DIY Whipped Tallow Balm – for Smooth Skin

A recipe for an all-natural, super soothing and creamy homemade tallow balm so you can have buttery, smooth skin! Season change can be signified by several things.  Falling leaves, cooler temperatures, pumpkin spice everything and dry skin.  Inevitably my skin lets me know that winter is on it’s way.  I have never been big on lotions but […]

DIY Facial Toner with Apple Cider Vinegar and Essential Oils

Are you worried about the ingredients in your skin toner and would like a natural, inexpensive and EASY option? Then this recipe is for YOU! Pamper your skin with ingredients found in nature – like apple cider vinegar and essential oils! As I’m halfway through my thirtieth year of life I’ve finally come to the point where […]

DIY Fridge Freshener – Natural and Easy!

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

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

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

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 Sun 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!

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

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

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 […]