DIY Fridge Freshener – Natural and Easy!

DIY Easy Fridge Freshener - All Natural!

A recipe to make an easy and effective fridge freshener! Perfect for a real-food household that buys a lot of produce. It’s also frugal and 100% pure and natural! Real Food Fridges Can Have a STANK What is that smell?  Where is it coming from? You know what I’m talking about.  That funky, musty odor that […]

Homemade Youthful Glow Sugar Scrub – Natural and Easy

Homemade Youthful Glow Sugar Scrub Recipe

A recipe for a quick and easy sugar scrub recipe using olive, jojoba and tamanu oils, plus essential oils like lavender, frankincense and grapefruit to make a gentle, moisturizing way to wash your face and exfoliate! Our skin takes a beating. Especially the skin on our faces which can show the tell tale signs of […]

How to Render Lard in a Crock Pot

How to Render Lard and How It is Actually Be Healthy!

When you hear about rendering lard does it take you back to your grandmother’s kitchen? Or perhaps even your great-grandmothers kitchen? Not exactly something that screams “modern cooking,” right? If you’re like me, you’ve found an interest in bringing back those traditional kitchen skills and a great place to start is rendering lard. It’s not […]

How to Make Paleo Mayonnaise – Recipe

How to Make Paleo Mayonnaise

Delicious mayonnaise! It’s one of my all-time favorite foods. Here’s how to make the real food, healthy version, that also happens to be Paleo! The best thing about homemade mayonnaise is the incredible flavor. What’s Up with Faux Food Mayo? In my pre-paleo, real food days, I was a big fan of Miracle Whip. I would put […]

Homemade Sunburn Relief Spray – All Natural and Non-Toxic

Homemade Sunburn Relief Spray - All Natural and Non-Toxic!

I went with one of my besties to the farmer’s market this Saturday, and shame on me, did not go prepared with sunscreen. We were having so much fun, leisurely walking around without the kids, gabbing away, that I thought I’d be okay. The temperature rose to 78 degrees and it was bright and sunny! […]

DIY Natural Hair Gel with Gelatin – Frugal and Easy!

DIY Natural Hair Gel with only 3 ingredients (and 1 is optional!)

A super easy and frugal recipe for homemade hair gel that really works! It only uses two ingredients, with an optional third one. It’s also non-toxic and natural! I have written a lot about my hair on the blog. Going no-poo in 2010 was the catalyst to leading a natural lifestyle for me and why I started […]

Green and Natural House Cleaning Recipes and Buying Guide

Green and Natural House Cleaning Recipes - All Easy and Frugal, too!

If you would like to reduce the toxins in your home, you’ve come to the right place! Here is the list of all my green and natural cleaning recipes on the blog, updated regularly. I became interested in green and non-toxic cleaning after my second son was born, when a friend lent me her copy […]

How to Detox Your Body and Home and Why It Helps

How to Detox Your Body and Home (and why it helps)

The whole concept of detoxification was a completely foreign one to me until I started living naturally and eating real food. I never understood or even cared what it was about and now incorporate detox strategies into my daily routine as I find it improves my digestion, helps my mood, increases my energy, and relaxes […]

DIY Natural Roll-On Deodorant – Non-Toxic Recipe

DIY All Natural Deodorant - Roll On and Non-Toxic Recipe

Making your own deodorant at home is so much cheaper than store-bought natural deodorants and in my experience, it works MUCH better, too! This recipe uses beeswax, coconut oil, essential oils and arrowroot or cornstarch powder to nix the stinkiness and reduce sweating. So, I’ve had a deodorant recipe here on the blog for over […]

Homemade Natural Hand Sanitizer using Essential Oils

DIY Natural Hand Sanitizer - Non-Toxic, Non-Drying, Safe and Effective!

A simple and easy recipe to make your own natural, non-toxic hand sanitizer using essential oils and witch hazel that’s safe for the whole family! Even though my kids are young, aren’t in school and it’s still hot outside, we keep getting viruses that often, at least for me, turn into bacterial infections. I take […]