Before You Dispose…

Wouldn’t you want to get most out of everything you buy or use? I know I do.

Here are some of the things I do which you may want to try:

  1. Lemons – When I finally squeeze the juice for my drink or meal I am preparing, I wipe the lemon on the kitchen sink so I can naturally clean and deodorize it. Or it can be cut up into a few slices and thrown into a small net pouch as a natural fragrance in a room. This can be applied to calamansi as well.

    Lemon and water Free Photo

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  2. Coffee – If you grind / brew your own joe, save the grounds. I don’t grind / brew my own but I do drink / steep my joe from coffee bags though and after sipping all the joe it has to offer, I cut open the bags and use the grounds as face scrub. It can be used as body scrub, too. Some people discovered far more uses for used coffee grounds.

    Morning Coffee 3 Free Photo

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  3. Silica Gel Packets – I keep them in my storage containers to avoid unwanted moisture/humidity. I keep one in my gym bag and one in my shoe bag, too.
  4. Old Calling Cards – I’ve got three boxes of these. I read somewhere that they’re good for avoiding smudges when using mascara, which is true. But I also use them as stick-on greetings cards to presents (at least the receiver will know that it really was from me lol). They may be used as labels on jars or containers, too.
  5. Bubble Wrap – Sanitize it first then store produce in it (e.g. eggs, grapes, etc) to avoid damaging the food. Some handy tools like nail cutters/pedicure tools or skincare tools to protect and prolong them. Plus, they won’t get lost easily. Or, just simply pop every stress away using the bubble wrap.
  6. Small eyeshadow compact – If it’s not refillable by your preferred brand, melt the remaining unreachable content of lipsticks and mold it in the empty small eyeshadow compact. Now that’s maximizing two items at the same time. It can be a useful compact for fake lashes, too, if they fit.
  7. Old Brooch – Unless you can pull it off, brooches are a bit matronly in terms of accessorizing. If you got one as a gift or as an heirloom, just remove the pin part (with a pair of plies or wire cutters) and hot glue the brooch onto a hair clip to serve as a nice  hair accessory.

    Image result for brooch hair accessory

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Products for a Cause Review

The spirit of giving is well-celebrated and felt during Christmas season. But why wait for Christmas? You can embody such spirit year-round.

Donating to charity is often the most popular way to be generous and kind. Buying certain products also enables you to be charitable. If you’re seeking for products that are made with love and are for a good cause, here’s a list of products you might want to support and enjoy:

1. RJ’s Homemade Peanut Butter – Php 100 per bottle
The viral post about a taxi driver who sells peanut butter as extra income actually makes yummy peanut butter! With all the bad news lately about bad taxi drivers, this kind of news — earning money in a modest way — was appreciated by netizens.

RJ’s was also featured in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho. It was revealed that the peanut butter was actually for a good cause since the driver’s son (RJ, hence the name) has a health problem so his wife makes the peanut butter and he tries to sell them to his passengers.

Reviewing the taste, this homemade peanut butter is heaven sent.  Not sure about how others perceive Skippy’s but for me, it’s like glue and is bland. Lily’s is okay. A friend of mine says the homemade ones she bought before retailed at P130 per bottle while RJ’s is priced at P100 only per bottle. She also commends that RJ’s is really good homemade peanut butter. My tastebuds agree! (They sell yummy atchara / atsara as well for P100 per bottle.)

Know more about RJ’s through their official Facebook account:
https://www.facebook.com/rjspeanutbutter/

Delivery is offered within Manila:
+63915-642-3958

rj peanut butter facebook cover photo

RJ’s Peanut Butter Facebook cover photo

Troy Sitosta, owner and creative art director at Shao Long Bald, was the one who helped boost the driver’s peanut butter business. He offered the nice design on the bottles and cab’s signage for free.

2. Human Nature Products – Php 60-800++

I usually don’t favor brands. I will favor a product or two if it’s really that good but not that brand itself since they will also have a product or two that’s a flop. But Human Nature offers real goodness for its customers, its customers’ pockets, and the environment. Real all about it here.

But on having a customer perspective, I can say that the Acne Gel, Acne Defense Facial Wash, Facial Toner, Purifying Facial Scrub, Hand Sanitizer spray, and Bug-Shield Oil are good bang-for-the-buck deals. I got Dengue back in 2013 and I became quite Mosquito paranoid for a while so I always used the Bug-shield oil which was better than the OFF! Lotion. I am not into lotions given the climate that we have here in PH, The OFF lotion also kinda gives a warm sensation after applied.

Anyway, I always use the acne gel as spot treatment and preventive treatment because it works wonders! It’s made of pure tea tree oil — 100% natural, it claims. The facial wash does an okay job but the facial scrub (strawberry) is my favorite!

human heart nature logo

Human Nature logo from their Official Facebook Account: @humanheartnature

I usually buy Human Nature products in Robinson’s Pioneer grocery. I have seen these products in the department store as well. They have an actual store in Bulacan as well. But you can check all their branches here. They offer online shopping but I haven’t tried that yet. They do sell on Zalora and Lazada, too.

If you know other products with a cause, feel free to comment/share about them below! Cheers!