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DIY Gifts Made with Essential Oils

There is still time to make something amazing as a frugal gift for your favorite person. I want to share a few great, easy ideas with you from my Green Blogger Mom friends. If you make this today or tomorrow you will be good to go. Homemade Vanilla Extract by Pistachio Project. If you want to give it as a gift after Christmas run over to Amazon to grab the vanilla beans. You could make…
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25 Family Friendly Games {No Batteries Required}

I am teaming up with a few of my friends from the Green Mom Bloggers Network. Our Top 25 choices for Christmas. I chose Family Friendly Games. We own most of the ones on this list. We have been a homeschool family for a little over 9 years so the majority of these are educational. These are in no particular order Say Anything Every player answers a fun question like “What’s the worst thing to…
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Tips to Stay Healthy This Winter

Get outdoors: Take up snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Get as much natural Vitamin D as you can. Boost your immune system: Look natural ways to boost your immune system and with the seasonal influx of flu and colds there is never a better time to get started. I take natural supplements everyday and try to eat a healthy diet, low in sugar. Probiotics also help for good gut health which helps overall health. Look…
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Homemade Laundry Soap

One way I save my family money is by making my own laundry detergent. I have done this for years! I recently added Purification Blend. A 5 gallon bucket of soap lasts us about 6 months. I add the essential oil 1-2 drops at a time, per load. I do have a front load set, so I use liquid…not sure powder would work. I recently read that Fels Naptha was bad for septic systems. Thanks…
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

Essential Oils

Homemade Shaving Cream

I love making things with my essential oils. How cool is it to make stuff for yourself. This week I made shaving cream! Now, this shaving cream didn't lather up like your husband's shaving cream probably does. It didn't even lather like my gel does. It did, however, make my legs feels amazing! It also smells great! The lower, right picture is how much this recipe made. I am not sure why it looks so…
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What I am All About & 4 Essential Habits

These quotes? They say exactly what I am thinking everyday. The message I want to convey to you all. Yes. I share my passion of preparedness. But this place is so much more than that. It is: Homeschooling Self Sufficiency Wellness Frugal living Real Food All of these things is who I am. I am a Christian. I am a wife. I am a mom. I am a blogger. I prepare for the worst, and…
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Natural Remedies for “That” Time of the Month

Let's face it ladies, we all suffer from it in one form or another. That time of the month.   Some call it Aunt Flo, Shark Week, or Code Red. Whatever you want to call it I think we can all agree we would rather not have to deal with it, or her friends headache, cramps, and crabby, on any ;I have suffered from PMS and PMDD most of my adult life. Some months worse…
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Where I tell you It is SO Worth it!

Let me ask you a question. Have you ever taken your family out for a buffet dinner… and then been disappointed when you couldn’t eat every single morsel on display? Of course not! Sure. There’s that first, breath-taking moment when you see and hear and smell the amazing meal spread before you… and you think, “Where will I even start?” But that’s the thing… because you do start… with something. Maybe it’s a tender flakey…
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How to Clean your Shower Head without Using Chemicals

Here on the Homestead with have well water. This water, while tasting amazing, has iron in it. The iron stains our tub and toilet and also builds up, along with calcium, in our shower head. The Principal would rather just buy a new shower head every time it clogs. Which honestly has only been a few times in the 10 years since we built the house. I am too cheap. I want to see if…
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How to Clean your Coffee Pot Naturally

Hard water can clog a coffeepot and cause yucky buildup inside it. To remedy this, pour 1 cup vinegar and 5 drops Lemon Essential Oil in your coffee pot's water reservoir. Fill the rest of the way with water. Run it through a cycle as usual (without coffee grounds in the filter). Rinse the coffee pot out. Fill it with fresh water and run another cycle, without coffee, to rinse the inside of the coffee…
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