DIY means do-it-yourself. Activities to increase emotional stability and well-feeling
“It is impossible” syndrome
Whatever I make is ugly! I do not want to continue, or even to try – better to buy…
“I do not want to try – better to buy“,
– the inner fear says
“I do not want to buy – better to try”,
– the inner voice answers
In XXI century, we get used to consume, any factory-made product seems nice and well designed. The attempts to make something by yourself could lead to a great confusion and frustration, because the results seem awkward. That how the power of creation is taken away from us.
That is how the power of creation you convey to unknown hands…
I always remember the Egyptian proverb: “A beautiful thing is never perfect”
…the process of creation gives a power, a power of well-feeling…
For 30 days he wore every piece of trash he created!
I recommend this video for everyone. The trash we produce on a daily-basis is just something terrible. These days it is not enough just to sort plastic and glass properly…what about not to be the cause of the trash?..
For 30 Days I Wore Every Piece of Trash I Created by Rob Greenfield on youtube:
After I watched this video, I thought about my trash, what it would be what I wear on myself within 30 days?
Pour-degradable trash which I am creating within a month in 2020:
scotch of cardboard boxes from online purchases
plastic packages from vegan products like dried fruits and nuts (however, large part of those packages I used to use twice, trice or more)
once a month that could be plastic bottle of a shampoo (still using some commercial products)
plastic bags where I put compost which is going to municipal needs (because not all plant materials are appropriate for my home-made Bokashi compost)
some small pieces of plastic which are the part of labels when you buy new pair of socks or T-shirts (many companies use them widely)
For 1.5 years, I am trying !successfully! not to create these kind of pour-degradable trashes:
I clean the garbage bin with water and soda, sometimes with vinegar, dry it and put some cardboard or piece of paper on the bottom. Being a transitional vegan, our menu does not consist any meat or fish by-products, so the garbage bin smells well, not like a hell 🙂
disposable plastic bags
we do not bring any single piece of plastic bags to home – all plastic bags which we already have serve us for long
coffee/tea cups for take away
have my super cup with me usually or prefer to sit down in a coffee shop and have my tea from ceramic cup (without sipping plastics from “paper” disposable cups)
any straws actually, they cause wrinkles to appear:)
plastic bottles for water
I use my water thermos and Tupperware plastic bottles if the water should be in demand, just thinking few hours in advance and making small prognoses – lots of money saved!
one 0.5 liter bottle of such soap serves for us approximately for 1 year, if not longer. We wash the dishes with hot water, and if the plates are greasy – first remove the fat with paper towel. However, our menu does not contain lots of fats, it is mostly vegetables and fruits, nuts, grains…nothing really fatty fat on a daily basis
plastic bottles of washing liquids for clothes
I use old plastic bottles which have left after the last commercially-purchased washing shampoo was bought. I make my own washing liquid from special soap flakes, which serves just perfect. Soap flakes, in their turn, are packed in cardboard boxes
List of items which I already not use on a daily basis for a year
Just thinking few hours in advance and making small prognoses – lots of money saved in regards to bottled water and plastic bags!
What about you? What would be in your trash package to hold for a month?
Time to l’earn how to make body/face/hand cream at home. I developed it for myself more than year ago, leaning on my knowledge and practice of other people. All in one, it came as a super cream with a simple formula. However, technological steps are important to follow:)
So, lets prepare the cream, step by step (2 days required)
coconut butter, 100 g
Shea butter, 100 g
essential oil of preference, few drops (optional)
cosmetic mica powder (optional)
How to make it:
Weigh the ingredients
First, melt Shea butter over a water bath completely
After Shea butter melts completely, add coconut oil, mix gently if necessary
Transfer melted content to a clean glass jar. Use towel to prevent any water drop to flow into a glass jar where oily content will cool down
Cool down the oils completely on a counter for next 2-4 hours
Than close a lid and put a jar into a refrigerator for next 4-6 hours to solidify
Take a jar out of a refrigerator and put on a counter for 2 hours to soften
Then use wooden spatula to break down some pieces
Mix it well by using mixture for 2-3 minutes on a medium-low speed
Check the consistency, it should be tacky and smooth, without any crumbs. The cream is ready!
For “MICA face cream”, a cream with light undertone (for occasional events only), put aside a small portion of prepared cream
Add some mica to a small portion of prepared cream and mix again using mixer
Keep major amount of ready creams (with and without mica) in glass jars in a refrigerator
Keep small amount of cream (without mica) in a bathroom for every day use
Because “Mica face cream” is for occasions, it could always stay in a refrigerator until required
Always apply a cream on a clean skin
Apply only small amount of the cream, no need to make a skin looking or feeling greasy
Works better to apply on a lightly wet skin surface, for example, after a shower
Face skin surface need really just few drops of a cream
In the evening, always wash away the impurities with warm water, even if you think or feel like a face is ok:)