I love the warm days and crisp nights of fall. If I have an evening free, you’ll likely find me sitting by a fire pit sipping on this delicious mulled cider recipe.
Mulled Cider: Make Your Own
Start With a Good Cider
Making your own apple cider is easy. Find … Read the rest
Follow this simple recipe to make your own pure homemade vanilla extract. It is a fun project to do at home with friends and is great to give away as gifts!
This easy to make sugar free simple syrup is a perfect addition to your favorite hot drink. It is a stevia simple syrup so it’s natural and calorie-free.
Out With the Sugar and In With the Stevia
Just one year ago, my favorite thing to do was to stop and … Read the rest
This homemade corn chips recipe is very simple to make and is easy to customize to your flavor preferences and diet restrictions like vegan and gluten-free.
When the weather gets cooler, I tend to stay inside more and watch tv. There’s nothing like curling up on the couch with a … Read the rest
Homemade face moisturizer and wrinkle cream to keep that youthful look we all long for. It is natural so you avoid the harmful chemicals AND the high price!
This homemade face moisturizer and wrinkle cream is great for keeping that youthful look we all long for!
Earlier this week, I … Read the rest
I developed this homemade canned tomato soup recipe specifically for the folks who loved my previous tomato soup recipe but wanted one that could be canned.
When I shared my husband’s favorite homemade tomato soup recipe a while back, many of you asked if it could be canned.
Unfortunately, making … Read the rest
Homemade dish soap is easy to make. It also saves you money, helps rid your home of the toxins in commercial cleaners, and is a fun and sustainable project.
Are you looking to save money on cleaning products and work toward a more natural lifestyle, eliminating chemicals and toxins from … Read the rest
This homemade face wash is a natural DIY face wash that works great, is inexpensive, and easy to make. You can also tailor it to your specific skin type.
For years I used commercial face wash products without looking at the ingredients. (Sigh.) Back then I suppose I was enticed … Read the rest
I created this homemade DIY shampoo bar because I get a lot of requests for a solid shampoo bar. This simple recipe will leave your hair soft and shiny!
I’m a soap maker, so people ask me to make all kinds of soap. Lately, I’ve been getting requests for a … Read the rest
Learn how to make wool dryer balls, then save time, money, and energy by tossing four to six felted balls in with each dryer load. They also reduce static.
How to Make Wool Dryer Balls
So about three years ago Matt purchased a set of felted wool dryer balls on … Read the rest
A disinfecting homemade Febreze spray for fabrics. This homemade fabric refresher is effective, natural, safe, and has been stain-free on all our fabrics!
Tip: you may also be interested in our all-purpose cleaner.
Homemade Febreze (Fabric Refresher)
Now that school is back in session, I notice that I’m worried … Read the rest
This homemade mayonnaise recipe is surprisingly easy. In five minutes you can have creamy, flavorful mayo for sandwiches, pasta and potato salads, and more!
For the longest time, I wouldn’t eat mayonnaise. I knew that the store-bought version was no good for me, but I was afraid to try making … Read the rest
This delicious homemade ketchup recipe is easier than you might think. Our recipe is simple, natural, and very delicious. We dare you to try it, no excuses!
My old college roommates will attest to the fact that I will put ketchup on anything! I once ate it slathered on a … Read the rest
I love making my own condiments and one of my favorites is this homemade Worcestershire sauce recipe. This flavorful sauce is complementary to many dishes.
Worcestershire Sauce Recipe
I love making my own condiments and one of my favorites is this homemade Worcestershire sauce recipe. This flavorful sauce is complementary
This homemade gummy bears recipe is a healthy snack! They’re delicious, easy to make, and unlike nasty commercial bears, contain only healthy ingredients.
I once thought store bought gummy bears were a healthy treat. Before our journey into a more natural lifestyle began, I remember thinking that anything low in … Read the rest
Finally! A homemade pomade without all the parabens, formaldehyde, and fragrance in commercial pomades. Just a simple, natural, non-greasy hair texturizer!
It seems like I’m always doing something different with my hair.
From long and wavy to short and layered, I absolutely love to try new things. Currently, I’m sporting … Read the rest
We make homemade eczema cream because manufacturers of store-bought eczema creams start with petroleum which is not good for skin, despite marketing claims!
