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sharing my thoughts and experiments on how to reduce the pressure we put on the planet.
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Green Alternatives to Everyday Products

Green Alternatives to Everyday Products | Reduce Your Carbon Footprint - Save The Planet | Scoop.it
Although you can't single-handedly clean up the environment, you can make choices in your everyday life that will benefit the health of the planet and your community. Simple changes, such as ...
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The easiest one to replace (for beginners)... the spray you use to clean counter-tops and other furniture. Once you've run out of the store bought cleaner, put vinegar in the spray bottle, add a few drops of tea tree essential oil, top it up with water. Mix well and voila!

 

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Introduction to Soapmaking

Introduction to Soapmaking | Reduce Your Carbon Footprint - Save The Planet | Scoop.it
This site will help you make your first bar of soap.
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The basics...

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Homemade Laundry Detergent, Charlies & Soap Nuts | Passionate Homemaking

Homemade Laundry Detergent, Charlies & Soap Nuts | Passionate Homemaking | Reduce Your Carbon Footprint - Save The Planet | Scoop.it
I have been exploring the world of various natural laundry detergents in my home after choosing to avoid borax in my cleaning, which is a common ingredient in homemade varieties. Most commercial detergents are filled with harsh chemicals and the natural alternatives often contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and other ingredients that are now being debated over their safety. Most commerical detergents leave perfumes (cover scents), brighteners, and/or fabric softeners on your clothes to cover up the fact that the detergent really didn’t clean anything. These additives can easily cause skin irritations. I have found some frugal natural alternatives!
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Soap nuts are very easily available to those living in India. Here in Bangalore, they are called Reetha.

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Soap Making Instructions | Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials | Teach Soap

Soap Making Instructions | Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials | Teach Soap | Reduce Your Carbon Footprint - Save The Planet | Scoop.it
Learn how to make soap with easy to understand soapmaking instructions and soap making tutorials, soap making recipes and fun soap making projects from Teach Soap.
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Easy homemade soap

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Use this simple recipe and you'll be lathering up with your own soap in no time.
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The Best Tips on Green Cleaning

The Best Tips on Green Cleaning | Reduce Your Carbon Footprint - Save The Planet | Scoop.it
The term "green cleaning" refers to the use of vegetable-based materials to clean surfaces rather than chemical-laden detergents and solvents. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection ...
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First thing to do... buy loads of vinegar and baking soda!!

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