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 How to Clean and Care for Your Menstrual Cup

One of my most popular posts here is where I talk about my menstrual cup (I use the Diva Cup brand). It’s a small silicone cup that you insert into your Vajayjay during your period. It catches the monthly flow, and you just have to empty it and clean twice a day. No pads or ...

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DSC 0211 150x150 How to Use Dried Herbs

Ever walk past the bulk, dried herbs at Whole Foods and wonder how to use them? Proper Use of Herbs I would occasionally scoop out a small bagful of the chamomile flowers for a cup of tea, but had little idea of what I could do with all the other herbs. During my pregnancy, the midwife suggested ...

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wedding favor inexpensive diy bird seed 248x300 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #257 Eco Friendly Wedding Favor

Thank your guests for making your day special by presenting these inexpensive DIY bird seed favors.  Your guests will love the gesture.   Your budget will love the thriftiness.  Everybody wins...even the birds! Photo courtesy of Intimate Weddings. Natural & Thrifty in 365 is a year-long series of 365 tips for living more green, natural and healthy ...

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0 24855 634708765121627599 The Lorax   A Parallel To Big Industry that Threatens Our Environment

 Scroll down to comment and enter a giveaway for a Green Your Home Prize Pack from Seventh Generation. I recently went and saw The Lorax in theaters. It made for a cute movie, but the overall theme, or "moral" of the story came across to me loud and clear. No amount of profit and convenience is worth ...

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6878294792 8ea0d5fe35 Laundry Detergent Toxins   You Put WHAT On Your Body??

I've used a lot of different methods for washing clothes. You all have seen me talk about homemade laundry detergent, soap nuts and of course Seventh Generation here on my blog. A lot of people would consider me extremely "granola" when it comes to certain things. I like down-to-earth living, natural things and living off ...

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organic dining sustainable ecofriendly 300x114 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #190 Choose Eco Conscious Dining

For those of us that enjoy dining out, we might focus on the selection of organic and natural foods on the menu.  But let’s take this commitment to a natural life one step further by requiring more from the shops that get our business.  Investigate the steps your favorite restaurant has taken to conserve energy, ...

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load dishwasher ecofriendly conserve energy water 300x241 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #189 Load Your Dishwasher

You may be surprised to find that using a dishwasher is more eco-friendly than washing dishes by hand.  A study by the University of Bonn, Germany found that time, water, and energy were all used more economically by loading an electric dishwasher. So pat yourself on the back the next time you do your part to ...

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rain garden rainwater runoff how to 300x259 Natural and Thrifty in 365: #181 Design a Rain Garden

Enhance the beauty of your yard by building a rain garden.  This project harnesses the runoff of storm water from your home and redirects the flow to water the plants and flowers in a designated area.  Keeping the runoff out of streets reduces community flooding while allowing the water to soak into the soil recharges ...

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