Reusing Deodorant containers + DIY Recipe

Deodorants are (for many of us) a must-have and most of times they come in plastic containers, some in glass with the cap and roll-on made of plastic or in spray cans. If you have the time to DIY your deo we’re sharing below a recipe (if you make your own, please share with us your experience). If notโ€ฆ there are some plastic-free options you can purchase (in tin or glass containers with natural ingredients), just ask in your local bulk shop. While making this round-up of ideas on how to Repurpose the empty Deo Containers, we read about a refillable deo by humankindโ€ฆ which could also solve the problem of disposable plastic.

If you live in the USA: “Through Tomโ€™s of Maine Natural Care Brigade, you can fill a box with any brand of deodorant tubes, soap containers and other bathroom leftovers and mail it back to Terracycle for recycling. Some deodorant tubes may also be accepted through municipal curbside or drop-off programs in your area. To determine the materials from which your tubes are made, start by checking the bottom of the tube for the numbered plastic. Before recycling in your curbside bin, remove the dial from the bottom of the tube and be sure to rinse out your tubes with warm water and soap to remove any residual product.” – PC

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Sustainable Furnishings – How to Reuse, Renovate and Recycle [Infographic]

Around 22 million pieces of furniture are discarded per year in the UK and fewer than 1 in 10 people consider repairs to extend the lifespan of their furnishings.

For the sake of the environment and to avoid perfectly good pieces of furniture going to waste โ€“ a change of attitude to becoming more mindful of eco-friendly options is necessary, and itโ€™s crucial that we arenโ€™t compromising on this for the sake of chasing an interior design bargain.

Mattress Online have created a guide to upcycling and sustainability including what we can do to reuse, renovate and recycle.

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Easter Egg Decoration ideas for the Classroom [Infographic]

Easter is the perfect time for engaging students in some fun classroom activities. There are many different ways for celebrating Easter in the classroom. Check out this infographic to get some inspiration for decorating Easter eggs in the classroom.

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DIY Elegant Easter Eggs [Infographic]

Easter eggs, whether edible or purely decorative, give everyone a chance to show off their creativity. Here are a few tips for making your decorating extravaganza go smoothly and your eggs more beautiful than ever.

Get creative and crafty and repurpose bits and leftover pieces of material you already have and have a great time!

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Natural Dyes from your Flower Garden [Infographic]

We plant gardens for food, health, and beauty. But did you know that many plants yield natural dyes for yarn, fiber, and fabric as well? The truth is that humans have been borrowing nature’s colors for thousands of years. This concept is back in vogue as it opens up a whole new world for many โ€“ especially those who value organic practices.

Botanical dyes are earth-friendly, biodegradable renewable resources. Crafters are also drawn to them because natural plant dyes produce hues that are much more complex than their synthetic counterparts.ย Color doesn’t stop at flower petals. Depending on the species, it can also be found in other parts of the plant, such as leaves, stems, roots, and fruits.

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