12 Ways to Go Disposable Free

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By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer  One of the easiest transitions to living a more natural life is to reduce using disposable products. Click To Tweet Not only does cutting back on using disposable products minimize your exposure to toxins found in plastics and bleached paper, but it is also an eco-friendly way to save you money! The most important thing in learning to live a healthier life is to take one baby step at a time. These 12 ways to go disposable free can get you started. […]

One Simple Way to Boost Your Health – Drink More Water

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By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer One of the most important things you can do for your health is to increase the amount of water you drink. Increasing your water intake is a healthy change that is simple. Click To Tweet  In fact, it’s doable for anyone no matter how far along on your journey you are! On average (and be honest) how much water do you drink a day? If you are like me (before I knew better), you might get a glass down a […]

Find Safe Products By Reading Labels

Find Safe Products By Reading Labels {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Ten years ago, I had no idea what was in the products I was using. Granted, I didn’t care what was in my food, personal care products or cleaning products. I was young, healthy … and blissfully ignorant. I (incorrectly) assumed that most products were safe. Then one day I stumbled across information that many shampoos were made with dangerous ingredients. After I realized that sodium laurel sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate weren’t the safest for humans, I discovered that cosmetics also […]

8 Tips for Spending Less and Giving More

8 Tips for Spending Less and Giving More {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

By Nina Nelson, Contributing Writer A few years ago, our pastor showed a video at church that completely changed my approach to Christmas giving. The video was by a wonderful group known as Advent Conspiracy. They create thought-provoking videos to inspire change and a shift in mindset when it comes to Christmas. They have four main tenets: Worship Fully Spend Less Give More Love All Before learning about Advent Conspiracy, I had taken a “more is better” approach to giving. I would make long lists of […]

DIY Skin Soothing Salve

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  By Nina Nelson, Contributing Writer Living in the Central Oregon high desert, certain things are a given. There’s always, always a week of beautiful spring weather in April that you just can’t get used to because it’s inevitably followed by six weeks of cold. Summer is construction season and any road can be a target, no matter how remote. And as soon as winter hits, the dry climate and cold temperatures mean chapped, irritated skin. For years, I thought dry, irritated skin was inevitable. Click To […]

How to Make Your Own Furniture Polish

How to Make Your Own Furniture Polish {KeeperoftheHome.org}

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Always one to look for safe and simple ways to clean my home, I was really excited to finally discover a homemade recipe for furniture polish. For years I had used aerosol dusting sprays, simply because it was the way I had been taught to dust. Only after I started making healthier choices and greening my cleaning did I search for a recipe for homemade furniture polish. What I found and tweaked is so.very.simple. Really. As you start preparing for holiday get-togethers […]

Simple DIY Hand Sanitizer

DIY Hand Sanitizer for When You're Out and About {KeeperOfTheHome.org}

  By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer I’m not a germaphobe. I think dirt is good, and I like to keep beneficial bacteria around. I believe these things strengthen the immune system, which is especially helpful as we come upon cold and flu season yet again. Needless to say, I’m not running around wiping everything clean 24/7, rubbing hand sanitizer on my children’s hands at the drop of a hat, or refusing to enter the public domain for the next six months. We can’t avoid every […]

Our Journey to Simple Living (and How to Begin Your Own)

Our Journey to Simple Living (and How to Begin Your Own) {KeeperoftheHome.org}

Guest post by Elsie Callender  “What can I take to Heaven when I die?” I asked my mom, back when I wore dresses and pigtails every day, and my collection of American Girl Doll accessories was small, but precious. “Nothing. You don’t take anything with you when you die,” Mom gave me the truth, straight up. Surely… “What if I have things in my pockets?” “Nope.” “What if I’m holding my blankie?” “No, your blankie will stay here.” I reluctantly accepted this, yet my first […]