How to Make Infused Vinegar for Cleaning

How to Make Infused Vinegar for Cleaning

If you want to clean using natural, green cleaning products, but miss the fragrant smells of conventional, store-bought cleaners, then this is a great idea for you. Scent-infused vinegar is a really great, and cheap way, to make your own fragrant cleaners that actually work. We’re definitely fans of essential oils here, but we understand a lot of people aren’t ready to make the dive into buying them, or aren’t sure how to use them properly. This recipe is cheap, easy, involves no essential oils, and cleans amazingly well. You even can most likely make your own custom cleaner with […]

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The Health Benefits of Frozen Blueberries

The Health Benefits of Frozen Blueberries

Blueberries are well-known as a delicious source of antioxidants and valuable nutrients, and although they’re not as glamorous or trendy as acai berry, they’re actually more nutritious and top many dieticians have named them the #1 superfood out there. But did you know that when you freeze them, contrary to what you might think, it actually increases the nutrients? Anthocyanins is what gives blueberries their dark, rich color. They are a are a type of flavonoid, which is a phytonutrient found exclusively in plants, and they’re what make blueberries so incredibly healthy. What happens when you freeze them is that is […]

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The Amazing Power of Lavender Essential Oil

The Amazing Power of Lavender Essential Oil

Essential oils are amazing. They’re a super natural and effective way to treat a multitude of health issues and even clean and sanitize your home, and they can be used to replace a ton of different OTC meds and chemical cleaners and solutions. But if I had to pick one essential oil to be stranded on a desert island with, it would probably have to be lavender oil. Not only does it smell absolutely amazing, it has a bunch of great uses, and is one of the safest essential oils there is. Here is an idea of the many things […]

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How to Use Extra Whey

How to Use Extra Whey

Every aspiring or seasoned dairy farmer is familiar with whey, the byproduct of making yogurt, cheese, and other delicious dairy products. In the process of making many of these dairy products, the whey is often discarded, but it’s actually quite nutritious on its own, and can be reused in many different ways.    Use in almost any recipe in place of water or even milk. Whey adds depth of flavor to bread, soups, sauces, marinades, and main dishes. If you are overrun with whey, you can even boil pasta or rice with it! Soak grains and legumes The acid and cultures in […]

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DIY Tooth Whitening Recipe

DIY Tooth Whitening Recipe

We’ve shared a lot of DIY health and personal hygiene products on this blog, and for good reason. There are so many products out there that are full of chemicals and toxins, that can be easily made at home for a fraction of the cost. This whitening tooth powder is packed with beneficial ingredients you’ll want to try.   Ingredients: 4 tablespoons bentonite clay. This is a natural, mineral-rich powder that gently cleans your teeth. It also detoxifies your mouth to freshen breath and fight gum disease 2 teaspoons baking soda. Baking soda is a very mild abrasive that polishes […]

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How Does Homesteading Make You Healthier?

How Does Homesteading Make You Healthier?

When you have a homestead, no matter the size, you do not have a lot of time to rest if you want it to stay up and running properly. Homesteading can provide you with a sense of accomplishment, but it certainly takes work. However, this work can be very good for your health. This is one of the “hidden” benefits of homesteading that many people do not think about. Let’s look at some of the ways that becoming a homesteader could make you a healthier person. Getting Exercise You are going to be outside and working quite a bit. Whether […]

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