Monday, July 25, 2011
Typically I'm not a Do-It-Yourself-er; I'd rather just buy it complete. But in the past year, I've been making more things myself instead of the ready, prepackaged stuff. I'm not talking about projects around the house, because my handiness creates more problems than solutions. But I am proud of my homemade, household creations like protein bars, granola bars, salsa, tomato sauce, yogurt, and reusable baby wipes. Most, if not all, were created in order to save money, but another big benefit is the healthy nature of doing it yourself -- I know all the ingredients that went into it, I controlled the processing, and there are no preservatives.
I've been reading more online about family cloth and homemade detergent, and the appeal for me is not so much of the natural green but more of the financial green. I do recognize there's a healthier aspect to family cloth and perhaps to homemade detergent, but saving money on toilet paper and commercial detergents speaks louder to me -- and don't read this as I'm giving up my TP, because I'm not quite ready for that yet! I wonder if most users of family cloth and homemade detergent do so for financial savings.
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