Thursday, October 4, 2012

Green Things

On the topic of eco-friendly things, here are some green products I've had my eye on! 

Greening my kitchen is something I'll be working on for a while, mostly due to finances (because eco-friendly/nice stuff is expensive!!). But here are some awesome handmade colanders that I wouldn't mind having in my kitchen ;) 
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Berry Bowl Collander
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Berry Basket
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White and Purple Berry Bowl
This is something that Bekah from My Little Loves wrote about and I jumped at the idea! We have tried the whole metal bottle thing but I couldn't handle the metal taste and smell. It just wasn't for me. So THIS made me really excited. They are glass water bottles.
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Life Factory Beverage Bottle
And hello! Mixing the colors? This made me love them even more! 
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Lifefactory Color Blocking
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Reusable Produce Bags, I need some of these
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Nest, have you guys heard of this? It's definitely something to look into. I live in an apartment so this won't help me but whenever we settle into a home, I definitely want to get one of these! 
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DIY Solid Perfume, I've been longing to make some of my own perfume! Here are a few more resources for this: 
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Info about essential oils, info about mixing oils
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Dr. Bronner's Hand Sanitizer, another thing I got from My Little Loves 
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Some eco-friendly nail polish 1, 2
Also, here's a Homemade Bug Spray Recipe: 
1/2 oz Citronella
1/4 Lavender
1/8 Pennyroyal
1/8 Tea Tree Oil
1/8 Clove or Cedar
1/8 Jojoba
Mix in a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol as a carrier. Spray, repel bugs, and smell fabulously!

A a few more links to add to the list (: 
Tips for lowering waste in your home, SunRay Kelly Homes, simple winter house, composting toilet, grey water.

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