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ABOUT MY DIY INGREDIENTS

Jo Mantini

ABOUT MY DIY  INGREDIENTS

  MARSEILLE SOAP FLAKES   Marseille soap, or Savon de Marseille, is a traditional hard soap, made from vegetable oils, that has been produced around Marseille, France, for about 600 years. In fact, it was in the 16th century that soap manufacturing came to Provence. This was in large part because the principal ingredients of soap - olive oil, salt and soda ash - were produced in the Camargue region. As a result, Marseille became the first official soap manufacturer in France. Authentic Marseille soap is a 100% natural product and, by definition, must be based on 72% vegetable oils,...


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

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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...

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