How to make aloe vera gel

Aloe vera is one of those plants that everyone should have in their garden. It has been used for centuries to heal burns, moisturiser the skin and sooth irritations. It is believed that Aristotle told Alexander the Great, to use aloe vera to treat wounded soldiers and Cleopatra also used aloe in her daily skin treatments. I…

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How to Make Hand Sanitiser Gel

There is some truth in the saying “keep calm and wash your hands.” A traditional bar of soap is so good at removing substances from your hands that it not only washes away dirt but other undesirables as well. Mixed with good hand washing techniques (at least 3 minutes if you have something gnarly on…

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How to make natural ketchup for waste free living

If you are a lover of ketchup or know someone who is, this could be your recipe. This natural ketchup recipe takes 5 minutes or so to make. It tastes yummy and is healthy at the same time, so no need for guilty feelings when serving this ketchup. Commercial ketchups can have hidden sugars, corn syrup…

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Are you addicted to fast fashion?

Australians are the world’s second largest consumers of textiles, buying an average of 27kg of new clothing and other textiles each year. Disturbingly, the average Australian throws away 23kg of textiles each year.  In fact, more than 500,000 tonnes of textiles and leather end up in landfill each year. At this rate, Australian’s are on…

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How to Reduce Pet Waste

Australia has one of the highest rates of pet ownership in the world, with 38% of Australian households owning dogs. Research has shown that dogs improve the quality of our lives, they are amazing companions that can help easy anxiety and increase overall happiness. They are great exercise companions and are a fantastic reason to get…

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How to compost for waste free living

Compost is an art form based on science. It’s the end product of decomposed organic material. Anything that once lived such as leaves, trees, animals, even animal poop will naturally start to decompose. In time it will resemble the soil upon which it lies. Nature will take approximately 400 years to make 2cm of soil.…

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Could you be the solution to saving the planet?

Or could you be the problem? A little harsh? Maybe so, yet we have serious environmental problems piling up and the solutions are embarrassingly simple, they just take a little effort. We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Let’s look at our households, not some exotic offshore…

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