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Top 10 Posts And Top 3 Green Products In 2014

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in Lifestyle | 2 comments

Top 10 Posts And Top 3 Green Products In 2014

2014 was an incredible year for A Green Routine thanks to you, our awesome readers who share your experiences, give us new challenges to solve, and test some our latest creations to tell us if they’re blog worthy.

Although our pace of posts slowed a bit this year as we both had some big career and life changes that soaked up the free time we typically spend on this blog, it was rewarding for us to have such highly engaged readers with whom we could share.

Before we start to fill the blank slate that is 2015, we took a look back at your favorite posts and green products in 2014. In case you missed any of these, here are our top 10 posts and top 3 green products for 2014:

TOP POSTS 2014

#10 Homemade Comfrey Salve Recipe

 A favorite homemade remedy for our family and friends with osteoarthritis and runner’s knee.

homemade comfrey salve

#9 How To Clean Makeup Brushes Naturally

So simple, so sanitary.

makeup-brushes-clean-brush-gaurd-featured

#8 What To Do Peach Peels & Pits? Make Peach Jelly!

Zero waste and a tasty treat. Save this recipe for next summer!

peach-jelly-vanilla-bean-2

#7 Switching To An All Natural Shampoo

Haven’t gone no-poo yet? Try it. Your hair will love you.

Woman showering

#6 Luxurious, Rejuvenating Homemade Lotion

Oatmeal, milk and honey. It sounds almost good enough to eat.

 Homemade Lotion - Oatmeal, Milk & Honey Rejuvenating Lotion

#5  DIY Deodorizing Disks For Trash Cans 

An easy, inexpensive fix for smelly trash cans and diaper pails.

deodorizing disks

#4 The Borax Debate: Is It Safe? Is It Green?

Natural does not always mean safe. Be selective and careful when using borax.  

Old borax mine in Death Valley

#3 Rice Water Toner Recipe

Two simple ingredients tighten and tone your skin.

rice water toner

#2 Jewelweed: Natural Home Remedy For Poison Ivy 

If you suffer from poison ivy in the summer and are looking for a natural treatment, you’re not alone. 

Jewelweed

#1 Homemade Laundry Detergent Without Borax

 I never ever thought I’d make my own laundry detergent, but it works.

clothes line

 

 

TOP GREEN PRODUCTS 2014

Below are the most popular products purchased from our Amazon store to support your eco-friendly lifestyles. 

#3 DIY Beauty Essentials

These bamboo spoons and a wide range of essential oils are a great start to your all-natural beauty routine. 

#2 Reusable Produce Bags

These produce and bulk item bags should almost eliminate your need to take home any plastic bags from the grocery store. Simple Ecology’s bags were the most popular in our store this year.

#1 Foaming Soap Dispensers

It seems a lot of readers were inspired to make their own hand soap this year!

Thank you for a great 2014 and happy new year!

Kim brings a hint of homesteading to the blog while focusing on changes that work with today’s busy schedules. She often shares recipes for making your own beauty and cleaning products and even canned goods. You can follow Kim on Twitter at @kim_ann.

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  1. femmefrugality

    This is full of so much great stuff! I’ve been using baking soda for shampoo, but only every other wash as it wasn’t going too great with every wash. I’ll have to check out that recipe! And borax freaks me out….have you seen how many Pinterest projects there are using it in homemade crafts for kids???

    • Nicole

      Your welcome, I’m glad you enjoy the information. I have not seen the Pinterest projects for kids using borax. I’d hope parents would read the warning on the box, which says to keep borax out of the reach of children.

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