Pantyhose: Recycle This

Today is an exciting day for us at The Budget Ecoist. What is the cause of this excitement, you ask?  Well, let us tell you! We were minding our own business, working on planting some bare root fruit trees (cuz it’s tres eco to grow your own, and free to boot!) when suddenly, out of […]

Quinoa: Organic Food

A grain native to South America, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) was once called “the gold of the Incas,” who recognized its value in increasing the stamina of their warriors. Quinoa is high in protein, and the protein it supplies is a complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. It’s also a good […]

How to Prevent Ants Naturally

Mint plants not only smell great and add zing to your tea or other beverages, they also can be used as a natural pest deterrent. The mint plant “specifically spearmint” is a natural ant repellent and will drive the critters away and keep them from returning. If you have an ant problem inside your home, […]

The Look for Less: Freebies

One of the most thrilling moments in life is when someone compliments something in your home and you can say, “I got it for free.” Some people are burdened by freebies. But, that’s because they haven’t realized that freebies are the ultimate canvas for your creativity. Go nuts on them. Paint them, cut them, deck […]

Organic Gardening: Reader Tips

We love our garden and we work hard (really hard!) to keep it organic.  As an avid-lover of roses we’re constantly disturbed by two funguses that seem to plague our beautiful buds: blackspot (evidenced by circular black spots that appear on the plant’s leaves) and powdery mildew (white powdery masses on the leaf, stem, and […]