Using homemade household cleaners and upcycling materials you already have is a great way to practice “zero waste” in your homestead. Many cleaning products and equipment on the market are not only toxic, but their production and throw-away nature harm the planet and benefit the wallets of multi-national conglomerates. Here are some recipes for natural cleaners and ideas on how to reduce your waste, while ensuring all of your dollars support quality and ethical standards in manufacturing.
- Christine Traini
I'm a mid-twenties, vegetarian barefoot mountain mama running a mini-homestead in the Southern Appalachians. I brew beer, practice yoga, study fungi, grow food, and pet cats. My dream is to retire by age 40 and run a homestead in the mountains. I save money aggressively through anti-consumerism, frugality, self-provisioning, and mindfulness. The Barefoot Budget is a lifestyle blog chronicling my adventures in homesteading.
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