Any surface in the house can be cleaned with natural detergents and degreasers without using aggressive products that pollute the water and irritate the skin. On the market there are ecological detergents and detergents for washable surfaces based for example on coconut soap and palm oil, chalk, sea salt, chamomile and calendula extracts: they clean very well, are not abrasive and are not irritating.
A nice and curious small crop vase, also excellent as a Christmas decoration, it can be obtained from a common white turnip, large and rather low. You can use it at home to grow various types of seedlings that over time will become a real botanical garden. A cool idea from a turnip.
When you least expect it you find yourself home invaded by unwanted guests, the ants. You could resort to the use of some insecticide, but why eliminate them when it is enough to remove them? In addition, insecticides are harmful to humans and the environment. To eliminate them, the first thing to do is to remove everything that attracts ants: they are omnivorous and especially invade the sugary substances found in cupboards or in food scraps.
If you want to build a crib ladder, read this article, if what you need is to design and build a ladder for your garden, then you are in the right place! A staircase in the ground offers many advantages, both aesthetic and functional ... if there is a moat, a staircase will certainly be more comfortable and safe than a descent, especially if it is raining and there is no canopy in the garden.
Our section on laying hens continues. We have already dealt with some topics such as free-range farming, in this article we have instead talked about shelter and feed, in this post we have also seen how to get hens used to returning to the hen house in the evening. Today we will see how small farms of laying hens are managed.
Having a pond in the garden is the dream of many of us. A rather easy dream to realize and without having to mobilize any capital. To make the pond more natural, it will be necessary to avoid too precise geometric figures, so no circles and rectangles! A good rule to make the pond more "natural" is to create a small beach with pebbles.
Who among you doesn't hate spring cleaning? Unpacking furniture and cabinets, putting new curtains and carpets back ... what an effort! To make spring cleaning less boring, for this year we are offering you some "green strategy" that will save you some pennies. Maybe spring cleaning can be an excuse to make the house more energy efficient… let's see how.
To prolong the splendor of the flowers we love to have at home, it is possible to press them personally. In the article we will explain how to press the flowers following some very useful indications How to press the flowers, important premises Before pressing the flowers it is good to follow some indications: collect the flowers to be pressed on dry days and in the afternoon hours, carefully avoiding humid days and rainy: they are wet with rain or dew there is a risk that they will moldy choose flowers with simple shapes and without too many petals: the flowers that react best to drying are those not too bulky, flat and single corolla.
The pallet is a wooden structure that lends itself very well to creative recycling thanks to its multifunctional potential. It also has a very resistant structure and has a shape that can be adapted to different uses, just use the boards that compose it in full creativity. The solutions are many. The pallet must be broken down and reassembled according to the function we want to achieve, then if we add imagination and a pinch of do-it-yourself then the solutions multiply considerably.
Is it possible to make soap at home? Of course, soaps are easy to make and allow us to make a contribution to safeguarding the environment. DIY soaps are a green gesture in the context of daily actions. In fact, the soaps on the market (just read the labels carefully to confirm this) contain non-natural ingredients and above all harmful to the skin.
Freezing food is a very common practice in families, having the possibility to save time and money. Storage must be done in the right way to avoid disease caused by bacteria. Freezing food allows us to preserve, for example, the vegetables from our garden, of course the taste will not be the same but at least we know the origin!
Commercial cleaners are polluting and expensive, which is why you need ideas to clean your home in a sustainable way. Commercial detergents release chemicals that can pollute the indoor air of the house, the more at risk are children and pets. In addition, many products contain unnecessary antibacterial substances that look more like pesticides than simple detergents!
Dry cleaning the car saves a large amount of water. Each time we wash the car by hand, we use more than 200 liters, a crazy figure when you consider that the car can be washed without the use of water. Dry cleaning the car has numerous advantages, on the one hand there is water saving and on the other hand the convenience of the operation: the user will not need buckets, hoses and other equipment.
Drip irrigation systems have numerous positive impacts both for the vegetable garden and for the flower garden. Thanks to the drip irrigation system, the water will reach the plants of our garden directly at the root so as to water the immediate subsoil and save water and time. In addition, with the automation of drip irrigation, it will be possible to water the garden with a certain regularity even in our absence.
Old and ruined furniture, our hearts cry to have to arrange them in the attic or worse throw them away. Maybe it is furniture inherited from grandparents that over time have lost their beauty or have been ruined.Before making a gesture that could damage the environment, let's try to restore this furniture and if this is not possible remember that there is the possibility to recycle them.
It is possible to deodorize the environment using particular essences offered directly by Nature. The simplest way to make "natural room fragrances" is to prepare a potpourri. A potpourri is a composition made with dried flower petals and essential oils, this mixture is placed in boxes, trays, marble containers or simple fabric bags.
Summer has arrived and the annoying mosquitoes come to visit us on time. To combat mosquitoes, the most effective remedy is a mosquito net. Building a mosquito net is not difficult, it just takes time and patience. If you don't know how to build it, no problem. In the article we will show you how to build a mosquito net step by step.
Have you checked your home air conditioner? For greater system efficiency, it is always advisable to periodically clean the air filters. Here is how to clean the air conditioner without the help of a technician. as well as less waste of energy.
Making candles at home is possible, an original way to embellish your home by spending little. The procedure for do-it-yourself candles is not difficult, just follow some instructions below.Diy candles, the necessary BeeswaxStearinStoppinoPentolinoMoldsSealantColored tablets for candles as an alternative pieces of wax crayonsEssential oilThermometerSteel spoonUseful indications: in the making of candles do it yourself we have chosen beeswax instead of the classic paraffin, as it is a completely natural and completely harmless product.
Making a solar thermal collector to produce domestic hot water is not difficult. Using certified materials you can also benefit from the personal income tax deductions for the expenses incurred. Below we will show you how to build a solar collector by following our instructions. it is sufficient to have as a reference those that are on the market, therefore about one meter wide and about 2 meters long As an absorbing surface we can use a copper plate or a sheet painted black, among other things the most economical solution For the coil, we need a copper pipe dn 14 or dn 16 unrolled on the sheet.
Most dishwashing detergents are made with products that pollute the environment, in fact they contain synthetic surfactant ingredients derived from petroleum. In Europe, detergent manufacturers are not obliged to indicate the complete composition on the label, often only a few elements are mentioned and without providing the quantities.