This cranberry sauce recipe is a delicious, naturally-sweetened way to bring this staple Thanksgiving dish to your family table with wholesome confidence.
In our family, you either love it or you hate it. There’s no in-between. If you don’t love it, I won’t judge, because it means there’s more for … Read the rest
This green bean casserole recipe is healthy, delicious, and made from scratch! Ditch the canned cream of soup and the crispy onions and make them yourself!
Green bean casserole is a staple side dish for Thanksgiving celebrations. However, traditional versions use canned cream of mushroom soup and are topped with … 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
This pumpkin spice body butter recipe is perfect for Autumn. A blend of pumpkin oil, mango butter, and essential oils leave skin smooth and well scented.
Pumpkin Spice Body Butter!
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
Learn how to clean upholstery naturally with this DIY upholstery cleaner. The homemade cleaner works great and the ingredients are natural and inexpensive.
How To Clean Upholstery Naturally
Keeping upholstery stain-free is quite a challenge. This easy DIY upholstery cleaner recipe will help keep your upholstered furniture looking its best.… Read the rest
You don’t need an ice cream maker for this easy ice cream recipe. You can make a delicious batch at home with just a few simple ingredients and a quart jar!
I love ice cream, but the commercial brands have so many questionable ingredients. Items like thickeners, preservatives and some … 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
This DIY bug bite stick and boo boo stick is perfect for warm summer months. It soothes and protects skin and is great for little ones and grownups alike.
My kids are mosquito magnets. It seems like the get a new bug bite every day! At night they are constantly … Read the rest
This homemade cherry pie filling recipe is quick, delicious, and simple to make. Also, it contains no high fructose corn syrup, dyes, or refined sugar.
Cherry pie, it’s the classic, American taste of summer. Fruit pies aren’t that difficult to make from scratch, and cherry pie is no exception. However, … Read the rest
k I love fruit salsa made from all different kinds of fruits. Today we’ll go over a few great fruits to use and end with a delicious fruit salsa recipe!
One of my favorite Mexican restaurants has this amazing pineapple salsa. And I’ve had mango salsa on grilled fish. So … 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
I developed this natural deodorant recipe to be nice and solid. I was tired of natural deodorants melting when things were too warm. This recipe will not!
I love going natural, and for me, that means no shaving, no pants (but shorts are ok) and no deodorant. However, I don’t … 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
I was never a body powder user until I created this homemade recipe. It’s a natural rose DIY body powder that smells beautiful and leaves my skin silky soft!
Commercial Body Powder
By now, you have probably heard the dangers of commercial body powders. Many body powders and baby powders … 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 alluring solid perfume recipe combines rose geranium essential oil with the sweet, citrus aroma of bergamot, and a hint of vanilla for lasting fragrance.
Tip: you may also be interested in our Lavender Vanilla DIY perfume spray.
Make Solid Perfume
I’ve wanted to make solid perfume for quite … 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 recipe will teach you how to make kombucha, list its many benefits, and give you a few great recipe variations to make your DIY kombucha recipe unique.
The first time I tried kombucha, I made the mistake of sniffing it before I drank it. It had a strong … Read the rest
This colorful Easter egg soap recipe looks and smells beautiful! You can display it in your bathroom with pride or even give some away as gifts this Spring.
Spring Has Sprung!
Winter is on the way out, which means spring is soon to follow. I can’t wait to get outside … 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
Making a homemade breakfast sausage recipe isn’t as hard as you think. Actually, it’s really easy. Just add your favorite spices to ground pork and fry it up!
There is just something about breakfast food! Whether it’s weekend brunch, breakfast for dinner, or an extra few minutes to fix something … Read the rest
This cabin in the woods DIY air freshener has a manly scent and can cover up masculine smells in my home. Use the recipe with your favorite essential oils.
I live in a house with two little boys and one big one, which also means that I live in a … 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 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 basic biscotti recipe teaches you how to make biscotti cookies. I prefer using almonds but include variations for vegan and even gluten-free cookies!
