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NATURAL HOMEMADE TOOTHPASTE: MAKE YOUR OWN

Jo Mantini

NATURAL HOMEMADE TOOTHPASTE: MAKE YOUR OWN

  Since I started my toxic-free journey, I've also been looking for effective beauty formulas - not just household - and the toothpaste was one my first natural homemade recipe. I love this recipe: it's super quick to make, and it lasts for months. I also do like the taste of peppermint essential oil, because it leaves a fresh feeling in my mouth without using any artificial flavours. I have to say that this formula is a powder, not a foamy toothpaste. If you want to make a smooth paste, you can add some water (most of the commercial toothpaste are water...


HOW TO GET RID OF MOULD NATURALLY - WITHOUT USING BLEACH!

Jo Mantini

HOW TO GET RID OF MOULD NATURALLY - WITHOUT USING  BLEACH!

HOMEMADE ANTI-MOULD SPRAY AND SANITIZER                 Did you find some mould during your Spring cleaning and wonder how to get rid of it without using any toxic substance as bleach? This DIY anti-mould spray is your safe and natural solution!According to NHS  mould, a type of fungus, is very common in homes and buildings where there is an excess of moisture. Moisture in buildings can be caused by leaking pipes, rising damp in basements or ground floors, or rain seeping in because of damage to the roof or around window frames. Mould flourishes in warm, moist environments,...


DISHWASHER DETERGENT POWDER: DIY RECIPE

Jo Mantini

DISHWASHER DETERGENT POWDER: DIY RECIPE

I want to share with you my dishwasher recipe ...I'm very proud of it!  Of all the recipes, this one has been the most difficult to formulate. I have tested dozens of procedures over the years: cutting lemons and trying to make a liquid detergent from them, mixing Castile soap and vinegar, shuffling different powders in all sorts of imaginative combinations, and so on.I'm still asking myself how my dishwasher can still be working - still “be alive"- after so much creativity and experimentation with my personal DIY!I have learned that it is extremely difficult to identify the most eco-friendly...


HOW TO MAKE YOUR LAUNDRY PERFUME.

Jo Mantini

Tags LAUNDRY, PERFUME

HOW TO MAKE YOUR  LAUNDRY PERFUME.

  If you have already tried to use citric acid as a softener (recipe here) you probably have realised that it is a solution that has no perfume.Personally, I don't mind if my washed clothes lack a fragrance and I don't like chemically-perfumed garments, because the "fake good smell" of the fabric conditioner reminds me how bad it is for us and the environment.In fact, commercial softeners contain, in order to perfume, very polluting molecules that persist in the environment, stick on your garments and come in contact with your skin as well. But I can entirely understand that you want your laundry...


CITRIC ACID: HOW TO MAKE YOUR SOFTENER AND DISHWASHER RINSE-AID

Jo Mantini

CITRIC ACID:  HOW TO MAKE YOUR SOFTENER  AND DISHWASHER RINSE-AID

I know that lot of people prefer not to use the softener, but it would be imperative to utilise it in the washing-machine, in fact, washed clothes are very alkaline, especially if you use laundry powder, and their pH is totally different from our skin pH. As a fabric softener, citric acid excels because it neutralises the alkalinity of laundry detergent, acting as a pH adjuster and bringing the laundry alkaline pH closer to our natural skin pH. In fact, as I have already explained in my previous post, citric acid is an excellent toxic-free alternative to the commercial softener and...

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