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DIY Everything! But Know the Limitations of DIY Hand Sanitizer

I’m writing this early on during the Covid-19 crises. And America is all out of hand sanitizer. There’s homemade, handmade DIY Hand Sanitizer recipes everywhere. The FDA temporarily seems to have lifted restrictions on who can make them and the testing they need to go through. So everyone and their dog is making their own but I want to be very clear about limitations of DIY hand sanitizers. Before this crisis, I’d frequently been asked if I made hand sanitizer. I had played around with ideas, made a few possible products. But frankly, I thought of hand-sanitizer as something to

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Making Apple Cider Vinegar

Making Apple Cider Vinegar is pretty easy. It can be made from apple scraps, whole apples cut into pieces, or even from unpasteurized cider (which you can make yourself). When using apples, you will be filling sugared water into glass jars that have been filled with apple scraps or chunks. To Make Apple Cider Vinegar You Will Need A GLASS JAR (You might want to sterilize but not sure if it is necessary or even helpful. APPLE CHUNKS OR APPLE SCRAPS (well wash your apples before peeling or even better use organic) SUGAR WATER (1 TABLESPOON PER CUP WATER). You

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Kill those Green Caterpillers with Neem

I like to have mint. Okay, I admit it, I dream of being able to mix up a Mint Julip whenever I want. Problem is, the green caterpillers here in San Diego, decimate my mint within a few days.  ! tablespoon Neem Oil, a liter of Water, a generous squirt of dish soap or Dr Bronners. Maybe a pinch of Borax to keep it mixed up a bit if you want and that’s it. Spray on plants.  Neem won’t kill flying bugs, just bugs that eat where your sprayed.   Awesome! Oh, and by the way, this was the only

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Clean the Floor with Coconut Husk

I make my own products and use a lot of oils. Which means I spill a lot of oils. On the floor.  Oils are a big challenge for me to clean. I don’t want to put them down the drain of course but if I use paper towels, it seems a waste and a lot of trees dying unnecessarily just to soak up oil and get thrown out. I happen to have Coconut Husk for one of my scrub and as an additive to one of my soaps (African Black Soap)  and while researching I heard how well it soaks

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