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  • Spread @2:43AM, 2015-02-11 Share | Link
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    Buy Less, Make More 

    As a society, we have become over-reliant on “ready-made” products. We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations.

    Aside from foods, you can also make your own personal care products, beauty and make up products, cleaning products and home accessories that taste, work or look better than store bought, without the harmful chemicals and toxins and free from excessive, earth damaging packaging.

    Rest the rest from Natural Living Ideas

    50-Things-You-Should-Stop-Buying-Start-Making-1

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  • Spread @3:41AM, 2014-10-28 Share | Link |
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    NASA-approved houseplants for cleaner indoor air 

    You don’t need exotic technology or expensive gadgets to remove pollutants from the air you breathe indoors. According to NASA studies, a selection of hardy, easy-care houseplants can help. NASA has been researching methods of cleansing the air so that future space stations can be kept fit for human habitation for extended periods of time. Researchers have discovered that many common houseplants “scrub” significant amounts of harmful gases– such as formaldehyde and benzene– out of the air through photosynthesis, absorbing pollutants and rendering them harmless in the soil.

    Check out the 7 houseplants for clean indoor air, from MotherJones

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  • Spread @1:06AM, 2014-03-22 Share | Link |
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    DIY Non-Fluoride Toothpaste Recipe 

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    Baking soda can help whiten teeth and keep them clean and smooth without being too harsh. The white powder will not only improve your oral health but also serves as a natural alternative to toothpastes that contain harmful ingredients. For a homemade remineralizing toothpaste recipe, head over to your “Wellness Mama

    —Via Yahoo Health

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