A Little News… And An Opportunity

herbs in a jar

I have a little blip of exciting-to-me news to share! My natural soap making ebook was chosen to be included in the upcoming Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle that includes some of my biggest blogging heroes, including Money Saving Mom, The Prairie Homestead, and Fresh Eggs Daily! If you’re like me, these book bundle sales always roll around when my bank account is at its lowest and I can’t swing the $29 or so that they … Continue reading

Things To Make With Mint eBook (Free until Monday!)

mint ice cubes

Today, through Monday night, my ebook: Things To Make With Mint, is free on Amazon! (If you don’t have a Kindle device, you can still read it on your computer, tablet, laptop, or smartphone by using Amazon’s free app, found HERE.) Grab a copy, and be sure to share with your interested family and friends too! Link to amazon.com is an affiliate link. If you click on it and purchase something, I earn a small … Continue reading

How To Make Any Soap Recipe Palm Free (FAQS Series)

how to make a soap recipe palm free

Today, I want to address another of the most frequently asked questions I get: “I found this great looking soap recipe on the internet, but it includes palm oil. How can I make it palm free?” (A related question I get is: “What’s wrong with using palm oil?” That’s something of a hot button topic & not really the focus of this post, but some reasons why I decided to stop using it can be … Continue reading

Lemon Balm Bug Spray

lemon balm bug spray

This DIY bug spray is from my new Kindle ebook – Things To Make With Lemon Balm. I gathered all of my favorite lemon balm project ideas together in one convenient volume. You can find it HERE on Amazon.com. I’ve tried a lot of homemade bug spray recipes. Some were just terrible. I remember taking one concoction camping and I’m pretty sure that I was attracting every mosquito in the county with that particular formula! … Continue reading

Honey & Hemp Shampoo Bar (plus a soap book giveaway)

Honey & Hemp Shampoo Bar Recipe

Today, I’m over at Natural Herbal Living Mamma, sharing a recipe for a honey & hemp shampoo bar. While you’re there checking it out, you can also enter a giveaway for two copies of my newest ebook on Cold Process Soap Making. In addition, the winners will get two of these shampoo bars sent straight to their home. I’ll ship anywhere in the world, so everyone is free to enter. To see the full recipe … Continue reading

Bumps and Bruises Balm

Bumps & Bruises Balm with Printable Labels

This balm is part of a travel set I put together for my kids. They’ve spent the summer adventuring and camping across the country and I wanted them to be prepared for any first aid needs they might run into. So far, I’ve shared the recipes for Boo Boo Balm and Bug Be Gone Salve. Today, we’re making a bumps and bruises balm using arnica and comfrey infused oil. It’s also great for treating sore … Continue reading

Bug Be Gone Salve

Bug Be Gone Salve With Printable Labels

As I mentioned yesterday, my kids have spent a good part of their summer camping and meandering across the country. They’ve zig-zagged across the top of the United States, spent some time in California, and are now exploring throughout the southwest, as they make their way back home. (A special “Thank You!” to my sister for taking them on such a grand adventure!) In anticipation of the inevitable boo-boo’s, bumps, and bug problems they would … Continue reading

Boo Boo Balm

boo boo balm with printable labels

This balm is part of a travel set I put together for my kids. They’ve spent much of the summer adventuring and camping their way across the country and I wanted them to be prepared for any first aid needs they might run into. Boo Boo Balm is a general, all-purpose healing salve (think herbal neosporin), to be used on scrapes, scratches, bug bites, and other minor skin irritations. Tomorrow, I’ll share the recipe for … Continue reading

Homemade Natural Deodorant Recipe

Homemade Natural Deodorant

Making my own deodorant was one of those things I thought about doing for a long time but never got around to. Once I finally made my first batch and tested it out though, I was smitten by just how simple and straightforward it is to make! You can find my natural deodorant recipe and tips for use, HERE, at HobbyFarms.com.   You may also like: Create Your Own Lip Balm | 5 Uses for … Continue reading