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How to Make Apple Mint Extract

This is a recipe and tutorial  for making apple mint extract that I found at the Horrific Knits site. It uses rum for a particular reason explained in the article.  You can certainly use the more traditional vodka. The directions are simple.  After you mix the apple mint with the rum, just cap it and […]

Delicious Homemade Herbal Tea Recipes

Iced, herbal teas really hit the spot no matter what the weather. They’re healthy, natural and easy to make. A tisane is a drink made from an infusion (steeping) or decoction (boiling) of herbs. The recipes in this post are all infusions.  Tisanes are commonly known as herbal teas, herbal infusions or infusions. Technically they […]

How to Make Homemade Sparkling Rose Petal Wine

This is a recipe for homemade sparkling rose petal wine by Ariana of And Here We are.  You can use dried or fresh rose petals.  If you use fresh roses make sure they haven’t  been sprayed.  The recipe uses sugar, cardamom, and other ingredients. In order to make this wine you’ll need some very basic […]

DIY Solar-Powered Mason Jar Luminaries (Sun Jars)

Mason Jar Sun Luminaries are really popular for patio or garden lighting at night. They are also called Sun Jars. I have researched this topic quite a bit. They now have solar lids that you can get for mason jars, but they are $10 for one lid!  A complete mason jar luminary selling in stores […]

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

How To Make Your Own DIY Reed Diffuser

A reed diffuser allows you to diffuse or spread the beautiful scent of essential oils throughout your home.  You can buy some really expensive electric diffusers.  But you can also make a simple reed diffuser that works really well. This reed diffuser project by Jillee of One Good Thing uses just 4 ingredients and is […]

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” […]

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 […]

Homemade Oatmeal & Honey Soap Recipe

The Nerdy Farm Wife shares her recipe for Homemade Oatmeal & Honey Soap.  I thought the story behind the soap was heart-warming: “Not long after my children went on a gluten free diet, they came down with chicken pox. It sounds silly, but I couldn’t stop dwelling on the sad fact that I couldn’t give […]

8 Ways to Naturally Color Soap

Marie of Humblebee & Me makes her own, natural soaps.  And she uses natural ingredients to color her soaps.  If you look at the ingredient list of some commercial “natural” soaps you’ll find that they often use artificial, petroleum-based colorants which can be toxic. In this post Marie shares 8 different natural ways to color […]