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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

Insta Pot Recipe Round-up

Have you got an Instapot yet? I wanted to share a roud up or recipe posts by my favorite bloggers! Jill at The Prairie Homestead has 21 of her best recipes over here. Jack at The Natural Homestead (formerly Paleo Mama) has a list of low carb recipes. Then Nom Nom Paleo also has her favorites in this post. Last, but not least, the Nourished Homestead has a whole CATEGORY for her posts on the…
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Frugal Living

Travel Bins for Road Trips with Kids

We road trip to Seattle fairly often…6 hours away. We also LOVE road-trip vacations. Here are a few tips that I have used and tweaked over the years to keep the kids entertained. This is our dry food bin. Basically anything that doesn’t need refrigeration. It was large…but not enough for a week at the beach. (Yes, I allow junk food on vacation) I like doing this because it makes packing the car easier. Also…
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Essential Oils

Surviving Summer with Essential Oils

Spring is in full swing and Summer is just around the corner. With Summer comes bugs and sun! Here are the essential EO's to have to survive the summer. Lemon, Lavender, and Peppermint are a killer combination for seasonal support. 1-2 drops of each to a shot glass of water would be effective at knocking out that discomfort. We also have these in a veggie cap and make one up daily. Bug Spray Protective Blend…
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Food Storage

Dehydrating Frozen Corn

I thought I would try dehydrating frozen corn. I used Costco's organic frozen corn that they had in stock. The large bag was only around $4. The nice thing with frozen corn? I can just throw it on the tray and set the dehydrator. I forgot about it honestly and the corn was in there for about 24 hours. It didn't need that long, but it didn't hurt the corn either. I ended up with…
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Essential Oils

DIY Lip Balm

Melting down all of the ingredients in a 'double boiler' of sorts. A bowl over a pot of boiling water. It took awhile for the beeswax to melt down. The Beeswax Pellets would probably be easier to melt down. I used a dropper (found here) to fill the tubes individually. Arial view of finished tubes. (find tubes here) Arial view of little tubs (found here)....think this was a FAIL. Carmex is soft. This balm gets…
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Frugal Living

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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Food Storage

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 Subscribe to our Occasional Newsletter ********************************************************** Thank you for…
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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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