Creative Uses for Orange Peels

Creative Uses for Orange Peels

I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are my own. My children love fruit – especially oranges – and we go through a ton of them!  Oranges are sweet, easily transportable and loaded with vitamin C to help fight off colds. While they make great snacks, they leave behind a large amount of waste − their peels. What most people don’t know, however, is that orange peels have a number of beneficial household uses as well! So the next time you go to toss those peels away, consider reusing them instead.  Check out my suggestions on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for a few ideas! What do YOU do with your leftover orange peels? … [Read more...]

How to Reuse Aluminum Foil

How to Reuse Aluminum Foil

I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. One of my least favorite chores of all time is cleaning residue off my cookie sheets. We’ve all been there, you forget to spray the pan with oil before placing it in the oven and before you know it, you have a hardened mess on your hands. In order to make my life easier and avoid mistakes such as this, I’ve learned to line my sheets with aluminum foil. However, doing this leaves me with an abundant amount of used foil that I hate throwing away. To help minimize the waste, check out my article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for reusing used foil! … [Read more...]

5 Cheap and Natural Organic Gardening Solutions

5 Cheap and Natural Organic Gardening Solutions

After the record amount of snowfall we have seen this winter, I am ready for spring to finally arrive.  Okay, Atlanta got a whopping total of about 5 inches of snow this winter but hey, that really is a record for this area!  The snow is finally melted and the daffodils are already starting to pop out of the ground.  In preparation for our organic gardening projects this summer, my husband turned the compost into the soil of one of the garden beds this weekend.  In a couple weeks I will start planting a few cool weather crops so I thought I would share a few of my cheap organic gardening solutions with you.  No reason to spend a lot of money or spray a lot of chemicals if you don't need to, right?  Cheap and Natural Organic Gardening Solutions 1.  Eggshells:  Eggshells can be used a … [Read more...]

Tips for Making Homemade Bread

Tips for Making Homemade Bread

Disclaimer:  I have been compensated for the posts I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed here are my own. Bread is a staple in our house, and, with hungry, growing teens, it is a great way to fill them up without spending a fortune. Making your own bread is an inexpensive and healthy option that also reduces your carbon footprint, since many pre-packaged food items can create a lot of waste. Although I am not an expert at baking bread, I have seen quite a lot of improvement in my skills over time. If you’re up for giving homemade bread a try, check out my article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for a few tips to help make your baking excursion a success.   Do you ever make homemade bread? … [Read more...]

Creative Uses for Old Mason Jars

I have been compensated for the articles I write for SC Johnson but all opinions expressed are my own. A few months ago I decided to try my hand at canning blueberries, and, although it was fun, it turned out to be a lot of work. Surprisingly enough, the canned blueberries have lasted me a while (I’m still going through my summer batch!) but have also left me with a cabinet full of empty jars and lids ready to be put to use. Check out my article on the SC Johnson Greener Choices blog for a few creative uses for your old mason jars. If you do not have any mason jars, you can purchase them at a local grocery or thrift store. What do you do with your mason jars besides using them for canning? … [Read more...]