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A Homemade Tomato Soup Recipe Made for Canning

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

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DIY Natural Upholstery Cleaner Recipe and How To

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.

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Easy Ice Cream Recipe Without An Ice Cream Maker

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

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A Natural and Homemade Liquid Dish Soap Recipe

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

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Homemade Face Wash: A Natural Face Wash Recipe

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

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A Soothing DIY Bug Bite and Boo Boo Stick Recipe

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

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A Simple and Delicious Cherry Pie Filling Recipe

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,

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12 Fruits To Use For A Delicious Fruit Salsa Recipe

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

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Simple & Delicious Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe

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

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A Simple And Delicious Homemade Ketchup Recipe

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

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A Delicious Homemade 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 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

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A Natural Deodorant Recipe That Will Not Melt!

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

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An Easy and Healthy Homemade Guacamole Recipe

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

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DIY Body Powder Recipe: Natural Rose Body Powder

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

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A Whitening Homemade Tooth Powder Recipe

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

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A DIY Rose Bergamot Vanilla Solid Perfume Recipe

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

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Homemade French (Catalina) Salad Dressing Recipe

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

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How To Make Kombucha and Recipe Variations

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

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Beautiful & Fun Multicolored Easter Egg Soap Recipe

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

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How to Make A Delicious Homemade Licorice Recipe

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

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A Simple and Delicious Breakfast Sausage Recipe

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

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Cabin In The Woods DIY Air Freshener Spray Recipe

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

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A Homemade Lavender Lemon Lip Scrub Recipe

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

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Homemade Foot Scrub Recipe for Soft Summer Feet

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

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Almond Biscotti Recipe: Vegan & Gluten-free Options

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

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A Raw and Healthy Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe

 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

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A Simple Chocolate Truffle Recipe to Make at Home

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

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A Simple Orange Vanilla Sugar Scrub Recipe

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

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A Simple Overnight Oats Recipe with 5 Flavor Ideas

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.

Note: you may also be interested in our instant DIY oatmeal packets recipe. And check out these 9 benefits of oatmeal.

Simpler

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A Simple All-Natural Homemade PlayDough Recipe

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. 

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A Quick And Easy Homemade Headache Balm Recipe

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

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Naturally Sweetened Homemade Hot Cocoa Recipe

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

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DIY Vanilla Mint Snowflake Lotion Bar Recipe

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

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Learn To Make This Delicious Mulled Cider Recipe

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

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Natural Homemade Windshield Washer Fluid Recipe

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

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A Natural Air Freshening Simmer Pot Recipe

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

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A Homemade and Natural Dog Shampoo Bar Recipe

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

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Simple & Delicious Hummus Recipe with Variations

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,

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A Simple Homemade Whole Grain Mustard Recipe

 

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

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DIY Shaving Soap Recipe: Better than Shaving Cream

 

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

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Healthy Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe: With Yogurt

 

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

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Natural Lotion Bar Recipe that Smell Like Summer!

 

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

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Sunchokes Regulate Blood Sugar: Enjoy This Recipe!

 

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

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Homemade Bath Melts Recipe Using Pink Sea Salt

 

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!

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A Natural Homemade Healing Lip Balm Recipe

Lip Balm Recipe

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

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Natural Homemade Bubble Bath PlayDough Recipe

 

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

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Benefits of Cabbage and a Cabbage Rolls Recipe

 

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and a wonderful time with family and friends. Many of you may have indulged a bit in the pie and treats already and we are now heading toward one of the most sugary holidays of the year. With all the sugar

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