How To Juice a Juicier Lemon (and other citrus fruits!) + 26 citrus recipes

I love lemon. The boys love lemon. Hubba loves lemon. Lemonade. Lemon curd. Lemon bars. Cookies, cakes, etc. You get the point. When lemons go on sale. I stock UP! [boilerplate ffaf] So last fall when I found a box of organic lemons from one of our local buying clubs, I jumped at the chance […]

Make Your Own Thieves Oil Hand Sanitizer + variations

Let me preface this by saying I am NOT a germophobe. I believe germs have their place in this world. You can find them in the soil you use to grow your food. You find them occurring naturally, beautifully & “utilitarianly” in the digestive tract. I believe that antibiotics & the use of antibacterial soaps […]

Thieves Oil Blend + Homemade Disinfectant Spray

Ever questing for natural alternatives for the chemical laden, neurotoxic “cleaning” supplies, I fell in love with “Thieves Oil” or “4 Thieves Oil” (4TO). I’ve been making Thieves Oil for years & use it in place of disinfectant spray (like Lysol) for flu & cold germs. This stuff is amazing. The story of the Four […]

Homemade Lip Balm- Just 2 Ingredients!

Recently, I was put on antibiotics for a urinary tract infection. While I’m not big on antibiotics, there are some things I don’t play around with. UTI’s are one of those things. While on the course of antibiotics, I had a nasty reaction… chapped lips (could have been worse, I know). Not just chapped lips […]

I Went No’Poo & Never Looked Back

[boilerplate amazon] Actually, I did look back, but it was only briefly. In February 2010, I began a journey that I’d been considering for several years before. My scalp was itchy & flaky, and my hair was falling out & brittle. I wasn’t going bald by any means, but my brush was always so full […]

Elderberry Tincture- Make Your Own!

Cold & flu season is coming, & I love to have elderberry tincture & syrup on hand. I prefer to make them myself, because it is so friendly on my budget! **Scroll down for an image-free, ink & paper friendly printable version. If you prefer the picture tutorial in print, feel free to use the […]

From Harsh Cleaners To Their Natural Counterparts

I have a small task for you. If you’re still using harsh cleaners in your home, take a look at the warning labels. I’ll wait….. ….. OK, you’re back! What did you find? I looked at some of my conventional cleaners. What I have left turned up almost nothing. I’m quite proud of myself for […]

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

There are a million & one recipes for taco seasoning on the web. Here’s a million & two.     Like this? You may also be interested in:Kicking the Canned Bean Habit *aka* Cooking Dried BeansSprouting Lentils

Orange Oil Cleaner

I heard about this from a friend of mine, then embarked on a search for more information. Everybody’s doing so why shouldn’t I? And you, too!! 🙂 This is one of the easiest things to do, and it goes right along with my waste not, want not tendencies. 😀   Like this? You may also […]

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