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 […]

How to Make Easy and Healing Bone Broth

How to Make Homemade Bone Broth - Slow Cooker, Easy and Healing

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

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 […]

The Oil Cleansing Method – Natural Non-Toxic Face Cleansing

The Oil Cleansing Method - Natural and Non-Toxic Face Cleansing with Oil

The Oil Cleansing Method has allowed me to ditch face soap, lotion and even makeup remover and my skin has never been happier! That’s what I love about natural products – many of them have multiple uses and keep my medicine cabinet clutter-free. Not only that, this method is totally safe with no toxins, sulfates, chemicals […]

Homemade Moisturizing Baby Shampoo and Body Wash Recipe {free printable label}

Natural Moisturizing Baby Shampoo with Dr. Bronner's

A super simple and gentle shampoo and body wash for babies and even adults. I use this same formula as my body wash, too! It is non-toxic, sulfate and paraben free, and gentle on that brand new skin. To get a shampoo like this in the store, you’d have to pay a good $10 or […]

Homemade Natural Anti-Itch Rub with Free Printable

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Mosquitos are the enemy of the state around here, and they love to eat on Gabriel and I. Each bite causes a welt on his little limbs and he scratches them until they bleed. Definitely not good with the combo of dirty hands and a national West Nile Virus outbreak going on! We have to make sure he […]

My All-Natural, Homemade Beauty Regimen

All Natural Beauty Regimen

Making your own beauty and body care products at home is pretty easy – and fun! It ensures your body gets the best care without toxins, dyes, perfumes and other harmful ingredients. Go back to nature and save some money in the meantime! I just love having all-natural, homemade beauty products because they are much […]

Homemade All-Natural Foaming Hand Soap with Free Printable Label

All Natural Foaming Hand Soap Recipe - Non-Toxic

I’ve been using Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap non-stop since my first gallon arrived from Amazon six months ago (buy it here). If you’ve been following my blog since then, you know how much I LOVE this amazing soap (I wrote a whole post on it). I use it in cleaning products, in the shower, and […]

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream – Natural & Non-Toxic

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Here is one homemade diaper rash cream that seriously works – and it’s 100% all natural, organic and pure luxury for sweet little bums. I have always been a huge fan of Desitin, well, since becoming a parent three years ago, that is. That stuff just plain WORKS. We started off using Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, but […]