December 30, 2016

Create Your Own Homemade Counter Spray

Buying cleaning supplies at the store can be expensive. They are filled with chemicals that can be detrimental to your health and to the environment.

Upcycling with Paper Mache!

Birthdays, Christmas Day, Mother’s day, they all have one thing in common; a mountain of torn wrapping paper at the end of it!  You could carefully fold it up and put it out for recycling but wrapping paper costs almost as much as the presents these days so I would rather not throw it away. 

Creating a wildlife-friendly backyard

Creating a wildlife-friendly backyard, or even a balcony, is much easier than you think. Wildlife-friendly concepts can be applied to all types of garden, from huge plantations down to small high rise balconies, the two key elements are water and shelter everything else is a matter of personal preference.

Recycled Coffee Pod Planters – DIY Time!

Are you addicted to your morning cup of coffee and love your new pod coffee machine? Well here is a great idea to use those pods instead of just tossing them out!

Make Your Home Smell Heavenly with Natural Air Fresheners

If you have awful associations with the word potpourri, you’re not alone. I have memories of Nana’s house smelling like dried rose petals and anise. I swore I would never make my own potpourri, and my house would never smell like Nana’s!

Eco-Friendly Laundry Powder and Dishwashing Powder

One of my favourite tips for a greener home is to make your own laundry powder and dishwashing powder. For a fraction of the cost of environmentally safe detergent, you can make a HUGE amount of green detergent.

Saving Money (and maybe the planet!) on 3 Ordinary Household Items

There are so many things to buy nowadays that merely going to the shops can be a task in self restraint. Being frugal and eco usually go hand in hand and there are some big savings to be made in the home by changing a few small items!

What Tank should you get for Aquaponics?

Choosing a tank suitable for aquaponics is probably a no brainer. Many people grab the first thing that suits their budget, but not all tanks are the same and some can positively damage your health and kill all your fish. We take a look at choosing the best tanks for your budget with Aquaponics guru […]

DIY Flavoured Water and Other Fun Summer Drinks

Looking to make a change for the new year? How about try making flavoured waters and fun summer drinks? We all know the bad things about fizzy drinks, Coke, Pepsi, sugary juices and the explosion of drinks filled with guarana and caffeine. So let’s leave those bad guys behind and make our own!

DIY High Protein Fish Food From Algae

Growing your own fish food for aquaponics is the holy grail for many folk wishing to be autonomous and not dependent on commercial fish food pellets.