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Essential Oils

Recipes to Help you Live a More Toxic Free Life

Toxic Free Living Did you know you can clean with essential oils too? They have lots of great cleansing properties. I am all about natural, fewer toxins in our home. Do you know how many toxins are in your home? The same toxins that you expose your children too? They are in your shampoo. In your air fresheners. Your laundry soap. I have been using natural cleaners for about 3 or 4 years. Now I…
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Frugal Living

How to Dehydrate Onions

Sliced up in the food processor Lay them out on the thinner than this. This was just a quick picture. You don't want them overlapping. I left them in overnight. Boy did my house stink! All shriveled up and ready to be stored Then I vacuum seal them to store long term. I also made Homemade Onion Powder I use this dehydrator and this Food Saver ********************************************************** Thank you for using affiliate links and such.…
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Frugal Living

How Using Essential Oils Saves you Money

When trying to convince sharing oils with people one of the biggest roadblocks for NOT trying them is cost. Quality oils are an investment. It does take some time to build up your supply. Can I tell you where I am saving money, now, as a result of using doTERRA? My household budget. Now you are asking how can you save money when you are spending it on essential oils. Well, let me tell you. I…
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Frugal Living

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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Frugal Living

Enjoying the Christmas Season with your Teenager

We have two teenagers in the & 17 We, as a family, have a few traditions. In all honesty, they were when we had younger kids and are getting harder to talk the kids into as the they get older. Things like Gingerbread House decorating and sugar cookie baking. The last two years I did Elf on the Shelf. Pretty sure I won't get away with that again this year. Make thermos full of hot…
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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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Frugal Living

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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Food Storage

Homemade Onion Powder

How to make onion powder at home. The jar on the left is dried onion that I didn't run through the coffee grinder. I wish I had saved a bit more out for this purpose. When I peel a ton of onions I always put them in water. It helps with the tear inducing issues that come from slicing onions. Does it work? I'd like to think so. It could also be all in my…
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Food Storage

Pressure Canning Ground Beef

I was able to purchase the 40 pounds of ground beef from Zaycon Foods again. It's the ONLY way I will buy my ground beef if we don't have access to half a beef from a farm. This was the most efficient way for me to cook a large amount of meat. In a big pot. Efficient and less messy. You can pre-cook the hamburger or you will have little meat loaf's that are hard…
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