Bath soaps can disintegrate so fast, especially now that we tend to take more baths due to the extremely hot weather. Have you ever had those little leftover soap bits that are too small to use for a regular bath? Well, instead of just throwing them away, here are some fast and easy tips to use them to sanitize different parts of your home.
- Easiest way is to make a new bar from the old bits and pieces. Simply wet the sides of several bars with warm water and press them firmly against each other, securing them with a cling wrap. Wait for it to completely dry before using.
- Turn them into liquid soap. Toss the pieces into a bowl filled with boiling water and stir briskly. Let cool and pour into your hand wash dispenser or any container.
- Dry out scented pieces from soaps and add them to clothes drawers. This will prevent that unwanted, musty smell from creeping onto your clothes.
- Make a non-toxic insecticide for your plants. Shred one tablespoon of leftover soap into ¼ cup warm water and stir briskly. After letting it cool, transfer the mixture into a spray bottle. Just spray it on the infested plant, wait for it to dry, then rinse with water. This soap spray effectively kills small insects and their eggs.
Aside from saving up money, you can lessen the amount of your household waste by following these practical tips. Now you can use your soap down to the last bit!
One issue after another, magazines pile up at home and it comes to a point when they just gather dust in the corner. At the end of the day, we resort to the easiest solution: throw them away. However, Tin Militante and Marlene Aguilor have found a way to turn outdated pages of a magazine to charming trinkets.
Tin and Marlene decided to start Ya’lin Handmade Accessories after the latter attended a green workshop in their village which taught her how to make beads out of magazines. Tin found the output beautiful and started showing them to family and friends who also took interest in the accessories. Since then, they have helped each other in creating pieces of jewelry as well as selling these in exhibits and bazaars.
The next time you buy another issue of your favorite magazine, imagine what you can do with it other than read it and you might just get your money back. Upcycling isn’t so taxing with the right combination of patience and creativity.
For online orders or consignments, you may check out Ya’lin Handmade Accessories’ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/yalinhandmadeaccessories?fref=ts
Another full episode online. If you’ve missed it or want to see it again catch a recycling idea in Joe Green Bags. Meet a champion triahlete couple – Jo and Monica Macalintal and learn how to make your own citronella candle.
Manila Sole is a Philippine based company that makes affordable shoes made of recycled tires.
To find out more about them or if you want to buy some shoes you can reach them here: http://manilasole.multiply.com/ and here http://www.facebook.com/ManilaSole
Jacinto & Lirio make high end bags from hyacinth. They were our first eco-fashion story and you can watch the full episode here: