Natural, Immune-Boosting Homemade Cough Drops

Natural, Immune-Boosting Homemade Cough Drops

Homemade cough drops are great because you can make them your favorite flavor and even add immune-boosting herbs during cold and flu season. When cough lingers at the end of an illness, it’s no fun. But there are ways to help soothe your throat naturally. These homemade cough drops are a great solution! Best Herbs […]

Make Poke Root Salve For Bug Bites, Scrapes & More

Make Poke Root Salve For Bug Bites, Scrapes & More

Make poke root salve for bumps, bites, and scrapes by preparing an infused oil from the root then mixing in some beeswax and shea butter. In many parts of the country, even overseas some, Poke Root, or Phytolacca americana is known for its purplish-black berries found in the fall. The leaves can be eaten in […]

How to Clean Stainless Steel with Homemade Cleaners

How to Clean Stainless Steel with Homemade Cleaners

Learn how to clean stainless steel with homemade cleaners. Included are both light and heavy-duty homemade stainless steel cleaner recipes. Cleaning Stainless Steel When our old refrigerator developed a leak in the gasket, our landlords decided to get a new one that was more energy efficient. This new one has a stainless steel front that […]

20+ Clever Uses For Soap and Leftover Soap Bars

20+ Clever Uses For Soap and Leftover Soap Bars

Soapmakers have a lot of extra bits of bar soap lying around so we have become experts in finding clever uses of soap! Here are 20+ of them. If you make soap, as I do, you end up with a lot! From bars that don’t look quite right to weird colors to bits and pieces […]

How to Pit Fire Pottery and How to Build a DIY Kiln

How to Pit Fire Pottery and How to Build a DIY Kiln

It’s pretty easy to fire clay pottery without a kiln. Pit firing pottery is the simplest way but you can also make a homemade DIY kiln. Note: follow this link for more homesteading articles and ideas. I’ve always wanted to make my own pottery, but kilns are so expensive. And they are a huge drain […]

Non-Greasy & Absorbable Shea Body Butter Recipe

Non-Greasy & Absorbable Shea Body Butter Recipe

This is a wonderful non-greasy shea body butter recipe that works very well. It absorbs quickly, is not greasy, and is great for your skin! I love body butter, but I have to admit that it can be really greasy and slow to absorb into my skin. While my hands, heels, and elbows feel great […]

Learn How To Sell Your Natural Herbal Products Now

Learn How To Sell Your Natural Herbal Products Now

Learn to sell homemade products using tips from someone who has been making, using, and selling natural beauty & cleaning products for years! Note from Matt & Betsy: All the information here on DIY Natural is free, and we encourage readers to make and sell these simple products if they wish! We get many questions […]

How Long Eggs Last and How to Tell if They’re Fresh

How Long Eggs Last and How to Tell if They’re Fresh

How long do eggs last? Good question. Let’s talk about it and also see how to tell if they’re good, how to keep them fresh, and egg storage. I raise chickens, mostly for the eggs. I sell my eggs to friends, family, and also at a local farm market. People always ask me if they […]

My Grandma’s Famous Cinnamon Pickles Recipe

My Grandma’s Famous Cinnamon Pickles Recipe

We make cinnamon pickles from the garden cucumbers we let grow too big and turn yellow. You can also make them with the regular green kind. Every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas, my Grandma Viola would trot out these jars of cinnamon pickles. They were red, sweet, and sour at the same time and spicy. […]

Making Whipped Coffee at Home is Simple and Fun

Making Whipped Coffee at Home is Simple and Fun

This whipped coffee recipe is simple and delicious. It is made by blending together 3 common ingredients and makes for a great morning treat. Anyone who knows me knows I love coffee. Hot. cold, dark, light, black, with cream, it really doesn’t matter. I drink a lot of coffee! So when I saw an ad […]