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Homemade Glass Cleaner
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Homemade Glass Cleaner

Interested in saving money, detoxing your routine, and having a pretty and clean home? We’ve got the solution! This homemade glass cleaner recipe is natural and ridicululously easy to make with common household ingredients. The Benefits of Homemade Glass Cleaner Natural glass cleaners require only a few simple ingredients. These ingredients are non-toxic and safe…

Medicinal Plants and How to Use Them 
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Medicinal Plants and How to Use Them 

Plants have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years and are still used today because of their many health benefits! Herbs can be used for all sorts of things including helping to heal colds, aiding in pregnancy, soothing aches and pains, and filling your body with necessary vitamins and minerals. Whether you like…

DIY Aloe Vera Gel
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DIY Aloe Vera Gel

I first had the idea to make my own aloe vera gel when a dear friend and mentor propogated her aloe vera plant for me. I must’ve been a bit sunburned at the time, although I can’t say I remember exactly what inspired her to make the new plant. She grabbed an old tin Folgers…

DIY Dry Shampoo
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DIY Dry Shampoo

If you’re like me, washing your hair everytime it’s dirty, just isn’t realistic. I first discovered dry shampoo in college. I was busy with studying, working, dating the love of my life, trying to network and plan for my future, and I definitely didn’t have the budget for bougie dry shampoo. So, like most of…

Wellness Shot Recipe
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Wellness Shot Recipe

Fighting off a cold? Trying to recover from a bout of sickness? This wellness shot recipe is your one-stop shop for boosting immunity and staying healthy.  We first discovered this recipe during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. We were riding to the airport when our uber driver explained her tip for staying well– this…

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe
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Homemade Toothpaste Recipe

Does an affordable, all natural, zero waste toothpaste sound too good to be true? Think again! With just a few simple household ingredients, you can have this whitening, brightening, strengthening toothpaste in a matter of minutes.  We’ve tried all of the toothpaste brands–even amongst the natural brands, it seems like the ingredients get so complicated,…

Homemade Lemon Elderberry Herbal Cough Drops 
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Homemade Lemon Elderberry Herbal Cough Drops 

This late January has been rainy and cold and I couldn’t think of a better time to make a batch of these super easy natural cough drops. Cough drops first came out around the mid 1800’s and since then, they’ve grown into a very normal part of our sick day routines. Unfortunately, cough drops that…

Essential Oil Roller Recipes
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Essential Oil Roller Recipes

There are so many benefits to incorporating essential oils into your routine. While diffusing essential oils is great for lifting your mood and freshening up your space, essential oil rollers are great for treating common ailments. They’re also great for aromatherapy! In this article we’ll cover the basics of how to use essential oils as…

Homemade Soap, The Melt and Pour Method
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Homemade Soap, The Melt and Pour Method

What better modern homesteading skill is there to learn than how to make soap? Although many of us are accustomed to liquid soap and even fragrant, foamy soap, bar soap that is all natural is not that difficult to make and smells beautiful. Plus, when you make homemade soap you can be sure to avoid…

Homemade Wooden Spoon and Cutting Board Conditioning Wax
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Homemade Wooden Spoon and Cutting Board Conditioning Wax

If you live in a dry area, or you’ve left your wooden utensils to soak in water for too long, you may find that they have become sandpapery and dry. If you’re like me, you have a bunch of wooden spoons that you love, but sometimes neglect. They end up sitting on your counter looking…

14 Lost Homesteading Skills To Learn This Year
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14 Lost Homesteading Skills To Learn This Year

We live in a time where everything is super accessible. We no longer need to knit our own sweaters, or make our own laundry baskets. And while the accessibility we have is a gift, we have lost something beautiful while getting here. The number of skilled artisans is slowly dwindling as handmade goods have been…

Things To Do In The Winter: How To Thrive, Not Just Survive
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Things To Do In The Winter: How To Thrive, Not Just Survive

“Plants and animals don’t fight the winter; they don’t pretend it’s not happening and attempt to carry on living the same lives that they lived in the summer. They prepare. They adapt. They perform extra-ordinary acts of metamorphosis to get them through.”  Katherine May It’s winter time, and for many of us, especially those of…

