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 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 […]

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 […]

The Oil Cleansing Method – Natural Non-Toxic Face Cleansing

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}

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

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

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 […]