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How to Make an Herbal Tincture #DIYFridayby  

If you’ve ever wondered how to make an herbal tincture, then this tutorial is for you! It’s easy to do and you may gain a new appreciation for tinctures.

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How to Make Your Own Sunscreen Lotionby  

Update: If you want to see how easy this is, be sure to check Ann's updated post, which includes a video! This post was originally published in June of 2008, but this topic is always an important one as the... Read More

How to Identify and Use Winter Squashby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer While most can identify pumpkin and butternut as varieties of winter squash, many of us don't know much about other types of winter squash or how to prepare them. Today I want to dive... Read More

Homemade Clay Toothpasteby  

Cleaning your teeth with dirt sounds pretty oxymoronic, right? You might be surprised to know that clay toothpaste actually leaves your teeth feeling very clean. One of the things I like best about it is that it doesn't contain glycerin,... Read More

Make Your Own {Pure and Simple} Diaper Rash Cream– No More Desitin!by  

If there's one thing that us moms can be especially picky about, it's what we put on our precious baby's skin. I'm the same way. I only want to use the most gentle and natural products possible whether it's laundry... Read More

DIY Organic Herbal Salveby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer Salves are wonderful to have on hand for everything from diaper rash to bee stings. You can purchase them pre-made from various online vendors, your local health food store, or farmer's market. But did... Read More

Make It Yourself: Homemade Cultured Butterby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer After decades under scrutiny, butter has finally making its rightful comeback in the kitchen. Traditional cooks knew all along that butter was nourishing and healthy, but only recently has the modern housewife rediscovered this culinary... Read More

Make Your Own Herbal Vitamin and Mineral Tinctureby  

Herbal tinctures have been on my "learn to make" list for a long time. Just over a month ago, I got inspired and tried it for the first time. The process was far easier and more straightforward than I ever... Read More

Homemade Laundry Powder: 3 Ingredients. 10 Minutes.by  

I've been making a lot of my own cleaning and beauty products over the years, but for some reason, laundry detergent is one that I haven't given a try until now. Now that I know how easy and inexpensive it... Read More

Make it Yourself: Homemade Ricotta Cheese Tutorialby  

Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I have a strange fascination with making things myself.  I'm one of those weird people who likes to make things like homemade peanut butter, homemade vanilla extract, and even my own deodorant.  I'm sure many... Read More

9 Homemade Gift Ideas: Frugal and Fastby  

  Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I have always loved making, giving, and receiving handmade gifts.  There is just something very special about a gift that somebody takes the time to make themselves! As much as I’ve always loved making... Read More

11 Simple, Homemade Giftsby  

 As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. Written by... Read More

How to Make Delicious Kale Chipsby  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer I have been hearing about kale chips a lot lately. Growing up in a traditional American home I was raised eating potato chips at 4th of July celebrations, picnics and just because sometimes, a lot... Read More

Gentle, All Natural Deodorant Stick Recipeby  

 Although I've been using more natural deodorants for years, it can be hard to find the right one that actually works for you and doesn't cost a fortune. I hear many complaints that people simply don't want to use natural brands because... Read More

How to Make Nut Butterby  

If only I had known how quick and easy it was to make my own nut butters, I would have started doing it a long time ago! I think that for most people, the idea of making smooth and creamy... Read More

Preserving Food with the Lactic-Acid Fermentation Method: Sauerkraut Tutorialby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer The original cabbage patch kid... For as long as I can remember, I've loved sauerkraut. As a small child, my mom served it on a regular basis with roast and mashed potatoes. I would scoop out... Read More

Making Homemade Yogurtby  

Written by Emily, Contributing Writer I've been making homemade yogurt for just about two years now, and I love the convenience, quality, and savings of making yogurt at home. Yogurt is one of the most basic traditional foods, and even... Read More

Making Homemade Hard Lotion with a DIY Lotion and Lip Balm Kitby  

Last summer, I told you how a hard lotion bar helped my eczema, and gave me back my dry hands. More than 6 months later, I still loving using my hard lotion bars. My only problem is that I'm really... Read More

Herbal Honey: A Sweet Holiday Giftby  

Written by Meg, Contributing Writer With the holidays nearly upon us, I know many of us are already thinking of the many gifts we are preparing to share with others this season.  If you're like me, you also have the... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Recipes and Tutorials to Keep You Busy Until Thanksgivingby  

Preserving season is in full swing! I've taken a brief break from it myself the past couple of weeks, after a busy bout of preserving in July. Now it's time to jump back in with both feet, as I get... Read More

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