Posts tagged as: cleaning

DIY Eco-Friendly Daily Shower Spray

October 2nd, 2013 - posted under: The Farm » Home

One of my most popular recent posts was a “recipe” (two ingredients, and one of them optional – can I really call it a recipe?) for natural homemade coconut oil”hair repair” treatment. And in writing that post, I realized that I hadn’t posted anything on DIY eco-friendly body care since . . . 2009. What?!! [...]

DIY Cleaning: Is Borax Really As Green As It Seems?

May 26th, 2013 - posted under: The Farm » Home

I originally wrote this article on assignment for Networx, a website where I do a lot of freelance work. They have tons of info on DIY home improvement, plus lots of “green lifestyle” tips and tricks. You can see all my articles here. This post is reprinted with permission. ~~~ The internet is rife with [...]

DIY Homemade “Scrubbies”/Scouring Pads

July 7th, 2011 - posted under: The Farm » Home

As you may have noticed, I’m sort of on a constant quest to reduce my waste and find creative ways to repurpose disposable items. And this month, that mission is especially present in my mind. Which is why, dear friends, this little hack brings me so. much. glee. I do most of my produce shopping [...]

Guest Post: Jen and Ken’s Homemade Laundry Detergent For HE Washing Machines

June 5th, 2011 - posted under: Furthermore » Guest Bloggers

Over the years since I first posted my homemade laundry detergent recipe, I’ve gotten a number of questions about the formula. The most frequent one being: is it HE compliant? And since I don’t have an HE washer (yet!), I couldn’t answer! So thank goodness for Jen and Ken, two awesome Bonzai readers and all-around [...]

Natural Homemade Liquid Dishwasher Detergent

February 16th, 2010 - posted under: The Farm » Home

A few months back I posted a recipe for a powdered dishwasher detergent. I got a ton of positive feedback, and the recipe seemed to work great for most of my readers. However, there was a subset left unsatisfied – which is totally unacceptable to me! I had requests for a liquid version, as some [...]