Month: March 2020

Almond milk DIY involves soaked almonds, dates, vanilla and a pinch of salt.

Almond milk from scratch saves money, boosts flavor and eliminates plastic

Years ago we began messing with alternatives to dairy. Alternative cheeses uniformly sucked when we began exploring, and still lag far behind cheese made from cow, sheep and goat milk. That said, they are getting better. But dairy-free milk? Yogurt crafted from things like oat and cashew milk? We found that some of those were …

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Mouthwash DIY is baking soda, water and essential oils

Do You Really Want Nanoplastics in Your Mouthwash? DIY it!

So many of the things that we buy as “toiletries” revolve around making us feel fresh and sparkly and effervescent. Thus, the emphasis on peppermint, and dirt-fighting soap. Mouthwash fits squarely into the desire for “fresh and sparkly,” and most commercial mouthwashes leverage mint or other flavors that seem to parallel mint for the fresh …

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Aftershave DIY involves Witch Hazel and Vegetable Glycerin or Aloe Vera

Aftershave in a plastic tube? Never! DIY your aftershave, and craft your own scents

I use aftershave after I shower even if I don’t shave. The sharp slap, the way it seems to rapidly penetrate pores, the tingle that lasts for a few moments — it all speaks to me. I like the way a good aftershave smells, too. For me, the best ones hide in public, mostly reserving …

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DIY toothpaste with baking soda, activated charcoal, Bentonite clay, coconut oil and organic sunflower oil

Ditch the Plastic Tubes & Make Your Own Minty Awesome Toothpaste

Toothpaste looks like charcoal paste, it’s kinda’ salty, it rocks I grew tired of buying toothpaste in plastic tubes, and then turned to tooth powders. This was an improvement, but too many powders also came in plastic tubs. I made my own powder, but didn’t like the texture. So I started making my own toothpaste, …

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