It’s that simple. I am simplifying the ingredients in my family’s food and looking at natural ways to stay healthy (and therefore beautiful in a godly outlook of the term). I also want to get back some of the knowledge of what is considered a simpler time. Anyone who looks into times gone by will see that life was simple in a lot of ways, but it was not easy. Simplicity should not be confused with ease and comfort. I want to continue to learn better how to grow my own food and make the things I use often – from lotions, perfumes, household cleaners, and soaps, to cheese.
Because of my beliefs about the importance of good ingredients, to the best of my knowledge and research, I will always make products that have the purest and best ingredients. Our skin is the biggest organ in our body, which is often forgotten with the amount of chemicals we spray and rub all over them. So, I spend time looking for unadulterated ingredients, research why those ingredients are considered not just ok, but healthy, and make all my products with love and care. Hey, my own family uses it all as well.
I am trying to use foods that are less processed and that have less ingredients. I am making more foods myself. This does not always make my life more simple, but I have more peace of mind knowing that my family is eating foods that are increasingly better for them (as we all get used to eating differently). I am also simplifying our foods because of allergies. You will not find me using any soy products, and I will have egg alternatives to some recipes. You can’t eat hardly anything store-bought and pre-processed if you have very many allergies. I want my children to know how to take care of themselves, know what plants they can use for medicine, and how to make bread, etc. These are my desires, so I’m starting to put them down so hopefully others can learn from my experience and teach me from theirs.
I love that you have your own unique reason for learning more about how things are made and how to make them yourself. The fact is that your interesting life and choices can really help others who are along the same path. Make sure you share your ideas and experiences in the comments of different articles as we go along. We need you!
Explore the Menu Tabs here and above. I’ve categorized my posts so that you can find them all easily in each section.
Recipes that don’t use store bought mixes. It’s all from scratch here. I try to keep things healthy and add a lot of ideas for making your life easier (like make ahead salad dressing mixes) and homemade recipes for things you may have never tried before (like homemade mustard or stevia extract).
Here you’ll find recipes for cleaning your clothes, floors, bathroom, oven, and more. These are all natural recipes only, using safe, natural ingredients that are disinfecting and that really work.
You’ll find a lot of these recipes in my shop. Why? Because a lot of people may not have all of the ingredients yet. Maybe you’re just getting started using essential oils or have never made soap before. You can try out the recipes by using products from my shop first, then give it a try yourself. I provide great, natural products for you to use, you help out my family more than you could know. Thank you!
Where to Find Ingredients
You will see links within my posts to affiliates like Amazon and Mountain Rose Herbs. I buy a number of ingredients like raw shea butter, cocoa butter on Amazon. It’s a good place to start. But I always use Mountain Rose Herbs Essential oils, because I know they are high quality and they are less expensive than other top brands of the same quality.