Homemade Laundry Powder: 3 Ingredients. 10 Minutes.

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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 is to make, I probably won’t be going back! This recipe actually comes from a good friend of mine. Renee and her family have lived overseas as missionaries for years and hope to be back on the field in the near future, so she’s always […]

Homemade Lemon Citrus Produce Wash {Natural, Fast, & Easy}

Homemade Natural Veggie Wash

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer It’s berry picking season and that means strawberry shortcakes, blueberry banana smoothies and berry jams & crisps but if you are like me, you make sure your fruits (and your veggies) get washed before you ever eat or make anything with them. Did you know that simply rinsing them under water does not get all of the contaminants like pesticides, bacteria or even other toxic chemicals off of your produce? You might as well not even rinsed them. In my opinion, I think produce should be washed in the […]

How to Swish a Diaper in the Toilet and Your Other Cloth Diapering Questions Answered

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This post marks the end of our short, but hopefully helpful, series on dispelling some myths about why cloth diapering is actually easier than you think. I asked you for your cloth diapering questions, and you really let me have it! I couldn’t answer every single question, but I tried my best to make sure that all of the various topics were addressed, so here goes nothing… Q. So, my question is: what detergent do you use? Do you use this for all your laundry? […]

Dispelling the Myths: Why Cloth Diapering is Truly Easier Than it Seems

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I’ve been cloth diapering for over 6 years, but I still sometimes find myself surprised by the strange looks and the mistaken opinions that most people have when the topic arises. I want to dispel some myths in what will be a short but hopefully clarifying series on cloth diapering. In my experience I have found that using cloth dipes is simply not: More expensive More disgusting More time consuming More inconvenient For hippies only :) Today I will begin by addressing two of the […]

My Simple Cast Iron Care Routine

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Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer For so long I avoided cast iron because I was intimidated by the seasoning and care process that I had read about. Then my husband came home and surprised me one day with a cast iron skillet. Of course I swooned – who needs flowers when you have Ma Ingalls-style cookware? Still I procrastinated on putting it to use in my kitchen. When I finally did break down and prepare the pan for cooking I couldn’t believe how easy it […]

1000th Post Party Giveaway: Eden Sustainable Cloth Diapering Package

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Do you love cloth diapering but wish that there was a more sustainable option? Though I assumed that the PUL (polyurethane laminate) and microfleece fabrics used to make the cloth diapers I adore were not truly sustainable, I honestly hadn’t put much thought or research into it. I was happy to have found a system that works to make cloth diapering a really fantastic option for us, and infinitely better than using disposables! However, my friend Laura decided that she was willing to do the […]