Lance Shroyer

Best Unpaper Towels – Reusable Paper Towel Alternatives

6 eco-friendly zero waste unpaper towel options for a greener kitchen and home!

In my mission to use fewer paper towels and generally waste less I have been checking out a lot of unpaper and zero waste paper towel options.

I decided to compile a list of the best unpaper towel options I have run across so far. Some of these I have tried. Some of these I haven’t tried yet, but I plan to when the unpaper towels that I am currently using wear out.

How To Make A DIY Charcoal Fridge Deodorizer

image of completed homemade charcoal fridge deodorizer

In my endless battle against bad smells, wherever they may be hiding, I decided to find a way to remove odors from my fridge by making my own homemade fridge deodorizer.

I've used baking soda from time to time to deodorize my fridge over the years, but have never been super impressed with it. At best it seemed to make my fridge only slightly less smelly and never had as much of an impact as I was hoping for in the fight against odor.

We don't have a super smelly fridge, but sometimes some especially smelly leftovers will find their way into the fridge. And sometimes they get forgotten. And their odors mingle with other forgotten leftovers to product a cocktail of smells so off-putting I will decide going hungry is the far better option than braving my refrigerator.

For that reason, and just generally wanting not to be gross, I decided to try to find a better odor buster for my fridge.

Best Eco-Friendly Wooden Bottle Brush

A bottle brush is a kitchen tool that is usually a ways down most peoples wishlist. However, I have found that my wooden bottle brush has eased the pain (not actually painfully, doing the dishes just makes me dramatic) of doing the dishes especially when it comes to handwash only items.

I have been trying to do a much better job of buying zero waste products. The fact that this eco bottle brush is not just recyclable, but it's biodegradable and compostable make it a winner in my book!

Winter Essential Oils Buying Guide

Essential oils for winter buying guide.

Whether it's a nice fresh-cut pine tree, gingerbread cookies hot out of the oven, or tasty peppermint candy canes; flavors and scents define the holiday season.

Using essential oils is a fast, easy, and natural way to punch up the scents in your home without bringing a single tree into your home, baking a single tray of cookies, or even eating a candy cane.  I love using winter essential oils to help get into the holiday spirit by filling my home with the scents of the season.

In this post I have listed some of the best essential oils for Christmas and the holiday season as well as a couple of buying options to get your home smelling great this holiday season. Read on to find the right essential oils for your diffusers, soap making, or other holiday projects!

DIY Activated Charcoal Shoe Deodorizer

How to make homemade charcoal shoe deodorizers

How To Make Homemade Charcoal Shoe Deodorizers

In my ongoing saga to find the best shoe odor eliminators, this week I tried making my own homemade activated charcoal shoe deodorizers.  

Charcoal has long been used as an absorber of nastiness from being used in medicine to treat various types of poisoning (more on that here in a dense medical research paper), filtering filtering water and alcohol, as well as dozens of other uses.  

I'd seen some fancy pants charcoal shoe deodorizers for sale on Amazon from Moso Natural which look great.  

In the end I decided to make my own charcoal shoe deodorizers with some handy supplies I had laying around. These are a great shoe deodorizer option if you are looking for a diy shoe deodorizer without baking soda.



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