Today's modern home is loaded with toxic and polluted substances that made to ease our domestic life. But this commercialized, chemical-based materials can be very dangerous to our families health and our environmental system as well.




In my home, for example, I with my father and my eldest daughter suffer from allergies, asthma, and sinusitis. So in order to avoid such illnesses or ailments, we include reducing our use with synthetic chemicals in our home environment.

Using a DIY Non-toxic home cleaning which is also an Eco-Friendly Natural Cleaners can lessen the burden for those suffering from respiratory problems same with us. And using of this products can help promote the growth of green businesses which contributes, and has a big factor in preserving a sustainable economy.

HOMEMADE SUBSTITUTIONS


  

  • White Vinegar - An item which is use for cooking, is also great in cutting grease, removes mildew, odors, some stains, and wax build-up, etc...
  • Baking Soda - cleans, deodorizes, soften waters, scours.
  • Lemon - one of the strongest food-acids, effective against household cleaning chores that kills bacteria.
  • Cornstarch or salt- use to clean windows, polish furniture, shampoo carpets and rugs(cornstarch).





How to make formulas using above basic products? I have here some easy, LESS EXPENSIVE and SAFE, alternative DIY home care products.

These are all Eco-Friendly Natural Cleaners, that we usually use in our household chores.

ALL PURPOSE CLEANER - the basic and fundamental all around cleaning formula that is use in our house.

  • Mix the 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/4 cup baking soda into a 1/2 gallon(2 Liters) water and add lemon(optional).
  • Store and keep away from children. Put proper labeling.

AIR FRESHENER - Commercialized air freshener sometimes mask smells and coat nasal passages that diminish the sense of smell.   

  • Baking soda or vinegar with lemon juice in small dish, this will absorbs odors around the house.
  • 1 tbsp vinegar and 1 cup water, prevent cooking odors by simmering vinegar on the stove while cooking.
  • Grind some slice of lemons in the garbage disposal.   

DEODORIZE

  • Plastic food container like Tupperware, soak overnight in warm water and baking soda.
  • Carpets, just sprinkle baking soda several hours before vacuum.

FLOOR CLEANER AND POLISH


  • TILES - mix 1 cup vinegar and 1 gallon(4L water). Rinse with clear water.
  • PAINTED WOOD - to avoid the discoloration of your painted wood, mix 1 tsp baking soda into 1 gallon.
  • WOOD, VINYL and LINOLEUM - 1:1 vegetable oil and vinegar and rub it into your wood floor, polish it.

These formulas will help you in cleaning your house, but don't forget to always clean your house as always. It boils down to two word "MAINTENANCE PROCESS". If you follow the right standard cleaning procedure on how to maintained your home and help create great atmosphere you will see the result, your house sparkles with cleanliness and orderliness. 


Cleaning your house from right to left and from top to bottom---this will create and invite warm atmosphere in your home. 
Using the Eco-Friendly Natural Cleaners, you clean your home safely as well as helping our ecosystem.

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS are basically renovating things in your home. Usually people who do the manning is those who had the professional knowledge in doing it, but for us single parents or for those who are on a tight budget we do it alone to save extortionate fees.


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According to an article, when a Home Improvements is done by an amateur or the home owner itself it is called DIY(Do it yourself).  


The HOME IMPROVEMENTS is different with HOME REPAIRS. Because if we talk about Home Repair it co-relate with the fixing and finding solution to a problem, like if your faucet got clog or you have a sputtering shower. While Home Improvements deals with bettering your home, adding new things, or changing style.  




If only I had my own house, I can manage things and make my place a nice place to live in and I can turn it around and make it a haven. And to make it look better, I don't have to spend hundred of pesos to make my house looks great and expensive.

There are so many simple ways to make it cool, just follow these 5 SIMPLE THINGS that are applicable especially to Filipino household!

(1) Add an extra cabinet for your cleaning supply storage.(photo credit to Sew Many Ways). What I like about this cabinet is that, I can lock up all poisonous materials out of children's reach.



