Learn How to Make A Homemade Beard Oil Recipe

Learn How to Make A Homemade Beard Oil Recipe

This homemade beard oil recipe penetrates the hair shaft, making it softer to touch. The oil also makes it easier to trim and reduces static. If you have ever been in (close) contact with a man’s beard, you know beards can be hard and scratchy. Coarse beard hair can be softened with the right kind of attention, so I […]

The Deep Litter Method for Clean and Warm Animals

The Deep Litter Method for Clean and Warm Animals

The deep litter method for chicken coops uses multiple layers of organic bedding to insulate animals and oust the need for weekly cleanings. When I moved from Minnesota to North Carolina, I worried about my animals in the winter. I have chickens and goats. While it doesn’t get -20-30°f here, like in Minnesota, it does […]

DIY Toner To Help Eliminate Rash From Face Masks

DIY Toner To Help Eliminate Rash From Face Masks

Face masks have become a big part of life and with face masks comes mask rash. This DIY toner helps eliminate rash and restore healthy skin. Facial masks are a part of everyday life now. Since I started wearing one, I’ve noticed that my face has been breaking out more in the contact areas. It’s […]

Winter Herbs You Can Forage For In Cold Weather

Winter Herbs You Can Forage For In Cold Weather

Enjoy this shortlist of 10 winter herbs for foraging during the cold months. From dandelions and violets to conifer leaves and rose hips! Did you know that you can forage for herbs in the winter as well as in the summer? Even when the land is in a cover of snow and ice, there are […]

A Natural DIY Feminine Wash (Homemade Douche)

A Natural DIY Feminine Wash (Homemade Douche)

This is an all-natural DIY feminine wash (homemade douche). Some name brands claim to be natural, but upon closer examination, they’re not. Safe Ingredients for a Homemade Douche Vinegar will kill any bacteria and help keep the vagina at the proper pH. Chamomile tea makes a great gentle cleanser with mild antibacterial properties. Slippery elm […]

12 Unique Gluten-Free Things To Make Flour From

12 Unique Gluten-Free Things To Make Flour From

Being gluten-free is all the rage and if you can’t stomach wheat then use this list of 12 wheat flour alternatives to make gluten-free flour. Why Seek Wheat Flour Alternatives? Wheat and some other grains produce gluten. While we won’t get into the why’s and why not’s of gluten in this article, some people need […]

How to Make Aluminum-Free Baking Powder!

How to Make Aluminum-Free Baking Powder!

Learning how to make baking powder is very simple. You can make a homemade, aluminum-free DIY baking powder by sifting together 3 ingredients! During the holidays, I love to bake. Well, any time of the year I do a lot of baking, but especially in the winter. Maybe it’s the need for warmth or the […]

Flying Dragon Citrus Also Known As Hardy Orange

Flying Dragon Citrus Also Known As Hardy Orange

The Flying Dragon Citrus tree, also known as Hardy Orange and scientifically as Poncirus Trifoliata is a cold-hardy deciduous citrus shrub. The first time I saw a Flying Dragon, or Hardy Orange, I was in awe. Here I was in Western North Carolina, and I was looking at an orange tree. Or lemon. I wasn’t […]

Cut And Come Again Lettuce and Other Fall Veggies

Cut And Come Again Lettuce and Other Fall Veggies

Cut and come again lettuce is popular but did you know this gardening method works for growing many other vegetables during fall and winter? The concept of planting a garden in the late summer for fall and early veggies isn’t new. But did you know that with a lot of plants, you don’t need to […]

Learn to Make Your Own Amish Friendship Bread!

Learn to Make Your Own Amish Friendship Bread!

My grandmother’s recipe for Amish Friendship Bread brings back great memories! Making it is simple and I’ll show you how to make the starter. Growing up, we didn’t have a lot of money. We made a lot of our own foods, including bread. I remember getting flour everywhere and kneading for what seemed like hours. […]