Mandolinrain

DIY-Daily Living Tips-Hacks -Please share yours...

Discussion created by Mandolinrain on Mar 23, 2020
Latest reply on Mar 26, 2020 by SuzyQ411

Thought this may be a fun way to help each other with things we know or have  learned . Here are my 'HACKS' for the day to share. Please share some of yours too.

 

Drinking water

Rain water is about as pure as you can get for drinking . Heres a quick way to collect it ~(using  #1-2-4 ~ BPA free bucket or a stainless steel container large pot, invert an umbrella over it that has a hole opening near tip. Then when container is full, pour water into gallon jugs for storage in a cool dark place for up to 6 months. Its recommended to have at least one gallon per person a day for 2 weeks on standby. Another option is using 4 large stakes and a tarp angled to collect water and run off into a bucket.

Another way is a rain barrel. These collect water from your roof/gutter and you do need a filter for it. Instructions are on YOUTUBE.

 

HOME MADE TOOTHPASTE

 

6TB Solid coconut oil

6 TB Baking Soda

25 drops edible essential oil

1 small package stevia ( optional)

Mix and store in small jar.

 

Eggs

Theres a very cool way to store loads of fresh farm eggs for many months and it is called GLASS EGG Preservation. Check it out online on youtube for instructions. I had not heard of this and its SO COOL. SO EASY .

 

 

Indoor/Outdoor bug repellant for edible and non edible plants

( Makes one gallon)

2 TB Neem Oil ( I use 100%organic Dr. Adorable brand)

1/4 TB Dawn dishsoap

Fill remaining jug or sprayer off with tap water

Be sure to wet leaves underneath plants as well as tops 

 

HAND SANITIZER

 

Wednesday on Amazon, a 2-pack of Purell hand sanitizer, 10 ounces, was nearly $80. But before you go spending some big bucks, you can actually make your own. Pharmacist Mark Thompson said making your own is just as effective as using store-bought.

The Ingredients:

  • 2/3 Cup Rubbing Alcohol (at least 91% alcohol)
  • 1/3 Cup Aloe Vera Gel
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Funnel
  • Mini Travel Size Bottles
  • Optional: Add a few drops of lavender, vanilla, or another essential oil for scent.

According to market researchers from Adobe Analytics, the demand for hand sanitizer spiked 1,400 percent from December to January.

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Okay these are my tips for now. More tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

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