Eco-friendly living tips around the house, natural cleaning products

How to: Clean your blender in under a minute

If you are using your blender all the time, like me - for smoothies, ice cream, soup, spreads, nut milks, bliss balls, etc - this trick will save you tons of time. The trick with making blender cleaning easy is to at least rinse the container straight after using it. Like that, whatever you were blending will not get dry and sticky. So just give it a rinse if you are in a rush and do the rest later: Add 1 drop of dishwashing liquid and 1 cup of water to the container. Blend on high for half a minute. Rinse with fresh water. The container should be nice and shiny - if there is still some residue left, clean it with a dishwashing sponge...

Home: How to unclog your sink without chemicals

Your kitchen or bathroom can be as shiny and pretty as you like, but if your sink keeps filling up because the drains are blocked, it's just gross .. Grabbing some chemical bomb from the shop is one option to try clean your drains, but if you prefer to give natural solutions a go, try this first: How to clear a sink naturally instead of pouring buckets of Draino and other chemicals down your drain into the earth ☼ YOU WILL NEED: 2 cups of vinegar (other uses) You can use pretty much any kind of vinegar except for balsamic :) white vinegar is perfect - I was using apple cider vinegar in the video simply because that was the only vinegar I had available that...

How to: make natural bug spray and mosquito repellant & what helps with itchy insect bites

YIPPIIIIIIEH!!! Winter is gone - at least according to the calendar - Spring is here! Longer days, more sunshine, temperatures rising, flowers blooming and.. insects buzzing! Sure, I will always let bees do their job - but mosquitos (family: culicidae) and bugs are likely to turn me into a serial killer! My blood must be the sweetest nectar for these little creatures - if you are with me, chances you get bitten go down to zero - while there is a blood fest happening over on my skin. Therefore, the research for natural insect repellants and mosquito sprays is 100% in my own interest :) The first part is about bugs in general, the second part goes a bit into detail about one special friend. NATURAL...

8 Life hacks for an eco friendly lifestyle

For these tricks you do not need to be a crusty old-school hippie - give them a go! You most likely have all ingredients at home already :)   1. Use lemon as chemical-free deodorant. The citric acid kills odor-causing bacteria. Do not use on freshly shaved skin. It'll burn. Better make your own in that case. 2. Make non-toxic insecticide. Mix vegetable oil, (eco) dish soap such as Dr. Bronner, and water. Shake and spray your plants. 3. Say goodbye to Drano! Unclog drains by pouring in baking soda, vinegar and hot water. 4. Disinfect cuts with raw honey. It has antiseptic and antibiotic properties, creates a breathable barrier like skin, and helps wounds heal faster. 5. Replace cheese and butter with nutritional yeast. It's packed...

20 amazing uses for coconut oil!


Have you ever wondered what else this delicious coconut oil that’s been sitting in your kitchen for ages could be good for?
Well, aside being a great addition to your diet, and an excellent replacement for butter, aside the fact that coconut oil can help with all kinds of health issues (such as eczema, hot flushes, lice, cramps & heavy blood flow during menstruation, mononucleosis, flaky skin, acid reflux, energy levels, cholesterol, chronic fatigue, mental clarity, depression, inflammation, candida, asthma, autism, alzheimer, circulation and more), this amazing stuff offers even more!Hast Du Dich schon jemals gefragt, was Du mit diesem köstlichen Kokosöl, das seit Ewigkeiten in Deiner Küche herumsitzt, noch tun könntest?

How to make your spring clean eco-friendly: Green cleaning tips

HOW TO: Reduce – Reuse – Recycle Step One – Reduce: Go through your fridge & pantry for expired foods, every shelf and every drawer and look for things that you are never using, that are broken, that you just keep because your Great Grand Aunt gave them to you – and then put everything in a big box. Step One-and-a-bit: reduce your mail – set up electronic bank statements, sign up for paperless billings & payments, opt out from receiving catalogues or phone books and save some trees while de-cluttering your post box. Step Two – Reuse: If the item still is intact, there might be someone else who would like it. Donate things that are still ok. Step Three – Recycle the rest. Take old…