Natural Living in a Modern World

The Challenges of a Homeschool Mom

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As I sit here thinking about another school year, I don’t feel my usual excitement as a homeschool mom.   As a veteran homeschooler, I know the challenges I will face this year.   I no longer have the rose colored glasses on, thinking my days will be perfect.  That my children will listen without […]

Clove Oil Will Soothe Toothaches

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Have you tried Clove oil to soothe toothaches?  Clove is used in many dentist practices.  Clove oil is an incredible and inexpensive way to soothe toothaches.  Cloves contain eugenol, a chemical compound widely used in analgesic and local anesthetic.  In 2006, a study concluded that clove possess the potential to replace benzocaine, a topical agent […]

Healthy Hand Sanitizer

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Do you want a healthy hand sanitizer that effectively cleans and boosts your immune at the same time?  Try this healthy hand sanitizer recipe. I’m not a big fan of commercial hand sanitizers because of the drying alcohol, triclosan and antibacterial agents that contribute to resistant strains of bacteria.  Read more about the dangers of […]

Benefits of Bergamot

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Do you suffer with oily, acne prone skin?  Check out the benefits of Bergamot! Bergamot Essential Oil is made from the Bergamot Orange tree.  Bergamot is a cross between an orange and grapefruit.  Bergamot oil is widely used in the perfume industry.  It is a distinct flavor in Earl Grey Tea.  But there’s more to […]

Honeysuckle Iced Tea


Enjoy the nectar of a honeysuckle!   My family was outside enjoying the sunshine when we spotted some honeysuckle vines growing on the edge of the wood line.  I decided to show them how to eat the nectar of a honeysuckle.  My 4 year old loved it.  I started thinking about other ways we could […]

Can Homesteaders Travel?


What do you think?  Can homesteaders travel or are we tied to our farms? My husband and I love to travel. So that’s a discussion for us anytime we add an animal or projects to the homestead.  Is this going to keep us from traveling?  That was a big concern for me when I bought […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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