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The Benefits of DIY

Filed Under: Announcements & News,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Green Living at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
diy2Know Your Ingredients – Health junkies read labels in the same way that lit fans devour classic novels. By doing your own research you know EXACTLY what is in a product to make sure that every ingredient is clean and pronounceable — no Googling required. All that’s left to do is relax and enjoy a lavender Epsom salt soak (that you made yourself, obviously.)

Save Money – This is a no-brainer. In almost all cases, making your own products (think household cleaners, soy candles, dryer balls, etc.) is a lot cheaper than buying someone else’s. Plus, mastering a skill – like brewing your own kombucha — may even lead to a new source of revenue if you’re willing to hone your craft. Sell what you make or teach classes on how to be as awesome as you are!

Gratitude – There’s nothing like the satisfaction of making something out of scratch with your own two hands. Putting in all that time and effort fosters a greater feeling of fulfillment knowing that it was YOU who crafted something out of nothing. That feeling you get when the first tomato of the season begins to ripen on the vine? Priceless.

Hand-Ons – Instead of busying your hands texting, scrolling or swiping right, put them to good use by learning a valuable new “hands-on” skill. One of our favorites is bread baking…yum!

Brain Health – Work. Commute. Eat. TV. Bed. Repeat. Sound familiar? Break out of the classic work-week rut by feeding your brain’s thirst to learn by tackling a new project. You’re not only learning something new but you’re keeping your brain as sharp as if you drank a cup of your own cold-brewed coffee.


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