1. Raíces Cultural Center Eco-Culture DIY Fridays

    First soap, now shampoo. For the Raíces Crew, nothing can compare to homemade body, skin and hair care products. The more we make for ourselves, D.I.Y. style, the more we want to learn how to make, continuing to eliminate the need to go out and buy chemical and preservative saturated products from the commercial stores.

    This homemade, all-natural (organic, in our case!) shampoo is simple and quick to make. Our one-minute video tutorial gives you the basics. Raíces Crew testers have reported that this D.I.Y. shampoo lathers well and leaves their hair soft, light and fluffy. To adapt the recipe for an herbal shampoo, simply add essential oils or use herbal infused water (tea!) instead of plain water when you are mixing your batch.


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  2. Spring is almost here and we are excited for the planting season. This time of year, we are always busy sorting seeds, getting ready to plant, attending seed swaps and getting seeds out to our fellow Raíces EcoCulture Gardeners and members of our Seed Library. We need lots of seed envelopes, but hate to buy new ones and contribute to the paper waste stream. We have no more use for last years seed catalogs, so instead of throwing them away, we love to spend some time upcycling them into reusable mini seed packet envelopes. Check out the short video tutorial to see how we do it, and try making some of your own!

    If this seems like a fun project to you, we'd love for you to lend us a helping hand by making some extra seed packet envelopes for the Raíces Seed Library, whether they are from recycled catalogs or cut out of scrap and reused paper. Just make them and give them to us next time you see us or save them for you to put your seeds in at seed saving time!

    Envelope Template (feel free to adjust size depending on your needs): rubberstamping.about.com/od/templates/ss/Free-Seed-Envelope-Template.htm

    Original DIY Fridays Blog Article: raicesculturalcenter.org/diy-seed-envelopes

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