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13 Cleaning and Body Care Recipes Using Essential Oils

Sara at My Merry Messy Life has developed some amazing natural recipes that use essential oils.  In this post she assembles her best and most popular essential oils recipes.  This is actually a treasure trove of recipes!  You’ll get the following 13 recipes: For the Body:     Homemade Lip Balm Recipe – All-Natural Clove and […]

30+ Things to Do with Eggshells

Jill of the Prairie Homestead has assembled a list of 30+ things to do with egg shells. Some of the uses apply to homesteaders. However, other uses will appeal to anyone interested in natural living. Jill provides and explanation and links for each of the uses. Here are just a few examples of what you […]

66 Creative Uses For Coffee Filters…Even If You Don’t Drink Coffee!

Jillee of One Good Thing was putting soil into a flower pot, and saw that a lot of the soil was falling through the drainage holes.  After thinking for a bit she remembered some coffee filters she had bought on sale.  She put one of those in the bottom of the flower pot.  Problem solved! […]

28 Apple Cider Vinegar Remedies

O.k. so this is a post about Apple Cider Vinegar remedies.  And I can just hear some of you asking “Why is there a picture of a chicken?”  Frankly, I asked the same question.  It turns out that if you add a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to chicken feed (it’s called a sour […]

15 Surprising Uses For Eggshells

After you read this article, you’ll never look at eggshells in the same way again. Among the other facts about eggs that I learned in this post by Jillee of One Good Thing, is what causes the color of an egg shell to be white or brown.  I won’t give away the secret but it’s […]

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 […]

Healthy and Sustainable Gift Guide on a Budget

If you’re interested in holiday gifts that are useful, eco-friendly, sustainable, affordable and a good investment, this 2016 Gift Guide by Andrea is loaded with great ideas.  Every gift has a product link where you can get more information and purchase the item. You’ll find: Gifts for Women Gifts for Men Gifts for Kids Gifts […]

15 Refreshing Ways to Use Mint

Mint is such a wonderful herb with a refreshing taste and smell.  In addition to its uses in cooking  and drinks, there are many other applications for mint. Mikey of WiseBread shares 15 different ways to use Mint.  There are uses for health, home care, stress-relief and more.  Very interesting post! Click on the 15 […]

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” […]

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 […]