There are many products you buy that can be made at home. Eco-friendly deodorant is one example. Make your own deodorant by combing equal parts of baking soda and corn starch. Add your favorite essential oils and you have homemade deodorant that cost much less than store-bought brands. There are other environmentally-friendly products you can make with baking soda. Combing baking soda with hydrogen peroxide to make a cleaning paste for stains on grout, tile and floors. Read the rest of this entry »
Like many things, the manufacturing of soap in large factory settings creates a significant carbon footprint. What you may not know is that making your own eco-friendly soap at home is easy.
First, put three cups of water into your fridge and leave it there over night. The next day, pour this water into a two quart pan. Next, put on safety goggles and gloves for safety.
Retrieve some lye and begin adding it slowly into the water. Stir the two together with a wooden spoon. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s easy to understand why people are always looking for the perfect blend of facial creams and exfoliants. There’s no better feeling than that renewed sensation you get after a good rinse. But did you know that most of what you need to keep your skin healthy you can find right in your own home? Better yet, most of these homemade remedies are Eco-friendly, too.
Baking soda, for example, is a great product for personal hygiene. Put a dab in the palm of your hand, sprinkle it with water and you’ve got a quick, harmless paste that you can use to exfoliate your pores. Don’t overdo it though – using it too often can lead to dryness. Once a week should do the trick.
Another great cleanser you can find right in your kitchen? Milk and honey. Mix the two together in a bottle and let the mixture warm up by placing it in hot water. Apply to your face and use it like you would any other exfoliating cream.
These all-natural, effective facial cleansers are also some of the most inexpensive you’ll find. But if you’re still looking for additional ways to go green and save at the same time, you might want to check out what’s available on a site like Learn about Texas Energy. They’ll have the information you need to get set up with a green energy plan at an affordable rate.
With these tips in hand, you’re well on your way to reducing your harm to the environment and saving some money while you’re at it.
Did you know that every time you make a purchase at a yard sale, consignment shop or thrift store you help the environment? Think about it this way. These are items that somewhere, someone just doesn’t want anymore. People that just mindlessly throw things away contribute non-biodegradable materials to crowded landfills. Those plastic and metal earrings will take about 500 years to decompose.
Thrift store items generally come from close-out sales on yard sales. People who take the time to put on a yard sale, or take their nicer items to a consignment shop do Read the rest of this entry »
Fashion and the environment haven’t always been the best of friends, with fur and leather some of the bigger hot buttons of contention. However, as the green movement becomes more common place the popularity of fabrics that are artificial or harmful to the environment are becoming less and less popular. In their place fabrics that come with a clean, green pedigree are gaining more acceptance.
All natural cotton and wool, as well as blends of them, are getting more attention from people who read labels. Silk too is becoming more and more popular because it’s Read the rest of this entry »
People have always loved to pamper themselves. Whether it is taking long baths or giving oneself weekly facials we enjoy the relaxation and feeling of being treated. However right now everyone is also trying to be more cautious about our environment as well. So now people are looking to find the best eco-friendly products at will make them feel like they have had “The Royal Treatment”. There are many different places and companies that supply eco-friendly products so they Read the rest of this entry »
There are many benefits of being eco-friendly. There are also many fun ways to do this. Over the years a lot of people have made this their new way of life. This is a great idea to do if you really care about your environment!
One way to be eco-friendly is to recycle things. This can be as easy as just throwing your used recyclable cans and bottles in a designated area to be recycled. Another way you can do this is to run your diesel car off of vegetable oil. When doing this your vehicle pollutes the earth Read the rest of this entry »
Red. Pink. Glitter. Blue. Getting your nails done and picking a polish can brighten your day and put a smile on your face. But, did you know that most polishes are toxic?
The top three chemicals in typical nail polish are Formaldehyde, Toluene and Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP). Formaldehyde is a carcinogen; Toluene can interfere with the functions of neurons; and Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) is known to cause pregnancy problems.
But, don’t let that stop you from getting your Read the rest of this entry »