Venezuelan consumers embrace all-natural, eco-friendly alternatives amid store shortages

November 20, 2014 4:15 AM

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Venezuelan consumers embrace all-natural, eco-friendly alternatives amid store shortages

A flower seller shows a eucalyptus stalks in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. In Venezuela people now burn eucalyptus as a method of keeping the bugs away now that DEET is all but extinct there. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos) (The Associated Press)

CARACAS, Venezuela – Cloth diapers, baking soda to make deodorant and vinegar to mop the floor. That's not the shopping list of an eco-friendly hipster, it's how an increasing number of resourceful Venezuelans are making do in a time of severe shortages.

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