My youngest daughter has had eczema for most of her life. It isn’t a terrible case; it’s confined mostly to her legs and she has never gotten … Read the rest
Making your own homemade electrolyte drink or homemade sports drink is incredibly easy. Also, this way you know exactly what you’re putting into your body.
While water is the best way to hydrate, sometimes you need an extra boost.
When you sweat, your body loses minerals, and adding these mineral … Read the rest
This is a basic cleaning soap recipe that can be used in MANY other DIY cleaning recipes. This useful soap is easy to make and great for general cleaning.
This homemade air freshener is a simple, versatile spray you can use to remove odors from any area, not just bathrooms. Put in your purse for on the go use!
Sometimes there are odors that linger in a home. The bathroom is one of the most embarrassing places to have … Read the rest
This homemade shower cleaner is natural, easy to make, and it works great! Making a DIY shower cleaner saves money and ensures you’re not inhaling chemicals.
Natural DIY Shower Cleaner
There is nothing I hate more than soap scum.
We recently remodeled our bathroom and updated our old Cinderella tub … Read the rest
I make this homemade roll-on deodorant because I dislike how DIY deodorants can leave greasy stains on my shirts. This deodorant is non-greasy and it works!
I love making my own health and beauty care products, but I don’t always like the effects of them. Natural deodorant is one of … Read the rest
This homemade guacamole recipe is easy to make and has zero preservatives. Also, learn how to choose avocado and how to keep guacamole from turning brown.
If you’re buying store-bought guacamole you’re missing out!
Is Homemade Guacamole Healthy?
Avocados are an incredible little fruit. They contain healthy monounsaturated fatty acids … Read the rest
This homemade tooth powder recipe is a simple and natural alternative to toxic commercial toothpaste. It is easy to make and will even save you money.
Finding a good toothpaste can be difficult. Namely, because commercial brands add detergents, artificial colors, and chemical sweeteners to most of their products.
In … Read the rest
This DIY natural homemade carpet cleaner spray works on tough messes and dirty carpets. It gets rid of smells, is all-natural, and is simple to make and use!
Face it: spills happen.
Between kids, pets, and everything in between, our carpets take a beating. If you are like me, then … Read the rest
This homemade French dressing recipe is delicious and very simple to make. It is great on taco salads and I love using it on salads fresh from my garden!
To be sure, I love making salads with fresh produce from my garden. And what’s better on a salad than homemade … Read the rest
This natural homemade mosquito repellent is great for mosquitos, flies, and other annoying warm season bugs. Apply your DIY mosquito repellent with confidence.
Homemade Mosquito Repellent
If you are heading outside for picnics, sporting events, yard work, or relaxing on the patio, chances are you’ve seen a bug or two … Read the rest
Learning how to make licorice at home is a simple and fun project. Here is our basic homemade licorice recipe complete with vegan and gluten-free options.
Licorice has long been a favorite of mine because it has a satisfying texture and a distinctive taste. Real licorice is black, but you … Read the rest
Save money and grow your own tea garden! You get to pick which plants to grow and create tea blends with the freshest herbs! Here are 5 good herbs for tea.
I Love Tea!
Several years ago I cut coffee from my diet. Turns out, I enjoy drinking tea much … Read the rest
This DIY lip scrub recipe is one of my favorite summer projects. Essential oil lip scrub makes my lips silky smooth and is a perfect companion to lip balm.
Lavender Lemon DIY Lip Scrub
One of my favorite summer flavors is lemon.
From lemon bars to fresh squeezed lemonade, I … Read the rest
This homemade bubble bath recipe is made without chemical soaps and sudsing agents. It is sudsy, simple to make, and requires just a few simple ingredients.
Bubble Baths Are the Best!
Bubble baths are one trademark of a happy childhood. As a child, I spent many pleasant afternoons making beards … Read the rest
This homemade foot scrub rejuvenates feet left rough from long Winters. Simply mix the DIY foot scrub ingredients, pour into a jar, and use whenever needed!
This past week it’s been in the 80s here in our part of Ohio. I finally broke out the shorts and sandals and started … Read the rest
This homemade face mask for acne is simple to make. It utilizes slippery elm bark and aloe vera to help soothe acne, sunburn, dry, and red or swollen skin.
