Here we are, in the heart of summer. No more school. Work is on hold, the week requested off. The sweet sunshine is shimmering down atop the rippling water of lakes, the soft sand beaches of paradise, or even something so lowly as the pool down the street. Wherever destiny may be taking us, summer vacation is near, and its time to start planning. Or, better yet, packing. However, just because we are set to take it easy doesn’t mean that we can’t still think about reducing our planetary footprints, protecting our own (not to mention loved ones) bodies or saving a little cash. One great way of doing all three of these things, before we’ve even boarded that plane, boat or bus, is to make our own summertime vacation supplies at home. It’s easy. It’s cost-effective. It’s much healthier.