Bicarbonate of soda (Baking soda) is my favorite natural cleaner, as it appeals not only to the environmentalist in me but also to my inner cheapskate! It won't break the bank to buy, it's very effective, and it's extremely versatile. Almost every area in your kitchen can benefit from a wipe-over with bicarbonate of soda. This will help to prevent a build-up of grease and grime whilst deodorizing the kitchen at the same time. However, bicarbonate soda can leave a thin white film behind, so always rinse thoroughly with a damp cloth afterward to remove any remaining residue.
To clean with baking soda, simply add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 cup of water and heat in a microwave for 4 minutes. Open the door after 10 minutes and wipe clean.
Recyclable plastics are usually small, light, and disposable and can be identified by the number and symbol pressed into the bottom of the plastic. This symbol and number is called the resin identification code and is important as it's the product's recycling ID. The recycling center will use this ID to sort and recycle the plastic and determine which plastic is non-recyclable and must be discarded.
In my opinion, there is a lot of info out there that makes zero waste sound far more complicated than it needs to be. So I wrote the Zero waste beginners guide to demystify the subject matter and get you started without all the craziness.
Many of my friends and followers always seem to be asking me the same questions. How expensive it is to be zero waste and what money-saving things can I do to offset my costs. This is why I wrote the ultimate money-saving guide for the zero waste home. It is packed full of my zero waste home habits which save me money and it clearly answers the questions put to me.
Just how effective is vinegar when you want to kill your household germs? Do you have doubts about its efficiency? Should you be changing back to the toxic commercial cleaners on the market? Or are there some hidden natural cleaners that can do the job better? If you have these questions running around in your mind and want to be sure of the answers, then read on. I promise that every question you have about the effectiveness of vinegar will be answered and explained here. Plus, at the end of the article, I will reveal the hidden natural cleaning alternatives we should all be using.
These powerful and inspirational U.S. Marine quotes demonstrate how important it is to have integrity as a person. Integrity shapes the character of each marine and is demonstrated daily in all that they say and do. To a Marine, there is a code of honor that they will not breach. These quotes are a reflection of that honor, and I would urge you all to look for the meaning behind the words and the strong integrity on display.
Do you want to save money on your electricity bills and amazingly be more sustainable and eco-friendly at the same time! Are you ready to drop your money-wasting bad habits and pick up the fantastic money-saving ones that will literally put money in your pocket? If so, read on…
Essential oils can be toxic to birds as their respiratory system is highly sensitive to the compounds found within them. Introducing foreign, synthetic, or artificial oils or scents can quickly overload their delicate system and cause irreparable harm. Therefore it is vitally important that any bird owner who wishes to use essential oils educates themselves on all aspects of them. Essential oils themselves are not the enemy here as many birds can benefit from the introduction of “safe” oils, but it must be done with care. In this article, I will list the toxic essential oils, commercial products, and delivery systems to avoid. I will also make a few suggestions of the correct way to administer the "safe" oils. However, this is not an article about “safe” oils so I will keep those suggestions brief and to the point.