Three Green stories

bannanasOn a Sunday I like to share the link love with some great stories from around the blogosphere.

It might be anything to do with helping you lead a greener or more sustainable life such as energy efficiency,  organic gardening, natural health or developing your mind power.

This week you’ll find a recipe for home made dishwashing detergent, a fabulous technique for managing pain and an intriguing article on turning discarded bananas into fuel!

Homemade dishwasher detergent

Lots of people like to make their own cleaning products. You know exactly what is going into them, you can use safe, non toxic ingredients, you save plastic packaging going into the landfill  and it’s cheaper – what’s not to love!?

One of the recipes that eludes many people is dishwashing detergent, but Kimberley from Recycle Your Day has found a working recipe for you to try.

Have a read of her ‘Homemade dishwasher detergent‘ recipe and try it at home.

Give me your pain

Over on Russell Davis’ Cognitive hypnotherapy blog you can learn an easy technique to manage pain, by utilising the power of the mind.

It’s so simple that even a child can do it. I should reword that; it’s so simple, even an ADULT can do it! It only takes a moment and beats reaching for a toxic painkiller.

Have a read through Russell’s “Give me the pain” post and try it next time you bump yourself. Be sure to let me know how you get on!

Turning banana waste into a resource

In some African countries, like Rwanda, bananas are plentiful – and so are their discarded peels. But one thing that’s not plentiful is affordable fuel for cooking, lighting and heating.

Researchers at Nottingham University have found a way to use the resources that are available by turning rotten banana peels into briquettes that would not only provide fuel but also help reduce deforestation by limiting reliance on firewood.

Read Earth First’s “Turning rotten bananas into bricks of fuel.”


  1. Leslie- La Mama Naturale' on July 6, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Hi there!!! Thanks for linking up the my Homemade Detergent recipe. Much appreciated. 🙂 Love your site!!!

  2. Mrs Green on July 26, 2009 at 11:22 am

    @Leslie- La Mama Naturale’: Hiya; you are so welcome and I’m glad you like the site. It’s great to find your recipe as I know many people get stumped with this one!