Keepin’ It Green: The Week in DIY: Must-Have Summer Beauty Products You Can Make at Home, How to Beat the Heat All Summer, and More

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The Week in DIY: Must-Have Summer Beauty Products You Can Make at Home, How to Beat the Heat All Summer, 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.

50 All Natural Beauty Products You Can Make Yourself
Give your beauty routine a makeover from start to finish with these recipes for homemade must-haves, from shampoo to moisturizer.

3 Great Ideas for Gardens in Unexpected Places
From truck beds and lunchboxes to strainers and bikes, check out these winners from the Wicked Delicate Garden Contest.

Get Gorgeous Summer Skin with Homemade Body Scrubs
Ingredients from your pantry–including coffee, sugar, and lemons–make it simple to turn out DIY body scrubs for healthy skin.

Keep Cool this Summer without Turning on the A/C
Cut back on your energy use–and your bills–with these tips for keeping your home cool when the temperatures rise.

Forget about Diet Pills: Lose Weight with these Fat-Burning Foods
Add foods that break down or burn fat (like grapefruit, fresh ginger, and berries) to your diet to slim down the healthy way.

Cool Down with Funky Homemade Popsicles
Try unexpected fruit combinations–like watermelon and lime, pineapple and chile, or peanut butter and banana–for a fresh take on summer sweets.

How Smart Metering Can Solve the Water Crisis
Better monitoring of our water usage–and the potential for a smart water grid–could help us save this important resource.

Mother/Daughter Team Bike Across the Nation for Land Conservation
Dr. Helen Steussy and her daughter, Al, set out from Oregon for a 3.630 mile ride to New Hampshire to raise awareness of land use; see how you can help.

Move Over Plastic Slides, Green Spaces are the New Playground
Today’s playspaces might not look like the plastic castles you remember from your youth–but they might help kids in ways you’d never expect.

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