Green Documentaries: Microbeads – The Story of Stuff Project

This 2-minute “explainer” shows how tiny plastic microbeads are designed to go down the drain and into our rivers, lakes, and oceans and we can do to stop this ridiculous assault on our public waters. TAKE ACTION: http://bit.ly/banthebead

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DIY: How to Turn a Bar Soap into Liquid Hand Soap

Tutorial from Diary of a Mad Crafter

In order to avoid consuming more plastic, I decided to buy soap only in bars (they come in carton box), but for me (and for many others) is not too hygienic, so I searched how to turn a bar into liquid or gel. I found several sources that show how to DIY, all have the same principle: Grate – Add Glycerin, Essences and Oils – Boil  and ready! Not complicated at all, I will definitely try it out!

Tutorials on Savvy Housekeeping • Specifically for DOVE bar soapsInstructables (con textos en Español también) & Wikihow

Have you seen this Soap Schredder? I think is an interesting idea but would it replace the liquid gel? What do you think? Let me know your comments on the tutorials and don”t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest 🙂

Eco-Friendly Tips for a Tidy Home

A few tips can help you avoid many chemicals, non-biodegradable plastic tools, and energy-sucking appliances—and it’s easier than you might think. Here are ideas, tricks, and recipes to help your family begin a greener cleaning routine.

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Regular dust busting and de-greasing are important to any well-maintained home. But it’s also critical to keep your home as eco-friendly as possible. With hundreds of brands and products in the supermarket and big box stores, it may feel like an impossible task to navigate.

Why is having a greener cleaning routine important? Chemical and toxins found in cleaning supplies have been linked to cancer, asthma, reproductive and developmental toxicity, allergies and irritation, and accidental burns and poisonings. A home that’s free of these chemicals in one more step you can take to keeping your family safe.