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6 DIY Christmas Gifts

Felt caterpillar

One way to make Christmas not only more sustainable but also less expensive than it would otherwise be, is to make your own gifts ( I may have talked about this before!!). Now, when I was a kid, that usually meant making something out of cardboard that my parents then had to sneak into the…

5 Easy to Make Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Five Easy DIY Christmas Gifts | SustainableSuburbia.net

Christmas is only 2 days away, but you can still make these easy gifts, each of which takes between minutes and an hour or two (mostly waiting time). You may even have the ingredients sitting in your cupboard! If not, it’s too late to order them online, but in Australia at least, most are available…

Sunscreen, Nano-particles and Other Nasties

Does your sunscreen help or harm SustainableSuburbia.net

As the Australian summer comes creeping slowly towards us, the children have been told they need broad brimmed sun hats at school again. For the coldest winter months the Cancer Council now gives the message that a little vitamin D might be a good thing, and the children take off their hats to play. Well,…

Baking with Miss Three: Oatmeal Cookies

A three year old in the kitchen Baking Oatmeal Cookies

Inspired partly by Kyrstie’s recent Kids Cooking post on Childhood101, partly by Kate’s post on Picklebums about how simple these oatmeal cookies are to make, and partly by the fact that I had nothing in the house for school morning teas for the rest of the week, three-year-old Eliane and I made biscuits the other morning.…

DIY Disinfectant Cleaning Wipes

How to make your own Disinfectant Cleaning Wipes | SustainableSuburbia.net

My three year old is currently going through toilet training fun. I’m not generally a fan of using a lot of disinfectant and anti-bacterial products. If hospitals have switched back to using plain old soap, to stop the rise of super bugs, then I think I can be safe sticking with mostly soap and vinegar in my house. In this case though, I was prepared to make an exception. So here are instructions on making your own disinfectant cleaning wipes.

How to Make a Simple Citrus Cleaner, Plus Nine Awesome Blog Posts

quartered lemons emersed in white vinegar in a jar

I’ve just made myself a couple of jars of this citrus cleaner, which just involves steeping lemon peel (or other citrus peel) in white vinegar for three weeks. Often I just put a little vinegar in a spray bottle with a lot of water and let my kids have at it. I know they will use far more of whatever spray I give them than necessary (especially my six year old!), so a little goes a long way. But I am looking forward to everything having a lovely lemony smell instead of vinegar!