Fun and Easy DIY Summer Green Projects

The Summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy nature, and it is also a great time to get out and do something useful. The beauty of Summer inspires in us a love of nature, and a want to be as green as we possibly can, just to ensure that the beauty of nature never fades. Thus, Summertime is the perfect time to pick up some fun, easy do-it-yourself green projects around the home and around the neighborhood. Here are a few ideas:

Natural Sunscreen

With the sun being out, it is only natural to want to bask in it and soak up as many rays as possible. Of course, we all know how dangerous that can be, as it raises the chance of skin cancer among other things. But, that can all be taken care of with a little sunscreen. In order to be green and to do it yourself, you can make your own natural sunscreen and it will make you able to soak up those rays and absorb all that vitamin D, which does wonders for the body – not to mention getting a great tan in the process.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

● an 8 oz. bottle or container of some kind
● some type of oil (i.e. olive oil, sunflower oil, jojoba oil or soybean oil)
● 1 oz. of emulsifying wax
● some kind of sun blocking agent (i.e. zinc oxide or titanium oxide, etc.)
● any kind of essential oil (depending on what smell you like, it can be orange, geranium, or anything else that is available at the local shop.)

Turn all Those Bandanas into a Tablecloth

This is a great idea if you have plenty of time on your hands, and are adept at stitching things together. The idea is to make a tablecloth out of bandanas, which will be stitched together to create it. While it may not sound like an outdoor activity, that is not exactly true; as you can always take the materials with you to a park, or work on it in your backyard. In the end, you will have the coolest tablecloth in town, and you can show it off to all your friends the next time there is a bbq or a picnic in the sun.

Natural Mosquito Repellent

We all know when it is Summer, that also means it is time to go hiking, canoeing, kayaking, chilling on the beach- and most of all camping! Yet, we all know the biggest pain in the butt when it comes to camping is the mosquitos, and all those itchy bites they leave on your body. So, mosquito repellant is a must, but it contains many chemicals, but you can make your own all-natural mosquito repellent. Citronella, soy oil and cat nip can all be used.

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