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 […]

45 Uses for Vinegar

This is an interesting list of different uses for vinegar from AllYou.  There’s a lot of variety.  You’ll find instructions on how to use vinegar for cleaning, gardening, dental care, pet care, food-related, home care And much more. Click on the 45 Uses for Vinegar link below to read the entire post. 45 Uses for Vinegar

Easy Natural Bathtub Scrub with Essential Oils

This is a post by Amanda of Natural Living Mama.  She tells an interesting story of trying to clean her bathtub with commercial cleaning products.  She would try to avoid breathing  in the chemicals so that she wouldn’t have an  asthma attack. Later she decided to develop a non-toxic method of cleaning. She came up with […]

Home Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil

This is an interesting post by SatuR about the various coconut oil natural beauty treatments for hair and skin.  She discusses using coconut oil for things like face and body moisturizing, cleansing and more.  There are also some useful tips. Click on the Home Beauty Uses for Coconut Oil link below to read more. Home Beauty […]

100+ DIY Projects to Make with Fruit Scraps (EBook)

This is a wonderful and creative EBook by JES of the Strangers and Pilgrims On Earth website.  In this 264 page book, she shares over 100 of her personal recipes and tutorials for beauty, cleaning, health, home and food projects using fruit peels and scraps.  The subtitle is An Old Fashioned “Waste Not, Want Not” […]

What To Do When Life Gives You Lots Of Oranges!

Jillee of One Good Thing has pulled together a great list of all the things you can do with oranges. Just a few of the ideas are: Orange Peel Kindling, a Face & Body Exfoliator, Hair Rinse, Migraine Soother, Citrus Vinegar, Orange-Chocolate Brownies, Oranges with Honey, Orange Tea , Orange Maple Butter and a LOT […]

21 Uses for Epsom Salt

Epsom salt is an excellent source of magnesium.  The heart, muscles,kidneys and other organs in the body need magnesium.  Magnesium also  contributes to energy production, and helps regulate nutrients in the body Katie of WellnessMama shares 21 different ways to use epsom salt.  The really neat thing is that she provides specific short recipes for […]

How to Make Wood Butter

  This is a recipe for wood butter by the folks at Creative Culinary.  What is wood butter you ask?  I asked the same thing.  Turns out it’s a homemade mixture that you rub into old wooden spoons, rolling pins, cutting boards etc. and it restores the luster.  The post includes a recipe and before/after pictures […]

10 Weird and Wonderful Uses for Olive Oil

Laurie at has come up with 10 uses for olive oil, some of which will surprise you.  Olive oil has health, beauty and cleaning applications, among others. You can remove chewing gum, condition leather and do more with olive oil. Click the 10 Weird and Wonderful Uses for Olive Oil  link below to read the […]

31 Ways to Use a Lemon Peel

Robin of Thank Your Body loves lemons and so do I.  Wasting the lemon peels bothered her so she started looking for different ways to use them.  She collected a list of 31 different things you can do with lemon peels.  Lemon zest and lemon pepper immediately come to mind. But how about lemon sugar?   […]