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Open Source Sustainable Architecture

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Open Source Sustainable Architecture

Open Source sustainable architecture is desperately needed as the construction industry is a huge contributor to waste and carbon dioxide. Check out all these amazing open source building plans and designs.

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Human Urine + Sauerkraut Juice + Biochar = Free Fertilizer

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Human Urine + Sauerkraut Juice + Biochar = Free Fertilizer

Using human urine with biochar and sauerkraut juice ie lactobacillus is an incredible free plant fertilizer. Don't piss away this amazing resource!

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Baking Soda The Best and Least Abrasive Toothpaste

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Baking Soda The Best and Least Abrasive Toothpaste

A quick search of using baking soda as a toothpaste will bring up some facts mixed with a bit of BS. 

Sodium Bicarbonate aka Baking Soda is actually very, very low on the abrasive scale. Check the chart below.

Your fact finding mission on google may lead you to believe that using baking soda on the regular would be too abrasive.

Shockingly it is much less abrasive than everything except just using water. Even natural toothpastes and popular brands that add sodium bicarbonate come up much higher on the Relative Dentin Abrasive (RDA) value. 

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DIY Natural Sunblock (Does it work?)

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DIY Natural Sunblock (Does it work?)

A natural DIY sunscreen using essential oils that actually works? (Yes and no).

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DIY Yoga Mat Cleaner

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DIY Yoga Mat Cleaner

Gaia Guy's cork yoga mat is very low maintenance. Cork is naturally resistant to bacteria, mold, and odor unlike those toxic and smelly PVC and TPE yoga mats. However, you and your mat can benefit from making your own DIY yoga mat cleaner which works for cork yoga blocks too! Actually, your health and the health of the planet would benefit greatly by making your own cleaning products. If you've googled DIY natural cleaners before then you've seen vinegar come up in many all-purpose natural cleaners. Spoiler Alert! That's pretty much all you'll need for this too. Along with some...

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