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Do It Yourself Candle Making FAQ

Do It Yourself Candle Making FAQ

DIY Candle Making Frequently Asked Questions We want to help all of you who are getting started with candle making or have questions about the process. If you have questions, which are not answered here, please let us know or go to our discussion forum and post your...

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What to do when there is mold on my Kombucha brew?

What to do when there is mold on my Kombucha brew?

No, it's not okay to have mold on your scoby or on the top of your kombucha liquid. You'll nee to discard it and start again. Make sure that everything is sterile when you start your kombucha. It is possible to restore the scoby by removing any mold and placing...

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New Post: Make chai tea at home

New Post: Make chai tea at home

If you love chai or have just heard about this Indian inspired tea with spices and milk, you'll be surprised to discover how wonderful a home made chai can taste. With our Artisan Chai Kit you can make delicious chai at home, but you don't have to have our kit. Here...

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Understanding Your Water Footprint

Understanding Your Water Footprint

Your water footprint is the measurement of your water consumption. This is determined by your direct use (shower length, lawn size, etc.) and your indirect use which is the water used in the supply chain of products you purchase.

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DIY Video: How to Make Hot Sauce at Home

DIY Video: How to Make Hot Sauce at Home

In this video we'll show you how to make hot sauce at home. With our kit or without, you can learn what is required and get started making hot sauce. We've made this video for those seeking to get a quick introduction to making hot sauce at home. Watch and enjoy.

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Why Use Mineral Based Makeup?

Why Use Mineral Based Makeup?

DOES MINERAL MAKEUP REALLY WORK? By Contributing Editor Andrea Fox Mineral make-up is very popular because it is lighter than liquid make-up, and because some brands are free of parabens, silicones, dyes, preservatives, fragrances, and other synthetics, they heavily...

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Make a Pannier Bike Bag with a Bucket

Make a Pannier Bike Bag with a Bucket

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain Rather than shell out the bucks for a clunky metal bike basket, why not fashion your own out of repurposed materials? A homemade bucket pannier requires only two ingredients and a few basic tools, and it's a far greener option...

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Soap Nuts: Do they work for laundry?

Soap Nuts: Do they work for laundry?

By Contributing Editor Kristina Strain I must admit I was skeptical as I extracted four funny-looking, gummy round seedpods from a drawstring cotton bag. These, so-called soap nuts, were supposed to clean my laundry? I poked around in my laundry basket. Blueberry...

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How to measure your carbon footprint

How to measure your carbon footprint

Calculating your carbon footprint: The first step in understanding your impact on the planet Practically all of our daily activities affect the environment, from the consumption of natural resources to the disposal of our household waste. By now we all...

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