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12 Surprising Uses for Mesh Produce Bags

For years, I've wadded mesh produce bags into a ball and used them as scouring pads. But there are so many more ways to re-purpose these grocery freebies. 1. Bird Feeder: Fill mesh bags with birdse…

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Are You TOO Clean?

You shower every day -- shampoo, suds up, rinse, wait 24 hours, and repeat. You may also wash your hands with antibacterial soaps regularly, all in the name of being hygienic, right? As it turns out, …

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9 Great Uses for Lavender

A friend of mine calls lavender the "Swiss Army Knife" of essential oils because you can use it in so many ways. I prefer to think of it as the perfect way to start and end my day. From fresh lavender…

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Sea Animals Don’t Want to Eat Your Face Wash

If you use a typical off-the-shelf face cleanser or body wash that claims to be an "exfoliator" or "scrub," chances are, its scouring power comes from tiny pieces of plastic called microbeads. Thes…

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12 Surprising Uses for Milk & Milk Containers

From soothing stinging eyes to watering plants, read on for surprising ways to use milk, milk cartons and milk jugs. Have a use of your own? Let us know in the comments!   Around the Ho…

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How to Prevent Mold and Mildew in Your Shower

Mold and mildew stink – literally.  If you’ve ever walked into a mildewed room, you recognized the musty smell at once. Mold gives a lot of visual clues – it's generally black or grey, and may be splo…

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The ‘No Shampoo Experiment,’ 6 Months Later

My switch to washing hair with baking soda and apple cider vinegar was supposed to last only a month, but now I can't stop. It has been six months since I stopped using shampoo. It all started as a…

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Yes, You Can Prevent Skin Chafing!

It's finally summer, and, odds are, you're spending a least some time enjoying the warm weather. As nice as this time of year is, however, it can wreak havoc on your skin. Sweat, friction, and inappro…

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12 Great Ways to Use Castile Soap

I buy my castile soap in bulk. I'm just a super twigs-and-granola kinda gal, which means I use castile soap by the bucketful. But don't worry, for those less committed to "crunchy" life, they also sel…

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Natural Beauty Treatments With Sesame Oil

Sesame oil has been used for thousands of years to support beautiful glowing skin and hair. It prevents skin aging, wrinkles and pimples. It stops split ends, and even darkens greying hair. Note: Y…

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