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DIY Almond Milk

Posted by Pawan Saunya on

Before we even get started about almonds and almond milk, a lot of you may have the predisposition that almond milk is horrible for the environment, especially those living in California. Well, hell no! It is way better than cow milk. The graphics below should be of help:

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Sure that almonds have a bigger footprint than soy and oat milk but at the same time it is the most popular in the UK & US. So we wanted to make it a bit more eco-friendly by showing you a home method to making almond milk and also using the waste pulp to make some almond pulp doggy biscuits!


So let’s get started with the almond milk:

  1. Pour 1 cup of almonds in a bowl and cover with water

  2. Leave to soak for 8 - 12 hours, or over night. The longer they soak the creamier the milk.

  3. Drain the water away and add the soaked almonds to a food processor with 3 cups of filtered water.  

  4. Blend on high for around 5 minutes

  5. Sieve the mixture through a fine sieve at least twice, saving the nut pulp for another recipe(dog biscuits). if you have a nut bag or a fine cloth you can also use that.

  6. Pour into a air tight bottle and keep in the fridge! It should last in the fridge for 3-5 days.

As you already noticed, it’s far more water intensive than making oat milk. But hey! If you want almond milk, I can’t stop you. Just to make you feel better, wanted to remind you that it is far less cruel and environmentally damaging than dairy milk.

Please be aware the next time you see an article about how “nut milks” are bad blah blah blah. Just remember that article is probably funded by the dairy industry.

If you’d like to see on how to reuse the nut pulp for some vegan dog biscuit recipe please check out our other post.

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Madeleine Vos 

Is working as an intern for Zero Waste Club, making some awesome DIY videos. She is here to help you make DIY products that will help you to reduce your waste.   


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DIY Natural, Non-Toxic, Vegan Cleaning Products

Posted by Pawan Saunya on

Hi, I’m Maddie from Zero Waste Club and I’m going to show you how to a DIY cleaning kit with 5 simple and non-toxic ingredients.  


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Multi Purpose Cleaner

1) Mix 2 cups of water

2) 2 tbsp of castile soap

3) 5 drops each of tea tree and lemon essential oil

4) Give it a mix

5) Pour into a glass spray bottle, or a old cleaning spray bottle that you can upcycle.

This spray is non-toxic and can be used all around your house.

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Disinfectant Spray

1) Mix 1 and a half cups of white distilled vinegar

2) Half a cup of water

3) 5 drops each of lemon and lavender essential oil

This can be made purely with vinegar, but if you don’t like the smell add more water.

Use this on harder to clean areas like drains, sinks and around the bathroom. Avoid use on granite, stone, marble, iron or wooden surfaces.

Use on harder to clean areas like the bathroom, avoiding the surfaces outlined above.

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Glass & Mirror Cleaner

1) Mix equal parts of distilled water and white distilled vinegar

2) Spray onto your surface and keep wiping with a dry cloth until there are no more streaks.

For added cleaning power, use baking soda along-side your multi-purpose spray, the baking soda acts as an abrasive so will pick up more dirt.

Baking soda and castile products are great used together, however do not mix vinegar with castile or baking soda as they become less effective.

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Madeleine Vos 

Is working as an intern for Zero Waste Club, making some awesome DIY videos. She is here to help you make DIY products that will help you to reduce your waste.   


Comment below with DIY Video recipes you'd like to see. And how did you get on making the recipe?