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How to Make Your Own Toothpaste

DYI for good dental health
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 4:39 PM

Dental care is a necessary part of your health and wellness. Being able to provide your own dental care is a great way to establish your self-sufficency and save your family money.

Below are some ideas on how you can make your own toothpastes or take care of your teeth in a disaster. » Read more

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31 Cleaning Uses of Vinegar

Natural cleaning solutions
Thursday, August 11, 2016, 1:21 PM

Every kitchen has a bottle of vinegar.

It’s great for your recipes, but it’s also a cheap, non-toxic and biodegradable household cleaner, deodorizer and disinfectant.

Although some tough germs will have to call for commercial disinfectants, vinegar is more than capable to meet the hundred simple cleaning needs of your home. » Read more

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DIY Mosquito Repellent

3 Ways to Make Your Own
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:38 PM

As your family begins to move outdoors for the summer, you’ll have to take precaution against mosquitos and other insects.

Using mosquito repellent helps reduce your risk of exposure to Zika, West Nile virus or other diseases, it allows you to enjoy your summer activities with a lower risk of disease. » Read more

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Natural Weed Control

5 Non-Toxic Methods You Need to Know
Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 7:15 PM

A number of great ways to naturally control the growth and spread of weeds in the garden and around your property.

http://commonsensehome.com/natural-weed-control/

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How to Keep Ants Out of Your House Naturally

A simple solution for eliminating ants
Friday, April 3, 2015, 6:58 PM

By using a natural ingredient found in your spice cabinet - you too can stop an invasion of ants into your home.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/how-keep-ants-out-your-house-naturally.html

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12 Home Remedies for Coughs

Natural alternatives to help this winter
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 10:15 PM

A wonderful list of recipes and ideas for making you own cough and sore throat remedies and healing aides. 

http://www.commonsensehome.com/home-remedies-for-coughs/

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Natural Garden Pest Control

A simple recipe for deterring pests
Monday, September 16, 2013, 1:00 PM

Check out this easy to make and simple recipe for an all natural garden pest spray.  Cook a batch up and help protect your fall garden crops.  Don't forget about putting down a bunch of Diatomaceous Earth (8 Reasons to Stockpile Diatomaceous Earth) for additional protection. 

http://www.weedemandreap.com/2013/09/natural-garden-pest-control.html

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How to Dye Wool with Acorns

Natural dye for rich dark colors
Friday, October 26, 2012, 3:02 PM

A great tutorial for using local acorns for creating a non-toxic dye.  Get creative this winter with some projects to reuse and renew old cloths. 

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-dye-with-acorns-138657 » Read more