Green Living

Natural Hair Dye That Covers Gray

Henna:  Healthy Hair Color *See my One Year Update Video at the bottom! After 10 years of using chemical hair dyes to cover gray roots, I decided to switch to henna.  With all the evil chemicals in hair dyes it makes sense to use a plant-based product instead.  I tried a ‘natural’ hair dye from…

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DIY: Natural Mouse Repellent

Homemade Natural Mouse Repellent Pouches I have no desire to kill mice.  For one thing, handling dead mice is no pleasure.  For another, I do my best to treat all creatures with compassion.  That said, I had a hard time feeling compassion for the mouse that was scuffling around inside my wall, obviously making itself…

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Artisan Fair: Local, Handmade, Recycled

Christmas Artisan Fair in Nelson, British Columbia, November 2013 The Nelson Artisan Fair was chock full of stuff I love.  Dedicated, creative, and talented artisans lovingly crafting items made from nature and recycled materials.  Plus, lots of tasty treats. Here I’m featuring some local artisans and including their websites (when they have one) so you…

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Edible Wild Plants

I know it sounds hokey but when we listen to the plants they tell us how they can help us, “ said Shanoon, the herbalist. I spent an afternoon in early October with 5 others following Shanoon along a Slocan Valley, British Columbia pathway while she pointed out dozens of naturalized plants that can be…

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