Green Tones by Hohner has created Eco-friendly musical instruments that have the best sounds in the world. Made from sustainable resources like Mangowood and Rubberwood, you can put together your own band of precious sounds.
Deciding to use cloth diapers for your baby is good for the environment, healthy for baby, budget-friendly, and who doesn't love a fluffy baby bum?! A cute cloth diaper paired with a T-shirt or baby leggings = instant outfit!
So why don't all parents choose cloth? Washing those adorable little poo-catchers is scary! Or... at least it seems that way to those who haven't done it before. Washing cloth diapers is actually quite simple. Just as many families' wash routine for clothing is different, there are many different ways to wash cloth diapers. If you stick to the following simple routine for cleaning your cloth, you won't go wrong.
Here are 12 must-have eco-friendly kitchen items to make your food prepping space a little more green! All of these items are reusable, easy to clean and maintain, made from Eco-friendly materials and make life easier without sacrificing any convenience! Which are your favorites?
Christine shares with Green Scene Mom some of the little things she does in her household to REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE every single day. You'll be amazed at how easy it can be to reduce waste and "go green" with these simple ideas in your every day life.
Like many parents, my husband and I became more and more concerned about not only what we were putting on our child's skin when we became new parents, but ours as well. Being the "frugal" types that we are, we decided to start making our own toiletries: body wash, shampoo bars, hand soap, you name it. Not only can it be fun and enjoyable to make all of these items yourself, there are two main things (for us) that really makes it worthwhile.
Green cleaning may seem overwhelming, but sometimes the solution is as simple as picking a piece of fruit from a tree...
An extra supply of lemons can be the green cleaner's best friend. You'll be surprised at what can we do with these little lemon friends besides making lemonade, lemon juice, and lemon ice cubes!
Having a baby often means bringing a lot of new stuff into your home. Preparing for a new baby is an exciting time, and the nesting process is often very much enjoyed by moms. Having a baby can also involve a lot of disposable trash — wipes, diapers, packaging from the myriad of gifts, and baby food jars. Here are some tips to help minimize your household trash, reduce the clutter, and make your new life with a baby a little more eco-friendly.
Photo: Buttons Cloth Diapers
Diapering is often the biggest new activity that comes with a baby -- and the most work. Using cloth diapers will significantly reduce household trash at about 2,000 diapers a year per child. Once you get into a routine, cloth diapers are very easy to use and clean; simply wipe off any solids into the toilet, wash them on a warm pre-wash, and then wash them in a regular cycle with detergent. Cloth diapers also dry quickly and the inserts come out fluffy in the dryer. Cloth diapers can also be "stripped" of any buildup once a month using Rockin' Green Funk Rock. Simply soak the diapers for 1 hour in 4 tbsp. of Funk Rock, followed by a normal wash. Easy as can be. Our favorite cloth diapers are snap in diapers and pocket diapers. Many cloth diaper styles are also available for all preferences. Reusable wipes are simply soft pieces of cloth that you use instead of disposable wipes. You can wash and dry reusable wipes along with your diaper loads. Plus cloth diapers are just stinkin' cute! (no pun intended)
Here are some easy tips for going green. Many of these you can put into action during your regular everyday routine.
"The thing I love most about practicing green alternatives in my home is that nine times out of ten, they are the more frugal option. And I love being frugal. Being environmentally-friendly is just good economics—in our home and budget, and with the earth God gave us." - Tsh, The Art of Simple
1. Plant an herb garden. It's good to have a reminder around of where our food originates, and this one is super easy.
2. Create a homemade compost bin.
It's time to stuff adorable themed Easter baskets with fabulous treats for eager little ones to enjoy!
We've put together some practical gift ideas to celebrate an eco-friendly Easter that both mom and your little ones will love — no sweets necessary! We've also included some gift items for moms too! Reduce the sugar and increase the treats with these great products.
Baby food can be expensive and making your own baby food can be inconvenient. These are some regular cheap foods that you can easily feed your baby.