Grow a Pear in Bottle
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A headlamp around a gallon of water = ambient light for your tent and a great night lamp when the power is out.
Mix the baking soda and arrowroot powder in a glass bowl.
Add the coconut oil (do not warm or melt it) and use a fork or pastry blender to thoroughly blend it into the dry ingredients.
Add 5-10 drops of your favorite essential oils and blend completely. (this step is optional, but lovely – my personal favorite combo is clove with a little sweet orange and cinnamon!)
Add more coconut oil or arrowroot powder/baking soda if needed until the texture is about the same consistency as commercial deodorant.
Scoop the mixture into a small jar or container and store at room temperature. (Refrigeration may be required during summer months and warmer weather because the coconut oil will melt at 76 degrees.)
To apply, use your fingers to scoop out a pea-size amount of the deodorant and massage it into your armpits daily or as needed. Allow a minute or two for the deodorant to set before getting dressed.
*Remember, this is deodorant, not antiperspirant. It will not stop you from sweating, but you won’t smell bad!
Instructions from squidoo.com
Get Wine bottles from recycling bins, bars or lushy friends and dig a hole and cover.
The sunlight warms the bottle and then the soil.
This is a fun and easy way to save money and reduce your baby’s exposure to chemicals.
What you’ll need:
The first thing you want to do is to:
Viola! You have made a homemade baby wipes
Here is a video on how to turn a soda can into a stove:
Having a baby on the way made me think of the cleaning chemicals that I use to keep my home clean. I thought those chemicals that I might be detrimental to my baby’s health so I started looking at more baby friendly solutions that I could use instead.
Here’s what I found out:
Floor Cleaner: (courtesy of my mom)
1) Vinyl Type Floors:
2) Hardwood Floor Cleaner:
*Shake well before using because the cornstarch will settle at the bottom (and subsequently plug the spray mechanism if it’s not mixed in well).
Disinfectant Spray for Surfaces:
1) Using Herbs:
2) Without Herbs:
*This works especially well for counter-tops but may also be used to clean showers, toilets and sinks. Great for most cleaning needs.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner:
So I was browsing around different DIY items that I can make and I came across this broom that is made out of 2 liter recycled bottles. Though it may be easier to buy a $6 broom from Wal Mart, other countries could use a lot of the upcycling ideas to improve their lives. Even simple things like a broom are convenient and useful. This ideas I think, are things we need to be teaching across the globe.
Anyway, here is what you need:
20 plastic soft drink bottles 2 liter PET
1.Remove the label.
2.Cut off the bottom of the bottle.
3.Cut thin strips up to the most rounded part of the bottle. You will have strips about .5 cm. (about 3/16ths of an inch).
4.Remove the neck of the bottle with scissors.
5.Repeat on 18 bottles, but leave one with the neck in tact
6.Insert all the bottles (without necks) over the top of the bottle with the neck. This is the base of the broom.
7.Cut the top portion of another bottle and place over the base of the broom you just prepared.
8.Drill two holes and insert the wire through all layers of bottles.
9.Pull the wire to the other side and twist the ends to fasten
10.Insert broom stick into the top of bottle neck and nail in place with two nails.
11.The broom is complete and you can believe it works.