Category: Going Green

Natural Soap Making for Beginners: Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

Natural Soap Making for Beginners: Book Review and GIVEAWAY!

  My good friend, Kelly, over at Simple Life Mom has finished a beautiful new book on natural soap making and to celebrate, is offering it up as a giveaway for my readers! To start off an entire MONTH of free giveaways, Kelly is offering 2lbs of her homemade, natural organic soap. To enter, click here: a Rafflecopter giveaway. TWO lucky people will win this six month supply of soap! Other giveaways include soaps, herbs, and online herbal classes thanks to Herbal Academy and Mountain Rose herbs. In addition to her month of giveaways, she’s offering a Soapmaking Bonus Collection to anyone […]

9 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Aphids

9 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Aphids

Aphids are tiny pest insects that most gardeners have had to address at one time or another. There are over 4,000 different aphid species and their color can range from green to white to black. Aphids suck the sap from plants, namely, young growth. However, minor infestations usually don’t create a lot of damage. Aphids are capable of rapid asexual reproduction, though, that can turn minor infestations into major ones in a matter of days. Heavy aphid infestations will cause plant leaves to yellow, wilt, and eventually effect overall plant health. In addition to the damage they create by eating […]

Plant Therapy Giveaway!

Plant Therapy Giveaway!

It’s that time again! Time for a GIVEAWAY to kick off Spring! Some of my friends over at Homestead Bloggers and I have partnered with Plant Therapy to bring you a killer prize! Sign up for our newsletter

Homemade All-Natural Cleaning Products

Homemade All-Natural Cleaning Products

The Mr. and I got into a big discussion over organic vs not organic, chemicals, clean living, etc. Reading things like Skinny Bitch, watching videos such as The Toxic Baby and  Robyn O’Brien on TEDtalks and thinking about all of the chemicals we’re exposed to nowadays that our grandparents never knew makes me want to go find a cabin in the woods somewhere and become a hermit. Sign up for our newsletter

Easy Fluoride-Free Homemade Toothpaste

Easy Fluoride-Free Homemade Toothpaste

  Regardless of what you believe when it comes to fluoride (and trust me, there have been studies on both sides of the fence) I am personally in search of a more organic, natural home. Fluoride has been known to cause issues with your thyroid and pineal gland. Regardless of the studies, I want to minimize my families exposure to all chemicals that are not naturally occurring. So bit by bit I am replacing our beauty products and cleaning supplies with all natural, homemade versions. Sign up for our newsletter

Homemade Laundry Detergent

Homemade Laundry Detergent

  Have you ever had an idea, lurking in the back of your mind, that all of a sudden becomes something completely unavoidable? Then over a series of days, you keep finding input from different places about this very same idea? I came across an interesting article from Organic Authority the other day that backed up an opinion I already had about laundry detergent. My ex-husband had very sensitive skin. We tried detergent after detergent, even the ones designed for sensitive skin. No matter what, he would break out across his chest and back in a painful and annoying rash. Sign […]