Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The 3 R's

My six year old has an obsession with the 3 R's (reduce, reuse, and recycle). So, with my child's obsession, we have come to learn new tricks. One of the most versatile items to reuse are glass jars. Use can reuse glass jars to store items such as rice, pasta, dry beans, or office supplies. You can also use a glass jar to grow plants or for gift giving. You can fill a clean glass jar with anything from dog biscuits to dry cookie mix! reducing and reusing what you buy, not only are you reducing your carbon footprint of Earth, but you're also saving money! Have you ever tried to make your own household cleaners? Or what about making your own beauty products?

Homemade glass cleanser:
(mix in a spray bottle)
1 cup of rubbing alcohol
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon of white vinegar

Stove top cleanser:
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of dish soap
Mix until a paste is formed.

Want to make your own baby wipes? Or what about a facial mask? Try this website for recipes for these and more!

Take a look before you toss something in the trash...because if you think there may be another use for it, then there is!

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