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January 22, 2018

Easy Homemade Felted Wool Dryer Balls * Eco Friendly

I was looking through my project box, thinking of what to do with those wool felt scraps, when I remembered making some easy homemade felted wool dryer balls some years ago. I grabbed an old cashmere sweater (that wasn't my size anymore) and went to make this project with the kids. Re-Purposing is FUN I don't like waste. Period. I…
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November 28, 2017

Eating Acorns – How to make Acorn Meal, Flour and Coffee!

Fall is Acorn season - and that not only for the squirrels! We have been eating acorns for 4 years now and love them! They are a great source of carbohydrates, protein and fat, they are readily available, free of charge, organic and useful in many recipes. All acorns are edible Acorns are a great source of carbohydrates, protein, and fat…
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June 12, 2017

Loofah – Echological and Natural Sponge for Body Care and Cleaning

Paul grew up totally self-sufficient and it's amazing to hear all the different things they used - provided by nature. The loofah sponge is just one example. We have been using it in our home for many years now. It's efficient, natural, easy to handle and can be composted when old.   We first re-discovered the Loofah when I was…
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April 25, 2017

How to make your own Castile Coconut Shampoo – organic, gentle, safe for kids

I have been making our own body, skin and hair care products now for about seven years. From simple to complicated, I've tried everything. Here is a wonderful and super easy recipe for a super nourishing Coconut Shampoo. Castile Coconut Shampoo The castile soap is a very mild cleanser and the coconut milk is super nourishing, leaving your hair silky…
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DIYHolistic Remedies
April 5, 2017

Homemade Calendula Infused Oil Recipe, Benefits & Uses

If I had to chose one item from all the home remedies we are using, it would definately be calendula infused oil! We loooove this stuff and literally use it every single day! It's so easy to make and so versatile! My love affair with calendula started more than 30 years ago! Growing up my parents used calendula salve to…
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October 27, 2016

Cloth Diapers – Sew Your Own * Best Patterns!

After 7 1/2 years of using and making cloth diapers, I can wholeheartedly say, "We know the two best cloth diaper cover sewing patterns!".     How we discovered cloth diapers for us Our own journey into cloth diapering started almost 9 years ago, when our first born was about 6 months old. Up until then I had never seen…
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DIYHomeschooling
October 7, 2016

Paper Mache Glue & Clay Recipe

We love doing arts and crafts with our kids! Both Paul and I did not get that many opportunities to do these when we were little. Now, we can be kids with our kids all over again :) Today I want to share with you how we make paper mache glue and clay.   Nostalgia hits me when I still remember…
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September 19, 2016

Homemade Laundry Detergent – Sensitive Skin

About 7 years ago, we started making homemade laundry detergents. Since then, we have tried many recipes for different types of laundry. In this post, I will share with you two easy recipes for sensitive skin and for mild washing cycles.     Why bother making homemade laundry detergent? The answer to that is easy: It's cheaper, non-toxic, non-irritating, and environment-friendly. Did you…
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DIYHomeschooling
September 14, 2016

Finger Painting – Make Your Own Non-Toxic Paint

Every child loves finger painting! All my kids still get excited - even at 8 years old! And they don't just love to paint on paper... but paint themselves as well :) It was important to me that they use non toxic finger paint. Years ago, I started making our own, and we have never missed the store-bought version! In…
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September 9, 2016

Wormfarm Compost – How To Start Your Own

Are you still using Miracle Grow to help feed your plants, fruits, and vegetables? It's time to start your own wormfarm compost! And today I will share with you how you can get started. This would also make a great project to do with your kids:)   Why Wormfarm Compost? Either you have a garden, some plants in pots, or…
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DIYHomeschooling
September 4, 2016

Play Doh – Make Your Own Cheap & Easy

Whose kids don't love playing with Play Doh? But did you know you can easily make it yourself? We have been making our own Play Doh for more than 6 years now, and today, I will share with you my recipe:     Why We Started Making Play Doh Homemade Years ago we lived on a very tight budget and…
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August 29, 2016

Kombucha Tea – How To Brew Your Own

Kombucha tea has been brewed for thousands of years. It is well known around the world for its many health benefits. Today, I want to show you how you can brew your own.   Our Kombucha Tea Journey We discovered kombucha about 8 years ago, and have been brewing it at home ever since. For about five years, I had…
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August 25, 2016

How To Make Your Own Natural Hot Pack

Stomach ache, back ache, muscle injury, or just cold feet - a hot pack can bring great relief! Did you know you can easily make one yourself? Yes! And all you need are three simple items you may probably already have in your home.   Possible Fillings for Your Hot Pack There are a variety of items you can use to make…
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August 21, 2016

Handmade Soap – Instruction & Recipes

Our journey of making handmade soap started about five years ago. I had been buying natural soap and shampoo bars online for a couple of years. Due to the high cost of those bars, I decided to try if I could make them myself. Why make your own soap? There are many reasons for making your own soap. Here are…
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DIYHomeschooling
August 9, 2016

Homemade Playdough – Sand Dough Recipe

Who doesn't love a day at the beach?! We love to go to the beach early in the morning and search for shells. The kids (and us LOL) can spend hours scampering the shore and discovering treasures. Now you can give your kids the beach fun every day - with this special homemade playdough made with sand!     Beach…
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August 8, 2016

Natural Toothpaste – Recipe With Bentonite Clay

With the high incidence of tooth decay everywhere, and most store bought tooth pastes are full of toxic or questionable ingredients, there is a great need to revive natural ways of taking care of our teeth. Bentonite Clay makes an excellent natural toothpaste! And today I am going to show you how you can easily make your own at home.    …
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