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A few days ago while food shopping, my kids were begging me to get them fresh coconuts. I am very happy to

buy them coconuts as long as someone else is in charge of opening it. My 8 year old son took on the challenge and did a great job, I couldn’t have done it better myself. He started by drilling a hole at the top and somehow cracked it open by sticking a knife into the hole and using a hammer to break it in two. The coconut was delicious and now we’re left with these beautiful natural bowls. In the meantime they are great snack bowls but I started thinking of other ways we could reuse these coconut shells.

Here are some ideas we came up with, including some brilliant ideas we got by asking the question on a facebook.

1. To use as a soap dish

2. Drill holes around the top and hang it as a bird feeder

3. Make into a plant pot

4. Make a candle in it. This sounds great, just worried about the safety (I will test it)

5. Use as a tea candle holder

6. Pet food bowl

7. If you have the tools, the shell can be cut into pieces (nice shapes), painted and made into jewelry or buttons

Hope this gave you a little inspiration, I'd love to hear what you did with your coconut shells.

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I know we should be using anything but plastic jars for our lip balms but because we bought a large amount a long time ago, I want to use them up before buying an alternative. The good news is that these small jars can easily be reused. Here are some things I like to use them for other then lip balms.

1. Refill with your favourite moisturizer for traveling

2. Refill with a hand cream to keep in your purse

3. Go retro and store a solid perfume disc in an empty jar. Or you can make your own with this recipe:

1 TBSP carrier oil (around 14.5 grams), 2 tsp beeswax pellets (6 grams),35-40 drops essential oil

Place the carrier oil and beeswax on a glass bowl over a small saucepan filled with water. Allow to fully melt.

Pour the liquified oil into a clean, empty compact and let cool for two minutes.

Gently stir the essential oil into the liquified carrier oil and beeswax mixture.

As the perfume matures, the scent intensifies. Perfume will keep for 12 months.

4. Keep the jars for all those DIY skin care products you've always wanted to try. Here's a nice one to get you started:

DIY Lip scrub recipe: 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 tablespoon organic honey, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/2 tablespoon lukewarm water


Start by mixing the coconut oil and honey.Add the brown sugar and the lukewarm water to this mixture.Rub the mixture on your lips in a circular motion for two to three minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.

Enjoy! And ofcourse start by ordering one of our natural lip balms here:

#reuseplasticjars #gogreen #diyskincare #naturalskincare

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Once again I was pleasantly surprised to find a new local store. This time an organic fruit and vegetable store with produce farmed right here in the Golan, picked fresh daily. The fruit and veg. looked big and colorful and so fresh. The store, Alimama is located in Givat Yoav and is quite small, but they have a large selection of organic products. As well as fruit and veg. they also sell skincare products, essential oils, natural soap and gift sets. How wonderful to be able to eat organic food straight from the field. Thanks to Eli the organic farmer who opened this shop!

#organic #organicfruit #organicvegetables #organicskincare #ecofriendly #organicinisrael

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