If NaOH (aka lye) is a caustic chemical, is sodium hydroxide safe to use in soap and cosmetics? Here’s a closer look at the role sodium hydroxide plays in soapmaking and cosmetics.
Looking for a natural, yet effective liquid soap? Gather a few basic supplies. Here’s an easy DIY recipe: how to make liquid antibacterial soap with natural ingredients.
Whether you decide to buy or make your own homemade soap, the question remains, is homemade soap better for your skin? Here’s a look at homemade vs. manufactured soap.
Here’s how to keep yourself and your kitchen in tip-top condition by applying basic principles of sanitation at home.
The jury is still out: do you really need dryer sheets? Here’s our opinion on why we think the use of dryer sheets should be reconsidered.
If you’re looking for a shampoo alternative, you may be wondering, can you use dish soap to wash your hair? Yes, but you probably shouldn’t. Here’s why.
Wondering how to wash fruits and vegetables with vinegar? We’ll go over the best ways to use vinegar plus a few other best practices when washing fresh produce.
You can cook, blend, bake, and drink goji berries. Here’s how to use goji berries plus a recipe roundup of our favorites.
Are weevils harmful to humans? Pantry pests like the granary weevil and rice weevil are a nuisance but aren’t harmful to humans or household pets.
There are many practical broadleaf plantain uses. While often considered a weed, it has many nutritional and medicinal uses. Learn more about how you can use this plant to boost health.
Broadleaf plantain (Plantago major) has many healing properties. Let’s learn how to prepare plantain leaves for medicinal uses at home.
So, what is yellow dock good for? Yellow dock is an edible wild plant high in iron, and vitamins A and C with medicinal properties.
What is rosehip tea good for? Rosehips are full of vitamin C and antioxidants and are used for a wide range of medicinal purposes.
Knowing when to harvest rosehips is the key to getting them at their peak condition—full of vitamins and not too tart.
What is stinging nettle good for? It’s rich in nutrients & used for a wide range of natural medicinal purposes including treating BPH, inflammation, and hay fever.
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