"There is more to life than increasing its speed." -- Mohandas Gandhi
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need forComplicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the Philosophy is kindness." --- Dalai Lama
"This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet." ---Rumi
"All that we are is a result of all that we have thought" ---Bhudda
"If every household in the US replaced one bottle of shower cleaner containing chlorine bleach with a hydrogen-peroxide-based shower cleaner we could prevent 1 million pounds of chlorine from entering our environment."
"If every household in the US replaced just one box of 48 oz petroleum-based powder laundry detergent with a vegetable-based product we could save 96,000 barrels of oil."
"Not by harming life does one become noble.One is termed noble for being gentle to all living things." ---Dhammapada, 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.
"If every household in the US replaced just one box of 85-sheet virgin-fiber facial tissue with recycled ones, we could save 280,000 trees."
"He who knows that all things are his mind, That all with which he meets are friendly, Is ever joyful." ---Hundred Thousand Songs of Milarepa
"If every household in the US replaced just one 25 oz bottle of petroleum-based dishwashing liquid with a plant-based product, we could save 81,000 barrels of oil."
"In whom there dwells no self-deception and no pride, Who is desireless, whose wrath is put away, whose self hath cool become --He is Brahmin." ---Udana
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." ---- His Holiness the Dalai Lama
"In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of the decisions on the next seven generations." ---Great Law of the Iroquois
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible." ---- Dalai Lama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world" ---Mahatma Gandhi

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Porcelain Sink Saver

If you have an old-fashioned porcelain sink in your kitchen then you know that even though they look lovely, they do take on scuff marks and stains rather easily. Try this herbal remedy for really stubborn spots. 1 part sage, rosemary, lemon balm, thyme, or mint, fresh or dried 1 part water Brew a strong infusion by steeping the... Continue reading »
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Berry Good For Wood Cleaner

Use this fruity solution to bring dingy, dull wood furniture back to life. 1 tablespoon fresh raspberry leaves 1 cup boiling water 1/2 cup vinegar 1/2 cup lemon juice Steep raspberry leaves in water for 20 minutes. Strain. In a spray bottle, combine tea, vinegar, and lemon juice. Shake well. Moisten a soft cloth with the solution and... Continue reading »
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Tub & Tile Soft Scrubber

A used plastic dishwashing liquid or shampoo bottle with a squirt top is an ideal container for your scrubber. 1 cup baking soda 1/4 cup liquid castile soap 2 vitamin C tablets, crushed 3-5 drops eucalyptus or tea tree essential oil water Combine baking soda, soap, vitamin C, and essential oil in a plastic bottle. Add just enough water to... Continue reading »
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Herbal Scrubber

You can make up this formula in larger batches and store it in an airtight container. Use only whole dried (not powdered) plant material for this recipe. 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup dried sage leaves, coarsely ground 1/4 cup rosemary leaves, ground Combine the ingredients in an airtight container and shake well to blend. Sprinkle a small... Continue reading »
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Sink Scrubber for Stains

For stubborn stains, allow this formula to rest on the stain for several minutes. Then scrub and rinse with vinegar and hot water. 1/4 cup borax 1/4 cup baking soda 8 drops rosemary, eucalyptus, or tea tree essential oil 3/4 cup vinegar for rinsing Combine the borax, baking soda, and essential oil in an airtight container and shake well to... Continue reading »
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Herb Appliance Degreaser

This formular will remove grease film from appliance surfaces. 2 cup water 1/4 cup oil-based soap (Murphy's is good) 10 drops rosemary, lavender, or citrus essential oil Combine all ingredients in a plastic spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Spray generously on appliance surface and wipe with a damp cloth or sponge. Wipe dry with a cloth... Continue reading »
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