Natural Bug Repellent Solutions [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Though summer is the best time of the year for many people, summer is also a favorite time of year for many household bugs. Dealing with pests inside the home can definitely take the fun out of this season! Though it can be tempting to resort to chemical pesticides in these situations, these materials are actually harmful to humans and pets as well as to … Continue reading Natural Bug Repellent Solutions [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Buurman: Giving reclaimed hardware materials a second life through its stores and workshops

Netherlands-based store Buurman is giving hardware materials – everything from insulation materials, construction wood, stage sets or vintage doors – a second life. The reclaimed materials are scouted at building sites, museums or other local projects and sold at Buurman’s two stores in Rotterdam and Utrecht. A haven for people who enjoy DIY, Buurman’s stores also offer workshops, as well as space for people to … Continue reading Buurman: Giving reclaimed hardware materials a second life through its stores and workshops

DIY Upcycled Planters from everyday household items

If you’re doing some planting this Easter, before you purchase some plant pots, instead raid your recycling bin/bag for everything from aluminium cans, tins, to ice cream cartons. Whether you want to plant seeds or cuttings, repurposing items from your recycling bags can be a great way to help the environment and reuse. The below video gives some DIY ideas on how to create planters … Continue reading DIY Upcycled Planters from everyday household items

DIY Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs

Easter is a great time to get craftsy at home with your kids. This year try something different and use natural dyes, made from a few simple ingredients that you may already have in your fridge or spice cabinet. From red cabbage, turmeric, spinach, coffee, there are numerous foodstuffs that you can use to give your easter eggs a natural hue. Note that red cabbage … Continue reading DIY Natural Dyes for Easter Eggs

10 Spring Cleaning Hacks with Ingredients you probably already have [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Have you ever thought to use Mayonnaise to remove crayon marks from walls and residue from labels? What about using ice cubes to remove furniture leg indentation from carpets?Find out which common household items can be used to clean your home for next to nothing. via 10 Spring Cleaning Hacks with Ingredients you probably already have [Infographic] — ecogreenlove Continue reading 10 Spring Cleaning Hacks with Ingredients you probably already have [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

DIY Light Bulb Terrarium

What do you do with old lightbulbs, you may wonder? You could of course reuse them and repurpose them by turning them into mini gardens or terrariums. A little finnicky perhaps, but highly doable, the below video shows you how with a few simple tools as well as foraged plants, moss, sand and gravel. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about … Continue reading DIY Light Bulb Terrarium

DIY Stain Removal for Carpet and Clothes

Whether you’ve dropped wax on the carpet, spilt oil on your clothes or have a dried coffee stain on your clothes, there are simple ways to remove the stains using everyday household items. Homemade treatments made from ingredients you likely have already are effective at treating stains and enable you to treat the problem immediately, without having to do an “emergency” trip to the stores … Continue reading DIY Stain Removal for Carpet and Clothes

10 Uses For Vinegar Around The House

Vinegar is a power cleaning agent, so before you head to the store to buy an expensive, chemical cleaning product, head for your kitchen cupboard instead and bring out that bottle of white vinegar. The below video gives you uses for vinegar around the house for everything from clearing blocked sinks through to removing tough stains on kitchen pots. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul … Continue reading 10 Uses For Vinegar Around The House

DIY Jar Candles from leftover candle wax, wicks and jars

Candles add a lovely ambiance to a home and if they are scented, keep a room smelling fresh. If you love candles, but are concerned about leftover waste from candle wax or removing leftover wax from a jar, fret not as you can recycle every single part of a used candle, including the wick holder from a tea light even. Check out the below video … Continue reading DIY Jar Candles from leftover candle wax, wicks and jars