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DIY: Repair your broken pottery with Japanese art of “kintsugi”

In our newest post, Julia writes from Hong Kong about “kintsugi”—the ancient Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer and metallic powder. Kintsugi is not only a sustainable practice but also a spiritual one, honoring imperfection on our path toward healing and renewal. Have any broken pottery to repair? Check out her story for step-by-step instructions!

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DIY Liquid Hand Soap

Regular hand-washing has become more important than ever. It’s one of the best ways to remove germs, and prevents us from getting sick and spreading germs to others. The problem is that most soaps, including liquid hand soaps, contain a lot of harmful toxins and are not very natural. If you like to use liquid …

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DIY Lima

Wool balls: The sustainable fabric softener

Fabric softeners are advertised as one of those “must-have” products that, in reality, we could completely live without. What is NOT advertised are the harmful effects of fabric softeners on the environment, our skin, and our health. If they did, I want to think no one would buy it. I have a big confession to make. I …

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DIY Deodorant

I have not had any skin sensitivities, bad smell or other issues in my armpits in the past, so I have always used all kinds of deodorants, depending on the accessibility and budget I had at the time. In the past I was not loyal to any brand, type or ingredients, and was never worried …

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Reflections in times of coronavirus

Since Saturday March 14th, when the State of Alarm was announced in Spain, we have been confined to our houses for the double purpose of not becoming infected with COVID-19 ourselves and not collapsing our health care system, which since the 2008 crisis has been operating at minimum levels. This is our sixth week living …

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