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Homemade Foaming Facial Cleanser

This foaming facial cleanser is easy to make and economical. It takes off make-up and leaves skin feeling soft. It’s everything you’d want in a facial cleanser. Stephanie’s recipe uses castile soap , oil, and other ingredients. One thing I like is that she shares substitutions you can make for some of the ingredients. The […]

How to Make Homemade Cottage Room Spray

When I was a little kid we drove north to Wisconsin to visit relatives almost every summer.  The drive took us into the country.  Corn fields, lakes, horses, cows.  It was always an adventure. At some point the sweet scent of clover would fill the car. It was the smell of summer for me. To […]

Make Your Own Rosemary Mint Fabric Softener

This is Jillee’s recipe for a rosemary mint fabric softener. The recipe is simple: mix the 3 ingredients and use the same amount you’d normally use in the rinse cycle if you were using a commercial fabric softener. Note: The recipe does use one commercial product. I didn’t find an entry for this product in […]

8 Delicious Homemade Country Wine Recipes

If you’d like to experiment with making homemade wine, this article has some neat recipes. If you see a wine that sounds interesting, just click on the link to see a tutorial.You’ll find recipes for: Rose Petal & Strawberry Wine Apple Wine Citrus – Kumquat Wine Raspberry Wine Homemade Dandelion Wine Homemade Rhubarb Wine Elderberry […]

34 DIY Natural Air Fresheners You Can Make

Commercial air fresheners, sprays and some candles contain chemicals and artificial scents and colorants that can be harmful. John of Homemade Home Ideas has collected 34 DIY natural air fresheners. You’ll find gel air fresheners, herbal and fruit simmer pots, homemade potpourri, natural scented sprays and MORE! Click on the 34 DIY Natural Air Fresheners […]

Homemade Peppermint Massage Bars Recipe

This is a recipe for peppermint massage bars by Marie of Humblebee & Me.  Peppermint bars are perfect for soothing sore, achy muscles. The massage bar uses just 3 essential oils so it’s easy and inexpensive to make.  Peppermint oil is paired with another cooling essential oil.  The third essential oil increases circulation.  The massage […]

Medicine You Can Grow at Home & Tips on How To Get Started

This is a process you might find helpful next Spring. Andrea of Frugally Sustainable explains the planning process she goes  through for her medicinal herb garden each Spring. Here are some of the topics she covers: 17 medicinal herbs she’ll be growing Helpful books about herbs How to calculate when to start herb seeds Which organic seed […]

10 Anti-aging Ingredients to Add to Your Morning Smoothie

I like smoothies because they are a quick and easy way to combine healthy and tasty ingredients.  You can have a healthy breakfast every morning without cooking a thing.  Lindsay of My Thirty Spot shares 10 different anti-aging ingredients that you can add to your smoothies for an additional, healthy boost. She explains the health […]

How to Make a Calming Lavender Vanilla Relaxation Salve

It’s hard to not feel stressed out at times. Work demands can be draining. Family responsibilities are never-ending. Since stress can lead to health problems and insomnia, it’s important to reduce anxiety. This is Lisa’s recipe for a calming lavender vanilla relaxation salve. Lavender has stress-relieving properties and vanilla reduces anxiety. It’s an exceptionally easy […]

Soothing Cucumber Eye Gel Recipe

Cucumbers are alkaline and high in vitamin C.  They are also anti-inflammatory.  Becca of  the Dabb List shares her recipe for a soothing cucumber eye gel. It is a super simple and inexpensive recipe that uses just 2 ingredients.  I LOVE simple recipes.  After mixing the cucumber eye gel, you apply it under and around […]