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DIY Antibacterial handwipes

DIY Herbal Antibacterial Wipes

I don’t like the antibacterial waterless soap.  It stinks.  It dries out my hands.  And I’m not sure that the antibiotic and alcohol that is the basis for the antibacterial claims is all that effective.  But we need something in the car to wipe our hands, after we use an outhouse on the road, or […]

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Naturally dyed market bags

Fiber Friday – DiY Market Bags from upcycled T-shirts

Upcycle a dingy white t-shirt into a cloth grocery bag that will turn heads – no sewing skills required I keep forgetting to take reusable grocery bags to the store. The store cloth bags are a poly material that collects dust and lint, and doesn’t wash easily. The cloth bags that I’ve bought are heavy […]

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How to Make Essential Oils and Floral Hydrosols from your own Garden

What are essential oils? Essential oils are the concentrated oils found in leaves and flowers that are responsible for their fragrance. They are highly volatile and evaporate into the air easily. They degrade in bright light.  This is why they are sold in dark glass bottles with tightly capped lids. They are usually used by […]

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