Friday, May 22, 2015

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Beyond the Kitchen

May 19, 2015 1:27 pm

Many natural cleaning enthusiasts have been touting the amazing benefits of apple cider vinegar for years, but vinegar's list of uses often ends in the kitchen. You may be surprised to find that there are a number of other ways to use apple cider vinegar in every room in your home. Here are a few of the best.

  1. Use it like an odor eliminator. Instead of masking odors with a perfume-heavy scented spray, neutralize odors by letting a dish of apple cider vinegar permeate the air.
  2. Clear your sinuses. Sip some warm water with a bit of apple cider vinegar to help break up mucus in your sinuses and even kill the bacteria that causes the common cold. (Be sure to consult with your doctor first.)
  3. Soothe sunburned skin. Instead of using a cream or lotion, rub sunburned skin (or bug bites, rashes and poison ivy) with apple cider vinegar to relieve the itch naturally. Do so at the instruction of your physician.
  4. Rinse hair. Many people cite apple cider vinegar as the source of their shiny, silky locks. Mix 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar with 4 cups of water and use it as a weekly hair rinse.

7 Surprising Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar [The Dr. Oz Show]
25 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Will Change Your Life [Mamavation]
15 Reasons to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day [Mind Body Green]

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Go Green! 5 Reasons to Recycle

May 12, 2015 11:29 am

While you likely already know that recycling is important, you may not know its specific benefits. Here are five of the most important reasons why you should toss that plastic bottle in the recycling bin instead of the trash.

  1. Recycling creates a closed-loop lifespan of a product. If you choose not to recycle, you prevent the material used in that product—whether it’s plastic, glass or paper—from ever being used again. By recycling, you can create a closed-loop system in which that product is returned to the manufacturer and used to create new items.
  2. It prevents pollution. In addition to sustaining natural resources, recycling prevents the environmental damage caused by mining for those resources. It also greatly decreases the amount of waste in landfills.
  3. It is more cost-effective. This is a lesser-known fact about recycling, but selling the materials in your recycling bin offsets the cost of processing them. Comparatively, simply throwing away your trash doesn’t bring in any money from sales, but it still costs money in landfill costs.
  4. It saves energy. By recycling America’s 230 million tons of solid waste instead of taking it to a landfill, our country saves an average of 11.9 billion gallons of gasoline each year.
  5. It creates jobs. That’s right: recycling is a major industry in the United States—one that amounts to $236 billion each year, in fact. It also employs more than 1.1 million people nationwide.

Why Recycle? [RecycleNow.com]
Top 10 Reasons to Recycle [Stark State College]
Eco-Cycle’s Ten Reasons to Recycle [Eco-Cycle]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2015 10:05 am

Happy Mother's Day! How are you planning to celebrate mom today?

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