DIY Natural Fridge Cleaner & Fridge Deodoriser

Is your fridge due a “deep” clean, cleanse and clear out? Take advantage of the cold weather and clean the fridge from top to bottom. Here are two recipes you can use to clean your fridge with natural ingredients. The first recipe is for a natural, disinfectant cleaner for wiping down the fridge and it’s shelving units. Then follow up with keeping a natural deodoriser … Continue reading DIY Natural Fridge Cleaner & Fridge Deodoriser

Make your own home furniture: Pallet Coffee Table

There are numerous uses for pallets in making your own furniture – everything from coffee tables, bed stands, shelving to sofas. Pallets are also easy to get hold of – check out your local listings as there are often people giving pallets for free. If you are new to wood pallet projects, start off small and simple with this DIY pallet coffee table. Rosa Medea … Continue reading Make your own home furniture: Pallet Coffee Table

DIY Satsuma-scented Cleaning Spray

December is satsuma season and while you tuck into those sweet and juicy fruits, save the peels as they have a myriad of uses. One of them being to make a homemade vinegar cleaning spray. When infused in a white vinegar solution, the satsuma peels add a natural zingy scent which cuts through the otherwise potent smell of vinegar. Ingredients: Satsuma peels White vinegar Water … Continue reading DIY Satsuma-scented Cleaning Spray

DIY Christmas Decorations: Fairy Glow-in-the-Dark Jars

Want to light up your Christmas the craftsy way? Check out these fairy glowin the darkjars, made from empty mason jars and glow-in-the-dark fabric paint. The good thing about these decorations is they last all year round and make lovely gifts too. You can also use empty jam jars or peanut butter jars too. Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea Continue reading DIY Christmas Decorations: Fairy Glow-in-the-Dark Jars

Homemade Non-toxic Laundry Powder

Homemade laundry powder is an easy, inexpensive and non-toxic way to handle washing your laundry. Many homemade recipes contain borax, a natural cleaning agent which has been used for centuries. Borax is no longer available in the UK and EU as a cleaning and laundry product, since the EU reclassified the ‘Borate’ group of chemicals that Borax belongs to as potentially hazardous to health. Check … Continue reading Homemade Non-toxic Laundry Powder

Love Your Clothes: How to get lifelong use out of clothes with upcycling and repair tips

Upcycling clothes or finding a new use for old garments is a great way to create unique pieces for you, your family and your home. There’s a use for all old garments – everything from baby grows, bras, leggings and socks. If giving clothes away to charity isn’t an option, then maybe it’s time to give upcycling a go instead. If you are new to … Continue reading Love Your Clothes: How to get lifelong use out of clothes with upcycling and repair tips

Recycling Tips: Making fire logs from shredded paper

Want to know what to do with all that shredded paper? Shredded paper can be used to create your own fuel for your home or a camping trip. Many recycling centres will not accept shredded paper – mainly because of the difficulty of sorting it, and maintenance and fire hazard issues. Creating bricks or pellets from shredded paper is a way to make use of shredded … Continue reading Recycling Tips: Making fire logs from shredded paper