Body wash is one of those items you love. It’s hard to find one that has just the right soap, smell and feel. All body washes from the store have so many chemicals in them and we slather them all over our bodies. I wanted something different for my family. Our homemade body wash recipe gives your skin a great feeling, refreshes you and cleans you without harsh chemicals. It took me several tries to get this recipe just right. My husband likes a lot
We have tried many DIY recipes looking for a homemade lotion recipe. When you enjoy DIY like we do, the process of trying new recipes is so fun! After much trial and error, we have finally pinned down a simple, easy lotion recipe that only takes 5 minutes to make. Our homemade lotion recipe is easy, fun and fast! There are only three ingredients in this lotion recipe. Coconut oil, aloe, and shea butter. The wonderful aspect of using this lotion recipe is that it’s hydrating, balancing,
How to extract essential oil plants can be daunting. Some of the most common methods scientist use are through steam distillation and cold pressing. There are other methods, like soaking plant parts in boiling water, hot pressing 0r soaking plants parts in alcohol, but we haven’t studied up on those methods. We find this whole process just fascinating as we love gardening. We hope you will too! First of all, for great quality essential oils you need to have healthy plants. Like any plant you
Our homemade dog ear wash is one of our favorite recipes to make. Making homemade solutions is a great part of self-sufficiency. We save money and meet our family’s needs with simple homemade recipes. So, whether it’s a recipe for a salt bath or a recipe for a casserole we are always whipping something together! Whether you are dealing with chickens or cats and dogs chances are we’ve made something for them. There are different creams, lotions, and sprays that work best based on your
Learning essential oils are important if you plan to use them in or on your homestead. If you know me well, you know I LOVE research (I’ll wait while you laugh at how nerdy I am). Our family has been using essential oils for two years. We currently use Young Living oils, but before that we used three other brands on the market. Ones we ordered online and ones we bought from our local natural food stores. Whichever brand you choose, learning essential oils is…well essential.
Whether you grow your own food or buy your produce from the grocery store you need to wash it. Our experience shows fruits and vegetables from the grocery store have a chemical taste surrounding it. While we don’t use chemicals on our own garden, there is plenty of dirt and sometimes bugs on our produce, so washing is always essential. As we lean more toward a natural lifestyle, we prefer an all natural fruit vegetable wash. Below we will give you our homemade recipe for
Creating a chemical free home is a process. This is one of those steps in the homestead journey you decide to incorporate when you feel ready. It’s a major change, like adding chickens or goats, except this is inside your house. So if you are following our model to only add one more element to your home each year, realize this is your element. Creating a chemical free home can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Do you throw all your chemical cleaners out and