How to Make a Homemade Wreath
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How to Make a Homemade Wreath

If you’re inspired to learn the art of wreath-making, all you need are a few tools and some foraged greenery. Follow these five steps exactly and you’ll have a professional looking wreath in a couple of hours.  The Wreath-Making Tradition If you’re like me, growing up, making wreaths was something the matriarchs did–my mother and…

10 Handmade Gifts to Make This Season 
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10 Handmade Gifts to Make This Season 

The Christmas season is here, and many of us are making lists of what we’re going to gift to our loved ones. Some difficulties many people run into, include budget and finding something special for that person who has everything. That’s where homemade gifts come in! They are cost effective and because they are handmade,…

9 Ways to Urban Homestead
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9 Ways to Urban Homestead

You may have noticed the explosion of homesteading. Maybe your friends are talking about buying a plot of land and farming together, or you may have seen a slew of sundress wearing women, filming harvest videos in their gardens. But maybe, like me you’re stuck in an apartment in the city or have very little…

11 Natural Products We Love!
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11 Natural Products We Love!

These days, there’s a huge influx of natural products that have made their way onto the market. Some are legitimately wonderful products, while others boast a laundry list of eco-friendly benefits that they can’t really stand behind. This makes it a bit hard to weed out the green washers. Here, I’ve compiled a list of…

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe
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Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe

As cold weather draws near, I find myself hunkering down and preparing homemade remedies that will help me stay healthy and feeling my best throughout the winter. I spend time in the warmth of the summer, foraging herbs and berries to make into tinctures and tea for when the weather outside is too cold to…

How to Start Homesteading with No Money
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How to Start Homesteading with No Money

If you have a passion for homesteading, don’t hesitate to get started. Although homesteading has traditionally been a form of self-sufficient living on a plot of land, “modern homesteading” is a way to get started even if you’re broke. Modern homesteading is simply a way of partaking in the aspects of homesteading that are accessible…

Fire Cider Recipe: How to Make it at Home
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Fire Cider Recipe: How to Make it at Home

Fire cider, a name coined by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar in the late 1970’s is a remedy that has been around for a very long time. Fire cider falls into the category of oxymels, which can be traced all the way back to ancient Greece! An oxymel is a tonic made up of vinegar and honey…

14 Tips for a Zero Waste Kitchen
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14 Tips for a Zero Waste Kitchen

Growing our own food and preparing it all from scratch feels like an impossibility nowadays. Buying pre-made foods wrapped in shiny plastic and filled with preservatives has become the new standard in our modern world. So, why try to build a zero waste kitchen? What is zero waste? The term “zero waste” comes from the idea…

How to Make Homemade Cleaning Spray
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How to Make Homemade Cleaning Spray

If you like to keep a clean kitchen, having a trustworthy general-purpose cleaning spray on hand is a must. That’s why we’re obsessed with this diy cleaning spray. I first discovered the simplicity of homemade cleaning spray working as a barista at a local coffeehouse. We kept a bottle on hand at all times—half vinegar, half…

How to Make Homemade Conditioner
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How to Make Homemade Conditioner

I’ll always remember the first time I used coconut milk conditioner on my hair. My mom made a rare splurge and bought luxury coconut milk shampoo and conditioner, and I was in love. It teleported me to a tropical oasis of shiny, frizz-free, nourished hair.  Unsurprisingly, my fondness for coconut milk conditioner inspired this easy…

How to Take Care of your Clothes
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How to Take Care of your Clothes

This post contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on these links. Today, washing your clothes seems ultra simple. Throwing all your darks or whites into the wash, adding detergent, choosing the hottest cycle and starting it up is kind of how I roll. What…

How to Get Started Eating Seasonally
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How to Get Started Eating Seasonally

The movement to eat seasonally & locally is relatively new. It came about in the twentieth century due to the government subsidizing crops like corn and soy. For most of history up until that point, eating seasonally & locally was a given. Even though global food trading started as early as the iron age, it…