(2) Install a murphy beds. A murphy bed is also called the "WALL BED", "PULL DOWN BED or "FOLD-DOWN BED". I know this is so hard for us Filipino to have this kind of a bed because we prefer to sleep in a bunk bed. But let us try considering the murphy beds in order to have a spacious place to live in.(credit photo to SPRINGHOUSE SHOP & STUDIO)

OPEN BED WITHOUT MATTRESS
CUSTOM QUEEN SIZE DIY MURPHY BED  


(3) Have a DRAWERS for your electric outlet for your charging phones, laptops, or any electrical gadgets. These will also help you hide the ugly stuff wiring's in your home. Just make sure that your drawer is shorter than normal to allow room for power strips cord in the back.(photo credit to LGB Interiors)

   


(4) Stairs for storage. A cool idea to stop shoe cluttering in our home, this is also good for magazine and newspaper storage.




(5) Make an Innovative Bookcase. If you love to read books or you have a lot of books in your house and want to keep it, make a rotating bookcase.




I love this shape-shifting movement of 6 panels located on the upper corner of the cabinet which divides the living room and the bedroom, which is for me a very innovative and simple idea if you are living in a small apartment or a house.




A very unique design if you want to add something fresh in to your house.

These are just my 5 simple things that will make your home intensely awesome, a nice haven to live in. A place where you can feel comfortable and indestructible.

Before making any of this plan make sure to have a basic covered; financially and emotionally. It is very hard to make a Home Improvements Projects, you have to set priority and what you want DONE! Be ready for the outcome because if not there will be a great problem doing it again!

So, set first a plan and make sure that at the end you have a home that you can simply call this is my idea and this suits me!

    

HOME IMPROVEMENTS are basically renovating things in your home. Usually people who do the manning is those who had the professional know...

Men often both suffer from dandruff and thinning of hair, but that was I thought. Everyone sheds some hair and we often notice this if we are in the shower.

I experience this recently, and honestly I got scared and at the same time confused on what to do. Seeing my hair float toward the drain make me think of quitting washing my long hair and afraid to use shampoo and conditioner.

I can feel that every time I go to shower, I lose more hairs when I wash it.

WHAT IS DANDRUFF?

Dandruff is characterized by the formation of fine sprinkling of white flakes. And that causes FALLING HAIR.

The outer layer of skin or the EPIDERMIS constantly changes and skin cells renew themselves from time to time. 


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Skipping the shampoo doesn't help the dandruff and doesn't slow hair loss, so what should we do to stop it from falling and make our hair healthy again.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHAMPOO

Dandruff is a "cosmetic disease", that some dermatologist have called it. Though it is not contagious, not that very serious and not lead to any high-risking health problems, but if left untreated it will cause itchiness and inflamed your scalp that can cause temporary hair loss.

And you need to choose a right dandruff shampoo that can help your scalp and hair at the same time. Now I am using HEAD & SHOULDER Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, the pyrithione zinc, which can be found in this shampoo is one of the common treatments who have this kind of condition.





As for now, my scalp and hair are doing fine, though I don't feel the itchiness but if I touched it, I can still feel the clump portion of the dandruff that I love to get rid using my fingers.

CUTTING HAIR SHORT

I decided to cut my hair short so that I can handle my hair easy, comparing it to a long hair,which is difficult to manage while getting rid of my dandruff and to avoid falling hair at the same time.




You can try some simple but helpful natural home remedies, that you can make easily, though the results is to slow, but the effect of the treatment can help solve problem completely.


TOP 4 REMEDIES FOR DANDRUFF
 AND FALLING HAIR

COCONUT OIL

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It's anti-fungal properties help eliminates dandruff, it moisturize dry scalp and stop itchiness.





APPLE CIDER VINEGAR or WHITE VINEGAR


This is also very effective because it can restore the pH balance of our hair and scalp at the same time. It also work as natural hair clarifier and helps clean clogged pores and hair follicles.






OLIVE OIL


This is an effective natural moisturizer, scalp dryness can be cured with regular use of olive oil.