People who know me know that I love coffee!
Morning, noon, night, it doesn’t matter, you can usually find me with a coffee cup in … Read the rest
This simple chocolate sauce recipe is healthy and raw when made with cacao powder. The texture is fudgy yet pourable, so it sets up when you dip things in it.
The good news is, chocolate can be good for you! So turn your chocolate craving into a nutrition powerhouse with … Read the rest
A homemade chocolate truffle recipe, because what says romance better than a box of chocolates? Made with natural ingredients and includes 7 custom flavors!
A Homemade Chocolate Truffle Recipe!
What says romance better than a box of chocolates? I don’t know about you, but I like mine dark. And while … Read the rest
Dry skin is no match for this orange vanilla sugar scrub recipe. It exfoliates and moisturizes the skin, promotes healthy skin cells, and is simple to make.
Because of these reasons, it is a perfect recipe for a spa night or an invigorating morning treat.
Why Sugar Scrubs?
Sweet sugar scrubs … Read the rest
If you’re looking for a quick, make-ahead breakfast, you will love overnight oats! We show you how to make them, including 5 delicious ways to flavor them.
Simpler… Read the rest
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
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
This year I wanted to make beautiful and useful gifts for people. Since I love the scent combo of mint and vanilla I decided to make this Lotion Bar Recipe.
Is there anything more heavenly than the combination of mint and vanilla?
It is my absolute favorite holiday aroma. Bright … Read the rest
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
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
Simmer pots are an excellent natural air freshener! I use this simmer pot recipe in cooler weather to add freshness, humidity, and warmth to my home. Enjoy!
As the weather turns cold and dry, I’ve been using simmer pots to add heat and humidity to my home.
These natural simmer … Read the rest
A homemade dog shampoo bar perfect for your dog(s). Because their skin and hair pH is more acidic than ours, they need a special recipe; this natural recipe delivers on all counts and is simple enough to make at home.
Although it’s still winter, the temperatures in my area went … Read the rest
This easy hummus recipe makes a creamy, delicious hummus that is great as a healthy snack and more. Also included are creative variations on the base recipe.
I love hummus!
A company in my local area makes hummus from traditional chickpeas, adding all sorts of interesting things like spinach, curry, … Read the rest
When we first started making our own condiments, a mustard recipe was one of the first we tackled.
It is incredible how easy it is to make homemade mustard. And once you have the technique down you can vary it however you like!
One of our favorite varieties is
The Trouble With DIY Shaving Cream
Don’t get me wrong, I like shaving cream, but most DIY recipes are just different oils and butters whipped together. And yes, oil can cleanse your skin, but oil treats the hair on your legs, under your arms, and on your face differently
I love tartar sauce!
It’s kind of an odd condiment because you really only break it out when it’s time for fish, but I love it anyway. Fish fries, baked fish, fish sandwiches, po’boys. Even hush puppies and french fries are all better with tartar sauce.
A good tartar
While we may still be in the throes of winter, I am already seeing little glimpses of spring. Little rays of sun are already peeking through the clouds. Garden catalogs have begun to collect in my mailbox. Spring is on the horizon!
However, most days seem to be quite
A few weeks ago it was unseasonably warm for January here in Ohio, so my family went out and did some gardening. One of the beds I focused on was a new one I’m trying to wrest from the clutches of a native flower called the sunchoke, and it
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays! I really enjoy making cards, crafts, and special DIYs for people who mean so much to me. It’s a great holiday to tell friends, family, as well as significant others how important they are.
DIY Bath Melts Recipe: for V Day!
Lip Balm Recipe: Simple and Natural
Over the past few weeks the weather has turned cold, snowy, and absolutely bitter. It is the kind of weather that seems to freeze away all moisture, especially from my skin.
I find that my hands and lips often take the brunt of this
Homemade Bubble Bath for Kids
Some of my favorite things to make in the kitchen are bath products for kids. This is partly because I am regularly appalled at the chemicals in store-bought products, and partly because I don’t want to pay high-end prices for something I can make