Browsing the "Green Lifestyle" Category

4 Natural Dyes from Healing Plants

September 1st, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Research is showing synthetic dyes leach toxins into our bodies so, wouldn't healthy dyes offer up healing or at least do no harm? Here are four natural dyes to try during your next dye project


Make a Natural First Aid Kit

August 30th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

With changing seasons comes restocking and supplying the medicine cabinet. Forget purchasing a new first aid kit though, instead make your own from natural items and supplies from around the house.


How to Make Your Own Butter

August 23rd, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

If butter is going to top your potato or smear across a slice of fresh bread, shouldn't it be handmade by you? Learn to make your own butter following these simples steps


5 Ways to Wean Off Plastic

August 9th, 2011 | by Vivian Nelson Melle

Reusable water containers are readily available and a wave of change is moving away from plastic bottles. There is still much to do. and you can keep it going by following these 5 other simple ways to wean off of plastic


Homemade Drain Cleaner

July 17th, 2008 | by Stephanie Evans

It happens to all of us. At some point, the kitchen or bathroom drain clogs and water backs up. At times horribly unpleasant odors are unleashed. While standard practice calls for lye-based drain cleaners, these toxic products can damage the pipes as well as your lungs. If preventative measures have failed to keep your drains clear, there is a natural solution. Instead of reaching for that bottle of caustic drain cleaner under the sink, try earth-friendly, homemade drain cleaner



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