ALOE VERA


You can use the aloe vera gel and massage it to your scalp and hair. We all know that aloe vera help promotes hair growth. It relieve scalp itching, reduces scalp redness & inflammation. Add luster to hair. It has anti-fungal properties that alleviates dandruff.


For some, dandruff shampoo will work great for awhile but it keeps on coming back. The best thing to do is to switch or alternate the use of your shampoo.

Natural or with chemicals bottom line is to clean our hair and scalp properly, remove all the built-up hair products that we usually put to our hair.

And if your not happy with the result better consult a dermatologist specializing in hair loss and scalp problems.





Thank you for reading....

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I once have a classmate whom I thought, because she is fat, she has this kind of a dark skin condition in her neck. I thought it's normal for a chubby girl like her.

Upon seeing a post from my FACEBOOK feed, I've found out that it is not normal, but a sign of having a problem with DIABETES too! Aside from obesity it can be co-related with Insulin Resistance such as diabetes mellitus.

Acanthosis Nigricans is a brown to black discoloration of skin, it looks like a LINEA NEGRA(a dark line appears on the abdomen of a pregnant woman during tri-mester), but in this case the dark line of an Acanthosis Nigricans patient is poorly defined as a velvety hyperpigmentation of skin, usually found in a body folds like armpits, neck, groin, navel, or forehead.

Acanthosis Nigricans(AN) is commonly found with children with elevated blood insulin level(diabetes). Though it is not an INFECTION nor a CONTAGIOUS disease, some experience a mild itchy(but tolerable), it is harmless. It is not dangerous in these cases, but what makes it a problem is when children suffer low-esteem and self confidence knowing about their appearance.




A condition that often associated with kids obesity, overweight and diabetes. At a very young age they cannot easily accept the fact that they have this.

WHAT TO DO:

As parents, with children who have AN, consult a doctor so that we can easily determine if it is a serious condition.

  1. Diagnose >>> Blood Test and X-rays
  2. Treatment >> There will be changes of skin here, and there is no treatment for that. But according to studies, children with AN it will require NO TREATMENT at all, for some, dark skin will eventually fade on its own.

Eventually, kids treatment will always focus in their health weight diet and get a plenty of exercise.





TO SAVE:

Let us all encourage our children to have a good eating diet and choose a healthy lifestyle. I know this is hard to do for us as parents, but several studies show that if we guide our children in proper eating habit as well as with exercising, it can lessen or in some cases it can prevent or reverse them to have an AN.

And to boost their confidence, you can apply creams or lotions prescribe by dermatologists, just to help lighten skin and to avoid teasing them from their classmates & friends.

AN children should be given extra support and understanding. Promote and disseminate that their condition is not contagious and having that kind of skin is not to be ashamed of, give them back their CONFIDENT.


Reviewed by: Patrice Hyde, MD



I once have a classmate whom I thought, because she is fat, she has this kind of a dark skin condition in her neck.  I thought it's nor...

Heard about this coffee? It is the fad and the most trending topic in losing weight in the USA.

What is Bulletproof Coffee? This coffee drink was promoted as a replacement for breakfast. According to Dave Asprey(Bulletproof Executive), it is a way to feel LEAN, FOCUSED and ENERGIZED. And it helps you to TRANSFORM your diet without chewing on sticks of butter.




Well, this is good news for those who usually skip their breakfast. I am pretty sure that most of the people in the morning are in a hurry to go to work that sometimes, or let me rephrase that, they forgot to eat breakfast because they wake up late or they have to get hurry or else they will be caught in a bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Good thing, BULLETPROOF COFFEE was invented!   


How to make the coffee? (download Bulletproof recipe here)






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Another thing about this coffee, it helps rejuvenate skin, as stated in one of the comment in their site.

Is this safe? What are the components of Bulletproof Coffee and its other ingredients in the recipe?


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I know some of you will react about skipping breakfast, but to try is not a crime, right? Maybe this is the time for us to change our views about drinking coffee, especially those who have problems with their weight. A High healthy fat breakfast of Bulletproof is the answer!





Heard about this coffee? It is the fad and the most trending topic in losing weight in the USA. What is Bulletproof Coffee ? This coffee...