Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Make Your Own Perfume, Grow a Garden in a Truck, and More

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The Week in DIY: Make Your Own Perfume, Grow a Garden in a Truck, and More

Each week, we highlight some of our favorite craft projects from our friends at Treehugger and Planet Green to help inspire your inner DIYer.


Ditch the Chemicals: Make Your Own Perfume from Flowers in Your Garden

Create your own one-of-a-kind scent–that’s entirely non-toxic–with perfume made from petals and alcohol.

Have You Tried Square Foot Gardening?
Make the most of a small growing space with these guidelines for raising flowers, food, and herbs in one-foot plots.

The Perfect Bubble Butt Quickie Workout…That’s Totally Green
Get your rear in shape with this entirely green workout plan–most of which you can do at home or outside (no gym membership required).

Why Can’t We Generate All Our Energy from Wind Power?
Good question. Go behind the technology with this look at how wind power works–and at its pros and cons.

It’s a Truck! It’s a Farm! (And Now It’s Going to be a Movie.)
Documentary filmmakers Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis talk about their latest foray into gardening–planting in a truck bed–and the movie they’re making about it.

164 Photos to Change Your World, One Shot at a Time
A picture is worth a thousand words, but from close-ups of whales and disappearing landscapes to the Gulf oil spill and birds full of plastic, these 164 photographs will leave you speechless.

Etsy Spotlight: Chic Goods Made from Reclaimed Materials
Get inspired with a sneak peek at artists who use everything from old fans and lingerie to out-of-date money and vintage beads to make clothing, accessories, decor, and more.

Toxic Glue in Your Food–What You Should Know About Food Packaging Labels
That plastic container might not be keeping your food safe from the glue that’s holding on the label; see which toxins you should be watching.

Eat Up: No Food Waste Allowed at This Restaurant
At this Australian eatery, customers who clean their plates get a 30% discount, while those who let their dinner go to waste pay full price.

Pan Roasted Salmon with a Roasted Fennel and Pear Vinaigrette
Emeril’s recipe for this spring favorite will be a hit at your next dinner party–or for a quiet night in.

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One Comment

  1. Homemade perfume… Very interesting! I wonder how it would turn out, I’m a bit skeptical.

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