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The clothing industry is huge and has a big impact on our environment. Initially from fabric production but the biggest issue is that most textiles are eventually thrown away and end up in landfills, some after being used only a few times. There are several ways we can recycle fabrics. We can donate our clothes to people in need or we can upcycle fabrics to create items that we need or can use in so many ways. Here are some of my favourite fabric upcycle projects:

1. Fabric Jewelry. Braided necklaces, bracelets or earrings


2. Rag rugs

3. T-shirt tote bags



4. Patchwork pillow cases or blankets


5. Book/ journal covers


6. Soft toys such as snakes, owls , cats (here is the link to the owl tutorial) https://www.fabartdiy.com/how-to-diy-cute-fabric-owl-from-template/


7. Challah covers (using fabric pens or paint you can create beautiful Challah covers)



8. Scrunchies, hairbands, hair bows, fabric rose hair clips


9. Macrame plant hangers diy tutorial: https://fferal.com/blogs/blog/easy-upcycled-t-shirt-macrame-plant-hanger


10. Hot pads


11. Beeswax wraps and sandwich bags https://www.foodtolove.co.nz/recipes/how-to-make-beeswax-food-wraps-33720



12. Garlands


13. Fabric wrapped Jars


14. Keychains




15. Aprons https://sawdustgirl.com/no-sew-t-shirt-apron/


16. Wall art, cover a canvas with awsome t-shirt prints


17. Napkin holders


18. Face Masks


19. Infinity scarfs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxR7FWLgp7Y


20. Pencil case/ pouch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjsKbQSDWcg

If none of the above upcycle projects work for you, you can always just cut up your old worn out t-shirts and use them as kitchen rags. It's better then buying paper towels and other rags.


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Our calendula healing balm is made of pure organic calendula oil, beeswax and a hint of lavender essential oil. The key ingredient calendula oil has many amazing health benefits. Calendula oil is a natural oil extracted from marigold flowers. The marigold plant stands out with bright petals, usually yellow or orange, growing 1-2 feet tall.


Calendula oil has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that makes it useful in healing wounds, soothing eczema, and relieving diaper rash. It’s also used as an antiseptic.


Calendula oil is known to improve wound healing. Research from 2013 suggest that using calendula oil sped up the recovery time for wounds. Although a gentle herb, the healing effects derived from Calendula petals are very powerful, making it a must-have in the medicine cabinet. It is beneficial for any wound healing you may need including insect bites, bruises, blisters, cuts, and cold sores.


Due to its nourishing properties it is wonderful for dry irritated skin and chapped lips. Calendula balm is often used as a natural treatment for diaper rash and other types of skin rashes. It is specifically safe for babies and people with sensitive skin.


Be sure to have one in your home as well, click here to order yours today.

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We're well into winter and the days are getting pretty cold. In my home that usually means stuffy noses and colds. If you suffer from congestion or difficulty breathing, this "Breath Easy Balm" is a must have in the medical cabinet. Congestion is no fun and it can be triggered not only by the common cold, but also from allergies and irritants in the air. This is an easy diy balm and it is so useful. Compared with other well known brands, this is completely natural and safe.


Ingredients

  • 1/3 c. Coconut Oil

  • 2 tbsp. Cocoa Butter

  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Beeswax Block Shavings/Pellets/Pastilles

  • 20 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil

  • 5 drops each Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Tea Tree Oil

Instructions


Using a double boiler, melt the coconut oil, cocoa butter and beeswax together, once they are melted, remove from heat and wait 2-3 minutes before adding the essential oils. Pour into containers and let cool.


Enjoy! Stay warm ;-)



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