Content tagged “Queen of Green”

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  • Green garden recipes

    Add a few drops of each essential oil to crushed garlic. Place mixture in old lids (recycle!) and place around plants that you want to protect. This will deter slugs and snails without killing them, leaving them free to do their jobs. More »

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  • Stain removal

    Commercial stain-removing products are often hazardous to humans, wildlife and the environment. Product labeling can be deceptive and often include a combination of chemicals and solvents that are nerve-damaging neurotoxins (e.g., benzene, toluene, xylene), carcinogenic (e.g., formaldehyde), severe skin and eye irritants and may have adverse reproductive effects. Consider switching to stain removers made from plant oils or the home remedy solutions in the tables below. More »

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  • End food waste

    Whether you're shopping at the grocer's or famer's market, or harvesting from your own backyard, once you get your fruits and veggies in the house, there's lots of things you can do to keep them fresh and edible for as long as possible. More »

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  • Critter Repellents

    These green recipes are repellent to some critters and none of them are designed to attract beneficial predators. Try them if you've exhausted other methods (such as planting native species to attract beneficials). Some are thought to discourage pest. Others — those with soap, oil or vinegar — will kill insects. More »

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  • Green fun in the summertime

    Many of us have made the mistake of staying out in the sun too long. We underestimate the dangers, lose track of time, or use a sun- screen with SPF (sun protection factor) that's too low. Too much sun can be dangerous. Be careful. Cover up. Wear a hat. Use sunscreens with mineral-based ingredients (zinc oxide or titani- um oxide). And if you do get burned, consider these non-toxic remedies for quick relief. More »

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