How to Make Homemade Pure Vanilla Extract

Homemade pure vanilla extract is so easy and inexpensive to make at yourself, with no added chemicals, dyes, and artificial flavorings! It makes a beautiful gift, even for the person who’s not easy to shop for. Here’s my free and easy tutorial! Believe it or not the holidays are upon us, breathing down our necks! I always […]

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 […]

How to Make Easy and Healing Bone Broth

Bone broth is one of the most nourishing and nutritious real foods you can make – full of the vitamins and minerals from the bones of animals, it provides nourishment we seldom get in conventional diets. Here is a very easy, slow cooker version that anyone can make! If you’re into real food, you’ve most likely […]

DIY Natural Roll-On Deodorant – 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 […]

DIY Miracle Oil for Poison Ivy, Insect Bites, Cuts, Eczema and Acne

Here is a homemade version of Miracle Oil, a powerful combination of oils that works to relieve dry skin related to eczema and psoriasis, soothe poison ivy, heal cuts, acne, insect bites and more! I’ve also included other things I use on my skin when it’s dry or when I have eczema. We found out […]

No-Poo Alternatives to Baking Soda – Some Recipes

If you’re a die-hard no poo-er (if you think that means some bizarre practice of forced constipation, then you’re not…) that gets tired of using baking soda as shampoo because it has no poo (you miss the suds) or because your hair or scalp is starting to get dry, then this post is for YOU! […]