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DIY Cedar oil mosquito and tick repellent If you're going to be in the great outdoors, why not smell like it AND keep the bugs away? A study released earlier this year revealed that cedar essential oil is "toxic to ticks and highly effective" as a natural pesticide. Mix it with your choice of carrier oil and you're ready to hit the hiking trails

Erbaviva Sniffles Baby Chest Balm by Erbaviva. $11.00. New to Erbaviva, now you can help calm and ease baby's cough and cold symptoms with organic essential oils of Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, and Myrrh. Cypress essential oil also helps deliver natural healing and antiviral ingredients into baby's chest, back and neck when they donÕt feel well. This new chest balm is petroleum free and almost 100% organic.

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Overthrow Martha: DIY Lavender, Tea Tree Oil, and ACV Hair Rinse with Recipe and Review

simple muslin bulk bin bags. get rid of the plastic for bulk shopping.

This "zero waste" family in Berkeley was featured in a recent Sunset magazine. They are amazing and use glass jars and bags for everything when they go grocery shopping and buy from bulk bins to avoid packaging.

make your own household cleaner. vinegar + grapefruit essential oil, peels, etc.

Powdered oxygen bleach, a scrub brush and some water are all you need to make tile and grout look like new.

Towards Sustainability: Homemade Honey Facial Cleanser

(great to remember for move-out or in) Place a dishwasher-safe cup filled with plain white vinegar on the top rack of the dishwasher. Using the hottest water available, run the dishwasher through a cycle. The vinegar will help to wash away the loose, greasy grime, sanitizes, and helps remove the musty odor. Next, sprinkle a cupful of baking soda around the bottom of the tub and run it through a short cycle. The baking soda will help freshen and removing stains.... good to do every 6 mths

Washing your washer. Another pinner said: Seriously easy, no wonder our clothes were not getting clean... after the second soak, the water was GROSS!!! -- pin now, look later