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Making Lye Soap from Wood Ash and Lard. 10 habits you should pick up from your grandmother. Some of us romanticize the past, some of us brush it off altogether — but either way, there’s some good wisdom to be gleaned from generations that weren’t bombarded with consumerism, surrounded by chemicals and discombobulated by the crazy pace of the digital world.

10 habits you should pick up from your grandmother

Yes, we’re talking about the “grandma era.” Known for its wealth of practical solutions, clean living and common sense, the women who forged the road before us were smart cookies. Here are some are some of our favorite grandmotherly habits that are too valuable to be lost. 1. How to Heal a Sunburn in Less Than 24 Hours. If you want to know how to heal a sunburn in just under 24 hours, I’ve got a trick for you.

How to Heal a Sunburn in Less Than 24 Hours

All it takes is two simple, real foods. In fact, because of this trick, I rarely even admit to having a sunburn. DID YOU KNOW… You’ve probably heard all about the amazing uses of distilled vinegar, using olive oil to condition leather and even that nifty trick of using a potato to loosen a broken light bulb.


But today, we are going to talk about some of the not-so-known uses for everyday items like coffee filters, marshmallows and dryer sheets. COFFEE FILTERS – The little paper-like liners that make your morning cup of joe possible have many more uses than just getting your morning started. Because coffee filters are lint-free and absorb oil very well, there are many, many uses for these little guys. Did you know… You can use coffee filters to clean glass, CD’s/DVD’s, computer monitors and even your iPad. 7 Ways To Get Rid of Ants Naturally | MommypotamusMommypotamus | It’s a compliment, I’m sure . . .

7 Ways To Get Rid of Ants Naturally | MommypotamusMommypotamus |

The way ants are descending on my kitchen. The sticky sweet smell of homemade strawberry jam is irresistible if I do say so myself. But after watching them take an afternoon dip in my coconut oil I’m not feeling very hospitable. I draw the line at coconut oil, y’all. The Miracle of Tea Tree Oil: 80 Amazing Uses for Survival. Gaye Levy, GuestWaking Times Essential oils have been used for healing and medicinal purposes for centuries and most certainly long before we had pills, capsules and big pharma to take care of our medical woes.

The Miracle of Tea Tree Oil: 80 Amazing Uses for Survival

And while there is a place for manufactured pharmaceuticals in our survival medicine kit, there exists the possibility that none will be available or that they will be in such scarce supply that they should be reserved for only the most dire of circumstances. The Nerdy Farm Wife Page 2 of 17 DIY Herbal Crafts and Recipes, Honey Candy, Soap Making, Homeschool.

I frequently get asked about how I got started making and selling handmade products.

The Nerdy Farm Wife Page 2 of 17 DIY Herbal Crafts and Recipes, Honey Candy, Soap Making, Homeschool

Today, I’ll answer some of the specific questions on this topic that I’ve received over time. If I left out something that you want to know, feel free to ask in the comments below. I started making my own soap because of this little dirt-loving guy: My son had a lot of allergies when he was little and it was impossible … Continue reading Forsythia is one of those ornamental flowering bushes that you see blooming everywhere this time of year (at least around these parts.) Top 10 DIY Posts of 2013. PRIMAL PIT PASTE. Homemade Toothpaste Recipe: Remineralizing. This homemade toothpaste recipe is 100% natural, perfectly edible, and full of the minerals your teeth need to re-build enamel and maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Homemade Toothpaste Recipe: Remineralizing

It’s a long-held belief among conventional dentistry that you can’t regrow tooth enamel or heal cavities. But studies done by holistic dental care providers prove otherwise. When combined with a diet rich in the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K-2 and devoid of mineral-stealing anti-nutrients, a homemade toothpaste recipe like this one can transform your dental health. Why a homemade toothpaste recipe? The 'Dirty' on Cleaning and Personal Care Products. Erin Schumacher, Guest WriterWaking Times When you pick up a product to clean, you expect it to clean.

The 'Dirty' on Cleaning and Personal Care Products

You don’t, however, expect the product to irritate the skin, cause cancer or disrupt hormones. The same goes with personal care products. You may think you are cleaning your body and hair, but in addition you are slathering on hundreds of toxic volatile organic compounds. Cleaning ingredients vary in the type of health hazard they pose. Confessions of a Stinky Girl: 3 Tips to Naturally Control Body Odor. A Wealth of DIY Eductional and Instructional material for Simple Living. Welcome to Jubilee 101.