There is something ultimately satisfying about smothering your face with food. Why? Who knows. Maybe because food is glorious, and playing … Read the rest
There are many different things people put in their homemade soap. This article shows you which soap making ingredients to avoid when making your own soap.
It’s no secret that I’m into making soap. I’ve been making all kinds of soap for nearly 30 years, have taught classes in several locations, and … Read the rest
This DIY hair spray is natural and easy to make. You can stop covering your hair with chemicals and make this fruit-based homemade hair spray recipe instead!
I was so excited to share this homemade hair spray recipe that I had a hard time conducting an adequate test phase! But … Read the rest
This homemade lotion recipe will give you a creamy hand and body moisturizer that repairs dry skin and is all-natural. It’s light and fluffy, never greasy!
This simple snow cream recipe teaches you how to make snow ice cream whichever way you like it. We even show you how to make it dairy-free or sugar-free!
When I moved to North Carolina, I was told by some that my childhood was lacking because I had never had … Read the rest
Homemade fabric softener and homemade dryer sheets have no strong chemical perfumes like the store brands. Their light, natural scent is MUCH more inviting.
This homemade playdough recipe is simple, natural, and perfect for entertaining children. They enjoy making it almost as much as they enjoy playing with it!
A Natural Homemade Playdough Recipe
My family members love to get my girls Play-Doh® for their birthdays and Christmas. It always makes my girls happy. … Read the rest
This simple recipe for homemade headache balm is easy to make and it works fast. It’s made with all natural ingredients and you can always keep it with you.
Getting a headache is the worst. I just want to lie down in a dark room for a while and forget … Read the rest
Irish Cream is a cream and whiskey liqueur. (You may have heard of one of the most popular brands, Baileys.) The liqueur also has hints of chocolate, and some say coffee, that rounds out the flavors.
Many people simply drink it on the rocks. But it can also be mixed … Read the rest
Learn how to stop bleeding with styptic powder, a natural coagulant. Styptic powder is easy to make, natural, and the ingredients are common pantry items!
Accidents happen. At one time or another, we’ve all had a cut or scrape that just won’t quit bleeding. While some may require a trip … Read the rest
This homemade hot chocolate recipe will blow your mind. It’s creamy, delicious, and sweetened naturally without the use of corn syrup or processed sugar.
My favorite part about the arrival of colder weather is the excuse to have a tasty hot drink in my hand.
Homemade hot chocolate is my … Read the rest
We use homemade jewelry cleaner because commercial cleaners are expensive and full of chemicals. Trial and error have proven this solution most effective.
Though I love to browse Etsy and Pinterest and admire all the artsy jewelry, I don’t actually consider myself to be a big jewelry person.
Wearing Jewelry… Read the rest
Ever made homemade stuffing from scratch? Not adding to store-bought bread cubes, I’m talking about making bread cubes for stuffing and adding things to it! Well, you’re in luck because it’s pretty simple.
Do you call it stuffing, or dressing?
Either way, a roast turkey is incomplete without, it.… Read the rest
Homemade windshield washer fluid is easy to make, inexpensive, and all natural. The commercial stuff has harmful chemicals, so save money and make your own.
Are you ready for a little disclosure? I have a secret obsession with car washes. Although you wouldn’t know it by looking at my dirty … Read the rest
I learned how to make bitters because homemade bitters have many medicinal and culinary uses, and now I control the ingredients, the alcohol, and the flavor.
I first heard about bitters in an herbal medicine class. The thought of using something bitter to aid in digestion intrigued me. I began … Read the rest
Homemade baby wipes are a sustainable way to make your own reusable wipes and homemade solution from natural ingredients, old socks, and old t-shirts.
We were recently able to return home to Michigan to participate in a whirlwind marathon of visits with family and friends. Top on my list was … Read the rest
Many test batches yielded this homemade deodorant stick that stores well, smells great, and keeps odor away! Plus it is EXTREMELY economical to make.
This year has been my year of experimenting with deodorants.
From oils and butters to waxes and powders, I have tried so many different DIY deodorants. … Read the rest
Homemade mead is a fermented beverage made from honey, water, and yeast. Our honey mead recipe can be sweet or dry and also offers you several flavoring suggestions.
Fall makes me think of pumpkins, apple cider, and mead! Mead can be made simply with just honey, water and yeast, or … Read the rest