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Cold Process Handmade Soap 10

Cold Process All-Natural Handmade Soap

Cold-process soap is a beautiful looking soap that when scented with essential oils and colored with botanical elements, makes for a project you can make at home that looks like it came from an artist’s gallery. Cold-process soap has no additives that are bad for the earth and it is gentle on sensitive skin. Many bath and body “soaps” that …

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Homemade Bath Bombs aka Tub Fizzers Recipe

How to Make Bath Bombs the Easy Way

Love those awesome fizzing bath bombs but don’t want to spend $6 a piece?  It’s easy to make your own with natural ingredients that soften your skin. Rather than large round bath bombs, I like that these are half the size. It is just enough for one bath which makes them go a lot further. Using floral or decorative molds makes …

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Ladybug Hunting Aphids On A Yellow Lupin

Organic Ways of Getting Rid of Pests in the Garden

In my garden I use no chemicals, pellets, or sprays. I develop healthy soil through composting, mulching, and planting to attract the beneficial insects that hunt the bad bugs. Gardeners know to live with bugs and accept them for the value that they add. If they don’t add value, and attack our plants and our bodies, well, then they are dead to us (literally). …

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Mason Jar Solar Lights and Full Moon

Mason Jar Solar Lights

I love entertaining outdoors at this time of year because it’s warm enough at night that a garden party does not need to end when the sun goes down. All you need is a way to keep bugs at bay and a little something that glows! Using just three materials and a wee bit of time, you will quickly have …

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Lavender Linen Water Recipe

Lavender Linen Water Recipe and Printable Label

This lightly scented lavender linen water is a must for the laundry room. Use it to fill up your iron to freshen while pressing. Pour it into a spray bottle and mist linens fresh from the wash or those that have been stored for awhile. All-natural ingredients mean this spray is gentle with a delicate scent that doesn’t overwhelm the senses, making this …

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Big Bowl of Basil

16 Recipes to Use and Preserve Fresh Basil

If you planted basil edible edges or propagated your basil from cuttings like I did this year, no doubt you have a boatload of basil to contend with. Having a ton of one specific crop can be overwhelming, but basil is such a versatile herb that can be integrated into so many different recipes that you will be grateful to have a …

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