A Wealth of DIY Eductional and Instructional material for Simple Living

Here you will find a wealth of educational/instructional material* literally at your fingertips. Below is a list of the categories. Online converter. 45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off. Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavor to our foods.

45 Uses For Lemons That Will Blow Your Socks Off

However the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you’ll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7. 1. Freshen the Fridge Remove refrigerator odors with ease. Dab lemon juice on a cotton ball or sponge and leave it in the fridge for several hours. Make sure to toss out any malodorous items that might be causing the bad smell. How to Clean Every Room in Your Home with Items You Already Have. *Gasp! LookatthatWeim! * Ahem. Ok, I'm rational now. To be honest, Weimaraner hair is probably the best pet hair to have to deal with. How to Make Glue | Homemade Glue Recipe. During their childhood, kids use a large amount of glue. Most of them are chemical mixtures with no ingredients listed on the packaging.

You can only imagine what’s in there. Preschoolers love pasting and collage, as well as tasting anything that comes close to their mouths. Besides the awful taste, shop bought glue might not be the perfect substance for their tummies. School kids have (hopefully) learned not to lick the glue, but having it on their skin and, occasionally, all over them, isn’t good either as we know that our skin absorbs anything that’s put on it. Hydrogen Peroxide Magic. This post is brought to you by Amazon where you can get deals on health & personal care products Ever since I started using Hydrogen Peroxide to get rid of armpit stains, to clean cookie sheets, as a miracle cleaner in my kitchen and bathroom, and to make my own “oxi clean”…I ALWAYS have at least one bottle of the stuff under my kitchen sink, under my bathroom sink, AND in the laundry room. This stuff is amazingly versatile! But it wasn’t until recently, after doing some IN DEPTH research on the subject, that I came to realize what a “miracle substance” hydrogen peroxide really is!

Move over OxiClean®…there’s a MUCH CHEAPER stain remover in town. OK…I promised I would share my experience with the homemade OxiClean recipes I found….and I am now sufficiently prepared to do so. :-) I couldn’t bring myself to post about it until I had given it a thorough test. I made my first batch on Saturday. Make Your Own All-Natural Deodorant {Stick or Spray}

Several months ago I posted a recipe for making your own deodorant. It was mainly in response to discovering that those hard to remove armpit stains (see how to get rid of them here!) Are caused by the aluminum in commercial antiperspirants! Search Results: neem oil: page: DID YOU KNOWAnti-inflammatory-food-pyramid.jpg (JPEG-bilde, 705x693 punkter) - Skalert (94 %) The Traveller’s Medicine Cabinet: 5 Essential Drugs for the Road. Treat Asthma Naturally With Khella. The Fun Cheap or Free Queen: "Spare-second cleaning jar": Keeping your house deep cleaned, one chore at a time. Includes printable list.

The Fun Cheap or Free Queen: "You're Welcome" Wednesday: Tons of home remedy tips and tricks. Soapnut recipes: soapnut liquid, soapnut shampoo, soapnut powder foam. Jo Dunning, a tap-along on moving forward, astrology updates, and making toothpaste. What an interesting mix! « Evolution Made Easier. Homemade Natural Diaper Rash Cream Recipe | #ClothDiapers Safe Salve. Natural Cleaning Recipes. Latest. Homemade Beauty Products.

MAKE YOUR OWN TOOTHPASTE. Soaps candles lip balms perfumes scrubs by LittleBatch. Banish Mosquitos With Beautiful DIY Kokedama String Gardens Design*Sponge. How to make a natural air freshener, and assemble your own laboratory for concocting teas, salves, and syrups. Readers' Tips: Getting Rid of Mosquitoes. Natural air fresheners: 9 nontoxic options that really work. Good Ideas for Dryer Sheets–Bounce | All-Natural Bug Spray Recipe. Granma's Attic ...Old Time Beauty and Health Tips. Natural Hair Dye, homemade hair color, for fashion sheep and trendsetters. The Whole Crunchy Blog.