Natural Living in a Modern World

How to Forage for Nettles – Hop...

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Featuring How to Forage for Nettles in Homestead Blog Hop #25.  Welcome Ya’ll! The Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Tuesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, live stock, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, homeschooling, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! This week we are featuring how to forage for nettles.  […]

Vegetable Gardening Tips – Hop ...

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Featuring Gardening Tips in Homestead Blog Hop #24.  Welcome Ya’ll! The Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Tuesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, live stock, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, homeschooling, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more! This week we are featuring vegetable gardening tips on the basics.   Meet your hosts: […]

Taking a Look at the World Around Us

Taking a Look at the World Around Us

It’s been on my heart lately to post about giving the body what it needs to help it heal itself.   Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.   God wants us to care for our bodies just like we want the best for our children.  When we have a baby, we care […]

Orange Zest Body Scrub

Orange Zest Body Scrub

Orange Zest Body Scrub Ingredients: 4 oz jar 2 oz fractionated coconute oil, grapeseed oil or almond oil 5-6 tbsp Epsom salts 15 drops orange essential oil 1 tsp orange zest Directions:  Fill jar half full of carrier oil.  Add Epsom salts then stir in orange zest and essential oil.  Scrub feet and body.  Rinse […]

Tips to Build a Homestead Community &...

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Featuring Tips to Build a Homestead Community in Homestead Blog Hop #23.  Welcome Ya’ll! The Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Tuesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, live stock, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, homeschooling, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more!   Meet your hosts: Homegrown Hopes Rabbit Ridge Farm Recreational […]

A Complete Guide to Elderberries R...

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Featuring a Complete Guide to Elderberries in Homestead Blog Hop #22.  Welcome Ya’ll! The Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Tuesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, live stock, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, homeschooling, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more!   Meet your hosts: Homegrown Hopes Rabbit Ridge Farm Recreational Gardener The […]

Ylang Ylang & Grapefruit Perfume

Ylang Ylang & Grapefruit Perfume

Essential oils are a great option to pure, non-toxic perfume!   My oldest daughter loves the smell of grapefruit essential oil.   After researching the ingredients in store bought perfumes, I was glad to buy some essential oils so she can make non-toxic perfume.   Most store bought perfumes contain benzaldehyde, benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, […]

Learning about Rhubarb – Hop #2...

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Learning about Rhubard in Homestead Blog Hop #21.  Welcome Ya’ll! The Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Tuesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, live stock, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, homeschooling, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more!   Meet your hosts: Homegrown Hopes Rabbit Ridge Farm Recreational Gardener The Woolly Homestead […]

How Fresh is Your Egg? – Hop #...

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Welcome to the Homestead Blog Hop #20!! Welcome Ya’ll! The Homestead Blog Hop will take place every Tuesday and is for all things homesteading: real food recipes, live stock, crafts, DIY, how-to’s, gardening, homeschooling, natural home/health, self-sufficiency, self-reliance, natural remedies, essential oils, & more!   Meet your hosts: Homegrown Hopes Rabbit Ridge Farm Recreational Gardener The Woolly Homestead Whole-Fed […]

Greenhouse Cleaner

Greenhouse Cleaner

Would you like a natural greenhouse cleaner, free of toxins? Melaleuca essential oil is commonly referred to as “tea tree” oil.  Melaleuca can purify surfaces and the air.  It promotes clear breathing and protects against seasonal threats so while you are cleaning you are helping your body.   Greenhouse Cleaner Ingredients: 10 drops melaleuca essential […]

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