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Homemade Leather Balm Recipe

Leather can dry out.  Even with waterproofing sprays, leather shoes and boots will show wear and tear after a long winter.  So Marie developed a Homemade Leather Balm. Leather balm is a mixture of beeswax, cocoa butter and liquid oil. Marie provides the exact ratio of ingredients in the recipe. The leather balm is soft […]

How to Make Fake Windex that Works

The owner of Fake-It-Frugal wanted to reproduce Windex and came up with a streak-free recipe that works great.  Even better it only costs $0.27 to make compared to $3.69 to buy the real thing in the store.  The recipe uses just 4 ingredients and is wonderfully easy to make! If you make this recipe, here’s […]

Old-Fashioned Homemade Amish Black Drawing Salve

Black Drawing salve is an old-fashioned remedy to help pull out splinters from your skin and to heal the skin. Some people also use it to extract insect stingers , thorns, and some infections from their skin. This is a variation of an original recipe that Katie of WellnessMama got from an Amish farmer’s son.  […]

Seven Natural Homemade Substitutes for Conventional Beauty Products

Commercial beauty products, even those marketed as “natural” often have undesirable chemicals in them.  As an example, Katie of WellnessMama looked up Apricot Scrub by St Ives (once one of my favorite body care products) in the Cosmetics Database and found that it ranked 9 out of 10 for containing hazardous chemicals. In this post […]

67+ Homemade, All-Natural Cleaning Recipes

This post by Erin of Keeper of the Home is like the Holy Grail of Natural Cleaning posts! She shares links to   67+ Recipes! Making your own homemade, all-natural cleaners saves money, and allows you to control the ingredients  so that you avoid the chemicals and additives that are found in commercial products. This post […]

Calendula Eyewash – A Natural Remedy for Irritated Eyes

Jan of the Nerdy Housewife website shares her recipe for a Calendula Eyewash. It’s excellent for irritated eyes caused by: allergies, pool water, dryness, dust, wind, eye strain and even pink eye.  This article includes a simple recipe for making a calendula eyewash and directions for two different ways to apply it to your eyes. […]

How to Make a Violet Leaf & Honey Cough Syrup

This is a simple recipe by the Nerdy Farm Wife that uses just 3 ingredients.  She explains how to prepare violet leaves and water so that you extract the essence of the violet leaves.  After that it’s a matter of heating some of the violet water and honey according to directions and you have a […]

Homemade Organic Vapor Rub Recipe

When Nicole at Live in Art wakes up feeling like she is getting a cold, she shares the  essential oil that she drinks in water to fight off the cold.   Then she showers with a homemade body scrub.  (There’s a link to that recipe.) But the heart of this post is a recipe for […]

20 Antibacterial and Antiviral Herbs and How to Use Them

I’m excited to feature this article by Nina of  Sustainable Baby Steps because it’s an excellent summary of 20 different antibacterial and antiviral herbs.  This is a post you’ll want to keep so you can refer back to it in the future. Nina shares the following information for each herb: How the herb is used […]

Homemade Citrus-Infused Vinegar for Green Cleaning

This is a great homemade recipe for a natural, all-purpose cleaner by Sara of My Merry Messy Life.   She shares a simple recipe to use orange peels (or lemon or lime peels) and vinegar to make a natural cleaner. She also shares a way to use the orange peels after you’ve made the cleaner.  This […]