Natural Living

Tips and tutorials on making your own all-natural home and personal care products, growing and crafting your own herbal medicine, using essential oils and eliminating toxins from your home and life.

DIY Dandelion Salve for Healing

This DIY dandelion salve uses just three simple ingredients, including dandelion-infused oil made with dandelions picked right from your own backyard! It's an herbal healing salve that works wonders for sore muscles, helps to heal minor cuts and...

11 Frugal Ways to Use Kitchen Scraps

Save money, reduce food waste and and improve everything from your soil to your gut health with this list of 11 frugal ways to use kitchen scraps in your home and garden. *** We're such a wasteful society, especially here in the west. The mounds of waste we create...

Homemade Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Elderberry syrup has gained popularity in recent years as a natural but powerful herbal remedy, particularly for treating colds and flu. After all, elderberries are packed with immune-boosting vitamins and antioxidants, and scientific study after...
Homemade Whipped Body Butter Recipe

Homemade Whipped Body Butter Recipe

I confess: I totally used to be the girl with a hundred different drugstore body lotions in my bathroom. Ya know, the ones with "water" listed as the first ingredient followed by a whole bunch of chemicals and preservatives that really have no...

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Homemade Soy Candles with Essential Oils

Homemade Soy Candles with Essential Oils

These homemade soy candles with essential oils are a safe, healthy and all-natural alternative to store-bought candles. And they make a great homemade gift for Christmas or any other occasion! *** I started making my own candles 3 years ago at...

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Hi! I’m Anna, and I’m a city girl turned modern homesteader who’s passionate about growing, cooking and preserving real food at home, creating my own herbal medicine and all-natural home and body care products, and working toward a simpler, more sustainable and self-sufficient life each and every day. 

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