DO IT YOURSELF
Make Your Own Organic Pesticide
Growing your own garden is difficult enough without pests. If you're trying to grow organic fruit, herbs or vegetables, then you'll understand what a challenge this can be.

Keeping your garden chemical free means avoiding your traditional pesticides, and going for an organic pesticide instead.

But what if we told you that you could make your own organic pesticide at home relatively simply and using everyday ingredients?
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How to Make Deodorant
After years of using antiperspirants and deodorants full of parabens and aluminium, then making the switch to natural deodorants, I discovered something. Homemade deodorants can work just as well at preventing odour.

Not only that but they are incredibly easy to make and use everyday household ingredients that are cheap and readily available.

While there are plenty of great brands offering natural deodorants in Australia that aren't laden with chemicals, if you're watching the budget, making your own deodorant can be a great option.
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How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a versatile acid used in a wide range of household settings, from cooking to cleaning, and even in healthcare!

Making it at home is both cheap and easy, and you have complete quality control.

This method uses the core and peel, leaving you to eat the delicious apple flesh - and only takes two months! You can collect your apple scraps over a couple of weeks so they're nice and brown for use. For the best quality, use organic apples from a reputable supplier.
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5 Natural Methods for Removing Mould
All hair dyes are toxic but permanent hair dyes are the absolute worst option, packed full of the harshest chemicals.

Despite these findings, cosmetic manufacturers continue to ignore the dangers and keep making products that are incredibly toxic. Subsequently, people keep using these toxic products to dye their hair.

The hair dye industry can be likened to the tobacco industry, where, despite the link between smoking and lung cancer, manufacturers continue to make the product and people keep smoking.
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5 Natural Methods for Removing Mould
As we explained in this article, Health Risks of Mould in Your Home, mould is incredibly dangerous to your health and can be hiding throughout your house.

In some cases it might be visibly present, such as dotted across walls and ceilings or on bathroom tiles, or it could be hiding in air ducts, carpets, basements or behind walls and in roof cavities.

Everything from asthma, breathing problems, sickness and allergies to depression, tiredness and lung damage could be a result of mould. Therefore it is incredibly important to remove mould as soon as possible.
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Natural Treatments for Depression and Anxiety
Having suffered anxiety for as long as I can remember, I know firsthand just how debilitating the effects of anxiety and depression are. And I'm not alone. Around 3 million people experience depression and/or anxiety in Australia every year.

It is also heavily prescribed. According to research conducted at the University of Sydney, there was a 95.3% increase in the use of antidepressants from 2000 to 2011 across Australia.

As the report's author Professor Iain McGregor points out: "These drugs have been relentlessly promoted by the pharmaceutical industry but meds are not the only answer, and anyone with emotional problems should consider diet, exercise, lifestyle changes and psychological therapy."
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Natural Flu Remedies
In order to get the better of the cold and flu season this winter, it's time to boost your immune system and stop viruses from putting you out of action.

These 10 natural cold and flu remedies not only help build up your immune system in order to prevent viruses and infections, they will also help you heal quicker when you do get struck down by a cold or flu.

These natural ways to combat cold and flu should be your first port of call for beating influenza over flu shots, which can actually make you sicker and have been shown to do little to actually stave off the flu.
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Face Moisturiser Recipes
Have you ever wondered what you are putting on your skin during your daily cleansing routine? Face moisturiser contains a range of toxic chemicals, many of which are absorbed directly into your body and lead to a range of cancers and other health problems.

With many commercial varieties of face moisturiser, you are actually smearing chemicals on your skin, your body's largest organ and a great transporter to other parts of your body.

In order to know exactly what you are putting on your skin, one of the best ways is to make your own face moisturiser.
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How to Make Sunscreen
While vitamin D absorption is incredibly important, if you are going to spend any prolonged period of time in the sun, you want to apply a good quality sunscreen.

And what better way to know that your sunscreen isn't full of parabens, anatase titanium oxide, or any other harmful chemicals, than making your own sunblock.

Making your own sunscreen is actually much simpler than you may have thought. However, if you don't have time, always be sure to buy sunscreen with natural ingredients, and carefully check the label on your sunscreen.
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