandma is Fun

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Use what's in your pantry to clean your carpets free of chemicals and LOW COST!:

All-natural carpet cleaning solution recipe

Use what's in your pantry to make this chemical-free solution to clean your carpets with a steam carpet cleaner

How to Make Liquid Soap- completely homemade, not from commercial bar soap. Has recipes for Moisturizing Hand Soap, Moisturizing Shampoo and a All-Around Home Cleaning Soap that she uses for laundry, dishes & in the dishwasher as well.

How to Make Liquid Soap | Chickens in the Road

Note: What follows is a complicated method for making liquid soap based on Catherine Failor’s book on the subject of clear liquid soap. I wrote this post five years ago, and have gained a lot of experience in the meantime. If you read this tutorial and want to tear your hair out, see how I […]

Epsom Salts - did you know about all of these uses?  I need to go and buy some more!
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15 Reasons Why I Store Epsom Salts To Use Everyday

I have 15 Reasons Why I Store Epsom Salts for you today. Do you remember your family always having Epsom Salts? It's a great natural healing product.

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DIY Vapor Rub Shower Melts

When a cold or flu strikes, congestion is something that you desire relief from. Make these Vapor Rub shower melts and keep them on hand!

Oh this smells AMZING! Couldn’t be more perfect for fall!
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Simmer Pot to Make Your House Smell Wonderful

Make your home smell wonderful with a simmering pot - it's inexpensive, it's natural (no chemicals), and it can be a gift idea! You can see more of my crazy creations here You'll need: A pot or crock-pot Cinnamon sticks Oranges Apples Water An empty mason or recycled jar (optional for preserving or gift) First slice up your oranges. Next slice up your apples. Put all the fruit slices in your pot with some cinnamon sticks. Fill the pot up with water. Put it on your stove.…

Make your own fragrance booster for better smelling laundry. Why buy expensive scent crystals when they can be made at home with only 2 ingredients? Save big bucks, too!

2 Ingredient Laundry Fragrance Booster

Make your own fragrance booster for better smelling laundry. Why buy expensive scent crystals when they can be made at home with only 2 ingredients? Save big bucks, too!

Recycling Plastic Bottles and Caps for Improving Plastic Bag Storage
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Recycling Plastic Bottles and Caps for Improving Plastic Bag Storage

Recycling plastic bottles and storage bags are easier than recycling caps and lids

How To Make a Plastic Bag Keeper » Curbly | DIY Design Community (Found amongst another link of wonderful camping idea was this wonderful little idea, but it felt so useful that it needed it's own post imo.)

How To Make a Plastic Bag Keeper

In an effort to reduce and reuse plastic bags, how about making a plastic bag keeper? Chances are you already have everything you need to make one for free. Or you can buy one at The Container Store for 4.99 plus 6.50 s \u0026amp; h. Your choice. The Props A 2 quart plastic bottle (I used a Juicy Juice bottle, which worked particularly well.) Box cutter and/or scissors Sharpie Durable tape Excess plastic bags The Procedure Mark your bottle on top and bottom as shown. Use box cutter to punch…

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How to Dry Herbs in the Microwave

A quick and easy way to dry herbs in the microwave! Use this method to preserve garden herbs or leftover fresh herbs you pick up for a recipe.

8 Steps for freezing herbs in oil~ the oil-and-freezer method of preservation works best with the tougher hard herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme, and oregano. These are all herbs that would probably be cooked when added to a dish.  Soft herbs such as mint, basil, lemon verbena, and dill are usually added raw to a dish, and they don't respond as well to this kind of preserving.

Freeze & Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil

Do you use your freezer to preserve herbs, vegetables, or fruit? The freezer can be a powerful, overlooked method of preserving. Pesto, strawberry puree, tomato soup — stash them away now for colder times! One of my favorite ingredients, a handful of fresh herbs from the garden, is one of the simplest things to preserve in the freezer, and I just learned a new, better way to freeze herbs: In oil!

DIY Natural mosquito repellent. How to burn coffee grounds to repel mosquitos and other insects at home. Most effective bug repeller!

Coffee is good for more than an early morning or late afternoon jolt of energy. Take it a step further by re-using these old coffee grounds long after your cup of joe is gone. Today we've