How To Get Started Making Soap From Home (and 5 great recipes for beginners)

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Let’s face it: commercially produced soaps aren’t all that interesting. They’ll clean you off, but they don’t have much character, and usually they don’t even feel that great on the body. Making soap at home is not as intimidating as it can seem—it’s actually pretty simple, and people have been doing it for hundreds of…

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How To Make A Gallon Of Liquid Hand Soap from One Soap Bar

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Liquid hand soap can be made from any bar soap you’ve got lying around the house, including leftover, mushy slivers and half-used bars. It’s an easy process, and cheaper than buying a bottle of hand soap. You’ll only need a few ingredients, and the whole project will take twenty minutes at most. Jars of liquid…

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How to Make a Healing Hand Cream

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Creams and lotions that you buy in the store are often expensive, and they often contain strange artificial ingredients and fragrances (unless you go with natural creams, which are the priciest of all). If you’re ready to try making hand creams at home, we’ve got a few recipes to get you started. Basic moisturizing hand…

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7 Creative Ways To Make Your Home Smell Amazing

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Commercial air fresheners are made with artificial fragrances and other chemicals that aren’t much fun to breathe in. They’re also pricey and produce a lot of plastic packaging. As a less expensive, greener alternative, we’ve got some home made room and air freshener recipes that will make your home smell amazing. The first and easiest…

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How to Make A Simple But Powerful Multipurpose Household Cleaner With Just 3 Ingredients

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Just a few different natural products can clean most of your home. Far, far cheaper than buying commercial cleaners, these simple compounds work hard, and they don’t contain the kind of toxic compounds that commercial cleaning products do. Keep your house free of unnecessary toxins with these eco-friendly alternatives. Vinegar White vinegar (also known as…

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How To Make A Powerful Overnight Natural Oven Cleaner

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One of the most toxic cleaning products for sale, commercial oven cleaners contain ammonia and lye, among other harsh chemicals. It’s dangerous to let them linger on your skin. The fumes from these products burn into the lungs, soak into the home, and stay in the oven after they’ve “cleaned” it—their residue gets caked further…

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A Year’s Worth of Homemade Laundry Detergent for Under $20 – Here’s How!

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If you’re looking to save money on laundry detergent, and use earth friendly compounds in the process, consider making your laundry detergent at home. The mainstream laundry detergent sold in stores is laden with chemicals—artificial fragrances, phosphates (which can contaminate nearby watersheds), sulfates, and even petroleum byproducts. Petroleum distillates have been cited as carcinogens, and…

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10 Houseplants That Repel Mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes are possibly the most despised insects on earth, all because they have to consume animal blood to survive. Instead of reaching for a strong chemical pesticide to keep mosquitoes at bay this summer, you can grow plants that naturally repel these pests. Most can be grown indoors in pots or outside in the garden…

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11 Things Humans Do That Dogs Hate

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Dogs and humans have been hanging out together for the last ten thousand years—longer than we’ve kept company with any other animal. And yet, we still do things that dogs hate, without even realizing we’re doing them. If you want to be a true friend to your dog, learn how to communicate with them on…

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10 Truly Incredible Facts About Your Dog That You Probably Never Knew

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Love dogs?  They’re not just amazing companions, they are truly incredible creatures that have evolved like no other animal to live and work with humans.  They can be trained to complete amazing tasks on our behalf and science has proven that they can read human emotions (and know how to react).  However, most importantly of…

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