Keepin' It Green: The Week in DIY: Make Your Own Shampoo, Laundry Soap, and Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups, Raid the Trash to Improve Your Garden, and More

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The Week in DIY: Make Your Own Shampoo, Laundry Soap, and Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups, Raid the Trash to Improve Your Garden, 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.

Soothe Your Skin with an Aloe and Cucumber Mask
This recipe may have been designed to restore and refresh skin that’s fighting off acne, but we think it would work pretty well on that post-July-4th sunburn, too

3 Ways to Make Your Own Shampoo
Skip the plastic bottles and mysterious chemicals that make up your current hair routine and keep your tresses healthy and shiny with these homemade alternatives.

Turn Trash into Useful Items for Your Garden

Plastic milk jugs, reusable shopping bags, old buckets, mismatched silverware, empty water bottles, and other destined-for-the-landfill items go to work in your garden.

Never Buy Cleaning Supplies Again! Make These 8 Cleaners at Home
Save money (and cut down on your environmental impact) with these simple how-tos for making your own laundry soap, all-purpose cleaner, tub scrub, and more.

5 Staycations You Can Take at Home
If a summer trip isn’t in the budget this year, stay close to home for an eco-friendly vacation: You’ll consume less and relax more.

7 Summer Camping Hazards that Could Kill You and How to Deal with Them
Stay safe on the trails and in the woods this summer by paying attention to these seven dangers, from snake bites to overheating.

Living a Minimalist Lifetyle: Tips from Everett Bogue
Writer Everett Bogue owns only 75 things (including his clothes)–and now shares 16 strategies for decluttering your life.

How to Green Your Telecommute
Working from home has plenty of green benefits, but you can take your efforts even further by paying attention to these at-home energy drains.

Make Real Deal Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Completely Raw
Indulge in the irresistible combination of chocolate and peanut butter with this recipe for homemade candies that show off raw ingredients.

Sick of Zucchini? TIps for Dealing with a Glut
Celebrate a bumper crop of this versatile vegetable with picking tips, recipes, and suggestions for making the most of your harvest.

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